The 1960s: When Europe´s youth broke onto the 1960s cultural scene they provoked a veritable revolution the effects of which can still be felt today. The Beatles were the stars of the show. More than fifty years have gone by and they are still contributing substantially to today´s collective imagination.
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. But Asher was 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 number-one hit for his duo, Peter and Gordon. A few years later Asher was asked by Paul McCartney to help start Apple Records and 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. In The Beatles from A to Zed , based upon twenty-six episodes of his current and highly popular radio show ´´From Me to You´´ on the Beatles Channel of SiriusXM, Peter Asher shares his memories and insights about the Fab Four, weaving 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.
Anfang 1964 erhielt der Fotograf Harry Benson einen Anruf vom Bildredakteur des Londoner Daily Express, der Benson bat, eine Paris-Reise der Beatles zu dokumentieren. Dieser Auftrag war der Anfang der engen Beziehung zur Band, die Bensons Karriere begründete und aus der einige der intimsten Bilder entstanden, die je von den Beatles gemacht wurden. In Paris schoss Benson das berühmte Foto von den Fab Four bei einer Kissenschlacht im Hotel George V, ein Bild, das Benson selbst einmal als bestes seiner Karriere bezeichnete. Später im selben Jahr begleitete er mit der Kamera die erste US-Tour der Band, inklusive ihrem Auftritt in der Ed Sullivan Show, ihrer überraschenden Begegnung mit Cassius Clay und der Hysterie der New Yorker Beatlemania. Außerdem hielt er George Harrisons Flitterwochen auf Barbados für die Nachwelt fest. Er dokumentierte die Beatles bei den Dreharbeiten zu ihrem Debütfilm A Hard Day´s Night und war bei der inzwischen berüchtigten Tournee von 1966 zugegen, auf der John Lennon behauptete, die Beatles seien ´´populärer als Jesus´´. In diesem Buch sind die besten von Bensons atmosphärisch dichten Schwarzweißbilder versammelt. Dazu gibt es Zitate und Zeitungsausschnitte aus der damaligen Zeit und eine Einleitung von Benson selbst, in der er seine persönliche Sicht auf die Aufnahmen darlegt, die Zeitgeschichte schrieben.
He is the proud torchbearer of the Beatles, the greatest band in the history of popular music, and one of the most closely-studied artists in show business, yet secrets and surprises remain in the life of Sir Paul McCartney. The full story is told in Fab. Howard Sounes, author of the acclaimed Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan, spent more than two years investigating every aspect of Sir Paul’s life and work, including interviewing over 200 people. The result is the richest, most detailed, and most comprehensive biography of McCartney yet written. Unlike previous biographers, the author pays equal attention to the story of McCartney in the Beatles and the ongoing story of his post-Beatles career, creating an engrossing history that spans the long arc of this great artist’s life and work. Fab also includes the full, fascinating story of Sir Paul’s calamitous second marriage to Heather Mills. Sounes proves a judicious critic of the music, while also delivering a superb psychological portrait of the man behind some of the world’s most beloved songs. Howard Sounes is known for writing detailed and revelatory biographies of a wide range of extraordinary personalities, including the murderers Fred and Rosemary West (Fred & Rose), the writer Charles Bukowski (Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life), and the musicians Bob Dylan (Down the Highway) and Lou Reed (Notes from the Velvet Underground). Each book is based on extensive original research. For more information, visit www.howardsounes.com 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015926/bk_adbl_015926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionRain: A Tribute To The Beatles On Broadway This show has traveled the country and has now landed on Broadway! Featuring the story and the music of the Beatles, it has been met with adoration by more than 1.5 million theatre-goers. SonglistA Day In The LifeA Hard Day´s NightAcross The UniverseAll My LovingAll You Need Is LoveAnd I Love HerBlackbirdCome TogetherDay TripperEleanor RigbyGet BackGirlGive Peace A ChanceHello, GoodbyeHey JudeI Am The WalrusI Feel FineI Saw Her Standing ThereI Want To Hold Your HandI´m Happy Just To Dance With YouI´ve Just Seen A FaceLet It BeMother Nature´s SonNorwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)RevolutionRocky RaccoonSgt. Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club BandStrawberry Fields ForeverThe EndThis Boy (Ringo´s Theme)Till There Was YouTwist And ShoutTwo Of UsWe Can Work It OutWith A Little Help From My FriendsYesterday
Even before the Beatles hit the big time, a myth was created. This version of the Beatles legend smoothed the rough edges and filled in the fault lines, and for more than forty years this manicured version of the Beatles story has sustained as truth, until now. The product of almost a decade of research, hundreds of unprecedented interviews, and the discovery of scores of never-before-revealed documents, Bob Spitz´s The Beatles is the biography fans have been waiting for. Never before has a biography of musicians been so immersive and textured. We are there in the McCartney living room when Paul and John learn to write songs together; backstage the night Ringo takes over on drums; in seedy German strip clubs where George lies about his age so the band can perform; and at the Ed Sullivan Show as America discovers the joy and the madness. From Shea to San Francisco, through the London night, on to India, through marmalade skies, across the universe, all the way to a rooftop concert and one last moment of laughter and music. It is all here, the highs and the lows, the love and the rivalry, the drugs, the tears, the thrill, the magic never again to be repeated. Bob Spitz´s masterpiece is, at long last, the biography the Beatles deserve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alfred Molina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000624/bk_sans_000624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Beatles´ first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, has been called ´´a night that changed the course of American culture´´. More than 70 million television viewers - the largest-ever audience for an entertainment show - watched the Beatles´ performance that February 9, 1964. It was only the beginning. Had the Beatles been simply the most successful musical group of all time, their place in history would be secure. But they were much, much more. The Beatles changed popular culture forever. They changed the way people listened to music and experienced its role in their lives. And they were even more. For as their work matured, they became nothing less than the embodiment of the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. Listeners will also discover how the Beatles became prisoners of their own success and how, by retreating into the recording studio, they attained even greater heights by creating songs and albums of such meaning and of such influence that the entire nature and importance of popular music was profoundly altered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016500/bk_adbl_016500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionPlay along with thirty songs from the early years of The Beatles. Specially arranged from actual recordings. Includes chord symbols, chord boxes and lyrics. A playing guide to show you how to play like the Beatles as well as just sound like them. Two magnificant, specially recorded soundalike CDs by a live band.SonglistA Hard Day´s NightAll My LovingAnd Your Bird Can SingAny Time At AllCan´t Buy Me LoveDay TripperDoctor RobertDrive My CarEight Days A WeekFrom Me To YouGot To Get You Into My LifeHelp!Here, There And EverywhereI Feel FineI Saw Her Standing ThereI Want To Hold Your HandIf I Needed SomeoneIn My LifeIt Won´t Be LongNowhere ManPaperback WriterRainRun For Your LifeShe Loves YouThe WordTicket To RideTwist And ShoutWaitYou Can´t Do That
In February 1964, The Beatles made their TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, catching the attention of Bob Eubanks. Wink Martindale catches up with Eubanks in an interview from 1977 about The Beatles playing the Hollywood Bowl. He discusses having second thoughts about booking them for the concert and then selling out in three and a half hours. He explains how increasingly difficult it became over the years to sneak The Beatles out of the venue. Eubanks talks about how he believes The Beatles will always be popular and how proud he is to have been a part of their success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wink Martindale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000154/bk_comm_000154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.