With the Beatles

With the Beatles
Title With the Beatles PDF eBook
Author Alistair Taylor
Publisher Kings Road Publishing
Pages 256
Release 2011-05-02
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1843583496

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Alistair Taylor, personal assistant to the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, recalls his time with the band in this autobiography.

With the Beatles

With the Beatles
Title With the Beatles PDF eBook
Author Lewis Lapham
Publisher Melville House
Pages 79
Release 2014-05-20
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1612193978

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Halfway between the summer of love and the Tet offensive, the Beatles went to India to study with the Maharishi—and Lewis Lapham, esteemed Harper's editor and award-winning writer, was there. WITH THE BEATLES is a remarkable book of cultural commentary on that seminal '60s moment. The ashram in Rishikesh, India was the ultimate '60s scene: the Beatles, Donovan, Mia Farrow, a stray Beach Boy and other '60s icons gathered along the shores of the Ganges—amidst paisley and incense and flowers and guitars—to meditate at the feet of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The February 1968 gathering received such frenzied, world-wide attention that it is still considered a significant, early encounter between Western pop culture and the mystical East. And Lewis Lapham was the only journalist allowed inside. And what went on inside the compound has long been the subject of wild speculation and rampant rumor. The Beatles said they wrote some of their greatest songs there . . . and yet they also came away bitterly disillusioned. In WITH THE BEATLES, Lewis Lapham finally tells the whole story.

The Beatles from A to Zed

The Beatles from A to Zed
Title The Beatles from A to Zed PDF eBook
Author Peter Asher
Publisher Macmillan + ORM
Pages 189
Release 2019-10-29
Genre Music
ISBN 1250209587

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A legendary record producer and performer takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles and individual reminiscences of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Peter Asher met the Beatles in the spring of 1963, the start of a lifelong association with the band and its members. He had a front-row seat as they elevated pop music into an art form, and he was present at the creation of some of the most iconic music of our times. Asher is also a talented musician in his own right, with a great ear for what was new and fresh. Once, when Paul McCartney wrote a song that John Lennon didn’t think was right for the Beatles, Asher asked if he could record it. “A World Without Love” became a global No. 1 hit for his duo, Peter & Gordon. A few years later Asher was asked by Paul McCartney to help start Apple Records; the first artist Asher discovered and signed up was a young American singer-songwriter named James Taylor. Before long he would be not only managing and producing Taylor but also (having left Apple and moved to Los Angeles) working with Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Robin Williams, Joni Mitchell, and Cher, among others. The Beatles from A to Zed grows out of his popular radio program “From Me to You” on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel, where he shares memories and insights about the Fab Four and their music. Here he weaves his reflections into a whimsical alphabetical journey that focuses not only on songs whose titles start with each letter, but also on recurrent themes in the Beatles’ music, the instruments they played, the innovations they pioneered, the artists who influenced them, the key people in their lives, and the cultural events of the time. Few can match Peter Asher for his fresh and personal perspective on the Beatles. And no one is a more congenial and entertaining guide to their music.

With the Beatles

With the Beatles
Title With the Beatles PDF eBook
Author Alistair Taylor
Publisher Kings Road Publishing
Pages 198
Release 2011-05-02
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1857826922

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When we went to the Palace to get The Beatles their OBEs. John Lennon had some acid with him. 'I'm gonna slip it into the Queen's tea,' he told me. 'I want to open her mind and try to get her to declare war on somewhere nice and warm so we can all go and fight on the beaches.' After Jane Asher dumped Paul McCartney he literally used to cry on my shoulder. We hit the bottle together. Hard. 'I had everything and I threw it all away,' he would say. Alistair Taylor was with The Beatles from the moment they signed with Brian Epstein. In fact, apart from the signatures of each of the Fab Four, his is the only other name on the contract. From the very beginning he travelled, ate, partied, and even holidayed with them, right up until the beginning of the group's spectacular break up. As the group's 'Mr Fixit' he settled paternity cases, bought islands, houses and estates, and took care of John, Paul, George and Ringo when their lifestyles became a little too lively. Alistair Taylor was privy to all the secrets that we were never supposed to know. Now, on the 50th anniversary of Ringo's appointment as drummer, he reveals for the first time what it was really like to ride the rollercoaster that was the sixties with The Beatles.

