One Two Three Four The Beatles in Time

WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020 A Spectator Book of the Year • A Times Book of the Year • A Telegraph Book of the Year • A Sunday Times Book of the Year From the award-winning author of Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of ...

Author: Craig Brown

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008340021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020 A Spectator Book of the Year • A Times Book of the Year • A Telegraph Book of the Year • A Sunday Times Book of the Year From the award-winning author of Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret comes a fascinating, hilarious, kaleidoscopic biography of the Fab Four.

Us and Them

Canada, Canadians and The Beatles John Robert Arnone ... One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time recently won the prestigious Baillie-Gifford prize and ...

Author: John Robert Arnone

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1039115721

Category: History

Page: 312

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Us and Them chronicles the depth to which Canada and Canadians were part of The Beatles’ story—their formation, growth and break up. Entertaining and well researched, Us and Them places John, Paul, George and Ringo as a band and as solo artists in a uniquely Canadian setting; it blends rich stories, facts, analysis, and even dabbles in several plausible but little known accounts that create a new ripple in The Beatles’ history. After consuming Us and Them, readers will never again listen to albums Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the White Album, or singles “Come Together”, “Give Peace a Chance”, “All Things Must Pass”, “Imagine” and “Mull of Kintyre” without thinking about these masterworks in a Canadian context. Us and Them is a thorough account of the Fab Four's relationship with Canada, filling an important gap in their narrative and discography.

The Beatles in Mono

ONE TWO THREE FOUR! ... was absolutely massive by the Beatles' own standards, and this was at the time thought of very much as a reinvention of the band.

Author: Andrew Hickey


ISBN: 1446184897

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 142

View: 163

In The Beatles In Mono, Andrew Hickey examines, track by track, the Beatles' work as it was originally created, in mono. Going through the 2009 The Beatles In Mono box set, he looks at the band's influences, their musical techniques, and the progression of their career from Love Me Do through to Get Back. As a bonus, this edition also contains appendices giving brief overviews of the stereo-only material the band recorded, as well as 'non-canon' albums like the Anthology series, Live At The BBC and Liverpool Sound Collage. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

The Guy Lee Guitar Method

You might have heard Paul McCartney of The Beatles scream out " One , two , three , four ! " at the beginnng of " I Saw Her Standing There " , thus 4/4 time ...

Author: Guy Lee

Publisher: Guytar Publishing

ISBN: 9780974779508

Category: Music

Page: 88

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For the beginner or intermediate guitarist, learn a refreshing new approach to learning to play the guitar. Learn to read music and tabulature, play guitar riffs and strum basic rhythms.

The Solo Beatles Film TV Chronicle 1971 1980

Hey Jude #2 starts again with a count-in “One, two, three. ... further 30 seconds another camera captures John and George on their podium for the first time ...

Author: Jörg Pieper


ISBN: 1409283011


Page: 330

View: 124

This book is meant as a companion volume to The Beatles Film & TV Chronicle 1961-1970 and covers the first ten years of the solo careers of the individual Beatles from 1971 to 1980. It is the indispensable reference book for every serious Beatles video collector, with several years worth of research and investigation into the massive amount of film material held in archives around the world. The book includes details on over 100 hours worth of solo material, with many items covered for the very first time, and is fully illustrated with over one hundred thumbnail images taken from a variety of film sources. As a bonus, the book also includes a chapter of updates regarding recently discovered and new information about films of The Beatles as a group during the years from 1961 to 1970.

150 Glimpses of the Beatles

Winner of the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction A distinctive portrait of the Fab Four by one of the sharpest and wittiest writers of our time "If you want to know what it was like to live those extraordinary Beatles years in real ...

Author: Craig Brown

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374109318

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 738

A distinctive portrait of the Fab Four by one of the sharpest and wittiest writers of our time "If you want to know what it was like to live those extraordinary Beatles years in real time, read this book." —Alan Johnson, The Spectator Though fifty years have passed since the breakup of the Beatles, the fab four continue to occupy an utterly unique place in popular culture. Their influence extends far beyond music and into realms as diverse as fashion and fine art, sexual politics and religion. When they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, fresh off the plane from England, they provoked an epidemic of hoarse-throated fandom that continues to this day. Who better, then, to capture the Beatles phenomenon than Craig Brown—the inimitable author of Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret and master chronicler of the foibles and foppishness of British high society? This wide-ranging portrait of the four lads from Liverpool rivals the unique spectacle of the band itself by delving into a vast catalog of heretofore unexamined lore. When actress Eleanor Bron touched down at Heathrow with the Beatles, she thought that a flock of starlings had alighted on the roof of the terminal—only to discover that the birds were in fact young women screaming at the top of their lungs. One journalist, mistaken for Paul McCartney as he trailed the band in his car, found himself nearly crushed to death as fans climbed atop the vehicle and pressed their bodies against the windshield. Or what about the Baptist preacher who claimed that the Beatles synchronized their songs with the rhythm of an infant’s heartbeat so as to induce a hypnotic state in listeners? And just how many people have employed the services of a Canadian dentist who bought John Lennon’s tooth at auction, extracted its DNA, and now offers paternity tests to those hoping to sue his estate? 150 Glimpses of the Beatles is, above all, a distinctively kaleidoscopic examination of the Beatles’ effect on the world around them and the world they helped bring into being. Part anthropology and part memoir, and enriched by the recollections of everyone from Tom Hanks to Bruce Springsteen, this book is a humorous, elegiac, and at times madcap take on the Beatles’ role in the making of the sixties and of music as we know it.

