The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper, and the Summer of Love For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music

The beatles, Sgt. Pepper, and the summer of Love draws readers into that pivotal year in the life of the band. For the beatles, 1967 marks a signal crossroads that would both transform the group’s career and place them on a trajectory towards their eventual disbandment. For the fab four, a project that resulted in a series of classic recordings, 1967 would see the band members part ways with psychedelia and the avant-garde through the trials and tribulations of the Magical Mystery Tour, while at the same time revealing the bandmates’ aesthetic vulnerabilities and failings as would-be filmmakers and auteurs.

Pepper and the untimely death of manager Brian Epstein. Pepper’s lonely hearts Club Band beginning in June 1967. Yet it was also a period that saw them in a precarious state of flux throughout the summer and fall months, as the band attempted to recapture their artistic direction in the wake of Sgt. It was a year in which they exploded prevailing rock music demographics through the global onslaught and international success of Sgt.

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The Roof: The Beatles' Final Concert

Ken shares in the roof: the beatles final Concert, the sense that something special was taking place before his eyes that would live on forever in the hearts and souls of millions. He shares his insights into the factors that brought them up onto that roof and why one of the greatest bands of all time left it all on that stage.

. There are those who were on the periphery of the event that day and heard what was going on; but as one of the few remaining insiders who accompanied the Beatles up onto the cold windswept roof of the Apple building, Ken Mansfield had a front row seat to the full sensory experience of the moment and witnessed what turned out to be beginning of the end.

Join ken as he reflects on the relationships he built with the Fab Four and the Apple corps and what each player meant to this symphony of music history. As the us manager of apple, weeks, Ken Mansfield was on the scene in the days, and months leading up to this monumental event. As seen on the 700 club! he was there! apple records former us manager ken mansfield takes a touching and comprehensive look back on one of Rock’n’Roll’s most significant events, while bringing an insider’s perspective to the days leading up to those 42 fascinating minutes of the Beatles monumental Rooftop Concert.

There are moments in time that cause us to stop and take notice of where we were and what we were doing when they happen in order to commit the experience to memory—how it made us feel, who was there with us, why it felt important. January 30, 1969 was one of those moments.


The Beatles Recording Reference Manual: Volume 1: My Bonnie through Beatles For Sale 1961-1964 The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals

Nominated for the 2018 association for Recorded Sound Collections ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. The first book of the series, through "please please me", "the beatles recording reference manual: volume 1: My Bonnie through Beatles For Sale 1961-1964" tracks the evolution of the band from their earliest recordings and initial hits, "A Hard Day's Night", "With The Beatles", and "Beatles For Sale".

From the first take to the final remix, discover the making of the greatest recordings of all time. Through extensive, fully-documented research, these books fill an important gap left by all other Beatles books published to date and provide a unique view into the recordings of the world's most successful pop music act.

The collection and analysis of hundreds of recordings takes, books, outtakes, photos, film and video evidence, remixes and release versions, magazine articles, and interviews with key engineers who worked on the sessions filter out the noise of myth and conflicting fact to arrive at an accurate telling of the creation of The Beatles classic recordings.

Book features:commercial releases during the period albums, singles and extended play EP discsSong-by-song narratives of work during the period in order of first recording Each narration includes an introduction to the song, information on the technical team responsible for production and a description of the construction of the song from the first take to the final remix, detailing the entire recording process.

. An easy to follow diagram of the recording process. A year-by-year overview of the recording studios used by the band, including the available equipment configurations. A year-by-year overview of the instruments and amplifiers used by the band.


The Beatles Recording Reference Manual: Volume 3: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band through Magical Mystery Tour late 1966-1967 The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals

The third book of this critically - acclaimed series, nominated for the 2019 Association for Recorded Sound Collections ARSC award for Excellence In Historical Recorded Sound, "The Beatles Recording Reference Manual: Volume 3: Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band through Magical Mystery Tour late 1966-1967" captures the band's most innovative era in its entirety.

From the first take to the final remix, discover the making of the greatest recordings of all time. Through extensive, fully-documented research, these books fill an important gap left by all other Beatles books published to date and provide a unique view into the recordings of the world's most successful pop music act.

The collection and analysis of hundreds of recordings takes, photos, outtakes, books, magazine articles, film and video evidence, remixes and release versions, and interviews with key engineers who worked on the sessions filter out the noise of myth and conflicting fact to arrive at an accurate telling of the creation of The Beatles classic recordings.

