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Whatever Happened to the Metric System? by John Bemelmans Marciano
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" A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song by Steve Turner

A fun but mercifully brief romp (in contrast to The Beatles Lyrics: The Stori
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A fun but mercifully brief romp (in contrast to The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs by Hunter Davies). If you're a diehard Beatles fan, you probably already know mo ...more
A Hard Day's Write by Steve Turner
"This is a really handy book for Beatles music lovers. It gives a short account of the context for each song and its place in the history of the band and/or its members. Interestingly, it includes lots of biographical information in compact form th..." Read more of this review »
A Hard Day's Write by Steve Turner
"I ended up liking this book more than I thought I would. I wish the book had included lyrics for each song, though....not all of us have EVERY Beatles song memorized. (Maybe there is a licensing issue--I don't know.) I skipped many of the write-up..." Read more of this review »
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The Beatles Lyrics by Hunter Davies
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While Davies offers first-hand “behind the scenes” stories about how and when the featured Beatles songs were written, he fails to remain objective by intermittently inserting his personal likes and dislikes of various songs. Davies' introductory com ...more
The Beatles Lyrics by Hunter Davies
"The handwritten lyrics were hard to read, they weren't as inspiring as I thought they'd be, but the information written by Hunter Davies (who was their only authorized biographer during the time they were together as a group) was new to me and gav..." Read more of this review »
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