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 - The Beatles E.P. Collection - EX box - UK - 7" box set - £250.00, $340.00, €280.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Mar-2021 18:11)on March 5, 2021 at 7:23 am
THE BEATLES E.P. Collection (Rare 1982 UK mono box set including all FOURTEEN EPs issued by The Beatles in the UK, including the Magical Mystery Tour double, plus an exclusive bonus 4-track stereo EP containing The Inner Light, Baby You're A Rich Man, She's A Woman & This Boy, gold embossed textured box BEP14) See 'More Info' ...
- Paul McCartney and Wings - The McCartney Interview - US - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 20:31)on March 5, 2021 at 7:23 am
PAUL MCCARTNEY The McCartney Interview (Limited edition 1980 US Columbia label vinyl LP, featuring the complete recording of an interview given to Vic Garbarini of 'Musician' magazine, picture sleeve with photos by Linda McCartney. The sleeveshows a little general wear and the vinyl has just the odd light hairline to indicate play PC36987)
- The Beatles - The Beatles / 1967-1970 - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 20:31)on March 5, 2021 at 7:23 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles / 1967-1970 (1976 US issue 28-track 2-LP vinyl set on the Capitol label, housed in a matt gatefold sleeve with matching blue lyric inners and discography insert The sleeve displays only light wear, the inners have no splits and the vinyl looks barely played SKBO3404)
- Ringo Starr - Stop And Smell The Roses - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 20:31)on March 5, 2021 at 7:23 am
RINGO STARR Stop And Smell The Roses (1981 US 10-track vinyl LP including Private Property, Wrack My Brain and the hit single Back Off Boogaloo, picture sleeve and lyric printed inner without any deletion marks. The sleeve displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl looks barely played NBI-33246)
- John Lennon - Shaved Fish - Purple Label - US - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 20:31)on March 5, 2021 at 7:23 am
JOHN LENNON Shaved Fish (Late 1970s US Capitol purple label issue of the 1975 12-track label vinyl LP album, Lennon with his Plastic Ono Band produced with Phil Spector and Yoko Ono, featuring the timeless Imagine and Happy Xmas [War Is Over]labels, picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear, the inner has a coupld of small splits, whilst the vinyl has little sign of play SW-3421)
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