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2 December 2013
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Can anyone recommend important books that I'm missing based on my collection?

Top of my list would be Many Years from Now, Paul's official autobiography. I think it's essential reading for any Beatle fan. And though opinions about this book on this board vary, Ian McDonald's Revolution in the Head. I also really liked Pete Shotton's In My Life for a more intimate glimpse at John. Ringo's Postcards from the Boys. I hesitate to recommend this for anyone who's not a completist, but George's I, Me, Mine. I say that and I liked the book.

As for books I haven't read yet, but are on my to-do list: Mark Lewisohn's books prior to Tune In, A Hard Day's Write, George Martin's All You Need Is Ears and Summer of Love, Geoff Emerick's Here, There and Everywhere.

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parlance said

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

Top of my list would be Many Years from Now, Paul's official autobiography. I think it's essential reading for any Beatle fan. And though opinions about this book on this board vary, Ian McDonald's Revolution in the Head. I also really liked Pete Shotton's In My Life for a more intimate glimpse at John. Ringo's Postcards from the Boys. I hesitate to recommend this for anyone who's not a completist, but George's I, Me, Mine. I say that and I liked the book.

As for books I haven't read yet, but are on my to-do list: Mark Lewisohn's books prior to Tune In, A Hard Day's Write, George Martin's All You Need Is Ears and Summer of Love, Geoff Emerick's Here, There and Everywhere.

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2 December 2013
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Mark Lewisohns other Beatles books are a must (Chronicles, Recording Sessions, Live) and i'd heavily recommend John C Winn's books (Way Beyond Compare, That Magic Feeling, Lifting Latches).

 

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Mark Lewisohns other Beatles books are a must (Chronicles, Recording Sessions, Live) and i'd heavily recommend John C Winn's books (Way Beyond Compare, That Magic Feeling, Lifting Latches).

 

Thanks…that makes 15 more books I need!  I should have about 50 by the time I'm done.

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Recently unpacked some boxes of books and came across books i bought new in back in the 90's i had completely forgotten about. One is The Complete Idiots Guide To The Beatles which is a good book. Also found a revised and updated copy of Bill Harry's Beatles Encyclopedia which had an entry for Beatles For Sale, felt like doing a dance.

[Not a recommendation just a post.]

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I wouldn't bother with Mark Lewisohn's Beatles Live if you already have Chronicles. I don't think there's any information that wasn't in the later book, although there was a flexi disc containing an early interview.

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parlance said
And though opinions about this book on this board vary, Ian McDonald's Revolution in the Head.

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My take on Revolution In The Head is that it is written from a knowledgeable – though not perfect – viewpoint, provides a mountain of useful information, contains strong opinions which are always interesting and well argued even if you don't agree with them, and has some spectacularly good writing, particularly in the opening essay setting the context of the 60s.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

I forgot the BBC Archives!

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Tony Bramwell sent me a copy of his book "Magical Mystery Tours" which I received yesterday…he's also agreed to an interview for my website once I've finished.

I also picked up a copy of a book that came out a few years back that looks interesting, called "Northern Songs" and is about the entire history of John and Paul's publishing company and how they got screwed out of all of their publishing rights.

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^It's a good book until Yoko comes into the story, I have never read about somebody so anti-Yoko, dear Lord! Ask him why does he think Yoko planned Paul's custom troubles in Japan, I have never seen/heard any evidence that backed his claim up…

 

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^It's a good book until Yoko comes into the story, I have never read about somebody so anti-Yoko, dear Lord! Ask him why does he think Yoko planned Paul's custom troubles in Japan, I have never seen/heard any evidence that backed his claim up…

 

I've skimmed through the ebook version before, and you're right, he's VERY anti-Yoko, even more than I am! :lol: I am working on a list of questions to ask him as I go through the book…it should be interesting, he was very accommodating and receptive to the idea.

 

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AppleScruffJunior said
^It's a good book until Yoko comes into the story, I have never read about somebody so anti-Yoko, dear Lord! Ask him why does he think Yoko planned Paul's custom troubles in Japan, I have never seen/heard any evidence that backed his claim up…

 

I've skimmed through the ebook version before, and you're right, he's VERY anti-Yoko, even more than I am! :lol: I am working on a list of questions to ask him as I go through the book…it should be interesting, he was very accommodating and receptive to the idea.

