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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 1:00 am

New library books

The following books about the Beatles are new at the Dupont branch of the Allen County Public Library.


“Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World” by Rob Sheffield

John, Paul, George and Ringo remain the world's favorite thing. Yet every theory ever devised to explain why has failed. The vast majority of Beatles fans today weren't born when the records came out – yet the allure of the music keeps on growing, nearly 50 years after the band split.


“Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, the Early Years, 1926-1966”by Kenneth Womack

“Maximum Volume” offers a glimpse into the mind, the music and the man behind the sound of the Beatles. Martin's working-class childhood, his education, and his musical influences profoundly shaped his early career.


“I Me Mine” by George Harrison

This is the closest we will come to Harrison's autobiography. This new volume has been significantly updated since the 1980 original, it covers the full span of Harrison's life and work.


“Counting Down the Beatles: Their 100 Finest Songs” by Jim Beviglia

This book features Beviglia's list of the best songs in the band's unparalleled oeuvre. Ranked  from 100 to 1, each song is accompanied by a lengthy essay providing information on the song's writing and recording, context on where it falls within the band's timeline, and the author's analysis and explanation why it deserves its position.


“Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: The Album, the Beatles, and the World in 1967” by Brian Southall

A carefully crafted and collectible volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary and groundbreaking album. Southall recounts the story behind the music and the cultural climate of 1967.