As recommended by USA Today and excerpted on RollingStone.com!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.
Author: Andrew Grant Jackson
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
As recommended by USA Today and excerpted on RollingStone.com! 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 creme de la creme of their output."
Over 90 of the finest from throughout the illustrious career of this extraordinary band: All My Loving * Back in the U.S.S.R. * Because * Blackbird * Come Together * Day Tripper * Get Back * Help! * Hey Jude * If I Fell * Let It Be * ...
Author: The Beatles
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Over 90 of the finest from throughout the illustrious career of this extraordinary band: All My Loving * Back in the U.S.S.R. * Because * Blackbird * Come Together * Day Tripper * Get Back * Help! * Hey Jude * If I Fell * Let It Be * Michelle * Penny Lane * Something * Twist and Shout * Yesterday * more!
For media buffs, students, and inquiring minds, these are great entry–level books that build into an essential library.
Author: Paul Charles
Publisher: Pocket Essentials
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. The Beatles were the soundtrack to the sixties. This Pocket Essential discusses how they met, and using the songs and records as signposts, takes you on a journey through their colorful, historic, and celebrated career.
Everybody had harmonies. —George Harrison The Beatles Anthology Which
came first: the scene or the song? We all remember the sequence in A Hard
Day's Night in which Ringo strolls around town, fooling with a camera and eating
a stale ...
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Hachette UK
Which Song is the Best and Why? Read it and see! Organized by rank, from 1 to 100, this illustrated celebration of the best songs by the boys who revolutionized rock-and-roll includes expert commentary, historical context, interview material, and lots of great sidebars (including "best" lists from some of today's pop music powerhouses.) Like all "best of" lists, the book's opinionated stance generates animated discussion. Here, There, and Everywhere is profusely illustrated with photos of the band at work and play, and all of the unforgettable album-cover art. Appendices include a complete song list, discography, videography, and bibliography, making it a one-stop source of Beatles facts and figures.
original songs by the Grateful Dead composed either by musicians in the band or
by one of them with a lyricist. The most ... Consequently, we've left out many songs performed by the Dead but written by Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and the Who
Author: Barry Barnes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Grateful Dead’s 100 Essential Songs examines the band’s remarkable musical legacy, delving into 100 songs (plus a few extras) performed by the Dead throughout their career. It includes a playlist of performance and studio recordings, as well as other song analyses and first-hand narratives of hundreds of Dead concerts.
“Two Who Knew Ex-Beatle Stu Sutcliffe Weigh in on Song Controversy.”
Accessed ... A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles. New York: ...
Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles' Solo Careers. Lanham, MD:
Author: Kenneth Womack
This condensed paperback encyclopedia documents the enduring cultural impact and musical legacy of the Beatles, providing readers with a one-stop resource to the Fab Four's compelling story and breadth of achievements. • Provides an easy-to-use, single-volume condensed version of the hardcover edition of Greenwood's The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four • Presents expansive, detailed information about the Beatles' lives and their iconic music that secured their place in history • Analyzes the Beatles' body of work, including collective efforts and solo releases, and identifies the significant people, places, and events that impacted their work • Includes a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources that are accessible and useful to students and general readers alike
What exactly were the magical ingredients of those legendary songs? Why are they still so influential for today's bands? This ground-breaking book sets out to explore The Beatles' songwriting techniques in a clear and readable style.
Author: Dominic Pedler
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Thirty years after The Beatles split up, the music of Lennon, McCartney, Harrrison and Starkey lives on. What exactly were the magical ingredients of those legendary songs? Why are they still so influential for today's bands? This ground-breaking book sets out to explore The Beatles' songwriting techniques in a clear and readable style. It is aimed not only at musicians but anyone who has ever enjoyed the work of one of the most productive and successful songwriting parterships of the 20th Century. Author Dominic Pedler explores the chord sequences, melodies, harmonies, rhythms and structures of The Beatles' self-penned songs, while challenging readers to enhance their appreciation of the lyrics themselves with reference to the musical context. Throughout the book the printed music and lyrics of The Beatles' songs appear alongside the text, illustrating the author's explanations. The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles is an essential addition to Beatles literature - a new and perceptive analysis of both the music and the lyrics written and performed by what Paul McCartney still calls 'a really good, tight little band'.
This new Rough Guide covers the Fab Four from every angle, delving deep into their music and lyrics, their movies, their solo careers and much more.
Author: Chris Ingham
Publisher: Rough Guides
More than thirty years after they split, the Beatles remain the ultimate pop band - the most popular, the most respected, the most influential. This new Rough Guide covers the Fab Four from every angle, delving deep into their music and lyrics, their movies, their solo careers and much more. Features include: - The Life and the Music: from Liverpool clubs to world domination, from Beatlemania to the break-up and beyond, here's the story of the recordings and the gigs, as well as the haircuts, girlfriends, scandals and psychedelia. - The Canon: the inside track on the 50 essential Beatles songs. - Beatles On Screen: the movies, the promos, the TV appearances. - The Fifth Beatle: George Martin, Brian Epstein, 'Magic Alex' and others - the people closest to the Beatles. - Beatle Country: the landmarks of Beatles lore. - Beatleology: the best books, the weirdest cover versions, the most obsessive websites, the obscurest trivia.All you need is this!
