The Beatles London

Authoritative, detailed, and entertaining, this guide places the world's greatest rock band in the fascinating context of the world's greatest city.

The Beatles  London

Authoritative, detailed, and entertaining, this guide places the world's greatest rock band in the fascinating context of the world's greatest city. This up-to-date guidebook includes special sections for record sleeves and film locations, detailed maps, and scores of fascinating entries.

Beatles London

Originally published in 1994, this new edition has been full updated and reformatted, and includes a section on 'Beatles walks' to take across the capital.

Beatles London

Where Did John, Paul and George try to post Ringo into a letterbox? Which railway stations were locations in 'A Hard Day's Night?' 'Where was 'I Am The Walrus' filmed? They may have been born in Liverpool, but London was the Beatles’ home away from home; the place where they really grew into their roles as international musical and cultural icons. Subsequently, all over the city, there are sites which represent a significant shared moment in the history of the band, and that of London. "The Beatles London" is a celebration of those places, both a guide book and a treasure trove of Beatles' nuggets. This unique and fascinating book details how London and the Beatles were, and always be, connected together at the time of a great social and cultural shift. Originally published in 1994, this new edition has been full updated and reformatted, and includes a section on 'Beatles walks' to take across the capital.

The Beatles Book

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Beatles, The: The Beatles Anthology. London: Cassell & Co, 2000 Best, Roag,
The Beatles: True Beginnings. London: ScreenPress Books, 2002 Betts, Graham,
 ...

The Beatles Book

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.

The Beatles in Hamburg

The Sacking of Pete Best (Bordon, Hants, 1998) i, Twist And Shout! Merseybeat,
The Cavern, The Star-Club and the Beatles (Liverpool, 2004) Lennon, Cynthia,
john (London, 2005) Leslie, Peter, Fab: The Anatomy of a Phenomenon (London,
 ...

The Beatles in Hamburg

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are four of the most famous names in the history of music. In the 1960s, the Beatles became the bestselling pop band in the world, inspiring legions of fans and developing into popular music icons. Fifty years later, their recordings are still in demand. But none of this happened overnight. As Ian Inglis reveals in this tale of the band’s early years, before they took the world by storm, the Beatles were little more than an inexperienced, semi-professional group of talented musicians in dire need of practice. Inglis tells the story of the Beatles in Hamburg, Germany, where their agent, Allan Williams, first sent them in August of 1960. In addition to showing how Hamburg itself played a role in the Beatles’ remarkable story, Inglis details the difficulties they faced— unusual performance venues, age restrictions, and deportations—and the experiences and personalities that shaped them as performers and composers. Ultimately, Inglis explains, the Beatles not only became proficient musicians in Hamburg, but while there they began to build the reputation that would eventually make them the most popular band in the world. An illuminating look at the group’s formative years, The Beatles in Hamburg is the perfect book for any one in thrall of Beatlemania or fan of popular music history.

Men Masculinity and the Beatles

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London: Heinmann. Lewishohn, M. (1992) The Complete Beatles Chronicle.
London: ...

Men  Masculinity and the Beatles

Drawing on methodologies and approaches from media and cultural studies, sociology, social history and the study of popular music, this book outlines the development of the study of men and masculinities, and explores the role of cultural texts in bringing about social change. It is against this backdrop that The Beatles, as a cultural phenomenon, are set, and their four live action films, spanning the years 1964-1970, are examined as texts through which to read changing representations of men and masculinity in 'the Sixties'. Dr Martin King considers ideas about a male revolt predating second-wave feminism, The Beatles as inheritors of the possibilities of the 1950s and The Beatles' emergence as men of ideas: a global cultural phenomenon that transgressed boundaries and changed expectations about the role of popular artists in society. King further explores the chosen Beatle texts to examine discourses of masculinity at work within them. What emerges is the discovery of discourses around resistance, non-conformity, feminized appearance, pre-metrosexuality, the male star as object of desire, and the emergence of The Beatles themselves as a text that reflected the radical diversity of a period of rapid social change. King draws valuable conclusions about the legacy of these discourses and their impact in subsequent decades.

