Friday, 6 November 2015

Research: Books, DVDs And Websites

Here's a list of all the Beatles books (and DVDs) I've read to research this project. If it's in italics I haven't read it yet. If it's in *bold I'd highly recommend it. And if there a hyperlink I've reviewed it.


Abbey Road - Piano/Vocal/Guitar (Wise Publications)
All Together Now: The Beatles Complete (For All Musicians) (Omnibus Press)
All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview With John Lennon And Yoko Ono – David Sheff
All You Need Is Ears  – George Martin/Jeremy Hornsby
Beatles Gear - Andy Babuik
Beatlestudy Vol 2: Harmonic Analysis of Beatles Music - Aaron Krerowicz
Beatles With An A: Birth Of A Band – Mauri Kunnas
*Fab: An Intimate Life Of Paul McCartney - Howard Sounes
Help!: 50 Songwriting, Recording and Career Tips Used by the Beatles - David Rowley
*Here, There And Everywhere: My Life Recording The Music Of The Beatles – Geoff Emerick/Howard Massey
In His Own Write/A Spaniard In The Works – John Lennon
John – Cynthia Lennon
John Lennon: The Definitive Biography (The Anniversary Edition) – Ray Coleman
Lennon And McCartney - Malcolm Doney
Lennon Remembers: The Complete “Rolling Stones” Interviews – Jann Wenner
*Love Me Do: The Beatles Progress - Michael Braun 
McCartney - Christopher Sandford
*Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now - Barry Miles
Play Bass With The Beatles (Wise Publications)
*Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties - Ian MacDonald
Revolver. How The Beatles Reimagined Rock 'N' Roll – Robert Rodriguez
Shout! The True Story of The Beatles – Phillip Norman
Summer of Love: The Making of Sgt. Pepper – George Martin/William Pearson
*The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1 - Tune In – Mark Lewisohn
The Beatles Anthology - The Beatles
The Beatles As Musicians: Revolver Through The Anthology – Walter Everett
*The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook – Rikki Rooksby
The Beatles Complete Scores (Wise Publications)
The Beatles Guitar Book - Jeff Jones
The Beatles Phenomenon – Barry Miles
The Beatles: The Authorised Biography - Hunter Davies
The Beatles Unseen Archives - Tim Hill/Marie Clayton
*The Complete Beatles Chronicle – Mark Lewisohn
*The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions – Mark Lewisohn
The John Lennon Encyclopedia – Bill Harry
*The Rough Guide To The Beatles – Chris Ingham
*The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles – Dominic Pedlar
With The Beatles: The Historic Photographs Of Dezo Hoffmann - Dezo Hoffmann
Wonderful Today - Pattie Boyd/Penny Junor
*You Never Give Me Your Money: The Battle For The Soul Of The Beatles – Peter Doggett

Related Books

Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell
*Powers Of Two - Joshua Wolf Shenk
Talent Is Overrated - Geoff Colvin


*A Hard Days Night
Across The Universe
Concert For George
Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
John Lennon: Rare And Unseen
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Anthology
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash


There are a million out there but there are a handful I keep going back to which are definitely worth your time -

Alan W. Pollack
Beatles Bible
Beatles Interviews
What Goes On (Beatles Anomolies)

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