Best Books About Beatles Lyrics

atkins-bookshelf-booksIn 2004 Rolling Stone magazine named the Beatles as the greatest musical artists of all time. The Fab Four — John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr — redefined rock with their innovative sound and ingenious lyrics. Although the lyrics to their songs could be a bit baffling (consider “I am the Walrus”: “I am the egg man/ They are the egg man/ I am the walrus/ Goo goo g’joob.”), we sung along anyway hoping that some day, the meaning of such a song would be revealed in an interview or biography. The wait for that moment of elucidation is over, thanks to a number of recently published books that provide the story behind and meaning of all the Beatles songs. Now picture yourself on a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies…

The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs by Hunter Davies (2015)

All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Philippe Margotin (2013)

A Hard Day’s Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song by Steve Turner (2005)

From Me To You: Songs the Beatles Covered and Songs They Gave Away by Brian Southall (2014)

100 Best Beatles Songs by Stephen Spines and Michael Lewis (2004)

Read related posts: Origin of the Beatles Name
The Best Books About the Beatles

How Rock Bands Got Their Names
The Most Misinterpreted Songs
Best Books for Music Lovers

 

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