Day John Met Paul / Edition 2by Jim O'Donnell
Pub. Date: 10/28/2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
With many new photos and an updated introduction, The Day John Met Paul, a critically-acclaimed Beatles book, reappears in a visually stunning second edition. The book is an hour-by-hour account of the fateful day the two founding Beatles met in July 1957. But it is much more than that: it's a spellbinding story of how fate brought together two men who/b>… See more details below
With many new photos and an updated introduction, The Day John Met Paul, a critically-acclaimed Beatles book, reappears in a visually stunning second edition. The book is an hour-by-hour account of the fateful day the two founding Beatles met in July 1957. But it is much more than that: it's a spellbinding story of how fate brought together two men who would radically change the face of popular music, from its look and feel to its sound. Jim O'Donnell, a veteran rock music writer, spent eight years researching The Day John Met Paul. Published in 1996 and translated into several languages, the book was widely praised for its blend of accurate reporting and colorful storytelling. Long out of print, but revered among Beatles fans, the new printing enlivens the text with many well-chosen photos of the Liverpool landmarksfrom Strawberry Field to Penny Lanethat played a role in the Beatles' lives and works.
The Day John Met Paul chronicles the first "Day in the Life" of the Beatlesa day that changed the musical world.
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- 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Morning Hours Early A.M. Dawn Morning Part 2: The Afternoon Hour Noon Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Part 3: The Night Hours Evening Sunset Night
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I passed on this book when it was first published because it seemed like nothing more than a trite imagining of rather mundane events of July 6, 1957. But author Jim O'Donnell pulls off the seemingly impossible with grace, gusto, and most importantly, accuracy. O'Donnell did exhaustive research and conducted endless interviews. Along with pitch-perfect atmospheric writing, and a great sense of place, he takes the reader back to 1950's Liverpool, into the working-class Woolten neighborhood as it appeared, right to the church fete where two teenagers with big dreams would briefly meet and eventually change the face of rock 'n roll. The author doesn't try to reach for anything that is not there, and his invention of dialogue is admirably small. Yet knowing how big the Beatles were to become, his hour-by-hour rendering of the day's events -- and dreams of the two boys involved -- seem hauntingly real. For true Beatles fans this book is must-reading with information found virtually nowhere else.