From the award-winning author of Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret comes a fascinating, hilarious, kaleidoscopic biography of the Fab Four.
John Updike compared them to ‘the sun coming out on an Easter morning’. Bob Dylan introduced them to drugs. The Duchess of Windsor adored them. Noel Coward despised them. JRR Tolkien snubbed them. The Rolling Stones copied them. Loenard Bernstein admired them. Muhammad Ali called them ‘little sissies’. Successive Prime Ministers sucked up to them. No one has remained unaffected by the music of The Beatles. As Queen Elizabeth II observed on her golden wedding anniversary, ‘Think what we would have missed if we had never heard The Beatles.’
One Two Three Four traces the chance fusion of the four key elements that made up The Beatles: fire (John), water (Paul), air (George) and earth (Ringo). It also tells the bizarre and often unfortunate tales of the disparate and colourful people within their orbit, among them Fred Lennon, Yoko Ono, the Maharishi, Aunt Mimi, Helen Shapiro, the con artist Magic Alex, Phil Spector, their psychedelic dentist John Riley and their failed nemesis, Det Sgt Norman Pilcher.
From the bestselling author of Ma’am Darling comes a kaleidoscopic mixture of history, etymology, diaries, autobiography, fan letters, essays, parallel lives, party lists, charts, interviews, announcements and stories. One Two Three Four joyfully echoes the frenetic hurly-burly of an era.
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- The Beatles - Something - UK - 7" picture disc - £50.00, $68.50, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2021 08:57)on September 21, 2021 at 7:06 pm
THE BEATLES Something (1989 UK Limited 20th Anniversary Edition 7" Picture Disc single, also including Come Together. Housed in a clear PVC sleeve with back title insert RP5814)
- George Harrison - Cloud Nine - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2021 09:03)on September 21, 2021 at 7:06 pm
GEORGE HARRISON Cloud Nine (1987 UK German-pressed 11-track vinyl LP featuring guest appearances from Jeff Lynne, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Ringo Starr and including the classic Got My Mind Set On You. The picture sleeve comes with its illustrated credits inner and the vinyl remains near 'as new' with few signs of play WX123)
- The Beatles - With The Beatles - 3rd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £295.00, $404.15, €342.20 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2021 11:50)on September 21, 2021 at 7:06 pm
THE BEATLES With The Beatles (1965 UK 3rd pressing of the 1963 14-track stereo LP with 'Sold in U.K' & 'Gramophone Co' label text & Dominion Belinda credit for 'Money', front laminated flipback G&L sleeve with 'Patents pending' text on the bottom flipback & red tinted EMI advert inner. The sleeve shows just a little thumbnail tear to the opening with a vintage 'Ron's music shop' sticker to the unlaminated back & the vinyl is wonderful with just a couple of light cosmetic surface scuffs to prevent a mint grading - A great EX copy of this rare pressing at an advantageous price! PCS3045)
- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night - EMI - Fr Lam - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 16-Sep-2021 14:07)on September 21, 2021 at 7:06 pm
THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night (1979 UK issue of the 1964 13-track stereo LP on the two EMI boxed logos and 'EMI Records Ltd' perimeter text label, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear, the vinyl is inExcellent condition with just a few cosmetic surface scuffs PCS3058)
- George Harrison - Dark Horse - Complete - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2021 08:57)on September 21, 2021 at 7:06 pm
GEORGE HARRISON Dark Horse (1974 UK 9-track LP on Apple with picture labels, housed in a matte gatefold picture sleeve complete with the illustrated credits inner & picture/ lyric insert. The sleeve is Very Good with some edge scuffing & lightdiscolouration throughout & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with very little play PAS10008)
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