The Girl Who Became a Beatle

This was the moment when I was supposed to yell out, “One, two, three, four!” and start singing “Hello, Goodbye.” Get it? “Hello?

Author: Greg Taylor

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1429928778

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 478

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah! When Regina Bloomsbury's band, the Caverns, breaks up, she thinks it's all over. And then she makes a wish—"I wish I could be as famous as the Beatles." The Beatles are her music idols. The next day, she gets up to find that the Caverns are not just as famous as the Beatles, they have replaced them in history! Regina is living like a rock star, and loving it. There are talk shows, music videos, and live concerts with thousands of screaming fans. And Regina is the star of it all. But fame is getting the better of Regina, and she has a decision to make. Does she want to replace the Beatles forever? Greg Taylor's The Girl Who Became a Beatle is a rocking young adult novel about the good and the bad of Hollywood, fame, and rock 'n roll.

The Beatles Encyclopedia Everything Fab Four

'Within You, WithoutYou' was written after dinner one night at Klaus ... is in 5/4 time—the first of the strange rhythm cycles that I caught on to—one-two; ...

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844275

Category: Music

Page: 621

View: 224

This condensed paperback encyclopedia documents the enduring cultural impact and musical legacy of the Beatles, providing readers with a one-stop resource to the Fab Four's compelling story and breadth of achievements. • Provides an easy-to-use, single-volume condensed version of the hardcover edition of Greenwood's The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four • Presents expansive, detailed information about the Beatles' lives and their iconic music that secured their place in history • Analyzes the Beatles' body of work, including collective efforts and solo releases, and identifies the significant people, places, and events that impacted their work • Includes a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources that are accessible and useful to students and general readers alike

A Cellarful of Noise

Brian Epstein tells the story of the Beatles' meteoric rise, from the dingy basement club where he first saw them play to New York's Carnegie Hall... and beyond.

Author: Brian Epstein


ISBN: 9781800811188


Page: 192

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Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison may have fronted the Beatles, but behind the stage stood their remarkable manager, Brian Epstein, who took them from a small Liverpool club band to global fame and fortune. Within two years of making their first record, they were the biggest group in the world. What was the secret of his management of the Beatles? How did one man lead a group of rather untidy lads from Liverpool to shake the world of popular music forever? Brian Epstein tells the story of the Beatles' meteoric rise, from the dingy basement club where he first saw them play to New York's Carnegie Hall... and beyond. A Cellarful of Noise is the account of Brian Epstein's extraordinary life: a memoir of a life made in music, and an iconic record of the origins of the Fab Four by the man known as the 'Fifth Beatle'. With a brilliant new introduction by award-winning author Craig Brown (One, Two, Three, Four: The Beatles in Time), and featuring over 30 photographs that offer a glimpse of the Beatles on their way to phenomenal success, A Cellarful of Noise is essential reading for every Beatles fan.

Audio Production Tips

4/4: Common Time 4/4 is a simple-quadrupletime signature, containing four crotchet (quarter) notes in two pulse groups (One, two, three, four).

Author: Peter Dowsett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317614216

Category: Music

Page: 524

View: 494

Audio Production Tips: Getting the Sound Right at the Source provides practical and accessible information detailing the production processes for recording today’s bands. By demonstrating how to "get the sound right at the source," author Peter Dowsett lays the appropriate framework to discuss the technical requirements of optimizing the sound of a source. Through its coverage of critical listening, pre-production, arrangement, drum tuning, gain staging and many other areas of music production, Audio Production Tips allows you to build the wide array of skills that apply to the creative process of music production. Broken into two parts, the book first presents foundational concepts followed by more specific production advice on a range of instruments. Key features: Important in-depth coverage of music theory, arrangement and its applications. Real life examples with key references to the author’s music production background. Presents concepts alongside the production of a track captured specifically for the book. A detailed companion website, including audio, video, Pro Tools session files of the track recording process, and videos including accompanying audio that can be examined in the reader’s DAW. Please visit the accompanying companion website, available at, for resources that further support the book’s practical approach.


