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How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin

The Untold Story Of A Noisy Revolution

By Leslie Woodhead, 1937-

Imagine a world where Beatlemania was against the law-recordings scratched onto medical X-rays, merchant sailors bringing home contraband LPs, spotty broadcasts taped from western AM radio late in the night. This was no fantasy world populated by Blue Meanies but the USSR, where a vast nation of music fans risked repression to hear the defining band of the British Invasion. The music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo played a part in waking up an entire generation of Soviet youth, opening their eyes to seventy years of bland official culture and rigid authoritarianism. Soviet leaders had suppressed most Western popular music since the days of jazz, but the Beatles and the bands they inspired-both in the West and in Russia-battered down the walls of state culture. Leslie Woodhead's How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin tells the unforgettable-and endearingly odd-story of Russians who discovered that all you need is Beatles. By stealth, by way of whispers, through the illicit late night broadcasts on Radio Luxembourg, the Soviet Beatles kids tuned in. "Bitles," they whispered, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah."

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Publish Date

2013

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9781608196142


Format: Book
Author: Woodhead, Leslie, 1937-
Title: How the Beatles rocked the Kremlin : the untold story of a noisy revolution / Leslie Woodhead.
Publisher Date: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Subject: Beatles -- Influence. Rock music -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism. Rock music -- Russia (Federation) -- History and criticism. Rock music -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union. Rock music -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Isbn: 9781608196142 (alk. paper) 1608196143 (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Woodhead, Leslie, 1937-
Title: How the Beatles rocked the Kremlin : the untold story of a noisy revolution / Leslie Woodhead.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Description: 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Beatles -- Influence.
Subjects: Rock music -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism.
Subjects: Rock music -- Russia (Federation) -- History and criticism.
Subjects: Rock music -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union.
Subjects: Rock music -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2012031994
ISBN: 9781608196142 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1608196143 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: 781.66094 Woo