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 - With The Beatles - 2nd EJD - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $90.00, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2023 11:54)on February 8, 2023 at 2:13 pm
THE BEATLES With The Beatles (Rare 1963 UK second pressing 14-track mono vinyl LP with 'The Parlophone Co' & 'Recording First Published' label text and 'Dominion Belinda' credit for Money, front laminated Ernest J. Day flipback picture sleevePMC1206)See 'More Info' for further details on the condition of this LP...
- The Beatles - Please Please Me - 2 Box - EMI - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.00, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 07-Feb-2023 09:59)on February 8, 2023 at 2:13 pm
THE BEATLES Please Please Me (Circa 1978 UK stereo issue of the debut 1963 14-track LP, on the two EMI boxed logo label with 'EMI Records Ltd' perimeter text, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played PCS3042)
- The Beatles - Rubber Soul - All Rights - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 06-Feb-2023 15:24)on February 8, 2023 at 2:13 pm
THE BEATLES Rubber Soul (1981 UK issue of the 1965 14-track stereo LP on the two box EMI logo label with 'All Rights' perimeter text, glossy non-barcoded picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with a few faint paper marks & the vinyl is clean&in Excellent condition with barely any play PCS3075)
- The Beatles - The Beatles / 1962-1966 - Red - Stickered - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $60.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 06-Feb-2023 16:07)on February 8, 2023 at 2:13 pm
THE BEATLES The Beatles / 1962-1966 (1978 UK limited edition 26-track double LP pressed on RED vinyl, complete with matching red lyric inners, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with the original hype stickeron the front. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play PCSPR717)
- John Lennon - The John Lennon Collection - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.00, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 06-Feb-2023 16:11)on February 8, 2023 at 2:13 pm
JOHN LENNON The John Lennon Collection (1982 UK 17-track LP compilation, complete with the illustrated lyric inner. The glossy picture sleeve shows a little light shelfwear (small scuff/gap at top edge) & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with light play EMTV37)
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