I had no way of going, 'one, two, three, four, five, six seven ...' It's not in my brain.” It took Starr a little time, but he eventually got the shifting ...

Author: Mark R. Brewer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1664170391

Category: Music

Page: 332

View: 109

As a devoted fan of the lads from Liverpool, Mark considers himself an expert on their songs, both with the Beatles and during their solo careers. He has selected his favorite forty songs and tells their story in each chapter.

Positively 4Th Street

122 “The Time Has Come Today,” by the Chambers Brothers, is from their 1967 album, The Time Has Come Today. 123 Sewell Chan, “Doomsday Clock Is Set at 2 ...

Author: Joshua Simon MD EdD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532061889

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 326

View: 415

Historical events, ideas, words, and numbers are connected to one another not by chance but in a way that lies below the surface. The number four provides this connection—from the 4/4 time of rock and roll of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, the Vietnam War, Lou Gehrig, all the way to lives of Muhammad, Jesus Christ, the Buddha, and Moses. In Positively 4th Street, author Dr. Joshua Simon offers a spiritual journey, an awakening of the soul. He stimulates you to think about your own experiences and relationships and wonder why you believe whatever it is you believe. Simon offers real solutions to perhaps the two most common problems: thinking that you are not good enough and procrastination. The key to solving these problems is to get better at following the four bases of the Golden Rule: (1) be aware of and sensitive to how your actions affect the feelings of others; (2) don’t do for others what others can do for themselves; (3) say no and set limits with those who act selfishly; and (4) never judge others to be undeserving of your kindness or generosity. Based on his personal and professional experiences and through illustrative stories, Simon presents informative and interesting ideas and advice about how to achieve contentment in life.

The Beatles as Musicians Revolver through the Anthology

'They don't argue if we take the time we want. ... off-tempo, secretive-sounding count-off, “one, two, three, four, one, two,” added to the top of the ...

Author: Walter Everett Associate Professor of Music in Music Theory University of Michigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198029608

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 608

Given the phenomenal fame and commercial success that the Beatles knew for the entire course of their familiar career, their music per se has received surprisingly little detailed attention. Not all of their cultural influence can be traced to long hair and flashy clothing; the Beatles had numerous fresh ideas about melody, harmony, counterpoint, rhythm, form, colors, and textures. Or consider how much new ground was broken by their lyrics alone--both the themes and imagery of the Beatles' poetry are key parts of what made (and still makes) this group so important, so popular, and so imitated. This book is a comprehensive chronological study of every aspect of the Fab Four's musical life--including full examinations of composition, performance practice, recording, and historical context--during their transcendent late period (1966-1970). Rich, authoritative interpretations are interwoven through a documentary study of many thousands of audio, print, and other sources.

One Two Three Four

A line from the song may be representative of the scornful view of Elvis ... who offer a countermythology : ' When my time comes / That's how I want to go ...




Category: Music


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Finding The Fourth Beatle

(The Fab One Hundred and Four) The Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group The Eddie ... We had no sense of time, so we'd start with the count of “one, two, three, four ...

Author: David Bedford

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3743989964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 131

Finding The Fourth Beatle The is the story of The Beatles from 1956-1970 told through the 23 drummers, including Colin Hanton, Pete Best and Jimmie Nicol, and some you will not have heard of before. The Beatles’ crises; changes of musical direction, getting a record deal, and finding the drummer who would put the beat into The Beatles: Ringo Starr, the Fourth Beatle. The story of all the 23 drummers Those who could have joined The Beatles, but didn’t Expert analysis of the drummers by drummers Why Brian Epstein didn't sign the Beatles first contract Why The Beatles failed the Decca audition Were The Beatles under contract at Parlophone in June 62? Who was asked to replace Pete Best before Ringo Why Pete Best was not sacked/dismissed by Brian Epstein Why Ringo became the Fourth Beatle and inspired a generation of drummers

The Beatles on the Roof

They were on the roof for two reasons: to record live versions of several songs ... and after a sharp count-in of “One, two, three, four,” The Beatles began ...

Author: Tony Barrell

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783239697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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At lunchtime on a bitterly cold January day in 1969, the strains of guitar chords could be heard in the streets surrounding London’s Savile Row. Crowds gathered – At ground level and above. People climbed onto roofs and postboxes, skipped lunch to gather and listen: For the first time in more than two years, The Beatles were playing live. Ringing from the rooftops, disturbing the well-to-do ears of the tailors below, they upset the establishment and bewildered the police. It was filmed by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who hoped the footage would act as the finale to a celebratory TV special. When it finally surfaced, it was in the bleak, tumultuous documentary Let It Be. And The Beatles would never play live again. Tony Barrell examines the concert within the context of its time. He speaks to those who were there: the fans, film-makers, roadies, Apple Corps staff and police. He explores the politics of 1968, when peace gave way to protest, and how music promotion began to collide with cinéma vérité and reality TV. The Beatles on the Roof makes essential reading for anyone interested in the band’s reinventions and relationships, revealing why the rooftop concert happened at all, why it happened the way that it did, and why it would never happen again.

