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“Liverpool is the city where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. Because it is a seaport and the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean, it was a target and repeatedly pounded with bombs from Nazi war planes during World War II. As a result, more than ten thousand homes were destroyed. It was during an   Read More …

Categories: Reviews, The Beatles

The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans’ lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers. “Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade   Read More …

Categories: Reviews, The Beatles

Joe Goodden is a second-generation Beatles fan, a journalist, a blogger and paperback writer living in Cardiff, Wales. Formerly a senior online producer at the BBC, he is a music lover and founder of the Beatles Bible website. “Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs” is Joe Goodden’s first book: “The Beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage   Read More …

Categories: Reviews, The Beatles

In 2014, when the 50th anniversary of the iconic film was marked by a restoration release, John Powers (National Public Radio) described “A Hard Day’s Night” as a “pop artifact that still crackles with energy”: “In the unmistakable alchemy of their sound — and in their authentic laughter as they run from shrieking fans during the film’s opening credits   Read More …

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The ’60s were fabulous! It was a decade of colorful joy, vividness, liberation and creativity. It was also a time of crossing lines, adventuring, experimenting and taking pride in being different. The ’60s were bold, eager, visionary and prolific! The ’60s were “swell”! I definitely love this period from the musical and whimsical points of   Read More …

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“Everybody thinks how great it must have been in the ‘60’s. Well, let me tell you – it was! I don’t think there will ever be anything quite like it again!” In his most recent book – “Almost Famous: Journey to the Summer of Love”, Alan Lee Brackett candidly presents the ’60s exactly as they were:   Read More …

After I’ve heard for the first time “Forget Him”, Bobby Rydell instantly reached a top place in my ’60s favourite daydreaming playlist. His strong velvety voice is tender and emotional, like a warm comforting embrace given to his listeners. After I’ve seen for the first time Allan Slutsky’s “Standing in the Shadows of Motown”, it became the documentary I can watch over and over again and still   Read More …

Freda Kelly is about 70 now, a grandmother living in a common British house, far from the glamorous stardom and wealth of the Beatles. She is an ordinary nice lady, going to work everyday and enjoying the company of her family. Nothing gives away the fact that she used to be have the most wanted job in the   Read More …

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If you’re a huge Johnny Cash fan, you will surely find this book fascinating. If you’re just a fan of good music, you’ll be delighted to discover a touching story and an inspiration for the days to come. Firstly, this book is truly amazing just because it reproduces Johnny Cash’s handwriting – even with his own   Read More …

I found this movie to be a puzzle. Pieces of Brian Wilson’s life are flying back and forth, in a frantic sequence of events. Lapidary dialogue scenes and expanded musical parts alternate abruptly. And so it was Brian’s phrenetic existence till then, as the movie reveals. Despite his musical brilliance, he is torn apart by   Read More …

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