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The Devil In My Friend

In the mold of best sellers like The Stranger Beside Me, and Truman Capote’s classic In Cold Blood, comes The Devil in My Friend: The Inside Story of a Malibu Murder. It follows Ivor and Sally Ogle Davis through their investigation to find their friend innocent—only to come to the harsh and shocking conclusion that no one really knows the true nature of a friend.

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The Beatles and Me On Tour

60th Anniversary Edition

Foreign correspondent Ivor Davis was embedded with the Beatles on their triumphant l964 North American tour—as the only daily newspaper reporter to travel with them from start to finish. Rock and Roll history was writ large. Criss-crossing North America on their private jet, in limo number two, Davis sped from airport, to hotel, to venue and was given astonishing, 24/7 access to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. He was George’s ghostwriter, and in his award winning, 60th Anniversary book, “The Beatles and Me on Tour,” Davis dishes up new, riveting, funny, behind the scenes stories that only an insider knows.

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The Beatles and Me On Tour

In the summer of 1964, the Beatles took America by storm and changed rock ’n’ roll forever. In this first-ever chronicling of that revolutionary tour from the inside, author Ivor Davis serves up the stories behind the stories as only an insider can.

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Penguins!

The fanciful fable about a famous Penguin rock group from the remote British Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, who grew up to become one of the most successful pop group in the world. Even bigger—well almost—than the Beatles.

Manson Exposed

American based Foreign correspondent Ivor Davis, delivers a gripping, “I was there” eye witness, inside story about the most notorious murder spree of the 20th century.

Best Sellers by Ivor Davis

Best Sellers by Ivor Davis

The Beatles and Me book cover

The Beatles and Me On Tour

In the summer of 1964, the Beatles took America by storm and changed rock ’n’ roll forever. In this first-ever chronicling of that revolutionary tour from the inside, author Ivor Davis serves up the stories behind the stories as only an insider can.

Ladies and Gentlement...The Penguins! Cover

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Penguins!

The fanciful fable about a famous Penguin rock group from the remote British Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, who grew up to become one of the most successful pop group in the world. Even bigger—well almost—than the Beatles.

Manson Exposed Front Cover

Manson Exposed

American based Foreign correspondent Ivor Davis, delivers a gripping, “I was there” eye witness, inside story about the most notorious murder spree of the 20th century.

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HELTER SKELTER: AN AMERICAN MYTH

EPIX 2020 Series

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The legend of The Manson Family permeates our culture, our media, and our collective fears. Why, after 50 years, does this ragtag group of hippies and their two-night murder spree still fascinate and perplex us? The six-episode EPIX original series “Helter Skelter: An American Myth” is the most definitive recounting of the Manson Family story ever put on screen, and will challenge everything viewers think they know about this bizarre chapter in American history.

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Ivor Davis Tribute Featuring Plastic EP Jude, Southerland Kessler, Mr Shampoo, Daniel Coston, Fred Velez, Scott McKinley

Ivor receives a surprise as friends and media pros review his incredible life and career.

The Beatles as they appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964

It’s been 60 years since Beatlemania hit America. A Ventura County man had a front row seat

He was the only reporter to accompany the Beatles on their first tour of the United States.

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Charles Manson Exposed

Legendary journalist, Ivor Davis, who has been a fly on the wall to many events in history, shares the story of being at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles that fateful night of June 5, 1968 when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated while on the presidential campaign trail.

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Ivor Davis: Witness To Bobby Kennedy’s Assassination

Journalist Ivor Davis shares the story of being at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles that fateful night of June 5, 1968 when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated while on the presidential campaign trail.

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Ivor Interview with Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell is a legendary English actor, producer, and television presenter. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before embarking on an acting career that has spanned over 50 years and hundreds of film projects.

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Ivor Interview with Harry Benson

Famous photographer Harry Benson talks about his photographic adventures with the Beatles, Mohammed Ali, and other celebrities.

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Ivor Interview with Dianne Lake

“At age 14, I became one of Charles Manson’s Girls. At 17 I helped put him in prison.

This is my story.” – Dianne Lake

Elvis and The Beatles

Elvis Reportedly “Flew Into a Rage” Any Time This Star Was Mentioned. Here’s what—supposedly—happened when Elvis met another music icon.

1964 Ivor Davis Beatles Tour Interview by Ed Ruby

Ivor Davis traveled with the Beatles during their 1964 American tour. He got to know who these boys from Liverpool really were. Listen to this interview Ivor gave in 1964 about what it was like to travel with the Fab Four.

The Beatles Wanted to Meet Sonny Liston

But Sonny didn’t want to meet them, so as a consolation they went to meet Cassius Clay, and it was the beginning of a great friendship.

