The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970

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A carefully curated collection of the surviving transcripts of the Beatles’ appearances on BBC Radio and Television from 1962 to 1970, featuring commentary from author and Beatles expert Kevin Howlett and rare photographs and memorabilia from the BBC.

The year 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ first album, Please, Please Me. To celebrate this event with material that has never been in print or has not repeatedly resurfaced is a challenge. But a ...

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Overview

A carefully curated collection of the surviving transcripts of the Beatles’ appearances on BBC Radio and Television from 1962 to 1970, featuring commentary from author and Beatles expert Kevin Howlett and rare photographs and memorabilia from the BBC.

The year 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ first album, Please, Please Me. To celebrate this event with material that has never been in print or has not repeatedly resurfaced is a challenge. But a great deal of both—namely, never-before-seen BBC transcripts, historical documents, and rare photos—will be the main thrust of the book The Beatles: The BBC Archives. Not since The Beatles’ Anthology of 2000 has a work of this magnitude been offered.

Author Kevin Howlett delves into the BBC television and radio archives and draws on previously unpublished transcripts of interviews, as well as personal reminiscences from presenters, producers, and studio staff to reveal the creative and personal evolution of the band—from the witty, irreverent foursome of the early sixties, to the more reflective and confessional individuals before the split at the end of the decade. Each chapter details a full year in the life of the band and is introduced with an engaging text by Howlett that puts the following material into historical context. The book features rare photos of the Fab Four at the BBCs studios, both onstage and off, and eight removables documents of historical merit, direct from the BBC archive itself.

This is the story of two of Britain’s most important cultural forces in tandem . . . word for word, event by event, as it happened with verbatim, unabridged transcripts. This has never been offered to reader before; it is a significant publishing event.

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From 1962 to 1970, the Beatles made numerous appearances on BBC Radio and Television. The Beatles at the BBC brings together previously unpublished transcripts, rare onstage and offstage photographs, and memorabilia from these historic sessions. This major, expertly-curated project also contains reminiscences about these events from presenters, producers, and studio personnel. Arranged in year-by-year chapters, this hardcover offers a rare sense of how these talented young musicians evolved personally during these critical years. This endearing keepsake also contains eight removable reproductions associated with the Fab Four from the BBC Archives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062288530
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 245,397
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Worth the coin.

    I bought this for my mom who was one of those screaming teenaged girls in the early/mid 60's. She loved it. It brought a lot of memories back. It's worth the money just to see her happy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2013

    Good "Fan" Book

    This was purchased as a gift, but it seems to be a very informative book for Beatles fans.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    One direction...

    Is way better!!~priscilla &hearts ")

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Their ok.

    Beatles aint tje best . If ya looking for music look up bands like truimph and deep purple.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 28, 2013

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