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Books: Beatleness: How the Beatles and their Fans Remade the World, by Candy Leonard (2014)

Books: Beatleness: How the Beatles and their Fans Remade the World, by Candy Leonard (2014)

A fans-eye view shows how they impacted lives and, in turn, history.

Books: The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four by Kenneth Womack

Books: The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four by Kenneth Womack

Imagine being able to look up any Beatles song, album, or broader topic.

Horse-Doggin’: The Morrell Archives, Volume 1 by Dave Morrell: Books

Horse-Doggin’: The Morrell Archives, Volume 1 by Dave Morrell: Books

Morrell leads us on adventures that would make any music fan jealous.

Guitar With Wings: A Photographic Memoir, by Laurence Juber (2014): Books

Guitar With Wings: A Photographic Memoir, by Laurence Juber (2014): Books

Juber, with Wings from 1978-81, always had a keen sense of what this opportunity meant.

I Want to Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of the Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963 by Anthony Robustelli (2014): Books

I Want to Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of the Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963 by Anthony Robustelli (2014): Books

While Beatles books continue to flood the market, few focus on specific musical details. Who played what instrument? How did producer George Martin contribute to the group’s sound? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, why do the Beatles’ recordings stand the test of time

Books:  Huey ‘Piano’ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues, by John Wirt (2014)

Books: Huey ‘Piano’ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues, by John Wirt (2014)

Despite his sweeping influence — not to mention rollicking classics like the song that inspired this book title – Huey “Piano” Smith remains this endlessly enigmatic figure. An excerpt from John Wirt’s new comprehensive, first-ever biography, courtesy of LSU Press, takes us inside the moment when “Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu” caught fire.

Books: Being Here: Conversations on Creating Music, by Rhadika Philip (2014)

When I was told I was being sent a book of interviews with creative, inspirational musicians, I thought it might be something I might dip into now and then, leave on the shelf for a couple months and re-visit when I felt like a bit of inspiration.

‘They are all there with me’: Yoko Ono’s unique philosophy eases pain of living without John Lennon

‘They are all there with me’: Yoko Ono’s unique philosophy eases pain of living without John Lennon

Yoko Ono still lives in the same building where her husband John Lennon was gunned down by a crazed fan in 1980. In the same apartment they shared. For that matter, in the same space where she raised her son Sean before he grew up and moved away.

The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert (2014): Books

The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert (2014): Books

At the height of Beatlemania, the Beatles performed at Shea Stadium in New York City on August 15, 1965. The sweltering summer night would rank as one of the most important in rock history, as over 55,000 screaming fans packed the stadium to see their heroes.

I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway (2014): Books

I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway (2014): Books

I’ll Take You There, Greg Kot’s new biography of Mavis Staples, explores the life and times of an ebullient contralto and former member of the Staple Singers who’s still belting out R&B and gospel at 74.