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Dreaming the Beatles

Author : Rob Sheffield
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Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them. Dreaming the Beatles is not another biography of the Beatles, or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul. It isn’t another exposé about how they broke up. It isn’t a history of their gigs or their gear. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles music on their parents’ stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles mean today? Why are they more famous and beloved now than ever? And why do they still matter so much to us, nearly fifty years after they broke up? As he did in his previous books, Love is a Mix Tape, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, and Turn Around Bright Eyes, Sheffield focuses on the emotional connections we make to music. This time, he focuses on the biggest pop culture phenomenon of all time—The Beatles. In his singular voice, he explores what the Beatles mean today, to fans who have learned to love them on their own terms and not just for the sake of nostalgia. Dreaming the Beatles tells the story of how four lads from Liverpool became the world’s biggest pop group, then broke up—but then somehow just kept getting bigger. At this point, their music doesn’t belong to the past—it belongs to right now. This book is a celebration of that music, showing why the Beatles remain the world’s favorite thing—and how they invented the future we’re all living in today.

Walk Away Dreaming

Author : Mike Lenio
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In the 1960s the Beatles and their music changed the world. Then, almost before we knew it, they were gone. Ten years later, John Lennon died tragically.But what if it didn't happen that way at all?WALK AWAY DREAMING, an alternate history of the Beatles, is a bold answer to that question. It's a trip into a parallel universe and a different world where the band stays together and the world keeps on changing with them. They find a new manager, add a fifth member, and return to the concert stage. But dark urges threaten once again to end the band, to cut John's life short, and to ruin everything they have accomplished. Not only the future of the Beatles but the dream of a better world is in jeopardy.Will they find the spiritual strength they need? What will the future hold? Imagine.

Fandom and the Beatles

Author : Kenneth Womack
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More than 50 years after their breakup, the Beatles are still attracting fans from various generations, all while retaining their original fan base from the 1960s. Why have those first-generation fans continued following the Beatles and are now introducing their grandchildren to the group? Why are current teens affected by the band's music? And perhaps most importantly, how and why do the Beatles continue to resonate with successive generations? Unlike other bands of their era, the Beatles seem permanently frozen in time, having never descended into "nostalgia act" territory. Instead, even after the announcement of the band's breakup in 1970, the group has maintained its cultural and musical relevance. Their timeless quality appeals to younger generations while maintaining the loyalty of older fans. While the Beatles indeed represent a specific time period, their music and words address issues as meaningful today as they were during the Summer of Love: politics, war, sex, drugs, art, and creative liberation. As the first anthology to assess the nature of fan response and the band's enduring appeal, Fandom and the Beatles: The Act You've Known for All These Years defines and explores these unique qualities and the key ways in which this particular pop fusion has inspired such loyalty and multigenerational popularity.

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Author : Frank Bunker Gilbreth
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The Beatles and Sixties Britain

Author : Marcus Collins
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In this rigorous study, Marcus Collins reconceives the Beatles' social, cultural and political impact on sixties Britain.

Because

Author : Mark R. Brewer
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As a devoted fan of the lads from Liverpool, Mark considers himself an expert on their songs, both with the Beatles and during their solo careers. He has selected his favorite forty songs and tells their story in each chapter.

A Women s History of the Beatles

Author : Christine Feldman-Barrett
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A Women's History of the Beatles is the first book to offer a detailed presentation of the band's social and cultural impact as understood through the experiences and lives of women. Drawing on a mix of interviews, archival research, textual analysis, and autoethnography, this scholarly work depicts how the Beatles have profoundly shaped and enriched the lives of women, while also reexamining key, influential female figures within the group's history. Organized topically based on key themes important to the Beatles story, each chapter uncovers the varied and multifaceted relationships women have had with the band, whether face-to-face and intimately or parasocially through mediated, popular culture. Set within a socio-historical context that charts changing gender norms since the early 1960s, these narratives consider how the Beatles have affected women's lives across three generations. Providing a fresh perspective of a well-known tale, this is a cultural history that moves far beyond the screams of Beatlemania to offer a more comprehensive understanding of what the now iconic band has meant to women over the course of six decades.

