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Description - The "Beatles" by W. Fraser Sandercombe

The British media's take on those four boys from Liverpool. This collection of historical media pieces and interviews chronicles the lives and careers of the Beatles as seen through the lens of popular British music publications -- such as Disc and Music Echo, Melody Maker, Mersey Beat, and the Record Mirror -- from 1961-1970, when they received more media attention than any other rock band in history. As this era of the Beatles' past is explored year by year, the importance of the band's first shows in Liverpool and the subsequent attention it drew to other "Merseyside" bands (those from Mersey County, Northwest England) becomes clear. Information on the Beatles' first trip to America and the controversies surrounding their break-up are also included in this nostalgic trip down memory lane to the time when musicians from Liverpool began making music history. They captured the hearts of a generation. The whole English-speaking world knew the names John, Paul, George and Ringo. Now you can relive the lives and careers of the Beatles as seen through the popular British music publications of the 1960s. The Beatles received more media attention than any other rock band in history. This book explores their year-by-year exploits as they grew from a local phenomenon to international superstars. Included are many personal interviews with the Beatles. You will see that their vibrant, honest personalities were just as important to us as their music. From the Cavern Club to their conquest of America, the Beatles were the leading wave of the "British Invasion," and they set the standards for the music world. This is more than a trip down memory lane; it is the history of the Beatles as witnessed by the insiders of the British press.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781894959612
ISBN-10: 1894959612
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 317
Imprint: Apogee Books
Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - W. Fraser Sandercombe

W Fraser Sandercombe: First short story published in Weirdbook Magazine at 18 years old, continued to write short stories, poetry and to illus-trate with line drawings for Weirdbook until it's demise many years later. Wrote a series of continuing stories for Moonbroth Magazine for four years. Wrote, directed and co-produced a one-act play called Search for the Damn, which won all the awards available for one-act plays in three drama festivals. Won a short story contest through the Burlington Public Library, ended up reading most of it on CBC radio. Played guitar and sang in an assortment of bands since early teens. Continued, and still continue, to write short stories for a number of U.S. magazines -- Haunts, Macabre, Aphelion, et cetera. Broke into the non-fiction market writing for Canadian Magazines and newspapers, gradually beginning to specialise in history and the outdoors, had a monthly column running in Outdoor Canada, did a considerable amount of work for Ontario Out of Doors and Eastern Woods and Waters (still occasionally write and illustrate for Eastern Woods).