The Rough Guide to the Beatles

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Rough Guides, 2003 - Music - 403 pages
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More than thirty years after they split, the Beatles remain the ultimate pop band - the most popular, the most respected, the most influential. This new Rough Guide covers the Fab Four from every angle, delving deep into their music and lyrics, their movies, their solo careers and much more. Features include: - The Life and the Music: from Liverpool clubs to world domination, from Beatlemania to the break-up and beyond, here's the story of the recordings and the gigs, as well as the haircuts, girlfriends, scandals and psychedelia. - The Canon: the inside track on the 50 essential Beatles songs. - Beatles On Screen: the movies, the promos, the TV appearances. - The Fifth Beatle: George Martin, Brian Epstein, 'Magic Alex' and others - the people closest to the Beatles. - Beatle Country: the landmarks of Beatles lore. - Beatleology: the best books, the weirdest cover versions, the most obsessive websites, the obscurest trivia.All you need is this!
 

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The Life and the Music The story and the songs 195770
1
Afterlife What happened next 19702003
75
The Solo Years Being an exBeatle
103
The Beatles on Screen The movies the promos the cartoons and biopics
181
The Canon 50 Essential Beatles songs and the stories behind them
215
The Beatles as Authors and Artists Penpushing and brushstroking from the Fab Four
269
The Fifth Beatle The movers and shakers within the Fabs Inner Sanctum
285
Beatles Country Liverpool London Hamburg and New York landmarks of Beatle legend
311
Beatleology Trivia rumours websites oddball info and curious covers
343
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A lifelong Sinatra fan and jazz musician, Chris Ingham, currently divides his time between music journalism and writing pop. He is author of the Rough Guide to the Beatles.

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