Meet the Beatles: A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender, and the World

Meet the Beatles: A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender, and the World

Steven D. Stark

Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling writer of Love Is a mixture Tape, deals an enjoyable, unconventional examine the preferred band in historical past, the Beatles, exploring what they suggest this present day and why they nonetheless topic so intensely to a iteration that hasn't ever recognized a global with out them.

Meet the Beatles isn't one other biography of the Beatles, or a song-by-song research of the simplest of John and Paul. It isn’t one other exposé approximately how they broke up. It isn’t a background in their gigs or their equipment. it's a choice of essays telling the tale of what this ubiquitous band ability to a iteration who grew up with the Beatles tune on their mom and dad’ stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles suggest this present day? Why are they extra well-known and liked now than ever? And why do they nonetheless subject loads to us, approximately fifty years when they broke up?

As he did in his past books, Love is a mixture Tape, chatting with women approximately Duran Duran, and Turn round vivid Eyes, Sheffield makes a speciality of the emotional connections we make to track. This time, he makes a speciality of the most important popular culture phenomenon of all time—The Beatles. In his singular voice, he explores what the Beatles suggest at the present time, to enthusiasts who've discovered to like them all alone phrases and never only for the sake of nostalgia.

Meet the Beatles tells the tale of ways 4 lads from Liverpool turned the world’s greatest pop staff, then broke up—but then one way or the other simply stored getting higher. At this element, their track doesn’t belong to the past—it belongs to right away. This publication is a party of that tune, exhibiting why the Beatles stay the world’s favourite thing—and how they invented the long run we’re all residing in today.

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