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The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970 Hardcover – October 29, 2013
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I like these sort of reproduction books, with removable documents, ticket stubs, mini-flyers and posters. This was an aspect of Beatles history that well deserves a magnification, and the fan will get it here! Wonderful stuff for us Beatlemaniacs these days!
Be aware that due to different publishers, there are different prices for the UK and U.S. Editions of this book. The material contained is identical in each edition, but the U.S.Read more ›
Kevin Howlett who is recognized expert on group appearances on the BBC spent three decades of his career writing about The Beatles, and also running a radio show where he was discussing their appearances on BBC.
Therefore, this book can be considered as collection of everything on which he worked his entire professional career.
He nicely presented his book dividing it into several chapters, each covering one year of their career, from 1962 up to the 1970; each chapter starts with an introduction on two pages where author is describing what were the major events that marked that year in States, UK and worldwide, not only in music, but also what was happening in movies, TV, even politics.
After this brief prelude, each chapter is providing chronologically listed appearances of The Beatles during particular year, how and why they were on the BBC radio or TV programs, intertwining it with the transcripts of interviews that were conducted during these appearances.
Due to the reason that they stop appearing in radio and TV from year 1965, it was very interesting to read about their interviews in remaining years that were given by group members in special circumstances.
In this part of book even readers which are very familiar with The Beatles will be able to learn some new information about group like for example who decided for group to stop appearing in media.
In last part of book, reader will find nice list of people and songs that impacted The Beatles, starting from Motown singers, Chuck Berry, Elvis and some more which are not so famous to general public.Read more ›
In addition to the book there is a folder with facsimiles of documents from the BBC involving the Beatles and a photographic print of the Beatles from the BBC files. For the casual fan of the group this might be interesting but really this is for the hard core Beatles fans. This is a little bit pricey but it is worth it what with the amount of information you get between these 336 pages. I recommend this for anyone who thinks of themselves as a Beatlemaniac.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very detailed look at the BBC years and other interviews by each of the Beatles.Published 20 days ago by Teresa L. Ortner
Arrived on time. Extremely informative with great archive photos and facsimiles.Published 2 months ago by DH
A good account of The Beatles appearances on the BBC. Extensive documentation of the songs sung.
Lots of correspondence among management at the BBC and Beatles management. Read more
What's not to like for a Beatles fan? Lots of new (to me) and interesting stuff.Published 5 months ago by George Hewes
gift for our granddaughter...she and her father love reading it.Published 5 months ago by Kay Akers
I'm reading the trilogy (can't wait for volume two!) and also bought the double CD Vol. 2 of the BBC recordings as a companion. Loving it!Published 7 months ago by Salvatore S. Dalessandro
It was a gift for a Beatles fan for her 64th birthday. Get it-when I'm 64 ? She loved it!Published 8 months ago by Feroza Ardeshir