How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin: The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution

How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin: The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution

Leslie Woodhead


Imagine an international the place Beatlemania used to be opposed to the law-recordings scratched onto scientific X-rays, service provider sailors bringing domestic contraband LPs, spotty pronounces taped from western AM radio overdue within the evening. This used to be no myth international populated via Blue Meanies however the USSR, the place an enormous state of tune lovers risked repression to listen to the defining band of the British Invasion.
The track of John, Paul, George, and Ringo performed an element in waking up a complete iteration of Soviet formative years, beginning their eyes to seventy years of bland reputable tradition and inflexible authoritarianism. Soviet leaders had suppressed such a lot Western renowned tune because the days of jazz, however the Beatles and the bands they inspired-both within the West and in Russia-battered down the partitions of country tradition. Leslie Woodhead's How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin tells the unforgettable-and endearingly odd-story of Russians who came upon that every one you wish is Beatles. via stealth, in terms of whispers, during the illicit past due evening proclaims on Radio Luxembourg, the Soviet Beatles childrens tuned in. "Bitles," they whispered, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah."

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