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Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
by Paul McCartney
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation - 11-15-05
Piano, guitar, vocals. 72 pages Matching folio to McCartney's acclaimed collaboration with producer Nigel Godrich. 13 songs, including: Fine Line * Jenny Wren * Riding to Vanity Fair * Too Much Rain * and more.
High In The Clouds
by Paul McCartney, Geoff Dunbar, Philip Ardagh
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile - October 3, 2005 96 pages
Forced to leave his woodland home, destroyed by the expansion plans of the evil Gretsch, Wirral the squirrel vows to find the fabled land of Animalia, where all the animals are said to live in freedom and without fear. Aided and abetted by Froggo the hot-air-ballooning frog, Wilhamina the plucky red squirrel, and Ratsy the streetwise rodent, Wirral's personal quest turns into a full-blown plan to save enslaved animals Everywhere -- a plan that is fraught with danger.
Exciting, poignant, and funny, this lavishly illustrated epic tale will delight children of all ages.
Each One Believing: on Stage, off Stage, and Backstage
by Paul McCartney, Caroline Grimshaw, BILL BERNSTEIN
About the Author: Paul McCartney has been rocking the world for 40 years and still plays the same Hofner bass he did with the Beatles. His most recent return to the road has broken box office records and has been seen by over two million people, earning the title Billboard's Tour of the Year. Bill Bernstein has worked with Paul McCartney for fifteen years, enjoying unprecedented access behind the scenes. He was also the photographer at the wedding of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills. His images have appeared in such publications as the Village Voice, The New York Times, and Time. He lives in New York City.
Each One Believing is a revealing, access-all-areas account of life on the road with Paul McCartney. Filled with photographs never before published and insider details, Each One Believing takes you behind the scenes for an exclusive look into a private world. Based on Paul McCartney's most celebrated tour since The Beatles, it weaves Paul's own personal reflections -- along with those of his wife, Heather, his band, and his crew -- together with hundreds of dynamic images by the tour's official photographer, Bill Bernstein, showing both Paul's public appearances and the quiet, one-on-one moments. What drives him to perform? What does it feel like to sing the songs that have touched so many of our lives? This remarkable journey takes us from New York in the days following 9/11, when Paul wrote Freedom; across North America, Europe, and Japan; to his historic show in Moscow's Red Square, "because, having written 'Back in the USSR', I wanted to go there and play that." Poignant and candid, funny and illuminating, Each One Believing is a road trip unlike any other.
Here, There and Everywhere
by Geoff Emerick &
Publisher: Gotham - March 16 2006 304 pages
A fascinating memoir featuring never-before-told stories from Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick—the industry legend who made music history by crafting the groundbreaking sound of the group's most famous records, including Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, and Abbey Road
Geoff Emerick was only fifteen years old when he began working with the Beatles as assistant engineer for their early classics “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You.” Incredibly, at the age of nineteen, he was promoted to full engineer, taking the helm for the group’s groundbreaking album Revolver. Ten months later, he joined forces with the Beatles for the recording of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, hailed by Rolling Stone as the greatest album ever made. In their constant quest for experimentation and new sounds—and despite the technical limitations of the pre-digital age—Emerick developed a slew of innovative recording techniques, many of which are still in use today.
In Here, There and Everywhere, Emerick tells his story for the first time, taking the reader through the hallowed (though somewhat dingy) corridors of Abbey Road Studios to give rare insights into the Beatles’ unique creative processes and personalities and provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the greatest band of all time made their greatest records. As Emerick describes the Beatles’ transformation from wide-eyed Liverpool teenagers into tour-savvy professionals, he provides a startling picture of the Fab Four. Fascinating and moving, Here, There and Everywhere illuminates the creative tensions within the band that fueled their early success, but would ultimately lead them to record in separate studios while the partnership was disintegrating.
