Spencer Leigh The Beatles in Liverpool

ISBN 13: 9781783057566

The Beatles in Liverpool

 
9781783057566: The Beatles in Liverpool

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The story of The Beatles and their native city is one of Rock 'n' Roll's most colourful legends. Even so, until now it has usually been a story patchily told. The Beatles in Liverpool, a companion title to The Beatles in Hamburg, now recreates the authentic flavour of the time and the place that produced the world's most influential rock band.

Beatles historian Spencer Leigh separates fact from fiction, while a vividly evocative selection of photographs brings Liverpool's contemporary post-war cityscape to gritty life.

Here too is the real story of the Beatles' earliest musical influences as well as the significant - if less obvious - effect of Liverpool's thriving arts culture, where everything from painting to performance art helped to give this tough industrial port its creative heart as well as its abrasive sense of humour.

Set in the context of the city, The Beatles' formative period becomes a more coherent story, complementing the Hamburg days and explaining why, despite their differing personalities and collective talents, The Beatles were united by a shared culture that was unlike that of any other British city of the time.

Featuring exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters, club managers, audience members, fans, friends and family, together with rare photographs and memorabilia, The Beatles In Liverpool is the definitive, fully illustrated account of the formative years of a legendary band. Fittingly, this book is published on the fiftieth anniversary of the release of their first single, 'Love Me Do'.

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The paperback edition of the bestselling book written by Spencer Leigh who has conducted more interviews about the Beatles - all of them captured on tape - than anyone in the world.A companion title to The Beatles in Hamburg, this is the first definitive, fully illustrated account of the formative years of the world's most influential rock 'n' roll band. Features exclusive interviews with Pete Best (Beatles drummer), Cynthia Lennon (John Lennon's first wife), Julian Lennon (John Lennon's son), as well as fellow musicians, promoters, club managers, audience members, fans, friends and family. Includes numerous anecdotes about the Beatles, many of them told here for the first time as well as fresh stories about their time in the Cavern. Contains a map of the city centre and outlying areas. Includes many photographs - some from Spencer Leigh's own collection - many previously unseen and specially commissioned photographs of items of memorabilia.

Biografía del autor:

Spencer Leigh is an acknowledged expert on Mersey Beat and his 'On The Beat' programme has been broadcast on BBC Radio Merseyside for over 25 years and has contributed to many BBC documentaries. He writes for The Independent, and Record Collector. Mojo describe him as 'rock music's most enthusiastic amateur historian.' He is also the author of The Beatles in Hamburg and The Beatles in America.

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Verlag: Omnibus Press Nov 2014 (2014)
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Buchbeschreibung Omnibus Press Nov 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 211x240x9 mm. Neuware - Paperback edition of this definitive, fully illustrated account of the formative years of the world's most influential rock 'n' roll band. Features exclusive interviews with Beatles drummer Pete Best as well as John Lennon's first wife Cynthia and son Julian, among others. Includes many previously unseen and specially commissioned photos. 128 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781783057566

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