The Beatles : The Biography (Paperback) - Spitz, Bob

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Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame, in an account that endeavors to provide balanced coverage of all four members. Reprint. *Author: Spitz, Bob *Subtitle: The Biography *Publication Date: 2006/10/10 *Number of Pages: 983 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 9.00

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Publisher Little Brown & Co
Mfg Part# 9780316013314
SKU 202553177
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0316013315
Release Date 10/10/2006
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 1.5T
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"Engagingly written, meticulously researched and documented, and tremendously insightful about the band's rise to superstardom, this book will take its place along with the ANTHOLOGY and THE COMPLETE BEATLES RECORDING SESSIONS in the Beatle-nerd library."
"The author's passion for his subject, and for every nuance of every scene, electrifies even the most familiar moments in the legend."
"Spitz captures the unbridled joy of the group's rise, the astonishing range of their music, and the heartbreak of their dissolution."
"The early chapters of THE BEATLES are irresistible; they have the hypnotic effect of a film clip run backward, the separate pieces of a single whole coming together from the hard-luck streets of Liverpool....It's a miracle that these four geniuses found one another, and it's a miracle they didn't then kill each other."
"With sweep already built into its story and the cumulative effects of the author's levelheaded, anecdotal approach, the book emerges as a consolidating and newly illuminating work. For the right reader, that combination is irresistible."
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Annotation Bob Spitz's lengthy biography of the Beatles minutely examines their formative years, both as individuals in Liverpool and later as a band let loose in the fleshpots and dives of Hamburg. Spitz scrutinizes the complex motives of their manager, Brian Epstein, as well as outlining John, Paul, George, and Ringo's often cutthroat ambition and seemingly boundless energy, which was often enhanced by liberal quantities of amphetamines. He also impeccably renders the band's musical apprenticeship and their growing songwriting confidence, not neglecting to dissect the less savory aspects of their personalities--Lennon's cruelty, and McCartney's obsequiousness.
Editors Note Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame, in an account that endeavors to provide balanced coverage of all four members. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 As soon as The Beatles became famous, the spin machine began to construct a myth--one that has continued to this day. But the truth is much more interesting, much more exciting, and much more moving. In this masterpiece, Bob Spitz has written the biography for which Beatles fans have been waiting. 32 pages of b/w photos.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0983
Publisher Back Bay Books

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