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The Beatles

All These Years
Lewisohn, Mark (Book - 2013- )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Tune In is the first volume of a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles from before their childhoods through the final hour of 1962--when, with breakthrough success just days away, they stand on the cusp of a whole new kind of fame and celebrity. They've one hit record ("Love Me Do") behind them and the next ("Please Please Me") primed for release, their first album session is booked, and America is clear on the horizon. This is the lesser-known Beatles story--the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg--and in many respects the most absorbing period of them all.--From publisher description.
Authors: Lewisohn, Mark
Title: The Beatles
all these years
Publisher: New York :, Crown Archetype,, 2013-
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Characteristics: volumes :,illustrations (some color) ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: v. 1. Tune in. The pre-1971 British monetary system explained
Prologue: Another Lennon-McCartney original (January 1958)
Old before our birth : In my Liverpool home (1845-1945) ; Boys (1945-54) ; "Who you lookin' at? (1954-5) ; Scufflers to skifflers (1956) ; Guaranteed not to split (January-June 1957) ; Come go with me (July 6, 1957) ; "He'll get you into trouble, son" (July-December 1957)
Year 1, 1958: Thinking of linking : "Where we going, Johnny?" (January-May 1958) ; "This is my life" (June-December 1958)
Year 2, 1959: Three cool cats : "A sort of violent Teddy boy" (January-July 1959) ; "Come viz me to ze casbah" (July-December 1959)
Year 3, 1960: Competence, confidence & continuity : The swish of the curtain ; "Hi-yo, hi-yo, Silver, away!" (January-May 1960) ; "Where's the bloody money?" (May 18-30, 1960) ; Drive and bash (May 31-August 15, 1960) ; "Mach schau!" (August 15-September 30, 1960) ; A cellarful of Oiks (October 1-December 31, 1960)
Year 4, 1961: The rock age : The big beat boppin' Beatles (January-March 1961) ; Piedels on prellies (April-June 1961) ; Soup and sweat and rock 'n' roll (July-September 1961) ; Les Nerk twins à Paris (October 1-14, 1961) ; "Right then, Brian, manage us" (October 15-December 3, 1961) ; The boys (December 1961)
Year 5, 1962: Always be true : Choices (January 1-February 5, 1962) ; "A tendency to play music" (February 6-March 8, 1962) ; "Us against them" (March 9-April 10, 1962) ; "He could easily have been the Beatle" (April 10-13, 1962) ; You better move on (April 13-June 2, 1962) ; Under marching orders (June 2-7, 1962) ; The undesirable member (June 7, August 18, 1962) ; Some other guy (August 19-October 4, 1962) ; Friday, October 5, 1962: the sixties start here ; "We've got it, and here we are with it" (October 6-31, 1962) ; "Show me I'm wrong" (November 1-15, 1962) ; New look, new sound (November 16-December 17, 1962) ; And who knows! (December 18-31, 1962).
Summary: Tune In is the first volume of a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles from before their childhoods through the final hour of 1962--when, with breakthrough success just days away, they stand on the cusp of a whole new kind of fame and celebrity. They've one hit record ("Love Me Do") behind them and the next ("Please Please Me") primed for release, their first album session is booked, and America is clear on the horizon. This is the lesser-known Beatles story--the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg--and in many respects the most absorbing period of them all.--From publisher description.
Local Note: 15 35 53 112 118 133 148 149 151 152 172 173 182 210 216 244 250
Master record variable field(s) change: 505 - Master record encoding level change WorldCat Holdings
ISBN: 9781400083053
1400083052
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Lewisohn
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Rock musicians England Biography. Beatles.
Topical Term: Rock musicians
LCCN: 2013031654
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May 27, 2014
  • jcjackovich rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I've read a lot of books about the Beatles. I was amazed at the amount of new things I learned about the Beatles after reading this book. I've enjoyed the previous books about the Beatles by Mark Lewisohn and this is his best yet. This book is the first of three books and it covers the Beatles from when they were young children up to when they released their first song, Love Me Do, and were just starting to get famous in England. The next two books will cover their more popular years.

Dec 26, 2013
  • Fnarf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I disagree with tinybookworm -- there is TONS of new information in this book, thanks to the massive amount of research in original documents and the hundreds of interviews. For instance, the full story of how exactly they got their Parlophone deal has never been told like this -- and neither the Beatles nor George Martin ever knew it.

Lewisohn is especially good on the milieu out of which the Beatles arose -- the streets and scenes around Liverpool (I recommend reading this with Google Streetview open -- many of these places still exist, though sometimes greatly changed). The Beatles did not appear out of nowhere; they had a lot of help, from a lot of remarkable people, and they came from a very remarkable PLACE (and time, of course).

Another thing Lewisohn excels at is uncertainty, of which there is a great deal. He gives all the tellings of all the stories, since no one will ever know the exact truth about many of them (if there even is one). Memory is a tricky thing, and this group has always attracted an unusual amount of mythologizing. Lewisohn navigates these mysteries brilliantly. He corrects a million errors, and brings a million more dark corners to the light.

This book instantly supercedes all previous writing about the Beatles up to 1963. Don't read that -- read this. I can't wait for Volume Two.

Nov 30, 2013
  • tinybookworm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A really well written book on the Beatles. There wasn't any really new information, but it was still a pleasure to read because it is so full of details. Mark has done a lot of research and it shows. He has broken down the Beatles history from month to month in some cases, really well organised. A great Beatle book. I am looking forward to the next volume.

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