Reading the Beatles

Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, and the Fab Four

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791481967

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

View: 9504

Addresses the Beatles' impact on how we think about gender, popular culture, and the formal and poetic qualities of music.

The Beatles: Having Read the Book

Author: Greg Sterlace


ISBN: 1329536525

Category: Reference

Page: 354

View: 9618

The cottage industry of Beatle publications is more prolific now than it ever was. As the band recedes into the mystic fog of 20th century history we get more and more documentation about their music, their love lives, their personalities, and their finances. I wanted to try to make sense of it by reviewing the best and the worst of the Beatle tomes as they stand side by side in bookstores everywhere. I spent 40 years reading about them knowing that one day I would share my accumulated knowledge with the fans in Pepperland. Having read the book, I'ld love to turn you on.

The Beatles Literary Anthology

Author: Mike Evans

Publisher: Plexus Pub


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

View: 6255

Compiles accounts of the Beatles by mainstream reporters, rock journalists, cultural commentators, acquaintances, and friends to trace the group's rise to stardom, unique song structure and recording techniques, embrace of psychedelic drugs and pacifism, and much more.

Paul McCartney

many years from now

Author: Barry Miles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499608926


Page: 798

View: 1002


English in Mind Starter B Combo Teacher's Book

Author: Claire Thacker,Cheryl Pelteret,Herbert Puchta,Jeff Stranks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521706612

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 62

View: 3795

This multi-level English course is for teenagers. The English in Mind Combo Starter B Teacher's Book contains all of the teacher's notes for Starter Units 9-16 renumbered as Units 1-8.

Paul McCartney

Author: Philip Norman

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492976506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 976

View: 7487

Fünf Grammys, elf Mal als Solokünstler in den deutschen Album-Top Ten und Autor von über eintausend Songs – Paul McCartneys Karriere ist in jeder Hinsicht von Superlativen geprägt. Nun schreibt der renommierte Rock-Biograf Philip Norman seine Geschichte auf – erstmals mit McCartneys Einverständnis und unter Einbezug von Freunden und Familie. So entsteht ein kenntnisreiches Portrait von Pauls oftmals nicht ganz einfachen Beziehung zu John Lennon, der tragischen Zeit nach der Auflösung der Beatles und des Kampfs zurück in den Pop-Olymp mit den Wings, der fast dazu geführt hätte, dass McCartney in Afrika ermordet worden wäre. Norman legt hier mit bisher unveröffentlichten Details und kritischen Erkenntnissen die umfassende Biografie einer der größten musikalischen Legenden unserer Zeit vor.

The Beatles Anthology

Author: The Beatles

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811826848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

View: 488

Created in cooperation with the surviving Beatles and Yoko Ono, this anthology of personal memorabilia, documents, photographs, and other items from personal archives chronicles the band's Liverpool origins, rise to fame, and breakup.

Here, There and Everywhere

My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

Author: Geoff Emerick,Howard Massey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592402694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 387

View: 9893

An engineer who worked with the Beatles during the productions of "Revolver," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and other albums describes his innovative recording techniques, and shares his insights into the band's creative processes.

Beatles vs. Stones

Die Rock-Rivalen

Author: John McMillian

Publisher: Orell Füssli Verlag

ISBN: 3280038308

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1436

"Micks schwules Getanze ist ein Witz!"(John Lennon über Mick Jagger) "Liverpool ist ein anderes Wort für Alaska." (Keith Richard über die Geburtsstadt der Beatles) Wer hat die schärfsten Bräute? Wer verkauft die meisten Platten? Wer macht die beste Musik? Wer ist am glaubwürdigsten? Dieses Buch ist ein blendend geschriebenes, anekdotenreiches Porträt der beiden bedeutendsten Rockgruppen des 20. Jahrhunderts.

