TURNER, STEVE:: A HARD DAY'S WRITE: THE STORIES BEHIND EVERY BEATLES SONG

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TURNER, STEVE: : A HARD DAY'S WRITE: THE STORIES BEHIND EVERY BEATLES SONG

LONDON.INDEX,1999.

ISBN 185868806X.

UK,Qrto wraps,revised,1st edn thus. [Originally published in H/back by CARLTON in 1999,this edn, expanded and revised published by INDEX,1999,so, 1st thus.] VG+. No owner inscrptn,no dw/dj,wraps as issued.B/w group portrait photographic illustrated wraps;with negligible shelf-wear to edges.Bright,clean,glossy laminated photographic illustrated wraps. Diagonal crease to upper wrap's bottom, right-hand corner,miniscule pin-point puncture at foot of upper wrap's lower edge affecting first 28pp only.Part-read crease to spine/backstrip.UK,Qrto wraps, rev'd,1st thus,6-224pp [paginated] includes preface,an introduction,14 chapters/sections,profuse b/w+colour contemporary photographs throughout the text and the book,a chronology,a discography,a bibliography and an index; plus [unpaginated] b/w vignetted half- title,b/w photographic title page (Beatles inside The Cavern),and contents list/ table. A lavishly illustrated,rollicking account of the real people and events that inspired the Beatles' lyrics. Who was "just seventeen" and made Paul's heart go "boom"? Was there really an Eleanor Rigby.Where's Penny Lane? In 'A Hard Day's Write',music journalist Steve Turner shatters many well-worn myths and adds a new dimension to the Fab Four's rich legacy by investigating for the first time the ordinary people and events immortalized in the Beatles' music and now occupying a special niche in popular culture's collective imagination. Arranged chronologically by album,the book breaks new ground by exploring how private incidents influenced thr group's writing and how their music evolved.Turner reveals that 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' was really a drawing by Julian Lennon of his childhood friend; 'Bungalow Bill' was an all-American tiger hunter; 'Doctor Robert' was a New York "speed doctor"; and much more.A longtime Beatles admirer,Turner tracked down and interviewed the real-life subjects of the songs,probed public records and newspaper archives,and spoke in depth to the people closest to the Beatles to unearth tales that have never before been made public. The result is a book that chronicles an untold story of the Beatles themselves. 'A Hard Day's Write' has already sold more than 140,000 copies and this edition has been fully revised to include 'Free As A Bird' and 21 other songs from 'Anthology' and 'Live At The BBC'. Illustrated with over 200 photographs,this is a visually alluring and highly entertaining journey to the land stretching just beneath your conscious mind,mapped out with strawberry fields, fool-topped hills,and long and winding roads. Please contact seller,because of the size, weight/value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/CAnada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

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