The Beatles caused revolution after revolution. Not content with changing the
face of youth and popular culture, they also changed the face of popular music,
launching it into their own, original stratosphere, with electronica, Eastern
influences and rock ’n’ roll.
The Beatles: It Was 50 Years Ago Today, an unofficial publication, tells the story of the Fab Four as never before. It uses beautiful photographs and unique facsimile memorabilia to show the group’s journey from the backstreets of Liverpool and Hamburg to their sell-out concerts in Shea Stadium and their quest for musical perfection.
In 1964 half of the American population watched the boys play live on The Ed Sullivan Show and 400 million TV viewers saw them record “All You Need Is Love” in 1967. They were awarded MBEs by the Queen, they jammed with Elvis and sold millions of records all over the world.
The Beatles: It Was 50 Years Ago Today takes you as close as you can get to that wild ride that spanned two decades and changed the world forever…
About the Author
Terry Burrows is an author of books covering a wide variety of subjects from general history to popular culture. He has also contributed to popular-history projects including Dorling Kindersley’s Chronicle of the 20th Century, the Multimedia History of the World and Discoveries.
"The impact of the Beatles - not only on rock & roll but on all of Western culture - is simply incalculable." (Rolling Stone Magazine)"
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 13th September 2012
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 31.7 x 27.8 x 4.5
Weight (kg): 2.26
Edition Number: 1