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Postby james1985 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:00 am

Mine arrived yesterday. Looks beautiful, great photos. Will crack on when I've finished what I'm reading at the moment.
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Re: Lewisohn book thread

Postby james1985 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:03 am

Including this one, which I absolutely love. George's brother's wedding, 1958

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Re: Lewisohn book thread

Postby efghijiloveyou » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:26 pm

I always thought that was such a great picture of these guys.
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Re: Lewisohn book thread

Postby chris » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:49 pm

I've read some great things about that book. funny...I used to read every beatle book I could get my hands on. but now...it's been forever since I've read one about them. I may have to make a trip to the bookstore at the mall.
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Re: Lewisohn book thread

Postby Mattal1958 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:40 pm

In Lewisohn I Trust. I will have to get this.
in years to come/they may discover/what the air we breathe and the life we lead are all about/but it won't be soon enough for me
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Re: Lewisohn book thread

Postby efghijiloveyou » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:05 pm

Yeah, Lewisohn is exhaustive in his research...this looks good. I've got Lewisohn's invaluable "The Beatles Recording Sessions" and "The Complete Beatles Chronicle". Both are informative and entertaining, although 'Recording Sessions' is a lot more important. By the way, there's a book by Andy Babiuk called "Beatles Gear" which is really cool if you are a musician or if you get a thrill out of musical instruments.
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Re: Lewisohn book thread

Postby Girl4Beats » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:46 pm

GOT ALL THREE. Use them for references when people tell me they didn't do that or didn't do this. I can look it up and show them in black and white. I have stopped buying Beatles books as 90% of them say the same thing with a few putting in bits and pieces that I didn't know. I have probably read more than I remember.
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Re: Lewisohn book thread

Postby james1985 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:52 am

So, during the Christmas period 1956, Ringo's stepdad bought a drum kit for young Ritchie in Romford, which is a suburb way out past the east end of London. He then carried it on the train all the way back into London to Liverpool Street Station, across town on the tube to Euston and then managed to get it in the luggage compartment on the train back to Liverpool Lime Street. And then carried it home to the Dingle!

I'm about 100 pages in and so far the book's doing a great job of creating the feel of 1950s Liverpool. And it's great on the little moments of heroism like the above that made all this stuff happen.

There's also a LOT more on Ringo than in the 'early days' parts of other Beatle bios.
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Re: Lewisohn book thread

Postby Girl4Beats » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:51 pm

Good. Most books, if memory serves me (and it doesn't always), Ringo was no mentioned much. Mostly John and Paul with a smattering of George. Good going.
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Re: Lewisohn book thread

Postby james1985 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:15 am

Jane Asher's mum was George Martin's oboe professor at the Guildhall School of Music in the late 40s. :shock:
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