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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- Paul McCartney and Wings - Flowers In The Dirt - Complete - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $27.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2022 10:40)on September 26, 2022 at 11:03 am
PAUL McCARTNEY Flowers In The Dirt (1989 UK 12-track vinyl LP, his eighth studio solo album including the singles My Brave Face, This One, Figure Of Eight and Put It There. The glossy picture sleeve shows a little light shelfwear but comes complete with the yellow inner & fold-out illustrated lyric insert and the vinyl remains in excellent condition PCSD106)
- John Lennon - Elton John Band Featuring John Lennon-EX - German - vinyl LP - £35.00, $37.80, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 09:59)on September 26, 2022 at 11:03 am
JOHN LENNON Elton John Band Featuring John Lennon (Rare German Metronome label 7-track vinyl LP recorded live at Madison Square Garden, New York on 28th November 1974. Features John Lennon on vocals and rhythm guitar on Whatever Gets You Through The Night, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and I Saw Her Standing There, Picture sleeve. The sleeve and vinyl are presented in 'Excellent' condition)
- John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - 4pr - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $21.60, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2022 14:58)on September 26, 2022 at 11:03 am
JOHN & YOKO / THE PLASTIC ONO BAND Happy Xmas [War Is Over] (Classic 1971 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Yoko's Listen The Snow Is Falling, housed in the classic black & white picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor wear and the vinyl appears barely played R5970)
- The Beatles - Live At The Star Club In Hamburg Germany - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $27.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2022 17:17)on September 26, 2022 at 11:03 am
THE BEATLES Live At The Star Club In Hamburg Germany (1982 Dutch 26-track double vinyl LP comprising fifteen never before released recordings but with a different tracklisting to the UK issue. The unique gatefold variant picture sleeve has a small amount of shelfwear but both discs remain in barely played condition HIS10982)
- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night - 1st - G&L - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $102.60, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Sep-2022 17:09)on September 26, 2022 at 11:03 am
THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night (1964 UK first issue 13-track Mono LP, with 'Sold In The UK', 'Recording First Published' & 'Parlophone Co' label text, complete with 'Emitex' poly-lined inner & front laminated Garrod & Lofthouse flipback picture sleeve PMC1230)See 'More info' for further details on the condition...
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