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The Beatles in Context

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Jude Southerland Kessler, David Bedford, Spencer Leigh, Kenneth L. Campbell, Walter Everett, Chuck Gunderson, Melissa Davis, David Venturo, Al Sussman, David Melbye, Mitchell Axelrod, Steve Matteo, Walter J. Podrazik, Allison J. Boron, Brian Southall, Kenneth Womack, Anthony Robustelli, Kit O'Toole, Jason Kruppa, Robert Rodriguez, Jerry Zolten, Katie Kapurch, Jeffrey Roessner, Kathryn Cox, Steve Hamelman, Jacqueline Edmondson, Stuart Rosenberg, Joe Rapolla, Michael Frontani
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  • Publication planned for: April 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108419116

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  • Since their first performances in 1960, The Beatles' cultural influence grew in unparalleled ways. From Liverpool to Beatlemania, and from dance halls to Abbey Road Studios and the digital age, the band's impact exploded during their heyday, and has endured in the decades following their disbandment. Beatles fashion and celebrity culture, politics, psychedelia and the Summer of Love, all highlight different aspects of the band's complex relationship with the world around them. With a wide range of short, snapshot chapters, The Beatles in Context brings together key themes in which to better explore The Beatles' lives and work and understand their cultural legacy, focusing on the people and places central to The Beatles' careers, the visual media that contributed to their enduring success, and the culture and politics of their time.

    • Documents the varied contexts of The Beatles' unparalleled cultural achievements
    • Focuses on the people and places central to The Beatles' careers, the visual media that contributed to their enduring success, the culture and politics of their time, and their reception and legacy
    • Includes a biographical chronology and a list of resources for further reading
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    • Publication planned for: April 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108419116
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Beatle People and Beatle Places:
    1. Britain at mid-century and the rise of The Beatles Jude Southerland Kessler
    2. The Beatles in Liverpool David Bedford
    3. The Beatles on the Reeperbahn Spencer Leigh
    4. Brian Epstein, Beatlemania's architect Kenneth Womack
    5. Love, love, love: tracing the contours of Tthe Beatles' inner circle Kenneth L. Campbell
    Part II. The Beatles in Performance:
    6. The love there that's sleeping: guitars of the early Beatles Walter Everett
    7. From dance hall days to stadium tours Chuck Gunderson
    8. Beatlemania! Melissa Davis
    9. The end of the road David Venturo
    Part III. The Beatles on TV, Film, and the Internet:
    10. From Juke-Box Jury to The Ed Sullivan Show Al Sussman
    11. Projecting the visuality of The Beatles: 'A Hard Day's Night' and 'Help!' David Melbye
    12. Beatletoons: moxie, music, and the media Mitchell Axelrod
    13. Documentary, rockumentary: 'Let It Be' and the rooftop concert Steve Matteo
    14. The Beatles redux: the Anthology series and the video age Walter J. Podrazik
    15. Pop goes the internet Allison J. Boron
    Part IV. The Beatles' Sound:
    16. Abbey Road Studios Brian Southall
    17. Producing sound pictures with Sir George Martin Kenneth Womack
    18. Rock and Roll music!: The Beatles and the rise of the Merseybeat Anthony Robustelli
    19. Positively Bob Dylan: The Beatles and the folk movement Kit O'Toole
    20. Listen to the colour of your dreams: The Beatles Writ Psychedelic Jason Kruppa
    21. Getting back Robert Rodriguez
    22. On the record!: (Dis)covering The Beatles Jerry Zolten
    Part V. The Beatles as Sociocultural and Political Touchstones:
    23. The Beatles, fashion, and cultural iconography Katie Kapurch
    24. The rise of celebrity culture and fanship with The Beatles in the 1960s Jeffrey Roessner
    25. Psychedelia, 'swinging London,' and the Summer of Love Kathryn Cox
    26. Leaving the West behind: The Beatles and India Steve Hamelman
    Part VI. The Beatles' Critical Reception and Cultural Legacy:
    27. Phantom band: The Beatles after the Beatles Jacqueline Edmondson
    28. The Beatles, Apple, and the business of music publishing Stuart Rosenberg
    29. Rebooting Beatlemania in the digital age Joe Rapolla
    30. The Beatles in the new millennium Michael Frontani.

  • Editor

    Kenneth Womack, Monmouth University, New Jersey
    Kenneth Womack is Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University, New Jersey, where he also serves as Professor of English. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Long and Winding Roads (2007), The Cambridge Companion to The Beatles (Cambridge, 2009), and The Beatles Encyclopedia (2014). More recently, he is the author of a two-volume biography of Beatles producer George Martin, titled Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Early Years, 1926-1966 (2017) and Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Later Years, 1966–2016 (2018).

    Contributors

    Jude Southerland Kessler, David Bedford, Spencer Leigh, Kenneth L. Campbell, Walter Everett, Chuck Gunderson, Melissa Davis, David Venturo, Al Sussman, David Melbye, Mitchell Axelrod, Steve Matteo, Walter J. Podrazik, Allison J. Boron, Brian Southall, Kenneth Womack, Anthony Robustelli, Kit O'Toole, Jason Kruppa, Robert Rodriguez, Jerry Zolten, Katie Kapurch, Jeffrey Roessner, Kathryn Cox, Steve Hamelman, Jacqueline Edmondson, Stuart Rosenberg, Joe Rapolla, Michael Frontani

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