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New Documentary Chronicles the Life of Journalist Ivor Davis

A new documentary which recently aired at the Ojai Film Festival chronicles the life of journalist Ivor Davis, who was a witness to pivotal moments in Southern California and U.S. history as an international correspondent for the London Daily Express. According to the Pew Research Center, the chance of witnessing another human being murdered is less than a percent of a percent. It would be rarer still to witness the murder of someone as famous as the brother of a U.S. president. And yet, that event is just one of many in the life of journalist Ivor Davis.

Tomorrow Never Knows with Special Guest Ivor Davis and Lesley Chilcott

June 14, 2020

Tomorrow Never knows welcomes Academy Award winning director Lesley Chilcott. Lesley’s new documentary is entitled Helter Skelter. Ivor Davis is interviewed in the documentary, and has a new book, Manson Exposed. Ivor delves into the case in a don’t miss interview with Leslie. Tune in for a fascinating episode here in the Beatles Kingdom.

Tomorrow Never Knows with Special Guest Ivor Davis

July 24, 2020

Tomorrow Never Knows welcomes Ivor Davis to the Beatles Kingdom. Ivor discusses Dennis Wilson, Terry Melcher and the Manson case. Ivor’s new audio book is Manson Exposed, so be sure to join us.

5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I‘ve read quite a few books on Manson and ‘the Family’ over the years, some much better than others, but this is the one that I think will stick in my mind.

Ionia Froment

4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Having literally written the definitive book on the murders …Ivor Davis returns with…an expanded, even more thorough examination of arguably the most notorious murder of the 20th century.”

Misanthropester Read. Think. Write.

Piercing!

“Manson Exposed is a piercing, original look at a crime that shocked the world. Davis, in this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and riveting reportage, delves into the heart of the case—and offers much that is new and perceptive about a crime that terrified and obsessed a nation.

Simon Wells, author of the best seller Charles Manson: Coming Down Fast

5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A well written book that holds your attention from first page to last. Highly recommended for anybody interested in the chilling behaviour of the mad Manson.

Norman Giller, Bestselling Author

Exclusive!

“Ivor Davis had a front-row seat chronicling the depraved story of Charlie Manson and his girls that brought the Sixties to a gruesome end. Written with the efficiency of an investigative reporter and a master storyteller’s eye. ”

Neworld Review SPOTLIGHT

Riveting!

“An insider’s riveting, detailed account of how the criminal justice system struggled with a sensational tragedy—and with a diabolical defendant battling to discredit the system. Davis will convince you that in many respects the tumultuous Manson case still deserves its longstanding ‘Trial of the Century’ title.”

Martin Kasindorf, journalist/attorney who covered the Manson trial for Newsweek

Entertaining!

“As an expert on the spot, he entertainingly serves up the bizarre inside story of one of the craziest trials I ever covered.”

Associated Press Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch

Fascinating!

“Highly recommend for anyone who is curious about Manson but knows nothing or those who already follow the case intently!”

Alissa

Captivating!

Ivor Davis is a brilliant writer and raconteur, and he has increased the stock of my Tomorrow Never Knows podcast with his recent appearance. Ivor covers the Beatles first North American Tour as a near roommate. He also gives an account told from frightening proximity to the Manson Murders. Whether speaking or writing, Ivor is captivating, and his work draws us in as if by one of those large magnets you have to plug in as seen in the movies.

Bob Wilson, co-creator of the YouTube podcast, “Tomorrow Never Knows.”

Award Winning Author

Ivor Davis

IVOR DAVIS has written widely on movies, murder and medicine for the London Daily Express, The Times of London, the New York Times Syndicate, and Los Angeles Magazine for over five decades. His previous books include FIVE TO DIE: THE BOOK THAT HELPED CONVICT MANSON plus the widely acclaimed THE BEATLES AND ME ON TOUR, his personal account of the 1964 Beatles’ North American tour. He was the only daily news reporter to accompany the Beatles from start to finish. His book, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE PENGUINS! is a delightful children’s book about musical penguins whose story bears a striking resemblance to that of the Beatles. His latest book, Manson Exposed is a compelling “must read” detailing the horrific murders of Sharon Tate and four others, and the arrests, trials and convictions of Charles Manson and his “family,” plus the collateral damage to so many others.

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Fans of the Beatles will absolutely delight in Davis’s insider account of a frenetic tour.

– PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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This is the most interesting back stage look at the world most popular band. If you’re a Beatles fan, it’s a must read.

– BOB EUBANKS, TV/Radio Host

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…the enthusiasm of those young Englishmen setting out to conquer the world! Ivor’s was there!!!

– PETER NOONE, LEAD SINGER, HERMAN’S HERMITS

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