DREAMING OF THE BEATLES:


DREAMING OF THE BEATLES:

ROB SHEFFIELD    Book Number: 87570    Product format: Hardback

As last summer's big film "Yesterday" demonstrated, it is impossible to imagine a world without The Beatles. Half a century after they split up, the band remains the biggest and most iconic of all time and their music continues to delight, define and provide a soundtrack for fans the world over. With each passing decade it seems that the band has become more popular, more influential, more ubiquitous, more beloved - more everything! Rob Sheffield has been a columnist for Rolling Stone magazine for over 20 years and here he gives us his singular take on the most universal pop culture phenomenon in history. He explores what The Beatles mean today and why they matter so much to a generation that has never known a world without their music in what is not just another band biography or exposé of the break-up. Rather, he has put together a fresh and unconventional look at the band's astounding story, from their early friendships through their '60s creative explosion to the individual members' solo years, focusing on the emotional connections we make to the music. Sixties pop royalty like Dylan, Clapton, Hendrix, the Stones and the Beach Boys wander in and out of the story in an almost ethereal manner, but it is the real and imagined interactions of the band members, particularly when discussing the genesis and recording of the albums that makes this book so unique and enthralling - Sheffield has an amazing ability to plonk us on a chair at Abbey Road Studios and let us watch it all happen. Chronicling his (and, let's face it, most of the world's) obsession with the Fab Four, it is a passionate, endearing and compelling celebration showing how John, Paul, George and Ringo invented the pop culture in which we still live today, full of personal insights and delightful asides and musings. 360pp with 8 pages of b/w photos, first edition of 2017, apologies for small remainder mark.
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