Beatles '66

Beatles '66

The Revolutionary Year

Book - 2016
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The year that changed everything for the Beatles was 1966 - the year of their last concert and their first album, Revolver, that was created to be listened to rather than performed. This was the year the Beatles risked their popularity by retiring from live performances, recording songs that explored alternative states of consciousness, experimenting with avant-garde ideas, and speaking their minds on issues of politics, war, and religion. It was the year their records were burned in America after John's explosive claim that the group was "more popular than Jesus," the year they were hounded out of the Philippines for "snubbing" its First Lady, the year John met Yoko Ono, and the year Paul conceived the idea for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Publisher: New York :, Ecco,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062475480
Branch Call Number: ANF 782.42166 TUR
Characteristics: ix, 454 pages : 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.

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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