The Beatles

Author : Judy Dodge Cummings
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This history of the Beatles highlights the band's career and cultural impact. Readers learn about the band's roots in Liverpool, its role in the British Invasion, and the creation of iconic albums. Engaging text, historic photographs, and illuminating sidebars bring the story of the Beatles to life. Features include a timeline, glossary, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Teaching the Beatles

Author : Paul O Jenkins
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Teaching the Beatles is designed to provide ideas for instructors who teach the music of the Beatles. Experienced contributors describe varied approaches to effectively convey the group’s characteristics and lasting importance. Some of these include: treating the Beatles’ lyrics as poetry; their influence on the world of art, film, fashion and spirituality; the group’s impact on post-war Britain; political aspects of the Fab Four; Lennon and McCartney’s songwriting and musical innovations; the band’s use of recording technology; business aspects of the Beatles’ career; and insights into teaching the Beatles in an online format.

PEOPLE The Beatles

Author : The Editors of PEOPLE
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Fifty years ago, the Beatles introduced Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, now considered one of the greatest rock albums of all time. This special edition explores their Summer of Love masterpiece, with the stories behind the songs, interviews with the band, and a complete who's who of the crowded-with-pop-culture-icons album cover. It's hard to believe that all these groundbreaking songs first appeared on just one album: "With a Little Help from My Friends," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "A Day in the Life" and the rest of this classic lineup. Packed with glowing photos of John, Paul, George and Ringo, plus all of the friends who helped them get by, this is the perfect keepsake for Beatles fans everywhere.

PEOPLE Celebrating Beatlemania

Author : The Editors of PEOPLE
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People Magazine presents Celebrating Beatlemania.

Artificial Paradise The Dark Side of the Beatles Utopian Dream

Author : Kevin Courrier
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There is an epigram in this book from the Phil Ochs song, "Crucifixion", about the Kennedy assassination, that states: I fear to contemplate that beneath the greatest love, lies a hurricane of hate. On February 11th 1963, the Beatles recorded "There's a Place", a dazzling, unheralded tune which was included on their electrifying debut album, Please Please Me. This song firmly laid the foundation on which a huge utopian dream of the sixties would be built. Within that dream, however, also lay the seeds of a darker vision that would emerge out of the very counterculture that the Beatles and their music helped create. Thus, even as their music attracted adoring fans, it also enticed the murderous ambitions of Charles Manson; and though the Beatles may have inspired others to form bands, their own failed hopes ultimately led to their breakup. The disillusionment with the sixties, and the hopes associated with the group, would many years later culminate in the assassination of John Lennon and the attempted slaying of George Harrison by deranged and obsessive fans. In this incisive examination, author Kevin Courrier (Dangerous Kitchen: the Subversive World of Zappa, Randy Newman's American Dreams) examines how the Fab Four, through their astonishing music and comically rebellious personalities, created the promise of an inclusive culture built on the principles of pleasure and fulfillment. By taking us through their richly inventive catalogue, Courrier illustrates how the Beatles' startling impact on popular culture built a bond with audiences that was so strong, people today continue to either cling nostalgically to it, or struggle — and often struggle violently — to escape its influence.

Popular Music Theory and Analysis

Author : Thomas Robinson
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Popular Music Theory and Analysis: A Research and Information Guide uncovers the wealth of scholarly works dealing with the theory and analysis of popular music. This annotated bibliography is an exhaustive catalog of music-theoretical and musicological works that is searchable by subject, genre, and song title. It will support emerging scholarship and inquiry for future research on popular music.

The Beatles Off The Record 2 The Dream is Over

Author : Keith Badman
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This book compiles more outrageous opinions and unrehearsed interviews from the former Beatles and the people who surrounded them. Keith Badman unearths a treasury of Beatles sound bites and points-of-view, taken from the post break up years. Includes insights from Yoko Ono, Linda McCartney, Barbara Bach and many more.

The Beatles Way

Author : Larry Lange
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The Beatles as personal growth gurus, you ask? Sure! Everyone knows that the Beatles were brilliant musicians. But there was much more to them than just great music. John, Paul, George, and Ringo created a living legacy of joy, elegance, and peace. The Beatles Way shows how to bring the attitude and ingenuity of the Fab Four into our own lives and achieve Beatle-like success at our work, in our homes, and with our dreams. Author Larry Lange reads between the lines of Beatles lore and finds the secrets to their success, secrets that any of us can employ to rock our own lives: taking risks, creating a team to support you in your dream, and letting yourself evolve as your spirit moves you.

