The Complete Beatles Songs

The Stories Behind Every Track Written by the Fab Four

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787390775

Category: Rock music

Page: 352

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In The Complete Beatles Songs, Steve Turner shatters many well-worn myths and adds a new dimension to the Fab Four's rich legacy. This beautifully packaged book examines every Beatles-penned song and the inspiration behind them; with fresh research and packed with new information, there are revelations aplenty. The book covers the Fab Four's entire output chapter by chapter and includes a complete set of printed lyrics to accompany each song, used with exclusive permission from the band's music publishers. Who was "just seventeen" and made Paul's heart go "boom"? Who was "Lady Madonna"? Was there really an Eleanor Rigby? What inspired "Happiness is a Warm Gun"? Why was Paul the "walrus" and what inspired the lyrics to Ringo's "Octopus's Garden"?
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The Beatles

Stories Behind the Songs

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742484860

Category: Rock groups

Page: 383

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Based on Steve Turner's highly acclaimed A Hard Day's Write, which has sold over 300,000 copies around the world, this Stories Behind the Songs Volume covers the Beatles' entire recording career. Who was 'just seventeen' and made Paul's heart go 'boom'? Was there really an Eleanor Rigby? What was the inspiration for 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'? Turner shatters many well-worn myths and adds a new dimension to the Fab Four's rich legacy by investigating the events immortalised in the songs that took four boys from Liverpool to the top of the charts around the world. From their first hit, 'Love Me Do' and first album, Please Please Me, this is the story behind every Beatles song, including the Live At The BBC and Anthology 1-3 albums, providing a comprehensive and hugely entertaining insight into the music of the world's most influential band.
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The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four [2 volumes]

Everything Fab Four

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313391726

Category: Music

Page: 1116

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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
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100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Author: Gillian G. Gaar

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623682029

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base over half a century that is as significant and devoted as those of the Beatles, and this entertaining guide to all things Fab Four rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures that every Beatles fan should undertake, it ranks each item from one to 100. Fans of any generation will appreciate the songs, albums, places, personalities, and events that are relived and revealed from five decades of Beatles lore.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139828061

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, this collection of essays tells the fascinating story of the Beatles – the creation of the band, their musical influences, and their cultural significance, with emphasis on their genesis and practices as musicians, songwriters, and recording artists. Through detailed biographical and album analyses, the book uncovers the background of each band member and provides expansive readings of the band's music. • Traces the group's creative output from their earliest recordings through their career • Pays particular attention to the social and historical factors which contributed to the creation of the band • Investigates the Beatles' unique enduring musical legacy and cultural power • Clearly organized into three sections, covering Background, Works, and History and Influence, the Companion is ideal for course usage, and is also a must-read for all Beatles fans
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Beatlesongs

Author: William J. Dowlding

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147191

Category: Music

Page: 448

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A complete and fascinating chronicle of Beatles music and history, Beatlesongs details the growth, evolution, and dissolution of the most influential group of out time. Drawing together information from sources that include interviews, insider accounts, magazines, and news wire services, this is a complete profile of every Beatles song ever written -- from recording details such as who played which instruments and sang what harmonies to how each song fared on the charts and how other musicians and critics felt about it. Chronologically arranged by U.K. release date, Beatlesongs nails down dates, places, participants, and other intriguing facts in a truly remarkable portrait of the Liverpudlian legends. Behind each song is a story -- like Paul's criticism of George's guitar playing during the Rubber Soul sessions, John's acid trip during the Sgt. Pepper's session, and the selection process for the Revolver album cover. And carefully examined along the way are the Beatles' evolving musical talents, their stormy private lives, and their successful -- and unsuccessful -- collaborations. Beatlesongs is truly an inside look at the Fab Four and a treasure for all their fans.
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The Beatles

Day-By-Day, Song-By-Song, Record-By-Record

Author: Craig Cross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780595346639

Category: Music

Page: 634

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The Beatles: Day-by-Day, Song-by-Song, Record-by-Record is a comprehensive diary of the legendary band's entire career, including the recording history and story behind every single song, and a complete UK and US discography--in one volume!
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All The Songs

The Story Behind Every Beatles Release

Author: Philippe Margotin,Jean-Michel Guesdon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1603763716

Category: Music

Page: 672

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Every album and every song ever released by the Beatles - from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The Long and Winding Road" (U.S. 1970) - is dissected, discussed, and analyzed by two music historians in this lively, fully illustrated work. All the Songs delves deep into the history and origins of the Beatles and their music. This first-of-its-kind book draws upon decades of research, as music historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the circumstances that led to the composition of every song, the recording process, and the instruments used. Here, we learn that one of John Lennon's favorite guitars was a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he bought for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We also learn that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey Road Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get right, even though it was one of the first songs John and Paul ever wrote together. And the authors reveal that when the Beatles performed "I Want to Hold Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't turned on, so viewers heard only Paul singing. The hundreds of photographs throughout the book include rare black-and-white publicity stills, images of Beatles instruments, and engaging shots of the musicians in-studio. All the Songs is the must-have book for the any true Beatles fan.
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The Beatles

Author: Ben Nussbaum

Publisher: I5 Press

ISBN: 9781620081235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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Chronicles the Beatles' career beginning with the start of Beatlemania in America, discusses their personal lives, and examines their lasting impact on music history.
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Band on the Run

A History of Paul McCartney and Wings

Author: Garry McGee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0878333045

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

View: 4982

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Based on original interviews and ten years of research, the book traces the history and inner dynamics of the super-group, including the role of Linda McCartney, the band's commerical and artistic success, and its untimely demise. Many rare photographs of Paul, Linda and family are included.
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