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Dreaming the Beatles : the love story of one band and the whole world /

by Sheffield, Rob [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: xiii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0062207652; 9780062207654.Subject(s): Beatles | Beatles -- Influence | Beatles | Beatles. -- Influence | Rock musicians -- England -- Biography | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY | MUSIC -- History & Criticism | Beatles | Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) | Rock musicians | England | Biographies | Biography | Biographies
Contents:
Prelude: "Thanks, Mo" -- Meet The Beatles (1962-1970) -- "Dear Prudence" (1968) -- "I call your name" (1957) -- Please please me (1963) -- The mystery inside of George -- "It won't be long" (1963) -- The importance of being Ringo -- The scream -- "Ticket to ride" (1965) -- "Think for yourself" (1965) -- Rubber Soul (1965) -- Instrumental break: 26 songs about The Beatles -- "Tomorrow never knows" (1966) -- Revolver (1966) -- "Strawberry fields forever" (1967) -- The cover of Sgt. Pepper (1967) -- Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band (1967) -- "It's all too much" (1967) -- Magical mystery tour (1967) -- Beatles or Stones? -- The white album (1968) -- "Helter Skelter" (1968) -- "Something" (1969) vs. "My love" (1971) -- The cover of Abbey Road (1969) -- Turn me on, dead man -- The Beatles' last album (1970) -- "Maybe I'm amazed" (1970) -- "God" (1970) -- Paul is a concept by which we measure our pain -- When George sang "In my life" (1974) -- A toot and a snore in '74 (1974) -- Rock 'n' roll music (1976) -- "Silver horse" (1981) -- The ballad of eighties Beatles vs. nineties Beatles -- The end: sorry we hurt your field, mister.
Summary: "John, Paul, George, and Ringo remain the world's favorite thing. Yet every theory ever devised to explain why has failed. It wasn't their timing. It wasn't drugs. It wasn't that they were the voice of a generation. The vast majority of Beatles fans today weren't born when the records came out-- yet the allure of the music keeps on growing, nearly fifty years after the band split. The world keeps dreaming the Beatles, long after the Beatles themselves figured the dream was over. Our Beatles have outlasted theirs."-- Book jacket.Summary: From Dreaming the Beatles John, Paul, George, and Ringo remain the world's favorite thing. Yet every theory ever devised to explain why has failed. It wasn't their timing. It wasn't drugs. It wasn't that they were the voice of a generation. The vast majority of Beatles fans today weren't born when the records came out--yet the allure of the music keeps on growing, nearly fifty years after the band split. The world keeps dreaming the Beatles, long after the Beatles themselves figured the dream was over. Our Beatles have outlasted theirs. It is truly impossible to imagine a world without the Beatles. Yes, they are the biggest, most iconic rock band of all time. Their music continues to delight, define, and provide a soundtrack for fans all over the globe. It seems, however, that with each passing decade this band has become more popular, more influential, more ubiquitous, more beloved, just MORE, and in Dreaming the Beatles, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape brings his singular voice to the most universal pop culture phenomenon in history, exploring what the Beatles mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them. This is not another biography of the band, or an expose of how they broke up. It isn't a history of their gigs or gear. It's a fresh, unconventional look at the Beatles' astounding story, from their early friendship to their Sixties creative explosion to their crazed solo years. And, as in his previous books like Talking to Girls About Duran Duran and On Bowie, Sheffield focuses on the emotional connections we make to music. Chronicling his lifelong obsession with the Beatles along with the rest of the world's, Dreaming the Beatles is a passionate celebration of the band and their music, showing how John, Paul, George, and Ringo invented the future we're living in today. It's a book that is brilliant, fresh, and universal--kind of like the Beatles themselves. -- Publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-334) and index.

Prelude: "Thanks, Mo" -- Meet The Beatles (1962-1970) -- "Dear Prudence" (1968) -- "I call your name" (1957) -- Please please me (1963) -- The mystery inside of George -- "It won't be long" (1963) -- The importance of being Ringo -- The scream -- "Ticket to ride" (1965) -- "Think for yourself" (1965) -- Rubber Soul (1965) -- Instrumental break: 26 songs about The Beatles -- "Tomorrow never knows" (1966) -- Revolver (1966) -- "Strawberry fields forever" (1967) -- The cover of Sgt. Pepper (1967) -- Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band (1967) -- "It's all too much" (1967) -- Magical mystery tour (1967) -- Beatles or Stones? -- The white album (1968) -- "Helter Skelter" (1968) -- "Something" (1969) vs. "My love" (1971) -- The cover of Abbey Road (1969) -- Turn me on, dead man -- The Beatles' last album (1970) -- "Maybe I'm amazed" (1970) -- "God" (1970) -- Paul is a concept by which we measure our pain -- When George sang "In my life" (1974) -- A toot and a snore in '74 (1974) -- Rock 'n' roll music (1976) -- "Silver horse" (1981) -- The ballad of eighties Beatles vs. nineties Beatles -- The end: sorry we hurt your field, mister.

"John, Paul, George, and Ringo remain the world's favorite thing. Yet every theory ever devised to explain why has failed. It wasn't their timing. It wasn't drugs. It wasn't that they were the voice of a generation. The vast majority of Beatles fans today weren't born when the records came out-- yet the allure of the music keeps on growing, nearly fifty years after the band split. The world keeps dreaming the Beatles, long after the Beatles themselves figured the dream was over. Our Beatles have outlasted theirs."-- Book jacket.

From Dreaming the Beatles John, Paul, George, and Ringo remain the world's favorite thing. Yet every theory ever devised to explain why has failed. It wasn't their timing. It wasn't drugs. It wasn't that they were the voice of a generation. The vast majority of Beatles fans today weren't born when the records came out--yet the allure of the music keeps on growing, nearly fifty years after the band split. The world keeps dreaming the Beatles, long after the Beatles themselves figured the dream was over. Our Beatles have outlasted theirs. It is truly impossible to imagine a world without the Beatles. Yes, they are the biggest, most iconic rock band of all time. Their music continues to delight, define, and provide a soundtrack for fans all over the globe. It seems, however, that with each passing decade this band has become more popular, more influential, more ubiquitous, more beloved, just MORE, and in Dreaming the Beatles, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape brings his singular voice to the most universal pop culture phenomenon in history, exploring what the Beatles mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them. This is not another biography of the band, or an expose of how they broke up. It isn't a history of their gigs or gear. It's a fresh, unconventional look at the Beatles' astounding story, from their early friendship to their Sixties creative explosion to their crazed solo years. And, as in his previous books like Talking to Girls About Duran Duran and On Bowie, Sheffield focuses on the emotional connections we make to music. Chronicling his lifelong obsession with the Beatles along with the rest of the world's, Dreaming the Beatles is a passionate celebration of the band and their music, showing how John, Paul, George, and Ringo invented the future we're living in today. It's a book that is brilliant, fresh, and universal--kind of like the Beatles themselves. -- Publisher description

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