The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970 - Kevin Howlett

Music and pop-culture fans alike have much to thank the BBC for, and now we are in their debt once again. For nearly a decade the Fab Four were a feature as a unit and individually on BBC radio and television. This curated collection is a beautifully designed boxed set of Beatles transcripts, memorabilia, photography, and, yes, recordings of their appearances. Kevin Howlett left no archive unturned as he gathered the best for this historic anthology, The Beatles: The BBC Archives, 1962-1970 (Harper Design, $60). Far from being another book of recycled information, The BBC Archives is filled with cuts, photos, documents, and the fully fleshed out life of the band and their relationship to the BBC for those nine incredible years. The changes seen by England and the world, both in music and in culture as a whole, are found in microcosm in this box—open it up!

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$60.00
ISBN: 9780062288530
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Published: Harper Design - October 29th, 2013

All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release - Philippe Margotin, Jean-Mihcel Guesdon, Patti Smith

Fifty years after Please Please Me rocked the music, and teen, world off its hinges, we have All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release (Black Dog & Leventhal, $50). Lovingly catalogued, annotated, and illustrated in this massive book are the hits, the sleepers, and the songs that defined the 1960s. With a heartfelt forward by Patti Smith, this book is a touchstone of meticulously researched content by music historians Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon. Beatles fans will revel in this celebration of why it is that, half a century on, we still get carried away by I Want to Hold Your Hand or feel the earth shift with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Perhaps the best guide to what made the Fab Four so great is the roadmap of their music, lyrics, and creative process that is All the Songs.
All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release By Jean-Michel Guesdon, Philippe Margotin, Scott Freiman (Consultant editor), Patti Smith (Preface by) Cover Image
By Jean-Michel Guesdon, Philippe Margotin, Scott Freiman (Consultant editor), Patti Smith (Preface by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781579129521
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 22nd, 2013

Beatles vs. Stones - John McMillian

For years, popular culture has pitted music fans into one of two houses of rock and roll: You’re either a Beatles fan or a Rolling Stones fan. In Beatles vs. Stones (Simon & Schuster, $26) writer and rock music fanatic John McMillian explores the celebrity, reputations, and media frenzy surrounding the historic rivalry of two of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands ever. Suggesting that the groups’ rivalry was merely a fabrication of the music industry and their managers, McMillian traverses the history and culture of the ‘60s to reflect on the public and personal relationships of the bands. From the streets of London to the arenas of the States, the book unveils the true characters of the bands; The Beatles were ruffians posed as the boys next door, the Rolling Stones were suburban gentleman made into streetfighters. Through McMillian’s painstaking research and passionate storytelling, this book stands as a refreshing take on two of the most beloved bands of all time.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781439159705
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 11th, 2014