The Best Book on The Beatles Ever

The Best Book on The Beatles Ever

by Paul Charles


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The Best Book on The Beatles Ever by Paul Charles

On March 22, 1963 the album Please, Please Me was released and a world-wide, multicultural phenomenon was sparked. Created by four street-wise lads from Liverpool, one classy Parlophone producer, and one publicity-savvy manager, the album was only the first in a long line of worldwide hits from this incredible collaboration. Now, 50 years later, The Beatles remain one of the most successful and recognizable groups on the planet. In this detail-filled book, musicologist Paul Charles looks at the years The Beatles were writing and recording music together. With an open and certainly opinionated eye, he explores their music, their cronies, and their stories. This is rock 'n' roll chronology at its best, from an author who knows a thing or two about the music business. Originally from Northern Ireland, Paul Charles has worked in London's music industry since the age of 17 as manager, lyricist, roadie, sound-engineer, and agent. He co-founded the music promotion company Asgard Promotions, and has handled a variety of musical acts. A Beatles fanatic since the beginning, (he even has a replica of the Sgt. Pepper Drum head) Paul also brings to this, his 16th book, decades of experience in the industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802313560
Publisher: Dufour Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/23/2013
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: It Was Fifty Years Ago Today 9

1 Come Together 11

2 The First Two Singles: "Love Me Do" & "Please Please Me" 21

3 The First Album Please Please Me 27

4 Beatlemania: "She Loves You," "I Want To Hold Your Hand," & With The Beatles 31

5 They're Going To Put Me In The Movies: A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, & Help! 41

6 The Studio Years: Rubber Soul & Revolver 55

7 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 73

8 The Beatles?: Three Hundred Thousand, Eight Hundred And One 95

9 The Big Wheel Keeps On Turning Abbey Road & Let It Be 107

10 The Beatles Legacy 121

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