If You Like The Beatles... came up in the rock and-and-roll era, when Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley defined cool. Their early shows were big beat bacchanals, the Brit interpretation of that crazy American sound.
But it wasn't long before they were absorbing and creating more and more music from folk to experimental, to psychedelia and hard rock, quite literally changing music forever and influencing hundreds of great bands in the process.
This is the first book for music lovers that begins with the simple premise, "If you like the Beatles . . . ," and takes off from there, digging into their influences and everything that came after them, opening up new doors for listeners looking for no-risk discs to expand their collection.
Beginning with the Beatles' lesser-known roots in rockabilly and Tin Pan Alley, and working through American R&B, the British Invasion, California folk, and the Summer of Love, and to the great pop and rock bands of the '80s, '90s, and the 21st century, this is a must-have for anyone who likes the Beatles, which is...everyone.
|Introduction: Before There Were the Beatles…|
|1. Crossing Over|
|2. The Great American Songbook|
|5. The Songwriters|
|6. George Martin|
|7. Folk Rock|
|8. Acid Rock|
|9. The American Beatles|
|10. Apple Records|
|11. The Anti-Beatles|
|12. The American Roots Survival|
|13. The British Invasions|
|14. Here Today|
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Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 15th December 2011
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.0 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.295