Eight Arms to Hold You

50 Years of Help! and the Beatles

Author: Simon Wells,Paul Skellett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851498680


Page: 180

View: 5815

* The follow-up to the successful Hard Day's Night, with rare unseen photos* Help! is considered the forerunner to contemporary rock musicals and pop videos, with rare unseen photos* The film includes a host of classic tracks such as Ticket To Ride, You're Going To Lose That Girl, 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. 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. It may seem clich�d to say this, but truly, a splendid time is guaranteed for all." Simon Wells, from the introduction.Eight Arms to Hold You is a unique publication. 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. 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, with support from Rex Features Archive, The British Film Institute, The Pete Nash Collection, The Vincent Vigil Collection, The Mark Hayward Collection, The Cavern Club, The Beatles Story Museum, The Hard Days Night Hotel, The Beatles Fest and many other private collectors. 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 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.

The Beatles Literary Anthology

Author: Mike Evans

Publisher: Plexus Pub


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

View: 2660

Compiles accounts of the Beatles by mainstream reporters, rock journalists, cultural commentators, acquaintances, and friends to trace the group's rise to stardom, unique song structure and recording techniques, embrace of psychedelic drugs and pacifism, and much more.

The Beatles and Me On Tour

Author: Ivor Davis

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0990371093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 486

View: 7432

In the summer of 1964, the Beatles took America by storm and changed rock ’n’ roll forever. In this first-ever chronicling of that revolutionary tour from the inside, author Ivor Davis serves up the stories behind the stories as only an insider can. In the rowdy and riotous recollections of THE BEATLES AND ME ON TOUR, Ivor Davis, then a reporter for the London Daily Express, shares his unrestricted access to the Liverpool lads as a member of the Beatles entourage. From inside the band’s hotel suites to the concert arenas to the private jets, the madness and magic plays out through Davis’ personal accounts of hanging with the Beatles for thirty-four jam-packed days. Go behind the scenes for all-night Monopoly games with John Lennon, witness the Beatles’ legendary living-room jam with Elvis, and be there the night Bob Dylan introduces the band to pot. Roll up for this definitive account of the legendary band at a critical moment in the history of rock ’n’ roll.

Beatles Solo

The Illustrated Chronicles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo After the Beatles

Author: Mat Snow

Publisher: Race Point Pub

ISBN: 1937994260

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 662

Examines the lives of the individual members of the Beatles after the breakup of the band, delving into their personal lives and further careers since the group's 1970 dissolution.

The Beatles A Hard Day's Night

A Private Archive

Author: Mark Lewisohn

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871851

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

View: 2257

In March of 1964 director Richard Lester began shooting A Hard Day's Night, a black-and-white feature film starring the Beatles. With slapstick humor and a fantastic soundtrack, the movie imagines the excitement and chaos of thirty-six hours in the life of the Fab Four, and stars John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, with Wilfrid Brambell portraying McCartney's grandfather. The Making of A Hard Day's Night is a collection of photographs and rare ephemera that documents the band on set and behind the scenes. This private archive captures the infectious energy and anarchic spirit of this groundbreaking film. An authoritative essay and lively captions by Beatles’ historian Mark Lewisohn provide context and explores its impact and enduring legacy.

The Beatles

Fifty Fabulous Years

Author: Robert Rodriguez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909768000

Category: Rock groups

Page: 176

View: 929

Formed in Liverpool in 1960, The Beatles became one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. The group built its reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960. Here, Robert Rodriguez looks at 50 years of the band.

The Beatles - Fab Finds of the Fab Four

Author: Noah Fleisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440247170

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 240

View: 7948

The Beatles disbanded in 1970. Rock 'n' roll's greatest group, however, was far from finished. Today The Beatles dominate the world of music and entertainment memorabilia as never before. Like a modern-day archeological dig, The Beatles: Fab Finds of the Fab Four unearths a treasure trove of rock relics in a stunning pictorial guide to a new era of Beatlemania.

The Beatles

Photographs from the Set of Help!

Author: Emilio Lari,Alastair Gordon

Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books

ISBN: 9780789334053

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 3326

An extraordinary collection of mostly unseen photographs of the Beatles during the making of Help!. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the Beatles' second motion picture, Help!, this almost entirely unpublished collection of photographs marks a pivotal turning point in the band's history, as they evolved from much-loved musicians into the most important group of all time. The Beatles' first movie filmed in color, Help! is a madcap adventure featuring cinematography and film sequences widely considered to be hugely influential to the modern performance-style music videos of today. Specialist set photographer Emilio Lari was invited by director Richard Lester to shoot stills of the production at Twickenham Studios and document behind-the-scenes larking about as the band relaxed in their hotel between takes. With an introduction by Lester and intimate, never-before-seen images, The Beatles: Help! provides new and fascinating insights into the band that changed the history of music and the world.

Lennon Remembers

Author: Jann Wenner,John Lennon

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843765

Category: Music

Page: 151

View: 9143

The complete and uncensored 1970 Rolling Stone interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Initially published on the twentieth anniversary of his death, this candid book reveals new information on the breakup of the Beatles, fellow musicians such as Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, Lennon's attitudes towards revolution and drugs, and his relationship with Yoko Ono. Featuring new introductions by Ono and Wenner, and containing substantial material never before seen in print, Lennon Remembers presents a compelling portrait of a complex musical genius at the height of his career. Sometimes anguished and angry, often tender and poignant, these interviews are indispensable to understanding who John Lennon was and why his legacy continues to resonate today.

The Beatles Are Coming

Author: Tim Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909242265

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 96

View: 1687

All you need to know about the Beatles in the years they achieved their worldwide fame.

