This audiobook is my personal tribute to the Beatles - Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. One might think, for just a moment, that my subtitle - ´´Growing up with John, Paul, George and Ringo´´ - would imply that I actually grew up with these men during my childhood. Well, I actually did grow up with them but not in the physical sense of having played with them as boys in the neighborhoods of Liverpool, England, or having attended school with them. (I was only a toddler when they invaded America.) No, I grew up with the Beatles in the sense of their being the first musical influence that ever touched my life in a significant way. At the early age of six, I remember hearing my sister play her Beatles albums and singles. I listened to them with her at about age seven, hearing albums such as Abbey Road and singles such as ´´You Know My Name (Look Up the Number).´´ I realized that this group had an incredible range of diversity, from rock-opera type releases to songs with a great deal of humor in them. From that time forward, and throughout my life to-date, this amazing music phenomenon has made me laugh, cry, rejoice and feel romantic when courting my wife in the early 1980s. Do I place the Beatles in the same category as a religious experience or something I could never have survived without? Certainly not. But I can say honestly that their music has brought more to my life than I would have experienced had I never discovered them. It is my hope that this audiobook helps to convey some of that experience to its listeners and that, at the same time, they can see in the chapters that follow, the humanity, struggles, and events that also impacted the lives of these brilliant music legends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James M. Lowrance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013532/bk_acx0_013532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Haven´t you always wanted to go backstage? Englishman Bryan Rooney is your personal guide through the highs and lows of the music business as he experienced it, starting where rock ´n´ roll begain: Liverpool in the 1960s. As one of the first roadies ever, Bryan tells firsthand about life on and off the road - and around the world - with Procol Harum, Reinhard Mey, The Beatles, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Donna Summer, and more. Join this master storyteller as he takes you from concert riots in the Frisian Islands and Milan, through the hallways of Tittenhurst Park, to being pulled over by Malibu cops in an Excalibur with a drunken Keith Moon wearing a Nazi uniform. Celebrate Bryan´s wedding with his best man Ringo Starr, and fly the Concorde with sausages for John Lennon. BackStage is your pass to this whirlwind adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Rooney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024318/bk_acx0_024318_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From behind the drums to behind the lens, in PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr opens his archives to share memories of his childhood, The Beatles and beyond. Rare and unseen photographs taken by Ringo, with others reproduced from his family albums, are showcased here for fans of The Beatles and anyone passionate about modern music. Accompanied by Ringo´s original manuscript of over 15,000 words, PHOTOGRAPH gives unprecedented insight into the life of one of the world´s greatest musicians. From Pwllheli to Delhi, obscurity to superstardom, join Ringo on his travels in his photographic memoir.
Even before the Beatles hit the big time, a myth was created. This version of the Beatles legend smoothed the rough edges and filled in the fault lines, and for more than forty years this manicured version of the Beatles story has sustained as truth, until now. The product of almost a decade of research, hundreds of unprecedented interviews, and the discovery of scores of never-before-revealed documents, Bob Spitz´s The Beatles is the biography fans have been waiting for. Never before has a biography of musicians been so immersive and textured. We are there in the McCartney living room when Paul and John learn to write songs together; backstage the night Ringo takes over on drums; in seedy German strip clubs where George lies about his age so the band can perform; and at the Ed Sullivan Show as America discovers the joy and the madness. From Shea to San Francisco, through the London night, on to India, through marmalade skies, across the universe, all the way to a rooftop concert and one last moment of laughter and music. It is all here, the highs and the lows, the love and the rivalry, the drugs, the tears, the thrill, the magic never again to be repeated. Bob Spitz´s masterpiece is, at long last, the biography the Beatles deserve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alfred Molina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000624/bk_sans_000624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Beatles Collector Print ´´Yellow Submarine Group´´ aus Polystyrol, mit PVC-Scheibe, Bildinnenmaß 30x40 cm.