The Beatles are Coming!

The Beatles are Coming!
Title The Beatles are Coming! PDF eBook
Author Bruce Spizer
Publisher 498 Productions, LLC
Pages 260
Release 2003
Genre Music
ISBN

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An account of the explosion of the Beatles' popularity in the U.S. includes 450 photos and images from period publications, album art work, merchandising and publicity materials, and documents from various legal tussles between record labels after the Beatles' worth became evident.

History with the Beatles

History with the Beatles
Title History with the Beatles PDF eBook
Author Bradford E. Loker
Publisher Dog Ear Publishing
Pages 414
Release 2009
Genre Rock musicians
ISBN 1608440397

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Do you want to stir up some fond memories of the 1960's and The Beatles? Whether you've experienced this phenomenal period known as the 60's first hand or not, this book called History with the Beatles will cast your mind back into the past and take you on a "Magical Mystery Tour" through the highlights of world history intertwined with the highlights of Beatles history between the period of 1960-1971, including relevant tidbits, facts, fads, statistics, trends, personalities, winners, losers, etc., that defined those given years. This in-depth, 390 page chronological timeline book is a new and different attempt to unravel the Beatles story - with the added dimension of world history also included - in order to reflect what was happening in the 60's world history as the Beatles were making their own history. This book is extremely interesting in this regard alone The Beatles soared to unbelievable heights against incredible odds, and then, somehow, just as they reached their peak, they seemed to come apart at the wheels Why? How? When? This book attempts to let the actual facts and events of the Beatles as they happened in actual history help answer some of these questions and more, as the reader re-visits some of the most incredible historical events of the 60's including the Bay of Pigs, Vietnam War, putting a man on the moon for the first time, the JFK, MLK, and RFK assassinations, race riots, Cold War, Civil Rights Act, Woodstock, campus unrest, the Kent State tragedy, etc. History cannot be complete without the Beatles, and the Beatles story cannot be complete without history. This is an in-depth look at both. A "must have" book, for any Beatlemaniac BRADFORD E. "BUSTER" LOKER was born in Cut Off, Louisiana, on April 21, 1964. His lifelong passion as a Beatlemaniac is only exceeded by his love for God, his wife Bonnie, and beautiful children Madison, Matthew, and Miles. They currently live in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He has been an appraiser of real estate for the past 25 years. This is his first book.

Men, Masculinity and the Beatles

Men, Masculinity and the Beatles
Title Men, Masculinity and the Beatles PDF eBook
Author Martin King
Publisher Routledge
Pages 218
Release 2016-04-22
Genre Music
ISBN 1317097483

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Drawing on methodologies and approaches from media and cultural studies, sociology, social history and the study of popular music, this book outlines the development of the study of men and masculinities, and explores the role of cultural texts in bringing about social change. It is against this backdrop that The Beatles, as a cultural phenomenon, are set, and their four live action films, spanning the years 1964-1970, are examined as texts through which to read changing representations of men and masculinity in 'the Sixties'. Dr Martin King considers ideas about a male revolt predating second-wave feminism, The Beatles as inheritors of the possibilities of the 1950s and The Beatles' emergence as men of ideas: a global cultural phenomenon that transgressed boundaries and changed expectations about the role of popular artists in society. King further explores the chosen Beatle texts to examine discourses of masculinity at work within them. What emerges is the discovery of discourses around resistance, non-conformity, feminized appearance, pre-metrosexuality, the male star as object of desire, and the emergence of The Beatles themselves as a text that reflected the radical diversity of a period of rapid social change. King draws valuable conclusions about the legacy of these discourses and their impact in subsequent decades.