The ultimate Beatles encyclopedia


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Harry, Bill


Keyword(s):
Beatles -- Encyclopedias.


Year:
1992


Pages:
720 p.


Publisher:
Hyperion


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
28586145


Label:
Box 46


Notes:
ill. ; 26 cm. "First published in Great Britain in 1992 by Virgin Books"--T.p. verso. Bill Harry. Book


URLS:
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1309/93026933-d.html Materials specified: Publisher descriptionhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1309/93026933-d.html


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: ML421.B4; Dewey: 782.42166/092/2


ISBN:
ISBN: 1562828142; 9781562828141 LCCN: 93-26933


Work type:
Biography (bio)


Edition:
1st American


Research notes:
Review copy - uncorrected proof


Abstract:
"Who directed the film Let It Be? Who were John Lennon's girlfriends before he married Yoko Ono? What does "Obla-di, Obla-da" really mean? Whatever questions one might have about the Beatles, they're all answered in The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia. Drawing on his massive archive, the world's leading Fab Four authority, Bill Harry, has compiled an alphabetical compendium that features the facts, disputes the myths, and settles the scores about the first - and still most beloved - superstar rock group. The 1,500 entries cover every song written by members of the band, every single, every album, club and concert dates, television appearances, every highlight of their careers, the films, biographies of over five hundred people associated with the group - and the real stories behind the headlines: love affairs, drug busts, court cases, and internal squabbles. Every date and event is covered, from schooldays to early struggles in Hamburg to present-day divergent paths. We learn how Brian Epstein really discovered them; the truth behind Stuart Sutcliffe's death; early girlfriends; their touring days; the Apple empire; the studio years; the fans - both loyal and fanatical; the death of Epstein and management problems; their film careers; and rock and roll rivals. Much more than a reference book, this A-Z of Beatledom will clarify any query, settle any argument, inform and entertain. Included are three hundred photos, many previously unpublished, and facsimiles of posters, tickets, and ads. From the Abbey Road studios to the Zodiac club, The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia has everything you ever wanted to know about the world's greatest band."--Jacket.


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