The Beatles' London: A Guide to 467 Beatles Sites in and Around London
Where Did John, Paul and George try to post Ringo into a letterbox?
Which railway stations were locations in 'A Hard Day's Night?'
'Where was 'I Am The Walrus' filmed?
They may have been born in Liverpool, but London was the Beatles’ home away from home; the place where they really grew into their roles as international musical and cultural icons. Subsequently, all over the city, there are sites which represent a significant shared moment in the history of the band, and that of London.
"The Beatles London" is a celebration of those places, both a guide book and a treasure trove of Beatles' nuggets. This unique and fascinating book details how London and the Beatles were, and always be, connected together at the time of a great social and cultural shift.
Originally published in 1994, this new edition has been full updated and reformatted, and includes a section on 'Beatles walks' to take across the capital.
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The Beatles' London: A Guide to 467 Beatles Sites in and Around LondonUser Review - Book Verdict
Why do we need another book about the Beatles? Because all the others are not this one. In his foreword to this book, originally published in a different edition in the U.K. over ten years ago, Beatles associate Derek Taylor (d. 1997) uses the term compulsive to describe the research herein, and surely there is no word more apt. Maybe you don't care where the band's accountants worked or where Ringo had his tonsils removed, but if you want to know, the answers are here. Arranged by city section, this is essentially a guidebook, with maps and plenty of then-and-now photo comparisons, but there is also trivia to amuse the armchair traveler. Details about the group's homes, favorite nightclubs, performance venues, and photo and movie shoot locations are all here. VERDICT The authors have created a vivid sense of place, showing how the band was influenced by London and vice versa. While the book's 7" ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ 7" square size is fun and great for taking along, Beatles contemporaries should remember to take their reading glasses: some of the font sizes are pretty small. Recommended for those who love British travel, the Beatles, and/or their era.-Megan Hahn Fraser, UCLA Lib.
Review: The Beatles' London: A Guide to 467 Beatles Sites in and Around LondonUser Review - Steve Cann - Goodreads
This book is simply indispensable for The Beatles' fan who wants to see all the places where members of the band lived, recorded, filmed, had photo sessions or just simply hung-out during the sixties ... Read full review