Book features:commercial releases during the period albums, singles and extended play EP discsSong-by-song narratives of work during the period in order of first recording Each narration includes an introduction to the song, information on the technical team responsible for production and a description of the construction of the song from the first take to the final remix, detailing the entire recording process.

. An easy to follow diagram of the recording process. A year-by-year overview of the recording studios used by the band, including the available equipment configurations. A year-by-year overview of the instruments and amplifiers used by the band.


The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple

His latest book covers all aspects of the beatles 1968 double album titled "The Beatles, " but more commonly referred to as "The White Album" due to its pure white cover. And Canada. The beatles white album and the launch of Apple" is the tenth book on the Beatles by critically acclaimed Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer.

Other chapters deal with the turbulent year 1968, details on the recording sessions and recollections from fans. The book contains 150 color and original black and white images through. The book opens with chapters of the start of Apple and the first four singles released by Apple, including the Beatles single "Hey Jude"/"Revolution.

The book then moves on to chapters about how "The White Album" was received upon its release in the U. S. U. K.


The Beatles: London 1963: BEATLES: LONDON 1963 NORMAN PARKINSON

Their creativity is plain to see in these photos which have become some of the most important in the extensive Beatles catalogue. Now, in collaboration with the norman parkinson Archive and Iconic Images, ACC Editions, presents this historic meeting between a new music group and one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century.

Revealing, insightful and funny this collection of photos captures The Beatles near the start of their spectacular career. The album had been 'please please Me', it was still number one and it would stay at number one for thirty weeks. Britain's greatest photographer meets britain's greatest band • collecting Norman Parkinson's celebrated images of The Beatles at the start of their careerOn the morning of Thursday, 1963, September 12, noted fashion photographer Norman Parkinson was to photograph a young pop group from Liverpool.

Earlier that year, the band had exploded onto the scene - releasing the first of eleven out of twelve studio albums that would reach number one on the charts. That band was The Beatles. Covering nearly 30 rolls of film, these images of The Beatles at the President Hotel in Bloomsbury and famed Abbey Road Studios, offer a rare insight of the making of an iconic band.

Parkinson, already established as Britain's most famous photographer, had a date with its new greatest band.


Imagine John Yoko

John & yoko introduce each chapter and song; Yoko also provides invaluable additional commentary and a preface. Features 80% exclusive, hitherto-unpublished archive photos and footage sequences of all the key players in situ, artists and photographers who were there-including Julian Lennon, Yoko's art installations, celebrities, David Bailey, staff, Klaus Voormann, and exclusive new insights and personal testimonies from Yoko and over forty of the musicians, engineers, Alan White, Jim Keltner, together with lyric sheets, Dick Cavett and Sir Michael Parkinson.

A lot has been written about the creation of the song, so many of the participants have kindly given their time to 'gimme some truth' in their own words and pictures" -Yoko Ono Lennon, Tittenhurst Park, in Berkshire, the album and the film of Imagine, so I'm very pleased and grateful that now, for the first time, John Lennon & Yoko Ono conceived and recorded the critically acclaimed album Imagine at their Georgian country home, England, in the state-of-the-art studio they built in the grounds, 2018 In 1971, mainly by people who weren't there, and at the Record Plant in New York.

. All the minutiae is examined: the locations, the music and lyrics, the key players, the production techniques and the artworks-including the creative process behind the double exposure polaroids used on the album cover. The lyrics of the title track were inspired by Yoko Ono's "event scores" in her 1964 book Grapefruit, and she was officially co-credited as writer in June 2017.

With a message as universal and pertinent today as it was when the album was created, this landmark publication is a fitting tribute to John & Yoko and their place in cultural history. It transports readers to home and working environments showcasing Yoko's closely guarded archive of photos and artifacts, and featuring digitally rendered maps, using artfully compiled narrative film stills, floorplans and panoramas that recreate the interiors in evocative detail.

Personally compiled and curated by yoko ono, the artworks and the films, the creative team, Imagine John Yoko is the definitive inside story-told in revelatory detail-of the making of the legendary album and all that surrounded it: the locations, in the words of John & Yoko and the people who were there.




The Beatles Yellow Submarine

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine comes this fully authorized graphic novel adaptation. The beatles are recruited by the Captain of the Yellow Submarine to help him free Sgt. They agree and head back to pepperland, teaming up with Jeremy The Nowhere Man along the way to help overthrow the evil Blue Meanies through the power of music and love.

