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Rocks In The Attic #381: The Shadows - ‘The Shadows’ Greatest Hits ’ (1963)

Last year I read Mark Lewisohn’s first volume of his Beatles super biography, The Beatles: All These Years. One of the many, many nuggets of information I gleaned from it was that while the Beatles were over in Germany for their first shambolic Hamburg trip, the Shadows came out with… 151 more words

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Rocks In The Attic #347: The Beach Boys - ‘Endless Summer’ (1981)

I’ve just finished reading Mark Lewisohn’s Beatles biography, All These Years, Volume One – Tune In. As much as I enjoyed it – all 1000 pages of it – a breathtaking example of pure, meticulous research from start to finish, I’m glad that I finished it. 358 more words

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire's Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. 1,136 more words

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The Dark Horse Rises

The boy was being kicked out of school. But that was okay: he could get a job of some kind. He was only 16 and had no real prospects, but he was able-bodied. 294 more words

The best Beatle's Bio - reviewed by major Beatle fan Jon

 Mark Lewisohn’s first part of his three-part definitive Beatles biography is the best Beatles bio I’ve read, including Hunter Davies’ official 1968 biography, the Beatles “own” Anthology book and many others. 155 more words

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The Toppermost of the Poppermost

I have read a lot of books about The Beatles, so many that I began to lose faith in ever finding another one that would teach me something new or let me see them from a different perspective. 2,348 more words

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Rocks In The Attic #312: The Beatles - ‘Past Masters Vol. 1’ (1988)

Being as the Past Masters albums represent a net, picking up all the loose ends that don’t appear on any of the thirteen official albums, I always regard this as just as important a piece of the Beatles legacy as those works. 321 more words

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