This book is similar in style and design to Leigh’s “The Beatles In Hamburg,” like a scrapbook filled with anecdotes and photos about The Beatles’ early years.
At first glance, there wouldn’t seem to be a lot of connections between The Beatles and the seaside town of Bournemouth. But Nick Churchill has unearthed some.
I must confess that I’m rarely drawn to works of fiction. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I opened this tome, set squarely in the ’50s and ’60s.
Considering the key period it was in their career, it’s surprising there aren’t more books about The Beatles’ time in Germany. Spencer Leigh remedies this.
Anyone who wants a complete record of the events that took place June 16-18, 1967, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in California will want to pick up this book.
The volumes of colorfully decorated envelopes and letters that flooded the Grateful Dead Ticket Service reflect the tie-dye-hard devotion that the band’s fans always embodied.
Everybody loves to know the stories behind the songs, and “The Girl In The Song” spills the beans in a way that’s both entertaining and informative.
Memories of his mom singing the 1932 hit “Please” inspired John Lennon to write “Please Please Me.” Trace the song’s journey up the charts in this book excerpt.
There’s an alternative way of thinking that aligns Bob Dylan’s “Blood On The Tracks” not with rebirth, but with a death of sorts.
The biography reveals facts, but offers no further commentary. Yet, despite its shortcomings, this is still the best overall biography on the group to date.