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4 October 2013
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^ Enjoy it if you get a chance to read it soon. I read it last year and I did :D

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

6 October 2013
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I'm only at page 22 or so, so it's a bit too early to tell, but at least it's well written :D

13 October 2013
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Yay - my Anthology arrived from the UK in a big sack - well done the postman delivering at 8.10am!!

With the Lewisohn purchase last week, 2 VERY big books to keep me busy :)

16 October 2013
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More on Ringo's Photograph book unveiling via Amoeba.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

18 October 2013
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I may pick up the Lennon letters book when I manage to drag my son out of bed and get to the shops - if I buy one more cheap book today my reward card will be charged up enough for me to get it for only A$10.  The 'cheap' book could be one of the $10 photo type books they have; there is currently one on Lennon and one on the Beatles (the latter photos from 1968 or 9) - can't recall off the top of my head who did either of them.

Still, $20 for 2 new Beatles books would be great, take me up to a dozen (not a baker's, but that can come next time - I need that 'Complete Recording Sessions' one still).

[EDIT] Well, I bought the books :)

The $10 one I bought was "A Day In The Life of The Beatles" by Don McCullin and it has some VERY nice pics - a physically great quality book as well.

The Lennon letters book I got is paperback, with apparently some additional letters from the earlier hardback, a nice quality book as well from the look.

19 October 2013
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I've got "Here, There, and Everywhere" by Geoff Emerick and his helper writer, forget his name at the moment. Good book, I think, but nothing on the White Album, since Emerick bailed during the recording. I've heard much about the Lewisohn book (books?). Do they tell exactly who played what on every Beatles tune? That would help with the "Dear Prudence" debate on whether it was Ringo or Paul.
My opinion: Paul.

20 October 2013
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Thirteen has always been my lucky number (a bit like nine for the Fabs), so I was very happy to pick up book #13 today - and it was the "Complete Recording Sessions" which I have been after for some time now :)

13 November 2013
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Book number 14 - the Bill Harry Encyclop(a)edia.  Only 99p on ebay and four quid delivery.  Very happy with that - 5 pounds air delivered - should have it early next week!

14 November 2013
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I do not know if anyone said this yet, but I have a book, I am sure some of you do, that has every single song they did with the story and inspiration behind the song. I usually have it as a handbook. Like how bird watchers always carry there little book.

If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.

                                                                        - Paul McCartney

14 November 2013
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When Im 64 said
I do not know if anyone said this yet, but I have a book, I am sure some of you do, that has every single song they did with the story and inspiration behind the song. I usually have it as a handbook. Like how bird watchers always carry there little book.

"Hard Day's Write" or the new "All the Songs"?  I already had the former when the latter came out - it looked more comprehensive but couldn't justify another similar book to myself.

 

14 November 2013
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trcanberra said

When Im 64 said
I do not know if anyone said this yet, but I have a book, I am sure some of you do, that has every single song they did with the story and inspiration behind the song. I usually have it as a handbook. Like how bird watchers always carry there little book.

"Hard Day's Write" or the new "All the Songs"?  I already had the former when the latter came out - it looked more comprehensive but couldn't justify another similar book to myself.

 

I have read a "Hard Day's Write" before, but this is some other book. It is called "The Beatles: The Stories Behind the Songs 62-66 and 67-70. As said before, it really is not a big book or comprehensive, just like a littler hand book. Only cost $10.00

If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.

                                                                        - Paul McCartney

14 November 2013
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When Im 64 said

trcanberra said

When Im 64 said
I do not know if anyone said this yet, but I have a book, I am sure some of you do, that has every single song they did with the story and inspiration behind the song. I usually have it as a handbook. Like how bird watchers always carry there little book.

"Hard Day's Write" or the new "All the Songs"?  I already had the former when the latter came out - it looked more comprehensive but couldn't justify another similar book to myself.

 

I have read a "Hard Day's Write" before, but this is some other book. It is called "The Beatles: The Stories Behind the Songs 62-66 and 67-70. As said before, it really is not a big book or comprehensive, just like a littler hand book. Only cost $10.00

Is it not an update of the same book but split into 2 as its by the same author. Certainly sounds it going by amazons description.

