Bob Stanley

Bob Stanley

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Bob Stanley has worked as a music journalist, a DJ, and a record label owner and is the cofounder and keyboard player for the band Saint Etienne. He lives in London.

Average rating: 4.23 · 523 ratings · 119 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Stor...
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 520 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Fortune Stick
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Bee Gees: The Day-By-Day St...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012
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Saint Etienne
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
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“One story sums up their magical quality. On June 30th 1968, at the height of Apple optimism, Paul McCartney and Derek Taylor were driving back to London from Saltaire, Yorkshire, where they had been recording the Black Dyke Mills Band on a song of Paul’s called ‘Thingummybob’. They were in Bedfordshire. Let’s pick a village on the map and pay it a visit, said Beatle Paul. He found a village called Harrold, which they found quite hilarious, and turned off the A5. Harrold turned out to be a picture-perfect village, with a picture-perfect pub at its heart. The pub was closed, but when the villagers saw there was a Beatle at the door they opened it up. Soon the whole village was in the pub, listening to Paul McCartney on the pub piano playing the as-yet-unreleased ‘Hey Jude’. Every Harrold resident danced and sang along, and the revelry went on until 3 a.m. It was beautiful, perfect, spontaneous and full of love. Harrold. You couldn’t make it up.”
Bob Stanley, Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop

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