Beatles '66

Beatles '66

The Revolutionary Year

Large Print - 2016 | Large print edition
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A compelling, richly detailed look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary musicians whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062497130
Branch Call Number: 782.421660922 TUR 2016
Characteristics: 686 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Jul 19, 2018

It's a wonderful twist to focus on one year of the fab four - 2 album releases and a myriad of storms all in 12 months - it's what drove Cobain to drinking. I'd like more details in this book, if there aren't enough already, but "All You Need Is Ears" can scratch that itch. A fab book indeed.

Aug 10, 2017

"She said 'I know what it's like to be dead, I know what it is to be sad.'"
By my count, there are 5,098 books about the Beatles, give or take a few. So do we need another one about the most discussed, analyzed, and dissected band of all time? Not really, but Steve Turner, who has written extensively about music (Beatles, Who, Cash), finds a good angle, which is to focus on one year: 1966. He argues that this is the year, in which they only released one album (But what an album!) and stopped touring, in which they transformed from the lovable mop tops into pop artists of the first order. It was the year of "Revolver," the final concert at Candlestick Park, and the initial ideas for what would become "Sgt. Pepper's." Turner works methodically and chronologically, putting the Beatles in context, which is illuminating. What I took away was that Paul, forever the cute one to John's smart, arty one, is more avant-garde and experimental than he gets credit for, even if he did have the biggest sentimental streak in the band.

Jun 23, 2017

A fascinating look at a period when the Beatles didn't record much music, but were instead out having experiences that would eventually change all recorded music to follow.

JCLBryanV Apr 19, 2017

Just when you think there's nothing more to write about The Beatles, you discover there's always something to write about if the writing's good enough. What distinguishes "The Beatles '66" from so many other Fab books is the laser focus author Steve Turner brings to the discussion. In this case, one pivotal year in the lives of these great artists. Turner does a great job of widening the scope to include the other cultural touchstones of that year and how they impacted the creative work of the band. Imminently readable.

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