How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin: The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution

How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin: The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution

Leslie Woodhead


Imagine an international the place Beatlemania was once opposed to the law-recordings scratched onto scientific X-rays, service provider sailors bringing domestic contraband LPs, spotty declares taped from western AM radio overdue within the evening. This was once no fable international populated through Blue Meanies however the USSR, the place an enormous country of track enthusiasts risked repression to listen to the defining band of the British Invasion.
The song of John, Paul, George, and Ringo performed an element in waking up a whole iteration of Soviet early life, establishing their eyes to seventy years of bland professional tradition and inflexible authoritarianism. Soviet leaders had suppressed so much Western renowned track because the days of jazz, however the Beatles and the bands they inspired-both within the West and in Russia-battered down the partitions of country tradition. Leslie Woodhead's How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin tells the unforgettable-and endearingly odd-story of Russians who came upon that each one you would like is Beatles. via stealth, in terms of whispers, during the illicit overdue evening declares on Radio Luxembourg, the Soviet Beatles youngsters tuned in. "Bitles," they whispered, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah."

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