Best The Beatles Books
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1. The Story of Rock
Author: by Editors of Caterpillar Books
Silver Dolphin Books
1…2…3…4!Let’s rock and roll, babies! 2019 National Parenting Product Award Winner From Elvis Presley to Beatlemania, from Janis Joplin to David Bowierock has transformed through generations while ringing true with passionate sound. Rock along with the greats in this delightful baby book that introduces little ones to the rockers that started it all!
Parental Advisory: May cause toddlers to play the air guitar with adorable frequency.
2. Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream
Author: by David McGowan
Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Members of bands like the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, the Turtles, the Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, Captain Beefheart, CSN, Three Dog Night, Alice Cooper, the Doors, and Love with Arthur Lee, along with such singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Judi Sill and David Blue, lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood Hills.
But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Many didn’t make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day. Far more integrated into the scene than most would care to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson, along with his murderous entourage.
3. Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
Author: by Mark Harris
The New York Times bestseller that follows the making of five films at a pivotal time in Hollywood history In the mid-1960s, westerns, war movies, and blockbuster musicals like Mary Poppins swept the box office. The Hollywood studio system was astonishingly lucrative for the few who dominated the business.
That is, until the tastes of American moviegoers radically- and unexpectedly-changed. By the Oscar ceremonies of 1968, a cultural revolution had hit Hollywood with the force of a tsunami, and films like Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and box-office bomb Doctor Doolittle signaled a change in Hollywood-and America.
And as an entire industry changed and struggled, careers were suddenly made and ruined, studios grew and crumbled, and the landscape of filmmaking was altered beyond all recognition.
4. The Last Days of John Lennon
Author: by James Patterson
Little, Brown and Company
Discover one of the greatest true crime stories in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it. With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. We were the best bloody band there was, he says.
There was nobody to touch us. Nobody except the original nowhere man, Mark David Chapman. Chapman once worshipped his idols from afarbut now harbors grudges against those, like Lennon, whom he feels betrayed him. He’s convinced Lennon has misled fans with his message of hope and peace.
And Chapman’s not staying away any longer. By the summer of 1980, Lennon is recording new music for the first time in years, energized and ready for it to be (Just Like) Starting Over. He can’t wait to show the world what he will do.
Neither can Chapman, who quits his security job and boards a flight to New York, a handgun and bullets stowed in his luggage. The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it. Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon’s friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is the thrilling true story of two men who changed history: One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this dayand the other who ended the beautiful music with five pulls of a trigger.
5. Octopus's Garden
Author: by Ringo Starr
Come sing and dance around in an octupus’s garden in the shade! The classic Beatles song comes to life with colorful illustrations from bestselling illustrator Ben Cort and a CD with a new music recording and audio reading from stellar musician Ringo Starr.
I’d like to be under the sea In an octopus’s garden in the shadeHe’d let us in, knows where we’ve been In his octopus’s garden in the shade Who wouldn’t like to visit an octopus’s garden?Well, now you can!
This lively picture book, complete with a CD of the beloved song, brings Ringo Starr’s joyful underwater tale to life and is perfect for reading, sharing, and singing again and again.
6. Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir
Author: by Peter Frampton
From his early rise to fame to battles with his health, this revelatory memoir by legendary guitarist Peter Frampton celebrates the life of a rock icon. Do You Feel Like I Do? Is the incredible story of Peter Frampton’s positively resilient life and career told in his own words for the first time.
His monu-mental album Frampton Comes Alive! Spawned three top-twenty singles and sold eight million copies the year it was released (more than seventeen million to date), and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in January 2020. Frampton was on a path to stardom from an early age, first as the lead singer and guitarist of the Herd and then as cofounderalong with Steve Marriottof one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie.
Frampton was part of a tight-knit collective of British ’60s musicians with close ties to the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Who. This led to Frampton playing on George Harrison’s solo debut, All Things Must Pass, as well as to Ringo Starr and Billy Preston appearing on Frampton’s own solo debut.
7. The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Author: by DK
DK (December 4, 2018)
December 4, 2018
Who wrote the first true “opera”? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies? The Classical Music Book answers these questions and more by exploring the history of classical music in clear and easy-to-follow sections.
More than 90 works by famous composers are analyzed, with explanations of their music theory and impact on society. You will also explore the fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. Covering Thomas Tallis in the early period, baroque masters like Bach and Handel, and the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner all the way to the modern-day composers, this comprehensive book explores the key ideas rooted in the world’s greatest classical compositions and musical traditions.
The importance of each composition is explained, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context. With its unique approach to the subject, this the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover on every page.
8. Apples to Zeppelin – A Rockin' ABC for Cool Kids!.: A Rockin' ABC for Cool Kids! (Music Legends and Learning for Kids)
Author: by Mr Benjamin Darling
Apples to Zeppelin: A Rockin’ ABC for Cool Kids is the coolest ABC board book ever made. An ABC book that features both common words and rock and roll vocabulary, this book is a perfect first introduction to rock and roll.
