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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Beatles, Beatlemania, and the Music that Changed the World

By Bob Spitz

It begins within the housing tasks and faculty playgrounds of Liverpool, the place 4 boys could detect themselves--and a brand new kind of tune known as rock 'n roll. It takes us from the well-known first assembly among John and Paul, to the golf equipment of Liverpool and Germany while George and Ringo sign up for the band, down Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, to the US and the peak of the Beatles' success--when they have been nonetheless teenagers.

In Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!, Spitz recreates the thrills, tears and magic of his New York Times bestselling grownup biography, yet in a method and structure that is accesible for younger readers. This e-book comprises photographs, sidebars and image parts. it is a booklet approximately children who replaced the realm.

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YEAH! YEAH! concept, if I take him on, what's going to occur? He used to be solid, so he was once worthy having. ” And John inspiration Paul appeared a bit like Elvis. “I dug him. ” nonetheless, the Quarry males was once his band; he used to be the rightful chief. all of the different men appeared as much as him. If he enable Paul subscribe to, he knew they’d must be equals, and he hated giving up any keep watch over of the gang. He additionally feared being proven up via Paul, that Paul might reveal his shortcomings as a musician. John remembered turning over many questions in his head that evening. “Was it higher to have a man who used to be greater than the [others]? To make the crowd more advantageous, or to permit me be better? ” on the other hand, may he quite lose whatever by way of inviting Paul to play with the band? may perhaps Paul’s tremendous expertise almost certainly rub off on him, make him that far better? inspite of all this uncertainty, the choice had already been made. listening to Paul play and sing that evening had particularly knocked John out. That had sealed it, so far as he was once involved. He couldn’t think a man who used to be really with regards to him in age and dwelling just a brief distance away may have quite a bit to supply. What a big discovery! there has been additionally whatever certain approximately Paul, whatever John couldn’t particularly positioned his finger on, that intensified his curiosity. Hooking up with a person like that used to be too fascinating to move up. John sensed he used to be at the verge of anything very important. definite, they can make a few song jointly and feature a bit enjoyable, yet there has been anything else, anything indescribable that intrigued him. no matter what it used to be may turn into obvious in time. Little did he understand it may become the Beatles. ••••• Miracles, reminiscent of they're, happen on the such a lot unforeseen times—and within the most original locations. That John Lennon and Paul McCartney met in any respect is an grand phenomenon; that it occurred in Liverpool, England, of all areas, is much more outstanding. until eventually the top of worldwide battle II, Liverpool was once the most assorted and thriving towns in Europe. With its strategic situation on a crescent on the mouth of the Mersey River the place it meets the Irish Sea, Liverpool functioned as “the Gateway to the British Empire,” if now not eight AN excellent DISCOVERY to the remainder of the area. Water performed a key function in Liverpool’s early supremacy. many of the early 20th century’s maximum crusing vessels, together with the tremendous and the Queen Mary, have been developed by way of its grasp artisans, turning Liverpool right into a shipbuilding heart that catered to foreign alternate. now not an afternoon appeared to move while fleets of tall-masted ships and steamers weren’t at the flow out and in of the port, certain for one of many globe’s imagined corners. With its bustling docks and jungle of warehouses bulging shipment, Liverpool attracted sailors, investors, craftsmen, retailers, and dreamers of massive desires, humans looking their fortunes in a urban loaded with chance. “In the early days,” George Harrison recalled, “Liverpool used to be particularly busy. ” yet in the course of international struggle II, town suffered extraordinarily by the hands of the relentless German bombers.

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