This series is perfect for classroom guitar ensembles or other group guitar settings. 15 songs are included in this collection for late beginner level guitarists: All You Need Is Love * Blackbird * Eleanor Rigby * The Fool on the Hill * Get ...
(Essential Elements Guitar). The songs in the Hal Leonard Essential Elements Guitar Ensembles series are playable by multiple guitars. Each arrangement features the melody (lead), a harmony part, and a bass line. Chord symbols are also provided if you wish to add a rhythm part. For groups with more than three or four guitars, the parts may be doubled. All of the songs are printed on two facing pages so no page turns are required. This series is perfect for classroom guitar ensembles or other group guitar settings. 15 songs are included in this collection for late beginner level guitarists: All You Need Is Love * Blackbird * Eleanor Rigby * The Fool on the Hill * Get Back * Helter Skelter * Here Comes the Sun * In My Life * Let It Be * Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds * Michelle * Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) * Something * While My Guitar Gently Weeps * With a Little Help from My Friends.
For more than 20 years, he has taught "The Music of John Lennon," one of the most popular courses in the Berklee curriculum. "You've got the Beatles' records and the John Lennon records; now with this book, you can have the Owner's Manual.
Author: John Lennon
Publisher: Berklee Press
(Berklee Press). An essential guide for all songwriters and Beatles fans, this book explores John Lennon's songwriting genius with a guided tour through 25 of his Beatles-era hits. Author John Stevens explains Lennon's intuitive talent from a technical point of view, through the lens of songwriting's three basic elements: melody, harmony and lyric. He shows how Lennon fashioned songs that were at once politically and socially relevant during the '60s, yet remain ageless and timeless today. Features in-depth musical analysis of: A Hard Day's Night * Ticket to Ride * Norwegian Wood * Strawberry Fields Forever * Come Together * and more. John Stevens is a songwriting professor at Berklee College of Music. For more than 20 years, he has taught "The Music of John Lennon," one of the most popular courses in the Berklee curriculum. "You've got the Beatles' records and the John Lennon records; now with this book, you can have the Owner's Manual. This will tell you how the songs are built and how they work. Good stuff." Marshall Crenshaw, Singer/Songwriter
Illustrated with material from Hunter's remarkable private collection of artefacts and memorabilia, this is the definitive Beatles treasure.
Author: Hunter Davies
Publisher: Random House
Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, has produced the essential Beatles guide. Divided into four sections – People, Songs, Places and Broadcast and Cinema – it covers all elements of the band’s history and vividly brings to live every influence that shaped them. Illustrated with material from Hunter's remarkable private collection of artefacts and memorabilia, this is the definitive Beatles treasure.
a comment about the title of the song is another way of back announcing what
you have just played, without actually giving the title. (Again, be aware of DJ
clichés: 'The Beatles Ticket To Ride . . . and I never knew they visited the Isle of
Author: Peter Stewart
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Performing Arts
"One of the few books we'd recommend" BBC Training "The perfect guide for anyone who wants to get on in this ever-changing and challenging media" Controller BBC Radio 5 Live "A rich repository of real, practical experience" Director - BBC Nations & Regions "An invaluable guide" Director - The Radio Academy This is a practical, how-to guide to producing and presenting radio to a professional standard. Packed with day-to-day advice that captures the essence and buzz of live broadcasting; from preparing your show before it goes out, last minute changes to running orders, deciding what to drop in over a track, how to sell a feature or promote a programme, setting up competitions, thinking fast in a phone in - this book will help you do all that and more. It covers network and commercial, music and talk radio skills and is particularly suited to the independent local or community radio. It features advice from professionals, covers industry-wide best practice with enough 'need-to-know' technical information to get you up and running. This edition has been updated throughout and has more than 500 weblinks to downloads and audio and video examples, as well as cross-references to the official National Occupational Standards for Radio Content.
In 1965, Andrew Grant Jackson combines fascinating and often surprising personal stories with a panoramic historical narrative.