This book features over 100 of the most important words in a baby’s life, like apple, dog, and socks, alongside the most important words in a young rocker’s life, like electric guitar, drums, and microphone. Bright and nostalgic illustrations recall the classic rock-era and every page contains a tribute to a classic band, like The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and, of course, Led Zeppelin.
Apples to Zeppelin is a well-constructed board book that is made to survive repeated readings. A unique baby book, Apples to Zeppelin is sure to enchant hard-rocking parents and kids alike. It is the surefire way to make your kids cool – from their very first words.
9. All You Need Is Love
Author: by John Lennon
Celebrate the love that surrounds us every day with this lyrical picture book that beautifully illustrates John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s world-renowned classic song All You Need Is Love. All you need is love, all you need is love All you need is love, love, love is all you need In this gorgeously illustrated picture book, the universally loved song All You Need Is Love comes vividly to life, showing that if we follow the music we will see there is indeed love all around us.
10. In My Life
Author: by John Lennon
With three generations of one family, we share moments that are meant to be savored in this special book that beautifully illustrates the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s world-renowned song In My Life. There are places I’ll remember, in my life, though some have changed…
One gift with a bright bow starts a young girl on a pathone her mother follows with her as she explores, grows, and rides off on her own, only to return again with her own daughter in tow. This hauntingly beautiful book shares the small moments of that journey that are meant to be remembered and savored in the lyrics of this classic song.
11. I Me Mine: The Extended Edition (GENESIS)
Author: by George Harrison
For me, the essence of this book is the lyrics and I believe they stand the test of time because they are written about man’s eternal quest, dilemmas, joys and sorrows. George’s lyrics were, in my opinion, the most spiritually conscious of our time Olivia Harrison Cherished by fans and collectors, I Me Mine is the closest we will come to George Harrison’s autobiography.
This new volume has been significantly updated since the 1980 original. For the first time I Me Mine The Extended Edition covers the full span of George Harrison’s life and work, exploring his upbringing in Liverpool, the growth of Beatlemania, his love of India, gardening and racing cars.
I Me Mine also presents 141 of George Harrison’s songs. With lyrics handwritten and reproduced in facsimile, accompanied by his uniquely intimate and humorous commentary, this new edition of I Me Mine now includes more than 50 additional lyrics written for the Beatles and Harrison’s solo albums from All Things Must Pass to Brainwashed.
12. But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past
Author: by Chuck Klosterman
June 7, 2016
New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today?
How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (orweirder stillwidely known, but entirely disrespected)?
Is it possible that we overrate democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who’ll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong?
Is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkersGeorge Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Daz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among othersinterwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt.
13. Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
Author: by Mark Yarm
A Time Magazine Best Book of 2011, Featuring Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney and more! Twenty years after the release of Nirvana’s landmark album Nevermind comes Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, the definitive word on the grunge era, straight from the mouths of those at the center of it all.
In 1986, fledgling Seattle label C/Z Records released Deep Six, a compilation featuring a half-dozen local bands: Soundgarden, Green River, Melvins, Malfunkshun, the U-Men and Skin Yard. Though it sold miserably, the record made music history by documenting a burgeoning regional sound, the raw fusion of heavy metal and punk rock that we now know as grunge.
But it wasn’t until five years later, with the seemingly overnight success of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, that grunge became a household word and Seattle ground zero for the nineties alternative-rock explosion. Everybody Loves Our Town captures the grunge era in the words of the musicians, producers, managers, record executives, video directors, photographers, journalists, publicists, club owners, roadies, scenesters and hangers-on who lived through it.
14. The Beatles – All These Years – Extended Special Edition: Volume One: Tune In
Author: by Mark Lewisohn
Little, Brown UK
This extended special edition of Mark Lewisohn’s magisterial book Tune In is a true collector’s item, featuring hundreds of thousands of words of extra material, as well as many extra photographs. It is the complete, uncut and definitive biography of the Beatles’ early years, from their family backgrounds through to the moment they’re on the cusp of their immense breakthrough at the end of 1962.
Designed, printed and bound in Great Britain, this high-quality edition consists of two beautifully produced individual hardbacks printed on New Langely Antique Wove woodfree paper, with red-and-white head and tail bands and red ribbon marker. The two books will sit within a specially designed box and lid featuring soft touch and varnish finishes.
The whole product comes shrinkwrapped for extra protection. Mark Lewisohn’s biography is the first true and accurate account of the Beatles, a contextual history built upon impeccable research and written with energy, style, objectivity and insight. This extended special edition is for anyone who wishes to own the complete story in all its stunning and extraordinary detail.