Dreaming the Beatles

Dreaming the Beatles

The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World

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"Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them. Dreaming the Beatles is not another biography of the Beatles, or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul. It isn't another exposé about how they broke up. It isn't a history of their gigs or their gear. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles music on their parents' stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles mean today? Why are they more famous and beloved now than ever? And why do they still matter so much to us, nearly fifty years after they broke up?"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062207654
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 B3691S
Characteristics: xiii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Sep 13, 2018

The absolute best “light” Beatle book ever! Rob wrote as if he had downloaded every thing I had ever felt or thought about the Beatles in my life (woman, age 60). If you are even a mild lover of the Beatles, you will enjoy this book! I have often challenged myself to go ONE whole day without some reference to the Beatles being posited in front of my daily life, and there is ALWAYS some kind of reminder, whether it be a song on the radio, a t-shirt, a mention, or a written reference to the band...every day! They are ours forever! Read this book!

Aug 19, 2017

This book has some interesting observations on the Beatles and their legacy, but suffers from some of the nonsensical over-analysis of the author. His take on certain songs and certain events in Beatles' history is bizarre at times - he stretches things far out of shape to try to prove some obscure point. I stuck with the book but have to admit that at times I was tempted to ditch it as so much self-indulgent rubbish.

LPL_DirectorBrad May 17, 2017

How could there be anything else to say about The Beatles? I've read enough books on them to think surely I could stop. Wrong. Rob Sheffield has written a book unlike any other. His subtitle says it all: "the love story of one band and the whole world." Sheffield writes from a very personal place about The Beatles, but its a personal place that I find has deep resonance to me as a Beatlemaniac. This book is like sitting around with your best buddy--or a complete stranger for that matter--and waxing nostalgic, or arguing best songs or most underrated songs, or why you hate Paul or not. I could not put this book down. It is a truly exceptional an unique addition to the Beatles book canon. Highest recommendation.


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