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The Beatles, Popular Music And Society: A Thousand Voices

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The Beatles' evolution from a Liverpool rock'n'roll group into one of the 20th century's defining images has been repeatedly chronicled but rarely analyzed. This is a critical appreciation of their music and career, and the issues and debates they provoked. The volume provides a sustained investigation of some of the many historical, cultural, musical and sociological face ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by MacMillan
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Alan
a diverse collection of essays examining the impact of the Beatles and 'youth culture' in the 60s on society then and now (eg did they start off celebrity culture?). Attempts to add context to Beatlemania and (most of) their songs. Pretty good/interesting for Beatles fans although some might cringe at the academic speak - the 'Postmodern White Album' anyone?
The book opens with what the Queen said on her fiftieth wedding anniversay:
'What a remarkable 50 years they have been... think what we woul
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