A Beatles picture book? You’ve got “A, B, See the Beatles!” Fab Four reading for pre-teens? You’ve got “Mom, Dad, Who Are The Beatles.” Let the indoctrination process begin!
Before they were movies, “The Commitments” and “High Fidelity” were great books. But these are not the only novels documenting the ups and crazy downs of the rock ‘n roll lifestyle. Just ask serious writer Salman Rushdie.
Besides musical composition, The Beatles provide an opportunity to explore everything from politics to poetry. A growing number of academics are using the Fab Four to stimulate critical thinking on a whole ‘nother level.
Did you know the release of the Beatles’ “Revolution” coincided with the Democratic National Convention in Chicago? In this excerpt from her book “Beatleness,” sociologist Candy Leonard delves into how critics and fans alike responded to this Fab Four song.
Our conversation with Anny Yi gets the backstory on how she created icons like Iggy Pop and the Ramones