NEW BEATLES BOOK FEATURES UNCUT NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLES
Out now is a commemorative newspaper titled Forever Fab: Original News Coverage From The New York Times, featuring every major article The Times ran on the Beatles between 1964 and 2004. The 80-page booklet, which comes in a keepsake box, features faithful reproductions of all the pages on which the articles originally appeared.
Forever Fab tells the Beatles story as it happened, also serving as a '60s time capsule with its coverage of the Civil Rights movement, and escalation of the war in Viet Nam, running side-by-side with the Times' front-page coverage of the group's historical milestones, such as their legendary 1965 Shea Stadium concert and 1970 breakup.
One of the more interesting reviews from the Times' archives comes from writer Richard Goldstein, who unlike the majority of the then "straight" press, actually panned the group's 1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album writing, "What a shame 'A Day In The Life' is only a coda to an otherwise undistinguished collection of work."
The collection features the full obituaries of both John Lennon and George Harrison and includes special pieces by noted Beatles authors Phillip Norman and Allan Kozin.
Forever Fab: Original News Coverage From The New York Times sells for around $25.
Sir Paul McCartney, right, poses for the photographers with his son James, as he leaves an exhibition of photographs by his late wife Linda McCartney, in a central London gallery,Wednesday April 23, 2008.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr, escorted by his wife Barbara Bach, arrives to attend the exhibition of photographs by late Linda McCartney, then wife of Paul McCartney, in a central London gallery, Wednesday April 23, 2008.
A portrait of late photographer Linda McCartney, taken by her husband Paul McCartney, is included in an exhibition of her photographs from the 1960s to the late 1990s, at a central London gallery, Tuesday April 22, 2008. The collection of photographs, chosen by Paul McCartney, to mark the 10th anniversary of her death, includes images of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Mick Jagger but also rarely seen works and charts her career as a leading photographer.
Sir Paul McCartney sits beneath photos dated from the 1960s up until the late 1990s, including images shot by his late wife Linda, as he hangs them at an exhibition entitled Linda McCartney Photographs at the James Hyman Gallery, April 21, 2008 in London, England.
Sir Paul McCartney (L) looks at photos dated from the 1960s up until the late 1990s, including images shot by his late wife Linda, as he hangs them at an exhibition entitled Linda McCartney Photographs at the James Hyman Gallery, April 22, 2008 in London, England.
Re: Только для любителей КАВЕРОВ группы Автор:Primal ScreamДата: 28.04.08 14:22:08
THE BEATLES The Beatles Jukebox (2008 28-track CD album featuring a collection of recordings that trace the formative sounds that were influential in the development of the band including songs that were either covered in performance by The Beatles, or influenced their song writing, or were personal or collective favourites of the boys [2 of the songs featured here were included in John Lennon’s own portable jukebox!]).
1. Vipers Skiffle Group Don’t You Rock Me Daddy-O Varley/Whyton 2:14 2. Lonnie Donegan Cumberland Gap Trad., arr. Donegan 1:58 3. Bill Haley & His Comets Rock Around The Clock Freeman/DeKnight 2:09 4. Eddie Cochran Twenty Flight Rock Cochran/Fairchild 1:42 5. Buddy Holly That’ll Be The Day Holly/Allison 2:17 6. Lonnie Donegan Wreck Of The Old ’97 Trad, arr Donegan 2:27 7. Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group Freight Train James/Williams 2:55 8. Dell-Vikings Come Go With Me C.E. Quick 2:39 9. George Formby Chinese Laundry Blues Formby 2:23 10. Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald Summertime Gershwin/Heyward/Gershwin 4:52 11. Larry Williams Bony Moronie Williams 3:05 12. Larry Williams Short Fat Fannie Williams 2:25 13. Little Richard Long Tall Sally Penniman/Blackwell/Johnson 2:09 14. Carl Perkins Matchbox Perkins 2:53 15. Carl Perkins Honey Don’t Perkins 2:46 16. Chuck Berry Rock and Roll Music Berry 2:30 17. Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven Berry 2:22 18. Buck Owens Right After The Dance Owens 1:10 19. Hank Williams Honky Tonk Blues Williams 2:10 20. The Everly Brothers Bye, Bye, Love Felice and Boudleaux Bryant 2:21 21. The Everly Brothers Wake Up, Little Susie Felice and Boudleaux Bryant 1:59 22. Elvis Presley Baby Let's Play House Gunter 2:15 23. The Rays Silhouettes Bob Crewe and Frank Slaye 2:44 24. Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So Charles 2:34 25. Joe Turner Shake, Rattle and Roll Charles E. Calhoun 2:58 26. Gene Vincent Blue Jean Bop Gene Vincent/Hal Levy 2:20 27. The Coasters Young Blood Leiber and Stoller 2:18 28. The Coasters Searchin’ Leiber and Stoller 2:45
Re: Новые книги о "Битлз" Автор:Primal ScreamДата: 28.04.08 13:29:35
Beatles for Sale: How Everything They Touched Turned to Gold (Paperback) by John Blaney (Author)
Beatles for Sale is a brand new way of looking at a story you may think you know inside out. Author John Blaney shows for the first time how the group and their inner circle invented so much of what we now recognize as the modern business of making and selling rock music. This was certainly not because Lennon, McCartney, Epstein, and the rest had a clear vision of the way things ought to be. Very often it was simply down to making things up as they went along - because no one had been there before and no one knew how to do these things. The book details the ups and downs of the group as they promoted, advertised, and sold records, played concerts, sold merchandise, made films, and set up publishing and record companies of their own. It is a story of naivety and greed, inexperience and luck, gullibility and ingenuity. It is the story of every aspect of how the Beatles made money - and how virtually every group since then has followed in their footsteps.
The Beatles on Television (Rex Collections) (Hardcover) by Ray Tedman (Author)
The whole of the Beatles' amazing TV career is covered here, from their earliest appearances on Thank Your Lucky Stars! and Ready Steady Go! up to their live performance of "All You Need Is Love" in front of the biggest ever audience in television history—and beyond. The book is a telling record of the way in which the Fab Four swept away the media attitudes of an earlier era and replaced them with their own brand of humor, as well as their own brand of seriousness. It will be a must-have addition to the library of all Beatles enthusiasts.
William F. Ludwig II passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Anybody who has ever seen the Beatles perform will immediately know that name. William F. Ludwig II was the founder of the Ludwig Drum Company.
<-- Ringo and William F. Ludwig II in 1964
It was a Ludwig drum kit that was placed on the stage for Ringo to play on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. So taken was Ringo with the Ludwig drums that after the show he asked Mr. Ludwig to make a custom set for him. Needless to say, after this, with the Ludwig name prominently displayed at every Beatles show, Ludwig drum sales went through the roof.