Author(s): John Van der Kiste
This fact-filled volume includes UK and US discographies with full track listings and chart positions; a complete list of live performances from 1960 to 1969; a look at the origins of the group’s name; quotes about them from such names as Mick Jagger, Steven Spielberg, Tony Blair, and Francis Rossi; other musicians who temporarily or nearly joined them, from early stand-in drummers to heavyweights such as Eric Clapton and Billy Preston; their producers, management and ‘inner circle’; their connections with Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Donovan, Badfinger and others; their British radio and television appearances; the ‘Paul is dead’ story that gripped some of the media in the late 1960s; the album titles and films that nearly were but ultimately were not; and much, much more.
Although the focus is on the group up to their split in 1970, there are also brief surveys of their solo careers and solo album listings. As they might have said, ‘…and you know that can’t be bad’.
|FORMAT||234 x 156 mm|
|PUBLICATION DATE||15 December 2016|
|ILLUSTRATIONS||32 black-and-white and colour photographs|