The John Lennon Letters

Erinnerungen in Briefen

Author: John Lennon

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961363

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 4249

Seit dreißig Jahren sucht Hunter Davies nach Schriftstücken von John Lennon. Von intellektuellem Geist und poetischer Begabung, war Lennon nicht nur Mitbegründer der Beatles, Komponist und Sänger, sondern auch Schriftsteller, Zeichner und Friedensaktivist, der die Träume ganzer Generationen spiegelte. Wann immer er eine Idee für einen Songtext hatte, einen Gedanken, einen Wunsch: Füller, Tinte und Papier dienten ihm, sich mitzuteilen. Die »John Lennon Letters« waren auf der ganzen Welt verstreut, Davies spürte sie auf in Auktionshäusern, Zeitungsredaktionen, Museen, bei Privatpersonen. Jetzt erscheinen sie erstmals als Buch. Weise, verrückt, lustig oder herzzerreißend: Die Briefe erlauben einen unverstellten und sehr intimen Blick auf John Lennon, einen der größten Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Tell Me why

A Beatles Commentary

Author: Tim Riley

Publisher: Da Capo

ISBN: 9780306811203

Category: Music

Page: 457

View: 1989

An in-depth musical analysis and cultural history of the Beatles focuses on its music, presenting a discography that covers each song and album to reveal the band's true innovations and artistic impact. Reprint.

Brutality Garden

Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture

Author: Christopher Dunn

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469615703

Category: Music

Page: 276

View: 1097

In the late 1960s, Brazilian artists forged a watershed cultural movement known as Tropicalia. Music inspired by that movement is today enjoying considerable attention at home and abroad. Few new listeners, however, make the connection between this music and the circumstances surrounding its creation, the most violent and repressive days of the military regime that governed Brazil from 1964 to 1985. With key manifestations in theater, cinema, visual arts, literature, and especially popular music, Tropicalia dynamically articulated the conflicts and aspirations of a generation of young, urban Brazilians. Focusing on a group of musicians from Bahia, an impoverished state in northeastern Brazil noted for its vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, Christopher Dunn reveals how artists including Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Tom Ze created this movement together with the musical and poetic vanguards of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most modern and industrialized city. He shows how the tropicalists selectively appropriated and parodied cultural practices from Brazil and abroad in order to expose the fissure between their nation's idealized image as a peaceful tropical "garden" and the daily brutality visited upon its citizens.

The Beatles

Music Revolutionaries

Author: Jeremy Roberts

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761372946

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2770

As USA TODAY, The Nation s No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, The Beatles have never lost their standing as the world's most influential and popular band. They've sold more records than any act in U.S. history. But in the beginning, few people knew their names. The Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr began as an ambitious band out of Liverpool, England, that wanted to play rock n roll music in the American style. Often rejected by music producers, they honed their sound in the grimy clubs of Hamburg, Germany, and in small venues throughout Britain. In 1962, their single Love Me Do became their first hit, and by 1964 The Beatles were musically on top of the world. The group s look, sound, and musical approach influenced a generation and brought fame beyond the band s wildest dreams. But the stress of their fame and their individual career desires eventually broke up The Beatles in 1970. Yet, the band s popularity remained strong for decades and still shows no sign of waning.

Best of the Beatles

The sacking of Pete Best

Author: Spencer Leigh

Publisher: McNidder and Grace Limited

ISBN: 0857161024

Category: Music

Page: 180

View: 4554

Why was Pete Best sacked from the Beatles? In this unique book, based on extensive research and interviews with those close to the events, Spencer Leigh has gathered the clues together to try and solve the greatest Beatles mystery of all. On 16 August 1962, the Beatles drummer, Pete Best, went to see their manager, Brian Epstein, in his Liverpool office. He thought that Epstein wanted to discuss future bookings with him but instead, Epstein sacked him. Pete had not seen it coming. Why did Brian Epstein do it and not the Beatles themselves? Why did they want to be rid of him? Why did they do it so callously? Pete never spoke to any of them again. Best of the Beatles: The sacking of Pete Best tells you what really happened and is essential reading for Beatles fans.

