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Climb to Fame - The Moment It Turned

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Dick James worked with the Beatles, and by the summer of 1967, Beatlemania was at its highest peak. The world was awash with love for the songs “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “All You Need Is Love.” Teenagers everywhere knew every single word to their songs. Public appearances were out-of-control episodes. No teenager could get enough of the Beatles, and Dick James was their music publisher. He handled the copyrights to their songs and helped them get exposure. So, when Dick James called Reg and Bernie into his office, they didn't know what to expect. They had no idea that Dick James was about to offer them the opportunity of a lifetime. He offered to put Reg and Bernie under contract as songwriters for Dick James Music.

The two were ecstatic. Reg had been looking and hoping to escape Bluesology, and Bernie had just been looking for someone to see something in his work. Both were overwhelmed with hope for their careers.

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