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The Beatles 1962-66: The Stories Behind the Songs 1962-1966

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Who was “just 17” and made Paul's heart go 'boom?' Was there really an Eleanor Rigby? Steve Turner shatters many myths and adds a new dimension to the Fab Four's rich legacy by investigating the events immortalized in the songs that took the Fab Four to the top of the charts in the early '60s.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Carlton Books (first published 2009)
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Jack Kronser
Nov 30, 2013 Jack Kronser rated it really liked it
Great stories
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Feb 16, 2012 Bryn rated it really liked it
Excellent portrait of the early Beatles and their songwriting journey.
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Aug 18, 2012 Joshie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Beatles Fan
Around 4 years later, after I listened to The Beatles' discography in Spotify, I opened this book again and savored the facts, the inspirations and the meanings behind the mostly ever simple (Penny Lane, Girl, With A Little Help With My Friends, Let It Be, et cetera), others unfathomable, laughably entertaining (Octopus' Garden, Come Together, I Am The Walrus, Yellow Submarine, et cetera) yet complicated, rock n rolling, nostalgic and utterly mesmerizing (Something, I Want You (She's So Heavy), ...more
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For The Beatles nerd, the book goes through song by song with background info and meaning. Recommended for devout fans; casual readers will find it less interesting.
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Steve Turner is an English music journalist, biographer and poet, who grew up in Northamptonshire, England. His first published article was in the Beatles Monthly in 1969. His career as a journalist began as features editor of Beat Instrumental where he interviewed many of the prominent rock musicians of the 1970s. He subsequently freelanced for music papers including NME, Melody Maker and Rolling ...more
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