God s Illusion Machine

Author : Mayesvara dasa
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In the tidal wave of intellectual argument that followed the 2006 release of Richard Dawkins's God Delusion book, a fierce debate has raged between atheism and religion over the existence of God, leaving the world's scientists and laymen largely undecided in their opinion. God's Illusion Machine presents a fascinating alternative to a debate that has largely been argued within the framework of Christian versus science concepts. Drawing upon the world's oldest body of knowledge (the Vedas), the author describes the massive illusion to which we are all subjected as we mistakenly believe ourselves to be physical creations of the material world. In God's Illusion Machine, the material world is gradually exposed as the ultimate virtual reality machine for wayward souls who prefer a self-centred, rather than a God-centred, existence. In contrast to Richard Dawkins's assertion that the religious are suffering a delusion for believing in God, the author argues that both the atheists and the religious are under the spell of God's deluding energy called Mäyä, which acts in reciprocation with a soul's desire to be in illusion within the physical realm. By applying the profound spiritual insights of Vedic knowledge along with a healthy dose of common sense and good humour, God's Illusion Machine is an enthralling exposé of the deceptive nature of the material world and the false claims of materialists regarding the nature of life and love. It is a triumph of spirituality over both atheistic materialism and religious dogmatism. God's Illusion Machine is a work of major importance realigning Western religion, philosophy, and science with eternal spiritual truths, an enlightening read for both the atheist and the religious, bringing spiritual certainty and true love to bewildered souls in troubled times. For atheists who like a good argument, for the religious who are stuck for a reply to Richard Dawkins, for fans of fantasy and sci-fi where forces of light and illusion contend in battle, and for you, the reader, whatever your disposition, this book will forever change your outlook on life and its meaning. As the rising sun disperses the darkness of night, so in the presence of Krishna (The Absolute Truth), mäyä (illusion) cannot stand.

Conscious Dreaming

Author : Robert Moss
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Introducing a unique 9-step approach to understanding dreams, Robert Moss shows how to use your dreams to understand your past, shape your future, get in touch with your deepest desires and be guided by your higher self. He explains how to apply shamanic methods, most notably from Australian Aboriginal and Native American traditions, to any and all practical and spiritual challenges. Moss's approach is easy, effective and entertaining, animated by the skilful retelling of his own dreams and those of his students - and their often dramatic insights and outcomes. According to Moss, some shamans believe that nothing occurs in ordinary reality unless it has been dreamed first. In the dreamscape, we not only glimpse future events but can also develop our ability to choose more carefully between possible futures. CONCIOUS DREAMING'S innovative methods of dream-catching and transpersonal interpretation, of dream re-entry and of keeping a dream journal enable the reader to tap into the deepest sources of creativity and intuition - and make better choices in the critical passages of life.

Reading the Beatles

Author : Kenneth Womack
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Addresses the band’s resounding impact on how we think about gender, popular culture, and the formal and poetic qualities of music.

Awakening Your Psychic Skills

Author : Joanne E. Brunn
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Author Joanne Brunn asserts that every human being has psychic abilities. We can realize our psychic potential by allowing ourselves to be perceptive and sensitive to the world and people around us. She points out that everybody has hunches and gut feelings, and claims these moments of awareness are manifestations of our intuitive knowledge about choices and decisions that are best for us. She discusses ways of sharpening psychic skills, and suggests exercises that readers can perform to bring forth their innate psychic gifts. Topics she introduces include: * The everyday use of ESP and clairvoyance * Kinesiology, or awareness of body responses to determine yes or no answers * Use of divination tools, including tarot cards and numerology * Mental projection to transmit beneficial thoughts to others * Use of the pendulum to divine the future The author claims that by becoming our own psychic advisor we help our lives flow more easily, prompting us to live life to its fullest. This intriguing text is complemented with 90 color illustrations.

England s Dreaming

Author : Jon Savage
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WINNER OF THE RALPH J. GLEASON AWARD INCLUDES FOREWORD BY JOHNNY MARR Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage's definitive history of punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. A pop-culture classic full of anecdote, insight and exclusive interviews, England's Dreaming tells the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid decline of the last great rock 'n' roll band and the cultural moment they came to define. 'The definitive history of the English punk movement.' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 'Still the strongest history of punk.' GUARDIAN 'The best book about punk rock and pop culture ever.' NME