The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles

The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles

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From Please Please Me to Abbey Road - the fascinating story of the Fab Four's creation, works, and enduring musical legacy.
From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, this collection of essays tells the fascinating story of the Beatles - the creation of the band, their musical influences, and their cultural significance, with emphasis on their genesis and practices as musicians, songwriters, and recording artists. Through detailed biographical and album analyses, the book uncovers the background of each band member and provides expansive readings of the band's music. • Traces the group's creative output from their earliest recordings through their career • Pays particular attention to the social and historical factors which contributed to the creation of the band • Investigates the Beatles' unique enduring musical legacy and cultural power • Clearly organized into three sections, covering Background, Works, and History and Influence, the Companion is ideal for course usage, and is also a must-read for all Beatles fans

Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780521689762
0521689767
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 BEA
BIOGRAPHY
Characteristics: xiii, 316 p. : ill., music ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Womack, Kenneth
Alternative Title: Beatles

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