Tags » Mark Lewisohn

A Thousand Pages, Give or Take a Few

In the 1978 comedy I Wanna Hold Your Hand, about starstruck kids trying to see the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964, there’s a character named Richard Klaus (played by Eddie Deezen), who styles himself a Beatle scholar. 575 more words


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


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


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


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

Book Reviews

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