Author: Andrew Grant Jackson
A lively chronicle of the year that shaped popular music forever! Fifty years ago, friendly rivalry between musicians turned 1965 into the year rock evolved into the premier art form of its time and accelerated the drive for personal freedom throughout the Western world. The Beatles made their first artistic statement with Rubber Soul. Bob Dylan released "Like a Rolling Stone, arguably the greatest song of all time, and went electric at the Newport Folk Festival. The Rolling Stones's "Satisfaction" catapulted the band to world-wide success. New genres such as funk, psychedelia, folk rock, proto-punk, and baroque pop were born. Soul music became a prime force of desegregation as Motown crossed over from the R&B charts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Country music reached new heights with Nashville and the Bakersfield sound. Musicians raced to innovate sonically and lyrically against the backdrop of seismic cultural shifts wrought by the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, psychedelics, the Pill, long hair for men, and designer Mary Quant’s introduction of the miniskirt. In 1965, Andrew Grant Jackson combines fascinating and often surprising personal stories with a panoramic historical narrative.
(Guitar). Here is a fantastic collection of 50 classic and contemporary acoustic songs, arranged for guitar and voice.
Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: Music Sales
(Guitar). Here is a fantastic collection of 50 classic and contemporary acoustic songs, arranged for guitar and voice. Many of the greatest artists, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Georga Ezra are included here, with melody, full lyrics, guitar chord shapes and suggested strumming or picking patterns. Easy to read and fun to play, this is an essential songbook for all acoustic guitarists looking to expand their repertoire, whether it's for gigging or simply practice. Songs like "Blackbird" by the Beatles, Adele's "Rolling in the Deep,"and Bob Marley's "One Love" are included, representing the finest rock and pop tunes for guitar.
This collection is a compelling and utterly essential guide to the Beatles' story
Author: Mike Evans
Publisher: Plexus Publishing
The Beatles: Paperback Writer is a unique volume containing over 40 years of interviews, articles, reviews and essays, on subjects ranging from the Fab Four's Liverpudlian origins, to their influence on the counterculture of the late 1960s, and beyond to the post-Beatle paths followed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. This collection is a compelling and utterly essential guide to the Beatles' story
Beatles. and. Indian. music. David Reck When the nasal twang of the Indian sitar
first appeared playing John Lennon's ... very 1960-ish associations, essential
both to Lennon's storyline and in establishing the mood and setting of the song.
Author: Dr Olivier Julien
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
The first concept album in the history of popular music, the soundtrack of the Summer of Love or 'Hippy Symphony No. 1': Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is first and foremost the album that gave rise to 'hopes of progress in pop music' (The Times, 29 May 1967). Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles commemorates the fortieth anniversary of this masterpiece of British psychedelia by addressing issues that will help put the record in perspective. These issues include: reception by rock critics and musicians, the cover, lyrics, songwriting, formal unity, the influence of non-European music and art music, connections with psychedelia and, more generally, the sociocultural context of the 1960s, production, sound engineering and musicological significance. The contributors are world renowned for their work on the Beatles: they examine Sgt. Pepper from the angle of disciplines such as musicology, ethnomusicology, history, sociology, literature, social psychology and cultural theory.
Together, they dominated the charts, and left behind a legacy of outstanding recordings and performances that still resonate today. Now you can relive the heady times of the British Invasion with this superb book.
Author: Adam Powley
The Americans hadn’t seen anything like it since the War of Independence! The British pop invasion of the 60s went on to transform music – not just in the States and back home in the UK, but around the world. Inspired by the likes of Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis, the Brits had a point to prove that they could take on the Americans in their own back yard. A host of exciting new bands, singers, and showstoppers took the US by storm. Together, they dominated the charts, and left behind a legacy of outstanding recordings and performances that still resonate today. Now you can relive the heady times of the British Invasion with this superb book. It chronicles some of the bands that made it big from the two giants; The Beatles and the Rolling Stones to such pop combos as Herman’s Hermits, The Animals, Freddie And The Dreamers and the Dave Clark Five. The songs that topped the charts are also featured which alltogether brings to life an era when pop music was so exciting, magical – and all about the Brits.
Having recorded rock's answer to the art song, the Beatles soon created rock's
answer to the art song cycle: the concept album. ... 1967. stylistic DiveRsity
Stylistic diversity of the song, so essential to its meaning, stretches boundaries of
rock. e ...
Author: Michael Campbell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Michael Campbell's best-selling POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA, now in its fourth edition, remains the industry standard in breadth of coverage, readability, and musical focus. The text provides a rich account of the evolution of popular music from the mid-19th century to the present. Discussions highlight connections, contrasts, and patterns of influence among artists, styles, and eras. Coverage of listening skills allows students to place music of their choice in context. The Fourth Edition expands the coverage of country, Latin, world, and late 20th century music to give instructors more options to teach the course as they choose to. A major reorganization replaces long chapters with units broken into small chapters to make the material easier for students to read and master. Units are clearly defined by style and timeframe, and chapters feature narrowly focused objectives. This edition features a vibrant, richly illustrated, magazine-like design, plus numerous online resources. Almost all listening examples are available on iTunes via dedicated playlists; instructors who adopt the text will also receives copies of the heritage 3-CD set from the 3rd edition for personal, library, and class use. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.