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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Beatles, Beatlemania, and the Music that Changed the World

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It starts in the housing projects and school playgrounds of Liverpool, where four boys would discover themselves--and a new form of music called rock 'n roll. It takes us from the famous first meeting between John and Paul, to the clubs of Liverpool and Germany when George and Ringo join the band, down Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, to America and the height of the Beat ...more
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Published October 1st 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published September 19th 2007)
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Casey Vaughan
As a huge music fan, I knew that Yeah Yeah Yeah had the potential to pull me in as soon as I began reading. Focused on The Beatles, this is written into the text from the start. This biographical novel covers so many different aspects of the lives of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, and also of band members and production teams that came and went along their journey from unknowns to international superstars. Having the opportunity to learn about what it took for The Beatles to become what they wer ...more
Trinette
Jan 09, 2013 Trinette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When my fourth grader brought this book home from school, I picked it up to have a look, and ended up reading the entire thing.

Although this book is written for "young readers", I found that I learned more about the band, the social changes they effected and were affected by, and the 1960s music scene in general than I had learned from more comprehensive Beatles biographies.

I recommend this book to Beatles fans of all ages.
Collin Massad
The Evolution of Rock
While reading this biography Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! By Bob Spitz I learned a lot about the Beatles career and I discovered a whole new side to the British rock band. I very much enjoyed reading about life in England during the late 50’s-early 60’s; life was very different than ours, especially in another country. Every aspect of this book held my attention, I loved hearing about how they started playing instruments, how they all met, the hardships they faced as a band, and then
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Erica Almerico
Mar 31, 2012 Erica Almerico rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a huge music fan, I knew that Yeah Yeah Yeah had the potential to pull me in as soon as I began reading. Focused on The Beatles, this is written into the text from the start. This biographical novel covers so many different aspects of the lives of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, and also of band members and production teams that came and went along their journey from unknowns to international superstars. Having the opportunity to learn about what it took for The Beatles to become what they wer ...more
Hope Pedersen
Mar 17, 2013 Hope Pedersen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beatles! Beatles! Beatles! This book truly focuses on the Beatles' influence on music. It offers great facts about the 'fifth Beatle,' top hits, and more. This book had me feeling many emotions: worried that the boys would never become popular, excited when they made it to the "toppermost of the poppermost," and sad when they broke up. Throughout the whole book, I was hoping that the end would be changed, but it never does. However, this book kept the ending quite positive. If you're wanting to ...more
Martha
Nov 14, 2007 Martha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 10 and up
Shelves: young-adult, kids
After publishing his exhaustive biography of the Beatles for adults in 2005, Bob Spitz gives us this for the younger set. Highly recommended, although probably best for those ages 10 and up as Spitz discusses frankly the Beatles experimenting with drugs and their various struggles with wives and girlfriends. Wonderful at giving context for the many twists and turns of the Beatles phenomenon and their profound effect on pop culture and music.
Rachel Pieters
A fun quick read, I think I read it in a few days. Gives a basic overview of the Beatles from the beginning to the end, some fun anecdotes, a few stories behind some of their songs, photos, etc. Glad I borrowed it from the library, but I wouldn't mind reading a more in-depth book about the stories behind each of the songs in their catalog.
Michele
Feb 15, 2015 Michele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not anything I hadn't heard before, and apparently geared toward a younger demographic, but still, nicely written.
Victoria Shepherd
A manageably sized, clearly written bio that doesn't require the commitment that the more weighty tomes do.
Gary Shapiro
Apr 06, 2009 Gary Shapiro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hear my conversation with Bob Spitz
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Phoebe
May 03, 2013 Phoebe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best biography I have ever read. Ever.
Dani
Oct 29, 2011 Dani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! perfect for any Beatles fan.
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Bob Spitz is the award-winning author of The Beatles, a New York Times best seller, as well as seven other nonfiction books and a screenplay. He has represented Bruce Springsteen and Elton John in several capacities. His articles appear regularly in magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times Magazine; The Washington Post; Rolling Stone; and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others.
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