From a PR perspective | Beatles books | Fab forum

A A A

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
From a PR perspective
13 May 2013
7.15am
Sympathizer
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
13 May 2013
Offline

Hey everyone, sorry that my first post is a request, but the Contact Us page suggested a visit to the forums. I enjoy The Beatles but never really tried to know a lot about their story, just the outlines. But I'm writing a paper now and I'm trying to find more about the relationship between the Beatles and the press, their public image, their career moves and all that, to include it as a substantial part of my work. Is there any book you'd particularly recommend for that? As you can see, I'm not interested (for now) in the stories behind the songs, for example, so I'm trying to find a good read that doesn't have too much "useless" material, since I'm getting short on time. From what I read in the forums, "You Never Give Me Your Money" might be a good option, but what about the "Epstein era"? I've found these titles:

Ray Coleman – "Brian Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles"

Deborah Geller – "The Brian Epstein Story"

Brian Epstein – "A Cellarful of Noise"

Richard Courtney – "Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles"

 

Would you recommend any of those? Can I find an ebook/pdf version anywhere?

Thanks in advance

13 May 2013
2.55pm
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 3210
Member Since:
31 March 2008
Offline

I tend to recommend Can't Buy Me Love by Jonathan Gould, a very good all-round biog, perhaps the best at this stage. For first-person reportage from the early tours try Love Me Do by Michael Braun. For the US tours Larry Kane's Ticket To Ride is a good fly-on-the-wall which discusses the public personae vs behind-the-scenes existence on tour. But if the press is your main focus you should probably get Tony Barrow's John, Paul George, Ringo And Me (he was their press officer in the early days).

HTH. Thanks for asking in the forum rather than mailing me directly, btw.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

14 May 2013
12.44pm
Sympathizer
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
13 May 2013
Offline

Hey Joe, thank you for your answer. Can't Buy Me Love seems like quite a big work, it's a shame I'm not doing this is 2014 – more time for the research and the chance to read Lewisohn's upcoming book as well.

Also, thanks for mentioning the authors, since there are so many books with the same title. I found it a bit weird that so many titles are out of print, and that most of them don't have an ebook edition, but I suppose the market is so full of books about the Beatles that many copyright holders decided new editions wouldn't be profitable.

14 May 2013
4.37pm
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 3210
Member Since:
31 March 2008
Offline

You're right, there are loads of out-of-print books that really shouldn't be. I tend to buy second-hand from Amazon or Abebooks quite cheaply, though the condition can vary.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

Forum Timezone: UTC 0

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: nzbeatlefan, Beatleva
46 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today None
Upcoming Mr Bellamy, Linde

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 7196

mr. Sun king coming together: 6972

mithveaen: 4678

parlance: 3650

MeanMrsMustard: 2803

Ron Nasty: 2518

skye: 2295

IveJustSeenAFaceo: 1963

LongHairedLady: 1891

Von Bontee: 1813

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 2332

Moderators: 5

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 33

Topics: 3060

Posts: 110055

Newest Members: ChristianCorl, primadonna paul, Simple Press, Kattatude, El Dorado

Moderators: Ahhh Girl (3347), fabfouremily (2941), Zig (3298), Joe (3210), Ellie (1)

Administrators: Joe (3210)