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

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

Format:  Paperback,

224 pages

Edition: Updated

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Oct 2005

ISBN-13: 9780060844097

ISBN-10: 0060844094

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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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Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Oct 2005
ISBN-13: 9780060844097
ISBN-10: 0060844094
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.75

Book description

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.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5★ by 6reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Above Average 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. 08/29/2007
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Makes a great gift for any Beatles Fan. Given as a gift to a Beatles fan. They liked it. 02/02/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A must have for Beatles fans 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! 01/04/2011
Rated 5 out of 5 Amazing quality 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! 12/10/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I bought this as a gift for someone and they loved it. Has lots of neat information for a Beatles fan. 12/29/2011
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