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Description - All The Songs by Philippe Margotin

All the Songs delves deep into the history and origins of the Beatles and their music. This first-of-its-kind book draws upon decades of research, as music historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the circumstances that led to the composition of every song, the recording process, and the instruments used.

Here, we learn that one of John Lennon's favourite guitars was a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he bought for $100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We also learn that 'Love Me Do,' recorded in Abbey Road Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get right, even though it was one of the first songs John and Paul ever wrote together. And the authors reveal that when the Beatles performed 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't turned on, so viewers heard only Paul singing.The hundreds of photographs throughout the book include rare black-and-white publicity stills, images of Beatles instruments, and engaging shots of the musicians in-studio.

All the Songs is the must-have Beatles book for the any true Beatles fan.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781579129521
ISBN-10: 1579129528
Format: Hardback
(217mm x 272mm x 58mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Philippe Margotin

Philippe Margotin has written numerous books on music, including biographies of U2, Radiohead, and the Rolling Stones.Jean-Michel Guesdon is a producer and musician. He created Editions du Pekinois in 1986 in Paris to publish audiovisual creations in music. He has collaborated with Sony, EMI, Universal Music, Philips, Editions Albert Rene, among others. Over the past thirty years he has been compiling an exceptional collection of information and documentation about The Beatles.Scott Freiman combines his career as a composer, producer, and educator with his in-depth knowledge of the Beatles to create Deconstructing The Beatles, a series of multimedia presentations about the composition and production techniques of the Fab Four. Freiman has presented his lectures to sold out audiences throughout North America at theaters, museums, and corporations, such as Pixar, Google, and Facebook.

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