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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- Ringo Starr - Blast From Your Past - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 16:50)on June 2, 2020 at 10:23 pm
RINGO STARR Blast From Your Past (1974 UK 10-track LP with custom red Apple labels, picture sleeve with lyric card inner. The sleeve has just a little light edgewear, but shows little of its years & the vinyl displays only light signs of play PCS7170)
- The Beatles - All This And World War II + Poster - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 14:23)on June 2, 2020 at 10:23 pm
VARIOUS All This & World War II (1976 UK 28-track double LP, featuring the songs from the Lou Reisner production, with versions of classic Lennon & McCartney songs, including The Bee Gees performing Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight, Sun Kingand She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, & covers by Elton John, David Essex, Status Quo & Tina Turner amongst others, complete with lyric inners & 17" x 24" fold-out poster, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little ring wear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just light signs of play RVLP2)
- Paul McCartney and Wings - Wings Greatest + Poster - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 13:06)on June 2, 2020 at 10:23 pm
WINGS Wings Greatest (1978 UK 12-track LP compilation, including classic hits from Paul & co including Live & Let Die, Band On The Run, Jet, Mull Of Kintyre, Silly Love Songs & more, picture sleeve with picture inner & bonus double-sided 33" x23" fold-out poster. The sleeve shows just a little light wear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with light signs of play PCTC256)
- The Beatles - Help! - All Rights - No Barcode - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 12:30)on June 2, 2020 at 10:23 pm
THE BEATLES Help! (1981 UK stereo issue of the 1965 14-track LP on the two EMI boxed logo label with 'All Rights' perimeter text, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear, with a little age discoloration and light scuffs & the vinyl shows few signs of play PCS3071)
- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night - All Rights - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 12:25)on June 2, 2020 at 10:23 pm
THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night (1981 UK stereo issue of the 1964 13-track vinyl LP on the two box EMI logo label with 'All Rights' perimeter text, glossy non-barcoded picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play PCS3058)
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