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Fab Four FAQ : Everything Left to Know About the Beatles... and More! - Stuart Shea

Fab Four FAQ

Everything Left to Know About the Beatles... and More!

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40 years after the release of the iconic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band , the Beatles continue to captivate music fans of all ages.

There's something always more to discuss about the Fab Four. What were their greatest live performances? Their worst moments? Stories still unknown by most music fans, trends still unseen, history still uninterpreted are all revealed in Fab Four FAQ.

Pop culture authors Stuart Shea and Rob Rodriguez provide must-know fan trivia and offer obscure Beatles facts and stories in an easy-to-read, provocative format that will start as many arguments as will end them. With more than sixty chapters of stories, history, observation, and opinion, Fab Four FAQ lays bare the whys and wherefores that made the Beatles so great, giving credit where credit is due and maybe bursting some bubbles along the way.

Forewordp. ix
Introduction: The Sea of Timep. xi
In the Beginning: Some Historyp. 3
When I Was a Boy: The Beatles' 1950s Rootsp. 3
In the Town Where I Was Born: The Liverpool of Beatle Legendp. 13
Then There Was Music: The Road to Fabdomp. 23
Yes, I'm Gonna Be a Star: Beatlemania
Off to the Jukebox Man: The Beatles' Record Labelsp. 39
Move Over Once: Ten Acts Knocked from the #1 Spot by the Beatlesp. 49
I Read the News Today, Oh Boy: Grabbing the Headlinesp. 56
We All Want to Change Your Head: The Beatles in Politicsp. 72
We Hope You Have Enjoyed the Show: Ten Immortal Performancesp. 81
I Saw the Photograph: Ten Notable Beatles Photo Sessionsp. 94
There Are Places I Remember: The Beatles' Londonp. 106
I Saw a Film Today: Cinematic Achievements of the Beatlesp. 116
You're Telling All Those Lies: Commonly Believed Mythsp. 129
Will You Read My Book?: The Essential Beatle Bookshelfp. 139
Listen to the Music Playing in Your Head: The Recordings
It's a Clean Machine: Ten Beatles Instrumentsp. 151
Every Sound There Is: What Was That, Anyway?p. 162
No One (I Think) Is in My Tree: Recording Innovationsp. 172
If I Knew What I Was Missing: Some Recording Variationsp. 182
Half of What's Wrong: Ten Mistakes That Slipped onto the Vinylp. 191
There's Nobody There: Solo Performances Within a Group Contextp. 198
Oh, Rock On, Anybody: Ten Recordings Featuring Musical Role-switchingp. 207
All Right, George!: The Quiet One's Shining Guitar Momentsp. 214
Way Beyond Compare: The Cute One Can Play, Too!p. 223
I Got Blisters on My Fingers: The New Guy Shows George Martin What For!p. 230
Oh, Look Out!: The Witty One, When He Still Believedp. 240
Help Me If You Can: Outsiders on the Insidep. 248
I Can Be Handy: The Beatles in Service of Their Labelp. 258
Do You Need Anybody?: Assistance Renderedp. 267
I Believe in Yesterday: Ten Beatles Moldy Goldiesp. 276
Try Thinking More: The Original Titles of Beatles Songsp. 283
Please Lock Me Away: Unreleased, Until...p. 290
Don't Keep Me Waiting: A List of Releases We'd Like to Seep. 297
What You Make for Us to Take: Ten Records That Directly Influenced the Beatlesp. 303
No One's Frightened of Playing It: Ten Beatles "Singles" That Never Were (Until Done by Others)p. 311
That Is Confusing Things: Ten Odd Covers of Beatles Songsp. 317
The World Is Treating Me Bad: Ten Contemporary Songs About the Beatlesp. 324
There's People Standing 'Round: Friends and Acquaintances
Through Thick and Thin: The Beatles' Business Entouragep. 335
All These Friends...: The Beatles' Possep. 350
...And Lovers: Wives, Girlfriends, and One-Night Standsp. 360
All the Children Sing: Beatle Kidsp. 376
However Big You Think You Are: Various Celebrity-Beatle Connectionsp. 384
It Won't Be the Same Now That I'm with You: Other Acts Produced by George Martinp. 393
So Let Me Introduce to You: Beatle Proteges at Applep. 403
The Movie's Gonna Make Me a Big Star: Cinematic Fellow Travelersp. 412
The Only Difference Is You're Down There: Ten Acts that Opened for the Beatlesp. 420
I'd Rather See You Dead: A Rogue's Galleryp. 428
Life Is Very Short: Among the Deadp. 442
It's Getting Very Near the End: Twilight of the Gods
Half of What I Say Is Meaningless: Unexplained Beatle Triviap. 459
Well, Well, Well, You're Feeling Fine!: The Genu "Medicine Cabinet"p. 468
Here's Another Clue for You All: Ten Reasons Why Paul Must've Been Dead!p. 477
And in the End: The Countdown to Historyp. 486
Afterwordp. 503
Selected Bibliographyp. 506
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ISBN: 9781423421382
ISBN-10: 1423421388
Series: FAQ Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 523
Published: 18th August 2007
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.726