Get 20% off + free shipping with promo code GREAT18, today only! Shop Now »

The Beatles Are Here!

50 Years after the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians & Other Fans Remember

Product details

Published By
Algonquin Books
Categories
Number Of Pages
288
Publication Date
February 04, 2014
ISBN
9781616203504

The Beatles Are Here!

50 Years after the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians & Other Fans Remember

Also available at

Description

The arrival of the Beatles was one of those unforgettable cultural touchstones. Through the voices of those who witnessed it or were swept up in it indirectly, The Beatles Are Here! explores the emotional impact—some might call it hysteria—of the Fab Four’s February 1964 dramatic landing on our shores. Contributors, including Lisa See, Gay Talese, Renée Fleming, Roy Blount, Jr., and many others, describe in essays and interviews how they were inspired by the Beatles.

This intimate and entertaining collection arose from writer Penelope Rowlands’s own Beatlemaniac phase: she was one of the screaming girls captured in an iconic photograph that has since been published around the world—and is displayed on the cover of this book. The stories of these girls, who found each other again almost 50 years later, are part of this volume as well. The Beatles Are Here! gets to the heart of why, half a century later, the Beatles still matter to us so deeply.

Read more

Product details

Published By
Algonquin Books
Categories
Number Of Pages
288
Publication Date
February 04, 2014
ISBN
9781616203504

Share with your friends