The Beatles on the Roof

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The Beatles on the Roof

At lunchtime on a bitterly cold January day in 1969, the strains of guitar chords could be heard in the streets surrounding London’s Savile Row. Crowds gathered – At ground level and above. People climbed onto roofs and postboxes, skipped lunch to gather and listen: For the first time in more than two years, The Beatles were playing live. Ringing from the rooftops, disturbing the well-to-do ears of the tailors below, they upset the establishment and bewildered the police. It was filmed by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who hoped the footage would act as the finale to a celebratory TV special. When it finally surfaced, it was in the bleak, tumultuous documentary Let It Be. And The Beatles would never play live again. Tony Barrell examines the concert within the context of its time. He speaks to those who were there: the fans, film-makers, roadies, Apple Corps staff and police. He explores the politics of 1968, when peace gave way to protest, and how music promotion began to collide with cinéma vérité and reality TV. The Beatles on the Roof makes essential reading for anyone interested in the band’s reinventions and relationships, revealing why the rooftop concert happened at all, why it happened the way that it did, and why it would never happen again.

The Beatles Diary Volume 1 The Beatles Years

dozen or so essential source books that I found myself pulling from the shelf time
and time again, the primary one of which was of course Mark Lewisohn's The
Complete Beatles Chronicle (London, Pyramid, 1992). Anyone wishing to know
the ...

The Beatles Diary Volume 1  The Beatles Years

An intimate day-by-day history of all four Beatles from childhood to the break-up of the group. All the concerts...film, TV and radio appearances...interviews, hushed-up scandals, the sex and the drugs...the triumphs and quarrels...and all the Beatles-related births, marriages and deaths. Essential reading for anyone interested in rock's most influential phenomenon of all time.

The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles

Quintin Hoare and Geoffrey Nowell Smith (London: Lawrence 8: Wishart, 1971),
324. 2 Billy Shepherd, The True Story of the Beatles (London: Beat Publications,
1964); Hunter Davies, The Beatles (New York: McGraw Hill, 1968', rev. edns., ...

The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles

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

Reading the Beatles

KENNETH WOMACK AND TODD F. DAVIS N A CLOUDY, frigid afternoon in
January 1969, the Beatles performed their final, impromptu concert on the rooftop
of their London office building. In the ensuing months, they recorded their brilliant
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Reading the Beatles

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

The Long and Winding Road from Blake to the Beatles

Bill Gleeson, “How much is the Beatles legacy worth?” Liverpool Daily Post, June
27, 2007. The chronicles are Barry Miles' The Beatles Diary (London: Omnibus,
2001) and Mark Lewisohn's The Beatles Day by Day; Lewisohn's The Beatles: ...

The Long and Winding Road from Blake to the Beatles

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.

The Beatles as Musicians

overseen the construction and management of three world-class sound studios,
situated in London's Oxford Circus, the West Indies island of Montserrat (
destroyed by hurricane in 1989). and Lyndhurst (in the North London suburb of ...

The Beatles as Musicians

The Beatles as Musicians is a comprehensive, chronologically ordered study of every aspect of the group's musical life--composition, performance, recording and reception histories--in its transcendent late period, from 1966 to 1970. Richly authoritative interpretations are interwoven through a documentary study of many thousands of audio and other sources.

100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Visit London There are innumerable reasons to visit London, one of the world's
most fascinating cities; as English author ... The Beatles were so integrated into
London's life, there's a Beatles connection with a range of sites a tourist might
visit ...

100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

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.

The Beatles Movies

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Buskin , Richard ( 1994 ) Beatle Crazy ! Memories and Memorabilia . London :
Salamander . Canemaker , John ( 1986 / 7 ) ' The Dunning Touch ' , Sightlines ,
vol ...

