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A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song

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Paperback, HarperResource, 2005, ISBN# 0060844094

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Paperback, HarperResource, 2005, ISBN# 0060844094

A lavishly illustrated, rollicking account of the real people and events that inspired the Beatles' lyrics.

Who was "just seventeen" and made Paul's heart go "boom"? Was there really an Eleanor Rigby? Where's Penny Lane? In A Hard Day's Write, music journalist Steve Turner shatters many well-worn myths and adds a new dimension to the Fab Four's rich legacy by investigating for the first time the ordinary people and events immortalized in the Beatles' music and now occupying a special niche in popular culture's collective imagination.

Arranged chronologically by album, the book breaks new ground by exploring how private incidents influenced the group's writing and how their music evolved. Turner reveals that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was really a drawing by Julian Lennon of his childhood friend; Bungalow Bill was an all-American tiger hunter; Doctor Robert was a New York 'speech doctor'; and much more. A longtime Beatles admirer, Turner tracked down and interviewed the real-life subjects of the songs, probed public records and newspaper archives, and spoke in depth to the people closet to the Beatles to unearth tales that have never before been made public. The result is a book that chronicles an untold story of the Beatles themselves.

Illustrated with over 200 photographs, A Hard Day's Write is a visually alluring and highly entertaining journey to the land stretching just beneath your conscious mind, mapped out with strawberry fields, fool-topped hills, and long and winding roads.

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Number of Pages: 224
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Turner, Steve
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: October, 2005
ISBN-13: 9780060844097
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 8.50 x 11.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0060844094
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4.0 stars 8/30/2007 by beatnik
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Turner does an excellent job uncovering the facts, as well as the myths behind each and every original Beatles' song. At times the reviews seem quite short and full of fluff, but all things considered, this is a must have for any die hard Beatles fan. Enjoy.

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5.0 stars 12/10/2011 by An anonymous customer
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I ordered this book for a friend for Christmas. I was so impressed with the product! The pages are crisp and clear and it was delivered to my house so quickly! I just may buy another for myself!

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A must have for Beatles fans
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Customer review by ivy9toes

5.0 stars 1/4/2011 by ivy9toes
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This book is a must have for fans of the Beatles. It gives the stories behind the songs and shares funny excerpts from the band members. I enjoyed it so much!

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5.0 stars 12/30/2011 by TxGiGi11
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I bought this as a gift for someone and they loved it. Has lots of neat information for a Beatles fan.

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Makes a great gift for any Beatles Fan.
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Given as a gift to a Beatles fan. They liked it.

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