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Beatles 66

Author : Steve Turner
ISBN : 9780062475596
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture. They started off as hysteria-inducing pop stars playing to audiences of screaming teenage fans and ended up as musical sages considered responsible for ushering in a new era. The year that changed everything for the Beatles was 1966—the year of their last concert and their first album, Revolver, that was created to be listened to rather than performed. This was the year the Beatles risked their popularity by retiring from live performances, recording songs that explored alternative states of consciousness, experimenting with avant-garde ideas, and speaking their minds on issues of politics, war, and religion. It was the year their records were burned in America after John’s explosive claim that the group was "more popular than Jesus," the year they were hounded out of the Philippines for "snubbing" its First Lady, the year John met Yoko Ono, and the year Paul conceived the idea for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. On the fiftieth anniversary of this seminal year, music journalist and Beatles expert Steve Turner slows down the action to investigate in detail the enormous changes that took place in the Beatles’ lives and work during 1966. He looks at the historical events that had an impact on the group, the music they made that in turn profoundly affected the culture around them, and the vision that allowed four young men from Liverpool to transform popular music and serve as pioneers for artists from Coldplay to David Bowie, Jay-Z to U2. By talking to those close to the group and by drawing on his past interviews with key figures such as George Martin, Timothy Leary, and Ravi Shankar—and the Beatles themselves—Turner gives us the compelling, definitive account of the twelve months that contained everything the Beatles had been and anticipated everything they would still become.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Beatles And Sixties Britain

Author : Marcus Collins
ISBN : 9781108477246
Genre : History
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In this rigorous study, Marcus Collins reconceives the Beatles' social, cultural and political impact on sixties Britain.
Category: History

That Magic Feeling

Author : John C. Winn
ISBN : 9780307452405
Genre : Music
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From Revolver to Let It Be, That Magic Feeling: The Beatles Recorded Legacy, Volume Two, 1966—1970, continues the chronicle of the group’s spectacular career from its creative zenith to its irrevocable split As the Beatles moved into the mid and late 1960s, their collective and individual musical talent and innovations evolved at an unparalleled pace. Like its companion volume, Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles’ Recorded Legacy, Volume One, 1957—1965, this unique work thoroughly chronicles all known and available Beatles recordings during this period of incredible creative growth. Have you ever watched a Beatles film clip and wondered: • Where was that filmed? • Is any more of that footage available? Have you ever heard a Beatles interview and asked: • When was that taped? • Where’s the best place to find the complete recording? That Magic Feeling answers these and thousands of similar questions. With more than 500 entries, it includes recording sessions, concerts, newsreel footage, press clips, TV and film performances, home movies, radio interviews, documentaries, studio outtakes, home demos, and alternative mixes–all of which are given complete coverage for the first time. Author John C. Winn has spent two decades poring over, scrutinizing, organizing, and analyzing hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings and compiling them into a digestible chronological framework, creating the ultimate reference guide to the Beatles’ legendary musical and cultural evolution. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Music

Beatles Motown Beach Boys Etc Classic Rock Discographies Commentary And Mono Vs Stereo Analysis

Author : Dave Armstrong
ISBN : 9781105754777
Genre : Performing Arts
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Motown native and baby boomer Dave Armstrong (born in 1958) provides a goldmine of information in this homage to classic rock, with massive, fact-filled discographies of songs by Motown artists, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Detroit Rock (1965-1975), Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, and Van Morrison: including data concerning stereo and mono versions, recording dates, producers, songwriters, Billboard chart positions, best-sounding recordings, and many other facts. Also contains chapters on the topics of rockabilly, a blues and country musical pilgrimage to the South, recent landmark albums by Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson, selected Beatles mono recordings (deemed as superior to their stereo counterparts), a review of Beatles imitation groups, Bob Seger, classic rock artists 60 years or older, and favorite singles and albums from the classic rock era. A distinctly nostalgic tone is evident throughout. Any fan of classic rock (especially residents of Michigan and Detroiters) will love the musical reflections.
Category: Performing Arts

Indian Sun

Author : Oliver Craske
ISBN : 9780571350872
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over eight decades, Ravi Shankar was India's greatest cultural ambassador who took Indian classical music to the world's leading concert halls and festivals, charting the map for those who followed. Renowned for his association with The Beatles - teaching George Harrison sitar - Shankar turning the Sixties generation on to Indian music, astonishing the crowds at Woodstock, Monterey Pop and the Concert for Bangladesh with his virtuosity. He radically reshaped jazz and Western classical music as well as writing film scores, including Pather Panchali and Gandhi, and transformed awareness of Indian culture in the process. Indian Sun is the first biography of Ravi Shankar. Benefitting from unprecedented access to family archives, Oliver Craske paints a vivid picture of a captivating, restless workaholic, who lived a passionate and extraordinary life - from his childhood in his brother's dance troupe, through intensive study of the sitar, to his revival of the national music scene; and from the 1950s, a pioneering international career that ultimately made his name synonymous with India.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

And The Hits Just Keep On Comin

Author : Peter E. Berry
ISBN : 0815601352
Genre : Music
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A well-known radio personality surveys popular-music history from 1955 to 1976, calling attention to leading artists and their greatest hits and including annual charts of the top fifty songs.
Category: Music

Globalization

Author : George Ritzer
ISBN : 9781118687130
Genre : Political Science
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Updated to reflect recent global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies. Features updates and revisions in its accessible introduction to key theories and major topics in globalization Includes an enhanced emphasis on issues relating to global governance, emerging technology, global flows of people, human trafficking, global justice movements, and global environmental sustainability Utilizes a unique set of metaphors to introduce and explain the highly complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable manner Offers an interdisciplinary approach to globalization by drawing from fields that include sociology, global political economy, political science, international relations, geography, and anthropology Written by an internationally recognized and experienced author team
Category: Political Science

Thicker Than Water

Author : P.J. Parrish
ISBN : 9780786037186
Genre : Fiction
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The Wait Is Over Louis Kincaid Is Back On a hot summer night in Florida, a beautiful young woman is brutally raped and murdered. . . Twenty years later, the man convicted of her slaying is released from prison--only days before another horrific crime is committed. . . Now, Louis Kincaid must follow a trail of death that connects a decades-old case with a new murder--and leads him into a web of secrets and lies surrounding a twisted killer. As one sweltering day melts into the next, the scent of blood hangs thick in the air. . . Praise for the novels of P. J. Parrish "Dead Of Winter is a wild ride with a really fine writer." --John Sandford "A deft, fast-paced plot, knowledgeable writing on police procedures and an interesting lead character propel you through the book." --Miami Herald "Fast paced. . .well-conceived."--Chicago Tribune "Full of intrigue and edge-of-the-seat suspense." --Michael Connelly
Category: Fiction

Simon Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book 14

Author : John M. Samson
ISBN : 9781476785455
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 84.97 MB
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This classic crossword series returns for its ninetieth year with 300 never-before-published puzzles! Simon & Schuster published the first-ever crossword puzzle book in 1924. Now, ninety years later, the tradition continues with a brand-new collection of 300 crosswords from expert puzzle constructor, John M. Samson. The Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #14 is designed with convenience in mind and features perforated pages so you can tear out puzzles individually and work on them on-the-go. This new super-sized book will delight existing fans and challenge new puzzle enthusiasts as they discover this timeless and unique collection of entertainment.
Category: Games & Activities