Looking Through You

Rare & Unseen Photographs from the Beatles Book Archive

Author: Andy Neill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781468312751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9009

With each new issue, Beatles fans worldwide would voraciously devour the contents from cover-to-cover, discovering the Fab Four s latest news and activities and most of all, savouring the exclusive B&W photographs, captured by in-house photographer, Leslie Bryce. During the magazine s six-year run only a small fraction of these photographs were printed and then often altered in some way. The Beatles Book captured the Beatles development from British provincial theatres through foreign tours including their ground-breaking first American visit - and onwards to the band s withdrawal into the recording studio. It was unique in its access as well as concert tours and television shows, the band were photographed off duty, at their homes and in the studio locales that were generally out-of-bounds to most Beatle observers. This unique and original photographic record preserves many important moments within the Beatles career, providing a historically important glimpse into the world's greatest ever entertainment phenomenon."

Experiencing the Beatles

A Listener's Companion

Author: Brooke Halpin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271442

Category: Music

Page: 226

View: 7166

Brooke Halpin takes the reader on a magical adventure through the Beatles’ entire catalog of remarkable, timeless songs to discover the circumstances that inspired the songs and brought four Liverpudlian musicians eternal fame. The volume includes personal vignettes to take the reader back in time to experience Beatlemania for themselves.

The Beatles

Ten Years that Shook the World

Author: Paul Trynka

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756606701

Category: Music

Page: 456

View: 4336

A visually stunning compilation of a decade in the lives of the members of the greatest band in the history of rock music traces the careers of John, Paul, George, and Ringo in more than seven hundred illustrations, behind-the-scenes photographs, rare memorabilia, album covers, and more.

The Beatles

The Band That Changed the World

Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780979298


Page: 192

View: 3097

The Beatles: The Band that Changed the World, an unofficial publication, tells the story of the Fab Four as never before. It shows in beautiful photographs and unique documents and memorabilia reproduced on-the-page, the group's journey from the backstreets of Liverpool and Hamburg to their sell-out concerts in Shea Stadium and their quest for musical perfection. In 1964 half of the American population watched the boys play live on The Ed Sullivan Show and 400 million TV viewers saw them record "All You Need Is Love" in 1967. They were awarded MBEs by the Queen, they jammed with Elvis and sold millions of records all over the world. The Beatles: The Band that Changed the World takes you as close as you can get to that wild ride that spanned two decades and changed the world forever...

John Lennon

Listen to This Book

Author: John Blaney

Publisher: John Blaney

ISBN: 9780954452810


Page: 350

View: 6391

Fab Gear

The Beatles and Fashion

Author: Paolo Hewitt

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791345635

Category: Design

Page: 239

View: 9914

The Beatles' incomparable fashion sense takes center stage in this unique look at how the world's most popular band influenced the fashion of the times. The Beatles knew how much image mattered in the 1960s, and whether it was Nehru jackets, skinny ties, granny glasses, or the Cuban heel boot--if John, Paul, George, or Ringo wore it, the rest of their millions of fans followed. Renowned music and fashion author Paolo Hewitt takes readers on a fashion tour of the Beatles' career and the trends they co-opted. From their Hamburg debut in sunglasses, leather, and black sweaters to the conservative suits they were ordered to wear by their manager Brian Epstein; from their infatuation with Pierre Cardin's collarless jackets to their more casual corduroy; from their Mod madness to psychedelic spaciness to faux-military attire to hippy-chic--each style is revealed as a reflection of the music they made and the world views they embraced. Filled with fabulous photographs and with an appealing retro feel, the book features numerous images, many of which have never been published before. It offers insights into how the band's meteoric rise and enduring success shaped their fashion choices. There's even a chapter devoted to their hairstyles. Fans of all ages, as well as anyone interested in fashion, will be enthralled with this first ever Beatles stylebook that proves the Fab Four were as timely as they were timeless.

The Cutting Edge

The Story of the Beatles’ Hairdresser Who Defined an Era

Author: Leslie Cavendish

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 9781846884313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8349

The Beatles' hair changed the world. As their increasingly wild, untamed manes grew, to the horror of parents everywhere, they set off a cultural revolution as the most tangible symbol of the Sixties' psychedelic dream of peace, love and playful rebellion. In the midst of this epochal change was Leslie Cavendish, hairdresser to the Beatles and some of the greatest stars of the music and entertainment industry. But just how did a fifteen-year-old Jewish school dropout from an undistinguished North London suburb, with no particular artistic talent or showbusiness connections, end up literally at the cutting edge of Sixties' fashion in just four years? His story – honest, always entertaining and inspiring – parallels the meteoric rise of the Beatles themselves, and is no less astounding.

The Beatles Day by Day

The Sixties as They Happened

Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785830313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 8913

The Beatles Day by Day follows the group through their astonishing and turbulent period of unmatched success, ending at the break up of the band in 1970. Paul McCartney publicly announced he was leaving in April 1970, and after legal wrangling, the formal break up occurred in January 1975. This book includes details of all the recording sessions, all the tours, and all the major incidents in their personal lives. Panels and sidebars list all the tracks that they recorded, and contain first hand accounts from those who saw them or worked with them. The book not only illustrates their own personal development, but also shows how they fitted into the 1960's zeitgeist. The book is enhanced with 400 illustrations, not only of photographs and stills, but facsimiles of memorabilia. The Beatles Day by Day makes a wonderful addition to the library of any American historian, music lover, or Beatles fan.

The Birth of the Beatles

Author: Sam Leach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901442304

Category: Rock groups

Page: 240

View: 7681

The origins of the most popular group in the world. Promoter Sam Leach was with them, in Liverpool, right before the explosion of the Beatles Invasion!