The Beatles Movies

The definitive, critical history of the Beatles on film Throughout the sixties, the Beatles were at the heart of the British pop explosion. They have been heralded as the most fundamental cultural force of the decade and as the central innovators of sixties music, fashion, style and social change. Much has been written about the Beatles' contribution to music and pop culture, but until now, one aspect of the group's history has been largely overlooked -- their movies. Between 1964 and 1970, film was central to the Beatles' career, as a means of promoting and disseminating their music, as a source of revenue, and as a way of projecting the group's ever-changing images, attitudes and musical styles. The Beatles Movies is the first critical history of the Beatles' films, and the first to place them within the wider context of British film history. Extensively researched using historical and contemporary sources including original interviews and previously unseen footage, the book also includes rare pictures from the Apple archive and a full filmography and soundtrack discography. This is a book no fan or student of British cinema should miss. -- The first ever comprehensive study of the Beatles' five feature films -- Includes stunning exclusive photos from the Apple archive

The Beatles as Musicians

At the dawn of London fashion, the Beatles were the major attraction. The
Second LP: With the Beatles The Beatles' second collection for Parlophone was
produced over the course of eleven sessions from July through October, five with
the ...

The Beatles as Musicians

This volume is a comprehensive, chronologically-ordered study of every aspect of the musical life of the Beatles - composition, performance, recording and reception histories - from the group's beginnings in 1956 through to 1965.

Beatles Solo

The Illustrated Chronicles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo After the Beatles Mat
Snow. the world's biggest and most Beatlemaniac record market, the US.
Meanwhile, without the inclusion of either side of this single on its track listing,
London ...

Beatles Solo

Examines the lives of the individual members of the Beatles after the breakup of the band, delving into their personal lives and further careers since the group's 1970 dissolution.

The Beatles by Norman Parkinson

Parkinson, already established as Britain's most famous photographer, had a date with its new greatest band.0Revealing, insightful and funny this collection of photos captures The Beatles near the start of their spectacular career.

The Beatles by Norman Parkinson

- Britain's greatest photographer meets Britain's greatest band- Collecting Norman Parkinson's celebrated images of The Beatles at the start of their career- Includes an introduction by Pat Gilbert, writer for Mojo and Q magazineOn the morning of Thursday, September 12, 1963, noted fashion photographer Norman Parkinson was to photograph a young pop group from Liverpool. Earlier that year, the band had exploded onto the scene - releasing the first of eleven (out of twelve) studio albums that would reach number one on the charts. That band was The Beatles. The album had been 'Please Please Me', it was still number one and it would stay at number one for thirty weeks. Parkinson, already established as Britain's most famous photographer, had a date with its new greatest band. Revealing, insightful and funny this collection of photos captures The Beatles near the start of their spectacular career. Their creativity is plain to see in these photos which have become some of the most important in the extensive Beatles catalog. Now, ACC Editions, in collaboration with The Norman Parkinson Archive and Iconic Images, presents this historic meeting between a new music group and one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. Covering nearly 30 rolls of film, these images of The Beatles at the President Hotel in Bloomsbury and famed Abbey Road Studios, offer a rare insight of the making of an iconic band.

Recording the Beatles

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The Life and Works of Alan Dower Blumlein . London : Focal Press , 1999
Beatles , The . The Beatles Anthology . San Francisco : Chronicle , 2000 Buskin ,
Richard ...

Recording the Beatles

Never before has there been such an absolutely thorough and definitive look at how the Beatles albums were recorded. Years of research and extensive interviews with the groups former engineers and technicians shed new light on those classic sessions. With a detailed look at every piece of studio gear used, as well as full explanations of effects and recording processes, Recording The Beatles is a must-have for any Beatles fan or recording engineer.

The Beatles

32 paul While the other three moved out into stockbroker Surrey, Paul remained
the only London Beatle. He took a large, detached, three-storey house in St
John's Wood, near Lord's cricket ground and just round the corner from EMI's ...

The Beatles

There's only one book that ever truly got inside the Beatles and this is it. The landmark, worldwide bestseller that has grown with the Beatles ever since. During 1967 and 1968 Hunter Davies spent eighteen months with the Beatles at the peak of their powers as they defined a generation and rewrote popular music. As their only ever authorised biographer he had unparalleled access - not just to John, Paul, George and Ringo but to friends, family and colleagues. There when it mattered, he collected a wealth of intimate and revealing material that still makes this the classic Beatles book - the one all other biographers look to. Hunter Davies remained close with the band and as such has had access to more information over the years. This 40th anniversary edition contains new material which has never been revealed before, from the author's archives and from the Beatles themselves, that will bring new insights to their legend.