 

Ask him why he is very anti-Yoko – or even better get Yoko involved via skype and then ask the question. Would make it a more 'interesting' interview.

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meanmistermustard said

DrBeatle said

AppleScruffJunior said
^It's a good book until Yoko comes into the story, I have never read about somebody so anti-Yoko, dear Lord! Ask him why does he think Yoko planned Paul's custom troubles in Japan, I have never seen/heard any evidence that backed his claim up…

 

I've skimmed through the ebook version before, and you're right, he's VERY anti-Yoko, even more than I am! :lol: I am working on a list of questions to ask him as I go through the book…it should be interesting, he was very accommodating and receptive to the idea.

 

Ask him why he is very anti-Yoko – or even better get Yoko involved via skype and then ask the question. Would make it a more 'interesting' interview.

Aw, man, record and/or telecast that meeting. Please.

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:lol: Not that it has a chance in hell of ever happening, but I wouldn't want to interview Yoko anyway. Don't you know she said that being accused of breaking up the Beatles is like being accused of murder? :roll:

 

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:lol: Not that it has a chance in hell of ever happening, but I wouldn't want to interview Yoko anyway. Don't you know she said that being accused of breaking up the Beatles is like being accused of murder? :roll:

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/ent…..-1.1533908

Yoko using the Beatles to court publicity for her album. Boo! Hiss! (etc etc)

Out of interest how do you turn a big ball of steaming hatred into a warm pile of love? 

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DrBeatle said
:lol: Not that it has a chance in hell of ever happening, but I wouldn't want to interview Yoko anyway. Don't you know she said that being accused of breaking up the Beatles is like being accused of murder? :roll:

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/ent…..-1.1533908

 

As I said on Reddit, I'd like to ask someone wrongly accused of murder if it's totes the same.

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3 December 2013
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Haven't a lot of those who blame Yoko for the split declared her guilty as charged; she was the reason. So surely it be more fitting to say someone who is not guilty of murder being found guilty and sentenced accordingly, although admittedly that would be a stupid thing to say as i would imagine it would be nothing like it (tho not the first stupid thing Yoko (and with John) would have come out with).

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meanmistermustard said
Recently unpacked some boxes of books and came across books i bought new in back in the 90's i had completely forgotten about. One is The Complete Idiots Guide To The Beatles which is a good book. Also found a revised and updated copy of Bill Harry's Beatles Encyclopedia which had an entry for Beatles For Sale, felt like doing a dance.

[Not a recommendation just a post.]

Nice find.  Gives me hope I may yet find the 2 missing Lennon books that are still in a box somewhere on the property.

 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Should clarify. When i posted "felt like doing a dance" i was referring to the added Beatles For Sale entry in the revised Beatles Encyclopedia, not finding that book. Personally i think it sucks (tho admittedly that's based on the original edition which had so many errors and weird entry omissions, maybe the revised fixed them all – would have taken a long time to do soa-hard-days-night-paul-3).

 

On the topic of lost things in the house, somewhere in my house there is a Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby 45" somewhere along with a load of others (non-Beatles). Have torn the house apart trying to find them but no luck, they are somewhere however.

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meanmistermustard said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Should clarify. When i posted "felt like doing a dance" i was referring to the added Beatles For Sale entry in the revised Beatles Encyclopedia, not finding that book. Personally i think it sucks (tho admittedly that's based on the original edition which had so many errors and weird entry omissions, maybe the revised fixed them all – would have taken a long time to do soa-hard-days-night-paul-3).

 

On the topic of lost things in the house, somewhere in my house there is a Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby 45" somewhere along with a load of others (non-Beatles). Have torn the house apart trying to find them but no luck, they are somewhere however.

I kind of like it for its 'quirky' nature – like looking at the Harry personal scrapbook.  Here is the missus with Linda, here is me with one of the fabs, here is me back when I had my dodgy hairdo (oh, and you may be able to spot Paul in the background).

I managed to get it for 99p and only a couple of quid postage – got here within days.

 

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