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Author Inglis, Ian, 1948-

Title The Beatles in Hamburg / Ian Inglis.

Publication Info. London : Reaktion, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Beatles ING    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 208 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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Series Reverb
Reverb series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-203) and index.
Contents Introduction : a long engagement -- Hamburg before the Beatles, the Beatles before Hamburg -- Sex and drugs and rock'n'roll -- Lovers and friends (I still can recall) -- Something old-- -- --Something new -- Other voices, other rooms -- The sound of the city -- The Beatles after Hamburg, Hamburg after the Beatles -- Conclusion : a long and winding road.
Summary "John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are four of the most famous names in the history of music. In the 1960s, the Beatles became the bestselling pop band in the world, inspiring legions of fans and developing into popular music icons. Fifty years later, their recordings are still in demand. But none of this happened overnight. As Ian Inglis reveals in this tale of the band's early years, before they took the world by storm, the Beatles were little more than an inexperienced, semi-professional group of talented musicians in dire need of practice. Inglis tells the story of the Beatles in Hamburg, Germany, where their agent, Allan Williams, first sent them in August of 1960. In addition to showing how Hamburg itself played a role in the Beatles' remarkable story, Inglis details the difficulties they faced, unusual performance venues, age restrictions, and deportations and the experiences and personalities that shaped them as performers and composers. Ultimately, Inglis explains, the Beatles not only became proficient musicians in Hamburg, but while there they began to build the reputation that would eventually make them the most popular band in the world." -- Publisher description.
Subject Beatles.
Beatles -- Travel -- Germany -- Hamburg.
Rock music -- England -- Biography.
Rock concerts -- Germany -- Hamburg.
Rock music -- Germany -- Hamburg -- 1961-1970.
ISBN 9781861899156 (pbk.)
1861899157 (pbk.)

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