The Beatles Complete Scores
by Hal Leonard Publishing
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing - December 1993 1136 pages, hardcover
A fitting tribute to possibly the greatest pop band ever - The Beatles. This outstanding hard-cover edition features over 1100 pages with full scores and lyrics to all 210 titles recorded by The Beatles. Guitar and bass parts are in both standard notation and tablature. Also includes a full discography. Songs include: All You Need Is Love, And I Love Her, Baby You're a Rich Man, Back in the U.S.S.R., The Ballad of John and Yoko, Blackbird, Can't Buy Me Love, Come Together, Drive My Car, Eleanor Rigby, From Me to You, Glass Onion, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Hey Jude, I Saw Her Standing There, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Michelle, Penny Lane, She Loves You, Twist and Shout, Yesterday, and many more! Book is packaged in its own protective box. A must-own for any serious Beatles fan or collector!
by Cynthia Lennon
Publisher: Crown - 09-27-05 320 pages
When she was eighteen years old, a girl named Cynthia Powell met a boy named John Lennon and they fell in love. Their ten-year relationship coincided with the start of the Beatles phenomenon from Liverpool’s dockside clubs to the dizzying worldwide fame that followed. And Cynthia Lennon, John’s first wife, was an integral part of the swirl of events that are now an indelible part of the history of rock and roll.
In John, Cynthia recalls those times with the loving honesty of an insider, offering new and fascinating insights into the life of John Lennon and the early days of the Beatles. And with the perspective only years can provide she also tells the compelling story of her marriage to a man who was to become a music legend, a cultural hero and a defining figure of the twentieth century.
Cynthia has seldom talked in any detail about her marriage and the painful events that followed John’s tragic assassination in 1980. Now she candidly reveals the good and the bad, the loving and the cruel sides of John. She tells of the breakdown of their marriage and the beginning of his relationship with Yoko Ono in more detail than has ever been disclosed before and documents the difficulties estrangement from John and his subsequent death—brought for herself and their son, Julian.
In John, Cynthia Lennon has created a vivid portrait of the 1960s, the Beatles and the man she never stopped loving.
The time has come when I feel ready to tell the truth about John and me, our years together and the years since his death. There is so much that I have never said, so many incidents I have never spoken of and so many feelings I have never expressed: great love on one hand; pain, torment and humiliation on the other. Only I know what really happened between us, why we stayed together, why we parted and the price I have paid for being John’s wife.
I want to tell the real story of the real John—the infuriating, lovable, sometimes cruel, funny, talented and needy man who made such an impact on the world.
A Single Step
by Heather Mills McCartney
Publisher: Warner Books - October 2002
Heather Mills was already a recognized leading land mine activist and a successful model and businesswoman when she and Paul McCartney fell in love and made headlines all over the world. Her story is extraordinary by any standards, a rags-to-riches account of a remarkable young woman with unusual strength and courage, compassion and humanity.
Ticket To Ride
by Larry Kane
Publisher: Running Press - September 2003 272 pages, hardcover
It was 40 years ago today--more or less--that a 22-year-old broadcast journalist from Florida was invited by manager Brian Epstein to travel with the Beatles to every stop on their first North American tours. The only American reporter in the official press party, Larry Kane obtained exclusive, revealing interviews with John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Fortunately, Kane saved his original notes and tapes, and shares them here for the first time. That material provides the basis for his intimate look back at the phenomenon of the Fab Four, and insights into the humor and personality of each group member. Ticket to Ride, illustrated with more than 30 photographs, captures a rare time in history, gracefully melding the story of the Beatles revolution with the changing tenor of the country. Hear John Lennon's early public criticism of the Vietnam War, and learn about the night the Beatles met Bob Dylan. "We had a crazy party the night we met [Dylan]," Paul recounts. " I thought I got the meaning to life that night." Ticket to Ride includes a 60-minute audio CD featuring rare interviews.
Paul McCartney : I Saw Him Standing There
by Jorie B. Gracen
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns; ISBN: 0823083721 - September 1, 2000 Hardcover - 176 pages
Paul McCartney: I Saw Him Standing There presents an insider's glimpse into the private persona of one of the world's greatest musician-singer-songwriters or our time. It has sure-fire, multigenerational appeal for the legions of fans who have followed the star's career for decades. All of the pictures in the book are the work of one professional photographer who has had unique access to McCartney from 1976 to the present. Her exclusive photos, taken during tours, record signings, private parties, press conferences, award ceremonies, backstage moments, and numerous personal encounters, show the many faces of McCartney-the musician, devoted husband, proud father, environmentalist, and animal rights activist. Revealing statements by the artist himself, lively accounts by many of his fans, and commentary by the author complete this remarkable chronicle of an internationally beloved entertainer.
