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All the Songs

The Story Behind Every Beatles Release

By Jean-Michel Guesdon

**NOTE: EBOOK DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY IMAGES**



Every album and every song ever released by the Beatles—from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The Long and Winding Road" (U.S. 1970)—is dissected, discussed, and analyzed by two music historians in this lively and fully illustrated work.

All the Songs delves deep into the history and origins of the Beatles and their music. This first-of-its-kind book draws upon decades of research, as music historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the circumstances that led to the composition of every song, the recording process, and the instruments used.

Here, we learn that one of John Lennon's favorite guitars was a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he bought for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We also learn that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey Road Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get right, even though it was one of the first songs John and Paul ever wrote together. And the authors reveal that when the Beatles performed "I Want to Hold Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't turned on, so viewers heard only Paul singing.

All the Songs is the must-have Beatles book for the any true Beatles fan.



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Book

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  • 782.42166 Gue, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781579129521


Format: Book
Author: Guesdon, Jean-Michel
Summary: Musical historians Phillippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon delve deep into the history and musical origins of every Beatles album, recounting the circumstances that led to the composition of each song, the recording process and the instruments used.
Title: All the songs : the story behind every Beatles release / Jean-Michel Guesdon & Philippe Margotin ; preface by Patti Smith ; Scott Freiman, consulting editor.
Publisher Date: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013.
Subject: Beatles Rock music -- Great Britain -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism Rock music -- Writing and publishing -- Great Britain.
Isbn: 9781579129521 (hbk.) 1579129528 (hbk.)
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Call Number: 782.42166 Gue
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Bib Id: 461044

Format: Book
Author: Guesdon, Jean-Michel, author.
Summary: Musical historians Phillippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon delve deep into the history and musical origins of every Beatles album, recounting the circumstances that led to the composition of each song, the recording process and the instruments used.
Title: All the songs : the story behind every Beatles release / Jean-Michel Guesdon & Philippe Margotin ; preface by Patti Smith ; Scott Freiman, consulting editor.
Publisher, Date: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013.
Description: 671 pages : illustrations, portraits (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Subjects: Beatles
Subjects: Rock music -- Great Britain -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism
Subjects: Rock music -- Writing and publishing -- Great Britain.
Other Author: Margotin, Philippe, author.
Other Author: Freiman, Scott, editor.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references, discography, and indexes.
ISBN: 9781579129521 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1579129528 (hbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 782.42166 Gue