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Review The Beatles The Biography Bob Spitz ó 2 Characters The Beatles The Biography Summary ↠ 2 Even before the Beatles hit the big time a myth was created This version of the Beatles legend smoothed the rough edges and filled in the fault lines and for than forty years this manicured version of the Beatles story has sustained as truth until nowThe product of almost a decade of research hundreds of unprecedented interviews and the discovery of scores of never before revealed documents Bob Spitz's The Beatles is the biography fans have been waiting for a vast complete account as brilliant and joyous and revelatory as a Beatles record itself Spitz begins in Liverpool a hard city knocked on its heels In the housing projects and school playgrounds four boys would discover themselves. Holy crap is this book long And informative Also fun to read so yay Here s some fun stuff I learned1 They all had gonorrhea when they recorded Love Me Do2 John was a huge asshole3 Brian Epstein would invite really rough dudes back to his house to beat the crap out of him4 Yoko was even worse than John5 Paul was kind of a dick too6 But Ringo was a nice guy7 During early Beatles concerts theater owners or whoever would wheel retards into the front row until John started making fun of them by putting a plastic bag on his foot and limping around like a spaz Also sometimes the parents of said retards would like bring their kids backstage and then leave them alone With the Beatles

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Review The Beatles The Biography Bob Spitz ó 2 Characters The Beatles The Biography Summary ↠ 2 And via late night radio broadcasts a new form of music called rock 'n rollNever before has a biography of musicians been so immersive and textured Spitz takes us down Penny Lane and to Strawberry Field John later added the s to Hamburg Germany where amid the sualor and the violence and the pep pills the Beatles truly became the Beatles We are there in the McCartney living room when Paul and John learn to write songs together; in the heat of Liverpool's Cavern Club where jazz has been the norm before the Beatles show up; backstage the night Ringo takes over on drums; in seedy German strip clubs where George lies about his age so the band can perform; on the lonely tours through frigid. I just realized I got sucked into another abridged version How the hell do I know if this was good or not when I didn t read the whole thing I HATE ABRIDGED VERSIONSOkay so I got that off my chest On the plus side I have read reviews that complained about how long this book was but I didn t feel that way at all I wanted I loved having Alfred Molina read to me while I was walking around the lake in my neighborhood Then I would go home and play whatever Beatles album had just been discussed hearing many songs I haven t listened to in years It was a joy to revisit all of their incredible music enhanced by recognizing a little lyric or chord or bit of trivia from the book One thing that kind of surprised me because I ve known about this forever but reading about their early days it hit me like a ton of bricks how absolutely heartbreaking it was for Pete Best to get kicked out of the band on the very eve of their success and in such a sleazy cowardly way I don t have enough of my own real problems I have to walk around in a funk for days about what happened to a guy from Liverpool who played the drums 60 years ago For some reason I just could NOT let it go But I m okay nowA complaint I have about the book and this is again possibly unfair because of the abridgment is that the writing was a strange combination of flowery and detached over familiar eg describing what George thought or Paul felt at a particular moment yet removed and impersonal For all the detail provided I somehow felt like the author didn t bring these very famous men into clearer focus as real people Except for Pete Best see previous paragraph He also didn t go into much depth about their relationships which disappointed me give me about Pattie Boyd and George and Eric Clapton any day of the week He devoted a lot of vitriol towards John and Yoko who based on this account were terrible people who deserved each other The bulk of the narrative and where the author did the best job was in describing each album and how it evolved and who wrote which songs and how the lyrics were inspired That was fascinating and as I said before it really made me want to take a listen to these well loved songs from a fresh perspectiveThe story ends with the Beatles break up in 1970 and their lives after are only briefly summarized If you re a Beatles fan and love their music I think you will enjoy this

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Review The Beatles The Biography Bob Spitz ó 2 Characters The Beatles The Biography Summary ↠ 2 Scottish towns before the breakthrough; at Abbey Road Studios where a young producer named George Martin takes them under his wing; at the Ed Sullivan Show as America discovers the joy and the madness; and onward and upward up the charts from Shea to San Francisco through the London night on to India through marmalade skies across the universeall the way to a rooftop concert and one last moment of laughter and musicIt is all here raw and right the highs and the lows the love and the rivalry the awe and the jealousy the drugs the tears the thrill the magic never again to be repeated Open this book and begin to read Bob Spitz's masterpiece is at long last the biography the Beatles deserv. Well I only read the last half to see what jolly Bob Spitz could do with the tale of hippy woe which is the decline fall of the four jolly boys I was expecting a whole lot of fun to be had in the style of Bob s outrageous biography of the other Bob Dylan In that one Spitz makes up whole conversations assumes things when he hasn t got any facts or sources jumps into Dylan s head to riff on what he probably would have been thinking kicks him when he s down and all in all has a right good laugh But in this Beatles tome disappointingly he plays it completely straight So it comes off as pretty good pretty comprehensive nothing that you didn t already know but you can probably give half of your other Beatles books to Oxfam now because it s all in here

  • Paperback
  • 983
  • The Beatles The Biography
  • Bob Spitz
  • English
  • 05 July 2019
  • 9780316013314