Meet the Beatles: A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender, and the World

Meet the Beatles: A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender, and the World

Steven D. Stark


Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling writer of Love Is a mixture Tape, deals an unique, unconventional examine the most well-liked band in historical past, the Beatles, exploring what they suggest this day and why they nonetheless subject so intensely to a iteration that hasn't ever recognized a global with out them.

Meet the Beatles isn't one other biography of the Beatles, or a song-by-song research of the easiest of John and Paul. It isn’t one other exposé approximately how they broke up. It isn’t a heritage in their gigs or their apparatus. it's a selection of essays telling the tale of what this ubiquitous band capability to a new release who grew up with the Beatles song on their mom and dad’ stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles suggest this present day? Why are they extra recognized and cherished now than ever? And why do they nonetheless subject loads to us, approximately fifty years once they broke up?

As he did in his past books, Love is a combination Tape, speaking to ladies approximately Duran Duran, and Turn round brilliant Eyes, Sheffield specializes in the emotional connections we make to tune. This time, he specializes in the most important popular culture phenomenon of all time—The Beatles. In his singular voice, he explores what the Beatles suggest this present day, to fanatics who've discovered to like them all alone phrases and never only for the sake of nostalgia.

Meet the Beatles tells the tale of ways 4 lads from Liverpool turned the world’s largest pop workforce, then broke up—but then in some way simply saved getting greater. At this element, their track doesn’t belong to the past—it belongs to at once. This booklet is a party of that track, exhibiting why the Beatles stay the world’s favourite thing—and how they invented the longer term we’re all residing in today.

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