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14 November 2013
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meanmistermustard said

When Im 64 said

trcanberra said

When Im 64 said
I do not know if anyone said this yet, but I have a book, I am sure some of you do, that has every single song they did with the story and inspiration behind the song. I usually have it as a handbook. Like how bird watchers always carry there little book.

"Hard Day's Write" or the new "All the Songs"?  I already had the former when the latter came out - it looked more comprehensive but couldn't justify another similar book to myself.

 

I have read a "Hard Day's Write" before, but this is some other book. It is called "The Beatles: The Stories Behind the Songs 62-66 and 67-70. As said before, it really is not a big book or comprehensive, just like a littler hand book. Only cost $10.00

Is it not an update of the same book but split into 2 as its by the same author. Certainly sounds it going by amazons description.

Yup, it is. For some reason I have never noticed that. 

If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.

                                                                        - Paul McCartney

14 November 2013
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When Im 64 said

meanmistermustard said

When Im 64 said

trcanberra said

When Im 64 said
I do not know if anyone said this yet, but I have a book, I am sure some of you do, that has every single song they did with the story and inspiration behind the song. I usually have it as a handbook. Like how bird watchers always carry there little book.

"Hard Day's Write" or the new "All the Songs"?  I already had the former when the latter came out - it looked more comprehensive but couldn't justify another similar book to myself.

 

I have read a "Hard Day's Write" before, but this is some other book. It is called "The Beatles: The Stories Behind the Songs 62-66 and 67-70. As said before, it really is not a big book or comprehensive, just like a littler hand book. Only cost $10.00

Is it not an update of the same book but split into 2 as its by the same author. Certainly sounds it going by amazons description.

Yup, it is. For some reason I have never noticed that. 

Thanks. Having A Hard Days Write means i can ignore All The Songs, which does look fabulous however. I didn't want to leave it when in the bookshop a couple of days ago.

The Bill Harry Encyclop(a)edia - i have this twice. I can say no more.

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14 November 2013
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Your quite welcome.

If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.

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14 November 2013
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It is a really good book. Like me, I am a hardcore Beatles fan, so I like to learn how they each came up with their songs.

If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.

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20 November 2013
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Bought this today, not strictly a Beatles book, but of course it has the Beatles (and entries on George, Paul and John) in it, plus many of the rock acts I like:

I am finding it more interesting than the early Amazon reviews suggest.

1 December 2013
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A really good Beatles book to try is "100 Best Beatles Songs" by Stephen J. Spignesi and Michael Lewis. It does goes into a lot of detail about their best 100 songs, has a trivia section for each song, and says everything that happened during the recordings, and when they happened. Also a poll's results of a fans favorite top 10 Beatles songs.

"Being in the audience actually looks like quite a lot of fun." -Paul McCartney
2 December 2013
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Expert Textpert said
John Lennon: The Life, by Philip Norman

The book with "YES" on the cover that comes in the John Lennon signature box

A collection of the JL Rolling Stone interviews

the book of JL's drawings for/with Sean

The John Lennon Letters

Who Killed John Lennon?

In His Own Write

A Spaniard in the Works

Skywriting By Word of Mouth

Grapefruit (Ono)

John Lennon, Unseen Archives

The Beatles, Unseen Archives

Anthology

The Beatles On the Road (Benson)

Yellow Submarine children's storybook

...I think that's all so far.  That's a lot for only being a professed Beatles fan for 10 months.

 

 

Update:

Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies

The collection of Paul McCartney Rolling Stone interviews

You Never Give Me Your Money

The White Book (Ken Mansfield)

Beatlemania! The Real Story of the Beatles UK Tours

Chant and Be Happy (Hare Krishna book with interviews with John, George and Yoko)

The Beatles' England (a tour guide of important places in Beatle history)

Remembering John Lennon (Life Magazine)

John and Yoko's Playboy interviews

Tune In Deluxe Extended Edition

The Last Days of John Lennon (Fred Seaman)

John Lennon, The New York Years (Bob Gruen)

 

...I've averaged a purchase of 1.7 books a month since May.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

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Can anyone recommend important books that I'm missing based on my collection?

I've kind of steered clear of Norman's biography of The Beatles as I felt his perception of John is kind of skewed in his Lennon biography.

The George Harrison Living in the Material World book is on my Christmas list.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

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