The Lost Beatles Interviews

The Lost Beatles Interviews

by Geoffrey Giuliano, Brenda Giuliano
     
 

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This collection contains exclusive interviews, uncensored press conferences, and rare news clippings. Here, john, paul, george, and ringo speak candidly about drugs, religion and mysticism, their mutual affection and the fiery conflicts that drove them apart, John Lennon's tragic murder, and, of course, their timeless music. Also included are intimate conversations… See more details below

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This collection contains exclusive interviews, uncensored press conferences, and rare news clippings. Here, john, paul, george, and ringo speak candidly about drugs, religion and mysticism, their mutual affection and the fiery conflicts that drove them apart, John Lennon's tragic murder, and, of course, their timeless music. Also included are intimate conversations with eric clapton, yoko ono, george martin, ginger baker, pete best, donovan, fred seaman, may pang, and madonna.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Rock journalist Giuliano's (Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney) fifth book about the Beatles compiles a series of interviews, spanning 30 years and conducted by Giuliano and others, in which the band members, as well as various colleagues, family members and friends, discuss the group's origins, the reasons for its tremendous success, its breakup, its cultural legacy and the controversies surrounding it. The result is an interesting and complex if somewhat inconclusive portrait. But the book lacks narrative coherence; although roughly chronological, the author's organization of his material often creates abrupt juxtapositions of theme and perspective, and readers not aleady familiar with the band's history aren't provided the necessary background. Although Giuliano intended these interviews to speak for themselves, some editorial commentary would have been helpful. (Dec.)
Library Journal
While Beatle-ographer Giuliano's past works (including Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney, LJ 10/1/91, and Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison, LJ 5/1/90) have fallen victim to the author's biases, this hodgepodge of interview and press-release transcripts is largely free of prejudice. Included are transcripts from early Beatle press conferences (in which often-recounted quotes are presented in their larger contexts), individual Beatle interviews from the late 1960s through 1991, and conversations with various Beatle associates, some close (George Martin, Yoko Ono), some peripheral (Jo Jo Laine, Jackie Lomax). The obscure interviews will be of interest mainly to hardcore Beatlemaniacs; casual fans may be better served by Barry Miles's Beatles in Their Own Words (Quick Fox, 1978). Still, this offers a compelling overview of various perspectives on the group and its continuing mystique. Recommended for most popular music collections.-Lloyd Jansen, Stockton-San Joaquin Cty. P.L., Cal.
Washington Post Book World
An oddly revealing look at four complex personalities caught up in an unimaginable swirl of fame and success.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452270251
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
12/12/1995
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Giuliano, author of Dark Horse: The Life and Art of George Harrison and Lennon in America, lives in Thailand. Dr. Timothy Leary (1920-1996) was a 60s counterculture icon.

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