About the Author
Jorie B. Gracen specializes in entertainment, editorial, and public relations photography. Her celebrity photos have appeared in People, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, and a dozen other major publications. One of her best-known photos appears on Paul McCartney's Tripping the Live Fantastic album. She lives in Chicago
The Birth of the Beatles
by Sam Leach
Publisher: Pharaoh Press - Nov 1999
A highly entertaining insight into the Merseybeat music scene in the early days in Liverpool. In no way is The Birth of the Beatles 'just another Beatles book'. Sam Leach, the author is too much of a character for that. As one of Liverpool's leading promoters when Merseybeat and the Beatles were rocking the clubs of Liverpool but had not yet exploded onto the world, Sam was a great friend and supporter of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Pete Best, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The first chapter will have you in tears, the subsequent chapters in fits of laughter. The whole book will transport you back in time to an era when anything was possible and it was all to play for.
Inside the Yellow Submarine: The Making of the Beatles' Animated Classic
by Robert R., Dr Hieronimus, Laura Cortner
Publisher: Krause Publications - Feb 2002
This book is the ultimate and exclusive resource for anybody interested in the clash between the gentle citizens of “Pepperland” and the hated “Blue Meanies” who threatened to rob the world of its color and music.
The Ultimate Beatles Quiz Book
by Michael J. Hockinson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press - 1992
What was the first song the Beatles recorded for "Sgt. Pepper?" When Beatles fans get together, this is just one of the questions they hurl at each other. The Ultimate Beatles Quiz Book is the most elaborate and entertaining collection of these questions ever published.-of-a-kind mine of facts, photos, and Fab Four lore.
by Larry Kane
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers - 09-16-05 304 pages
John Lennon-working class hero, rebel with a cause, citizen of the world. He would have been 65 this year.
A quarter of a century after his death, the questions remain: what was John Lennon really like, what drove him to the heights of creativity and the depths of despair, and why do his music and message still resonate for millions around the world? Now acclaimed broadcast journalist and author Larry Kane uncovers the mysteries of Lennon's life and implodes the myths surrounding it. Kane definitely has the right credentials for the job. He was the only American reporter who traveled in the Beatles' official entourage to every stop on their history-making first American tours, and he stayed in touch with Lennon until an assassin ended the former Beatle's life.
Lennon Revealed is filled with revelations about John Lennon's path from public glory to personal destruction, and ultimately to the inspiring rebirth that defines a triumph of the spirit. Drawing on extensive personal accounts and extraordinary new interviews with more than 50 confidants and experts-most notably, with Yoko Ono-Kane brings the reader closer than ever to the man who, in life and in death, has had a singular impact on humanity. Kane also provides stunning new information about Lennon's relationships with Ono, his childhood soulmate Stuart Sutcliffe, his lover May Pang, and Beatles manager Brian Epstein. The book includes an exclusive DVD featuring the final filmed interview with Lennon and Paul McCartney, conducted by Larry Kane in 1968. Brief clips from this famous interview have appeared in just a few places, including the official documentary Imagine
Corn Flakes with John Lennon: And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life
by Robert Hilburn
Publisher: Rodale Books - October 13, 2009
Robert Hilburn’s storied career as a rock critic has allowed him a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of some of the most iconic figures of our time. He was the only music critic to visit Folsom Prison with Johnny Cash. He met John Lennon during his lost weekend period in Los Angeles and they became friends. Bob Dylan granted him his only interviews during his "born-again" period and the occasion of his 50th birthday. Michael Jackson invited Hilburn to watch cartoons with him in his bedroom. When Springsteen took to playing only old hits, Hilburn scolded him for turning his legendary concerts into oldies revues, and Springsteen changed his set list.
In this totally unique account of the symbiotic relationship between critic and musical artist, Hilburn reflects on the ways in which he has changed and been changed by the subjects he’s covered; Bono weighs in with an introduction about how Hilburn’s criticism influenced and altered his own development as a musician.
Corn Flakes with John Lennon is more than about one man’s adventures in rock and roll: It’s the gripping and untold story of how popular music reshapes the way we think about the world and helps to define the modern American character.