The Day John Met Paul
Author: Jim O'Donnell
With many new photos and an updated introduction, The Day John Met Paul, a critically-acclaimed Beatles book, reappears in a visually stunning second edition. The book is an hour-by-hour account of the fateful day the two founding Beatles met in July 1957. But it is much more than that: it's a spellbinding story of how fate brought together two men who would radically change the face of popular music, from its look and feel to its sound. Jim O'Donnell, a veteran rock music writer, spent eight years researching The Day John Met Paul. Published in 1996 and translated into several languages, the book was widely praised for its blend of accurate reporting and colorful storytelling. Long out of print, but revered among Beatles fans, the new printing enlivens the text with many well-chosen photos of the Liverpool landmarks--from Strawberry Field to Penny Lane--that played a role in the Beatles' lives and works. The Day John Met Paul chronicles the first "Day in the Life" of the Beatles--a day that changed the musical world.
A fascinating look at the history of the Beatles, from their formative years through the present day, as detailed in hundreds of entries chock-full of information never before shared with the public. • Offers unprecedented insights into the Beatles' collective and solo releases, as well as the people and places that impacted their work • Analyzes their complete body of work along with the instrumentation and recording sessions behind the music • Tells the story of this iconic group through compelling entries written with a clear focus on readability
The Vinyl Countdown
Author: Travis Elborough
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
VINYL MAY BE FINAL NAIL IN CD’S COFFIN ran the headline in a Wired magazine article in October 2007. Ever since the arrival of the long—playing record in 1948, the album has acted as the soundtrack to our lives. Record collections—even on a CD or iPod-are personal treasures, revealing our loves, errors in judgment, and lapses in taste. In The Vinyl Countdown, Travis Elborough explores the way in which particular albums are deeply embedded in cultural history or so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible. While music itself has experienced several different movements over the past sixty years, the album has remained a constant. But the way we listen to music has changed in the last ten years. In the age of the iPod, when we can download an infinite number of single tracks instantaneously, does the concept of the album mean anything? Elborough moves chronologically through relevant periods, letting the story of the LP, certain genres, youth cults, and topics like sleeve designs, shops, drugs, and education unfurl as he goes along. The Vinyl Countdown is a brilliant piece of popular history, an idiosyncratic tribute to a much-loved part of our shared consciousness, and a celebration of the joy of records.
Read the Beatles
Author: June Skinner Sawyers
A must-have volume for all Beatles fans-a career-spanning selection of writings about the Fab Four There are, of course, many books on the Beatles, but this is the only one available that is a comprehensive, career-spanning collection of journalism about the legendary band, before and after the breakup. Consisting of more than fifty articles, essays, interviews, record and movie reviews, poems, and book excerpts-many of them rare and hard to find-Read the Beatles is an unprecedented compilation that follows the arc of the Fab Four's iconic and idiosyncratic career, from their early days in Liverpool through their tragic and triumphant histories after the group's split. The book also includes original essays from noted musicians and journalists about the Beatles' lasting influence and why they still matter today.
Teaching the Beatles
Author: Paul O Jenkins, Hugh Jenkins
Teaching the Beatles is designed to provide ideas for instructors who teach the music of the Beatles. Experienced contributors describe varied approaches to effectively convey the group’s characteristics and lasting importance. Some of these include: treating the Beatles’ lyrics as poetry; their influence on the world of art, film, fashion and spirituality; the group’s impact on post-war Britain; political aspects of the Fab Four; Lennon and McCartney’s songwriting and musical innovations; the band’s use of recording technology; business aspects of the Beatles’ career; and insights into teaching the Beatles in an online format.?
Author: Maxwell Mackenzie
Publisher: Harper Collins
John, Paul, George and Ringo still rule! The music of the most important and popular group ever fills the airwaves to this day, winning a new generation of fans to the fold almost thirty years after the quartet disbanded. For everyone who has ever been entranced by the Beatles' joyful, electrifying magic, Every Little Thing offers a treasury of fascinating facts, trivia and remarkable behind-the-scenes revelations—from the wild days and wilder nights at Germany's Cavern Club to their last day together in the recording studio. Here is a book packed with choice, little-known tidbits about the "Fab Four:" the groundbreaking album they recorded in one session; the famous faces that were removed from the "Sgt. Pepper" cover; the misunderstanding that sparked an explosive political melee in Manila. Aficionados will flock to this incomparable volume, which provides everything you ever wanted to know—and more—about the phenomenal group that changed popular music forever.
People in the News 1997
Author: David Brownstone, Franck
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
This reference covers newsmakers of the prior year. Combines biographical and bibliographical information on political and military leaders, artists, businesspeople, writers and more. Photos and cumulative index in each volume.
The Beatles provided the soundtrack for the coming of age of America's baby boomers. With this encyclopedia, fans of the Fab Four can revisit an era when song lyrics contained political slogans, social revolution filled the air, and a generation believed they could change the world with love. This book selects accounts of many aspects of the Beatles' popularity, and references albums, major songs, events, places, people and inside information about who really wrote each song. Highlighted with pop culture cross-references, this compedium of Beatles lore draws parallels between the band's activities and the turbulent state of the world affairs.
Author: Brock Helander
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
The ultimate shopper's and buyer's guide, this comprehensive resource provides complete personnel of each group, the significant role of each group member, a narrative history of the group, analysis of key recordings, discography, and archival photos throughout the text. 40 illustrations.
Words on Cassette, 2002
Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc
Words on Cassette 1999
Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
The lyrics from 206 classic Beatles' songs are interspersed among autobiographical commentary and observations by the four Beatles and illustrations that evoke the pop culture of the 1960s
In His Own Write
Author: John Lennon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The light, witty verse and line drawings of John Lennon is collected here in time for the sixtieth anniversary of the great songwriter's birth. 25,000 first printing.
Author: James Miller, Jim Miller