The Beatles As Musicians: The Quarry Men through Rubber Soul / Edition 1

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Overview

The Beatles as Musicians: The Quarry Men through Rubber Soul is a comprehensive, chronologically-ordered study of every aspect of the group's musical life--composition, performance, recording and reception histories--from its beginnings in 1956 through 1965. Richly authoritative interpretations from every available reliable musical document are interwoven through a documentary study of many thousands of audio, video, print, and multimedia sources. The text will enable general readers and musicians as well as educated music theorists to learn new levels of beauty in the music of the Beatles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195141054
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 389,224
  • Product dimensions: 9.31 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Everett is Associate Professor of Music in Music Theory at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Beatles as Musicians: Revolver through the Anthology (OUP, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Map: Europe 2
Map: Britain 3
Map: Liverpool 4
Map: London 6
Map: America 8
Map: Asia and Oceania 9
Prelude: Thinking of Linking 11
1 And the Band Begins to Play (1956-1960) 19
2 Someone to Love, Somebody New (1960-1963) 81
Interlude: I Want to Hold Your Hand 197
3 I'm Not What I Appear to Be (1964) 211
4 I'm Here to Show Everybody the Light (1965) 273
Postlude: The Act You've Known for All These Years (1957-2000) 339
App Instruments Played by the Early-Period Beatles 345
Table of Chord Functions 357
Glossary of Terms 363
Notes 367
References 413
Index of Names, Songs, Albums, Videos, and Artworks 433
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