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- Mark Lewisohn
- Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years
- Mark Lewisohn
By Chaz Lipp , Contributor.
So well-versed in Beatles lore is Lewisohn that he has been welcomed into their inner circle at various times, penning liner notes for Beatles retrospective releases including 1 and The Capitol Albums Vol. Paul McCartney has employed the author in a similar capacity for the album notes of Flaming Pie , the 25th anniversary reissue of Band on the Run , as well as additional projects. In other words, if anyone is up to the task of creating an exhaustive trilogy of biographies about the band, it is he.
As finely detailed as any Beatlemaniac could hope for, his first book focuses on the formative years of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, their initial forays into music, how they met, and how they gelled into the group that became revered around the world. But what makes Tune In essential reading, not just for Beatles fans specifically but for anyone with a serious interest in the history of popular music, is the way Lewisohn tells the story.
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He takes nothing for granted here, pacing the story deliberately, laying out the elements piece-by-piece. Lewisohn is utterly meticulous in his footnotes, making the source of every bit of info clear. He aimed to avoid hearsay and conjecture as much as possible. His prose throughout Tune In is economical—straightforwardly clear-minded—but perhaps most importantly, it is free of sentiment and nostalgia. As soon as they opened up their mouths, girls would walk away from them and their Scouse accents.go to site
The Beatles - All These Years: Volume One: Tune In (Unabridged) on Apple Books
T here is much made in the book about how Londoners looked down on people from the North. The book goes into their lower working class but not totally unhappy lives.
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One thing is clear — John Lennon was the leader of this band. All the other guys looked up to him. Hell, everybody did. He was the coolest, rudest guy on the block.
There was a pecking order in The Beatles, and John, Paul, George, Ringo reflected the order by which they entered the band and who brought them in. And while yes, George Martin was a great guy and absolutely, positively the right producer for them, contrary to any statements he might have made, he recorded the Beatles very, very reluctantly at first.
He only did so because the studio head dumped them on him. So, a bit of serendipity there.
Gerry and the Pacemakers. And Liverpool. Who might enjoy this? You know the story but you do not KNOW it.
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One thing to be aware of: Lewisohn did a ton of research and produced two versions of the book. The one I read was sufficiently comprehensive for me. Anyway, plenty of time to read this. Lewisohn tweeted not too long ago to have patience.
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An early Astrid Kirchherr picture from Hamburg. Note Pete Best on left, Stu Sutcliffe on right.
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