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Lost Beatles Interviews
     

Lost Beatles Interviews

by Geoffrey Giuliano, Vrnda Devi (Joint Author), Charlie Lennon (Foreword by)
 

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In this revealing book, Fab Four authority Geoffrey Giuliano has assembled a rare collection of the wild and uninhibited interviews the Beatles dared to give to astounded journalists throughout their controversial careers. Giuliano includes intimate conversations with Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Donovan, Madonna, and many others who knew and worked with the Beatles. Here,

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In this revealing book, Fab Four authority Geoffrey Giuliano has assembled a rare collection of the wild and uninhibited interviews the Beatles dared to give to astounded journalists throughout their controversial careers. Giuliano includes intimate conversations with Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Donovan, Madonna, and many others who knew and worked with the Beatles. Here, for the first time, the Beatles speak on such previously taboo subjects as drugs, religion and mysticism, Beatlemania, the deep affection that bonded them and the fiery conflicts that eventually tore them apart, politics, family life, the death of Brian Epstein, the sixties revolution, fame, money, the Yoko Ono controversy, their energetic love lives, the tragic murder of John Lennon and, of course, their timeless music.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post Book World
An oddly revealing look at four complex personalities caught up in an unimaginable swirl of fame and success.
The Instrumentalist
An oddly revealing look at four complex personalities caught up in an unimaginable swirl of fame and success.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815412267
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(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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