Still the Greatest

The Essential Songs of The Beatles' Solo Careers

Author: Andrew Grant Jackson, author, 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music and Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles’ Solo Careers

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081088223X

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 7077

As recommended by USA Today and excerpted on! Still the Greatest is a love song to the songwriting and recording achievements of Paul, John, George, and Ringo after each struck out on his own. In this creative history, Jackson selects the best songs by each in his solo career and organizes them into fantasy albums they might have formed had they stuck it out. This romp through the post–Beatle history of each artist delves into the circumstances behind the composition, recording, and reception of each work, offering a refreshing take on how spectacular much of the Beatles’ second act truly is. Jackson assesses the over seventy albums and nine hundred songs they collectively released, selecting the crème de la crème of their output.

Can't Buy Me Love

The Beatles, Britain, and America

Author: Jonathan Gould

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307405494

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 3980

That the Beatles were an unprecedented phenomenon is a given. In Can’t Buy Me Love, Jonathan Gould explains why, placing the Fab Four in the broad and tumultuous panorama of their time and place, rooting their story in the social context that girded both their rise and their demise. Nearly twenty years in the making, Can’t Buy Me Love is a masterful work of group biography, cultural history, and musical criticism. Beginning with their adolescence in Liverpool, Gould describes the seminal influences––from Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry to The Goon Show and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland––that shaped the Beatles both as individuals and as a group. In addition to chronicling their growth as singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists, he highlights the advances in recording technology that made their sound both possible and unique, as well as the developments in television and radio that lent an explosive force to their popular success. With a musician’s ear, Gould sensitively evokes the timeless appeal of the Lennon-McCartney collaboration and their emergence as one of the most creative and significant songwriting teams in history. Behind the scenes Gould explores the pivotal roles played by manager Brian Epstein and producer George Martin, credits the influence on the Beatles’ music of contemporaries like Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and Ravi Shankar, and traces the gradual escalation of the fractious internal rivalries that led to the group’s breakup after their final masterpiece, Abbey Road. Most significantly, by chronicling their revolutionary impact on popular culture during the 1960s, Can’t Buy Me Love illuminates the Beatles as a charismatic phenomenon of international proportions, whose anarchic energy and unexpected import was derived from the historic shifts in fortune that transformed the relationship between Britain and America in the decades after World War II. From the Beats in America and the Angry Young Men in England to the shadow of the Profumo Affair and JFK’s assassination, Gould captures the pulse of a time that made the Beatles possible—and even necessary. As seen through the prism of the Beatles and their music, an entire generation’s experience comes astonishingly to life. Beautifully written, consistently insightful, and utterly original, Can’ t Buy Me Love is a landmark work about the Beatles, Britain, and America.

Who Were the Beatles?

Author: Geoff Edgers,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101078273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2250

Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story? Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book. Readers will learn about their childhoods in Liverpool, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up. It's all here in an easy-to-read narrative with plenty of black-and-white illustrations!

Mystical One

George Harrison : After the Break-up of the Beatles

Author: Elliot J. Huntley

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9781550711974

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 341

View: 4046

This biography covers the years 1969 to the present day and celebrates George Harrison's career as both a musician and independent film producer. Mystical One focuses on the music found in the solo albums that Harrison released from 1970, his sporadic tours and live appearances, his work with The Traveling Whilburys, and the catalogue of unreleased songs lying in his vaults, and his latest record, Brainwashed. The book also delves into the personal life of the least written about Beatle, covering such episodes as the high profile break-up of his marriage to Pattie Boyd and the "My Sweet Lord" plagiarism case, the reformation of The Beatles and his battles with cancer, plus the traumatic events of 1999 that saw him nearly killed by a mad intruder into his Oxfordshire home. This is the very first in-depth critique of George Harrison's solo career leading up to the days of his untimely death on the 29th November 2001.

The Long and Winding Road from Blake to the Beatles

Author: M. Schneider

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230613179

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 3059

This book traces the musical and cultural achievements of this contemporary musical phenomenon to its origin in the Romantic revolution of the 1790's in England when traditional concepts of literature, politics, education and social relationships were challenged as they were in the 1960's.