Jim Berkenstadt is the Rock And Roll Detective®. A true Sherlock Holmes, Berkenstadt uncovers the lost history and mysteries hidden within decades of popular music. An international authority on The Beatles, his recent book, The Beatle Who Vanished, is a multi-category Amazon Best Seller and headed to the silver screen. He currently serves as Co-Executive Producer and Script Consultant on the Ecosse Studio feature film based upon his book.
He has co-authored three other books: Black Market Beatles; The Beatles Digest; Nevermind Nirvana, and edited John, Paul & Me: Before The Beatles. Berkenstadt’s books have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame permanent Library and Archives. He also served as an expert on two Reelz TV series: Celebrity Legacies and Celebrity Damage Control.
His next book and TV project is entitled, Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed, which is releasing March 4, 2022.
Berkenstadt consults to The Beatles and the Estate of George Harrison (he served as the historical consultant on Martin Scorsese’s HBO Emmy winning documentary, George Harrison: Living In The Material World) and other classic rock artists.
He lives in Wisconsin.
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Rock and Roll was built on its own crazy mythology, but Jim knows the true stories are likely to be even wilder than the myths. I read this book with great pleasure and fascination and I have no doubt that you will too!”
—Chris Frantz: Drummer, Producer & Author, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, and author of Remain in Love.