They turn the people of pepperland into living statues by dropping apples on them and imprison the Pepperland's guardians, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band inside a soundproof blue glass globe, before confiscating all the music instruments in the land. Pepper's lonely hearts club Band, and the world of Pepperland from the music-hating Blue Meanies.

The music-loving, underwater paradise of Pepperland has been overrun by the music-hating Blue Meanies and their leader, Chief Blue Meanie. He travels to our world where he stumbles across the Beatles and begs them to help him free his world. Pepperland's mayor sends aging sailor, Young Fred out in the fabled Yellow Submarine to find help.

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Being John Lennon: A Restless Life

Though there were more glamorous rock stars in rock history, and then defined, even within the Beatles, it was John Lennon’s attitude which caught, his era in the most memorable way. He could, and would, say the unsayable. 16 pages of B&W photographs. An intimate yet unsparing biography of one of the greatest and most mythologized musicians of the twentieth century.

What was it like to be john lennon? what was it like to be the castoff child, the clown at school, and the middle-class suburban boy who pretended to be a working-class hero? How did it feel to have one of the most recognizable singing voices in the world, but to dislike it so much he always wanted to disguise it?Being John Lennon is not about the whitewashed Prince of Peace of Imagine legend―because that was only a small part of him.

The john lennon depicted in these pages is a much more kaleidoscopic figure, sometimes almost a collision of different characters. He was, funny, of course, often very funny. But above everything, he had attitude―his impudent style somehow personifying the aspirations of his generation to question authority.

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The Beatles, or the "White Album"

Unlike the relatively consistent style the previous LPs had offered, The Beatles revels in confusion. Pepper's lonely Hearts Club Band. Is the lp rock’n’roll? folk? avant-garde? rock? looking back at the lp 50 years later, The Beatles can be seen as a true representation of the spirit of the ‘Fab Four’ and the individual talents that combined to form the greatest group of all time.

This book is not to be read as a scholarly study of The Beatles LP but rather as an experience like listening to the actual record itself: uneven, disorientating, difficult and fun. In addition, conventional wisdom holds that The Beatles marks the beginning of the end of the Lennon/McCartney partnership.

Critical opinion on the beatles aka the 'white album' in 1968 varies, the record being seen as something of a comedown after the exhilaration of the group’s somewhat over-rated predecessor, Sgt. This book however, exists to argue that The Beatles is not only the finest achievement of the Beatles group but can also be considered one of the greatest LP recordings of all time.

The beatles were famous as a tight unit with extremely high standards of composition, musicianship and production and it is the ‘messiness’ of The Beatles LP that is considered problematic most famously by producer George Martin who wanted to edit the songs into a single LP.


Eight Arms to Hold You: 50 Years of Help! and the Beatles

It features both rare and unseen photos and materials from the movie Help!, drawn from archives on all four corners of the planet; all of which is forensically remastered by one of the country's best forensic art and image restorers, Paul Skellett. Richard lester, the legendary director of Help! has also lent his assistance in releasing parts of his private collection including the original hand noted script as well as being part of the book's final approval process.

The book is curated by world renowned Beatles author, Simon Wells Beatles 365 Days and Beatles Japan. This is one of the most meticulously researched and restored beatles titles to date, the vincent vigil Collection, The Pete Nash Collection, with support from Rex Features Archive, The British Film Institute, The Hard Days Night Hotel, The Mark Hayward Collection, The Beatles Story Museum, The Cavern Club, The Beatles Fest and many other private collectors.

So put down your mobile phone, turn off your satellite TV and unplug the internet and travel back 50 years to wallow in the beauty of The Beatles as never presented before. The follow-up to the successful hard day's night, you're going to lose that girl, with rare unseen photoshelp! is considered the forerunner to contemporary rock musicals and pop videos, with rare unseen photosThe film includes a host of classic tracks such as Ticket To Ride, and the title track, Help! "Remarkable as it may seem, but this is the first book on The Beatles' film Help! and that in itself a rare milestone in Fab Four history.

. The project has renowned beatles researcher and author Simon Wells on board to curate and narrate the story, with specialist forensic art and photography restorer, Paul Skellett handling the full image remastering process. It may seem clichéd to say this, but truly, a splendid time is guaranteed for all.