The Rough Guide to the Beatles

... 1962– February 11, 1963; released April 1963; currently available on CD “One-two-three-four!” Paul counts them off and The Beatles swing, unknowingly, ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 184836752X

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 971

The Beatles are the ultimate band - the most popular, the most respected, the most influential. The Rough Guide to the Beatles covers every aspect of the Fab Four, delving deep into the Beatles music, lyrics, movies and the Beatles solo careers. Features include: The Story: from Liverpool clubs to Beatlemania. The Music: incisive reviews of every Beatles and solo album and new Beatle Music from George Martin's son Giles. The Canon: the inside track on the 50 greatest songs. On Screen: the movies, the promos and the TV appearances and new coverage of the upcoming Rock Band-style video game of Beatle music. The Fifth Beatle: George Martin, Yoko Ono, Magic Alex and other contenders as well as the resignation and death of Neil Aspinall. Beatleology: the best books, the weirdest covers, the most obsessive websites, the obscurest trivia. This updated edition includes new material on Cirque Du Soleil 's acclaimed Love Show - the only officially endorsed Beatles theatrical presentation, Paul McCartney's albums Memory Almost Full, Ecce Cor Meum and Electric Arguments and the media circus surrounding the McCartney/ Mills divorce. All you need is this!

The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell

When my time starts to drift, Mr. Stoll looks over at me and counts out the rhythm: “One! Two! Three! Four!” This happens a few times, but Mr. Stoll only ...

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338647245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 213

An unbelievably hilarous middle-grade true story from bestselling author Jordan Sonnenblick. In a typical school year, every kid has one or two things go wrong. But for Jordan, there's A LOT going wrong ALL THE TIME.Take this year. Here are some of the thing going wrong:-- His teacher hates him. Like, really hates him. Like, is totally out to get him even when he's trying to be good, and is willing to fail him on the simplest things, like show and tell.-- He has a slight breathing problem because of his asthma. And breathing is never really an optional activity.-- His pet snake has given birth to way, way, way too many baby snakes, all who need a home.-- He is finding that becoming The World's Best Drummer in no time whatsoever is maybe not the easiest goal.-- There are bullies ready to stomp him when all he has to defend himself with is a lunchbox.And all this doesn't even include the freak swing set accident, the fears inside his head, or the funniest class presentation ever. By keeping his cool (some of the time), banging on the drums (a lot), and keeping his sense of humor (all the time), Jordan's going to try to make it through the year . . . and grow up to write a book about it!

Rock and Roll

“I Saw Her Standing There” – Beatles, NC, 1964; flip #1(7), 1-64. Known to ΣAE brothers as ONE TWO THREE FOUR, this one cranks out Power Rock and Roll with ...

Author: Maury Dean

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875862276

Category: Electronic books

Page: 728

View: 725

An appreciation of Rock-n-Roll, song by song, from its roots and its inspriations to its divergent recent trends. A work of rough genius; DeanOCOs attempt to make connections though time and across genres is laudable."

Long and Winding Roads

As the New Musical Express's Gordon Sampson later reported, the Beatles ended up ... Beginning with Paul's brisk count-off—“one, two, three, four!

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628925159

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 754

In Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles, Kenneth Womack brings the band's story vividly to life-from their salad days as a Liverpool Skiffle group and their apprenticeship in the nightclubs and mean streets of Hamburg through their early triumphs at the legendary Cavern Club and the massive onslaught of Beatlemania itself. By mapping the group's development as an artistic fusion, Womack traces the Beatles' creative arc from their first, primitive recordings through Abbey Road and the twilight of their career. In order to communicate the nature and power of the band's remarkable achievement, Womack examines the Beatles' body of work as an evolving art object. He investigates the origins and creation of the group's compositions, as well as the songwriting and recording practices that brought them to fruition. Womack's analysis of the Beatles' albums transports readers on a journey through the Beatles' heyday as recording artists between 1962 and 1969, when the band enjoyed a staggering musical and lyrical leap that took them from their first album Please Please Me, which they recorded in the space of a single day, to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the White Album, and Abbey Road-albums that collectively required literally thousands of hours to produce. In addition to considering the band's increasing self-consciousness about the overall production, design, and presentation of their art, Womack explores the Beatles' albums as a collection of musical and lyrical impressions that finds them working towards a sense of aesthetic unity. In Long and Winding Roads, Womack reveals the ways in which the Beatles gave life to a musical synthesis that would change the world.