Beatles Solo: The Illustrated Chronicles of John, Paul, by Mat Snow

By Mat Snow

Jointly they have been a phenomenon, yet separated they grew to become a fascination. The Beatles as a gaggle published 12 studio albums in eight years. As solo artists, despite the fact that, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr have published a collective 70 LPs and 900 songs seeing that 1968. by no means sooner than have the Fab four been lined like this: masterpieces and missteps, triumphs and tragedies, moments of readability and critical lapses in judgment - they're all the following. From George Harrison's lush Wonderwall (the shot that introduced the post-Beatles era), to the Plastic Ono Band, Wings, the touring Wilburys, The Firemen, Ringo's hit singles and All-Starr Bands and extra. An exam in their person musical catalogues, their movie careers, and their own lives some distance and clear of the studio are all lined for Beatles fanatics to enjoy.This lovely present set includes 4 fantastically illustrated books - one for every Beatle - protecting their lives due to the fact that they broke up in 1969. choked with approximately four hundred pages, 2 hundred photographs, costs, lyrics, and memorabilia all packaged in a chic slipcase, it is a must-have reward merchandise for the Beatle-lover on your lifestyles. Longtime song journalist and previous editor of Mojo journal, Matt Snow has been writing in regards to the Beatles for years, and he's doing clean interviews with pals and co-workers of the Beatles to achieve perception into the solo lives of those 4 striking males.

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He was also making no attempt to curb the excesses that had helped knock the halo off his public standing via their negative impact on the Dark Horse album and tour. While the tour, if not that album, had been undertaken for noble reasons, what George did next smacked of expediency contrary to his talent and dismissive of his fans. He knew that A&M would only get their full marketing and distribution muscle behind Dark Horse Records once George started to release his own records on the label, but he was still under contract to Apple (released by EMI/Capitol) for one more album.

Indd 43 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 39) Job:06-30760 Title:Racepoint-Beatles-(George Harrison) #175 Dtp:225 Page:43 6/21/13 7:22 PM 6/21/13 7:22 PM G eorge’s friend Eric Clapton had been nursing a growing obsession with George’s wife, Pattie, since he was struck by her beauty upon their first meeting in 1968. For all the musical and spiritual freedom George craved, he was an oldfashioned husband who quashed Pattie’s modeling career. And despite the balm of meditation into which he increasingly withdrew after 1968, he could be a moody and distant partner.

Almost on a whim—“I wanted to see the movie”—George offered to save the project with fresh finance, which he arranged with Denis O’Brien, who had replaced Allen Klein as his business manager. Forming a Left: The HandMade Films label. Harrison started the label to finance Monty Python’s Life of Brian when the original backers pulled out. indd 62 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 39) Job:06-30760 Title:Racepoint-Beatles-(George Harrison) #175 Dtp:225 Page:62 6/21/13 7:36 PM 6/21/13 7:36 PM Above: The music. The drama.

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