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The Cambridge companion to the Beatles

Author: Kenneth Womack
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, this collection of essays tells the story of the Beatles - the creation of the band, their musical influences, and their cultural significance, with emphasis on their genesis and practices as musicians, songwriters, and recording artists. Through detailed biographical and album analyses, the book uncovers the background of each band member and provides expansive readings of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version (2009 printing):
Cambridge companion to the Beatles.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009030744
Online version (2011 printing):
Cambridge companion to the Beatles.
Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, [2011]
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Womack
ISBN: 9780521869652 052186965X 9780521689762 0521689767
OCLC Number: 422753472
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes 'I believe in tomorrow: the posthumous life of the Beatles by Anthony DeCurtis', and 'Chronology of the Beatles' lives and works'.
Awards: Winner of Independent 'Music Book of the Year' 2009
Description: xxiii, 316 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
Contents: Introducing the Beatles / Kenneth Womack --
Background. Six boys, six Beatles : the formative years, 1950-1962 / Dave Laing ; The Beatles as recording artists / Jerry Zolten --
Works. Rock and roll music / Howard Kramer ; "Try thinking more" : Rubber soul and the Beatles' transformation of pop / James M. Decker ; Magical mystery tours, and other trips : yellow submarines, newspaper taxis, and the Beatles' psychedelic years / Russell Reising and Jim LeBlanc ; Revolution / Ian Inglis ; On their way home : the Beatles in 1969 and 1970 / Steve Hamelman ; Apple Records / Bruce Spizer ; The solo years / Michael Frontani ; Any time at all : the Beatles' free phrase rhythms / Walter Everett --
History and influence. The Beatles as Zeitgeist / Sheila Whiteley ; Beatles news : product line extensions and the rock canon / Gary Burns ; "An abstraction, like Christmas" : the Beatles for sale and for keeps / John Kimsey.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Other Titles: Beatles
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth Womack.
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From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, this collection tells the fascinating story of the Beatles - their individual backgrounds, their major works, and their enduring musical legacy. Providing  Read more...


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