The Beatles Lyrics

The Unseen Story Behind Their Music Hunter Davies, Beatles. owned by various individuals. In trying to track down original manuscripts of the lyrics, I did the obvious things: approached all the main auction houses, such as Sotheby's, ...

Author: Hunter Davies

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297608134

Category: Music

Page: 560

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Many books have appeared over the years about the Beatles lyrics -- about the words of those songs which the whole world knows and sings, and will sing for ever, as long as we have the breath to hum the tunes. But no one has ever tried to track down and publish the original versions of the classic songs -- showing the words in the Beatles' own handwriting, how they first wrote them, how they scribbled them down on pieces of paper or backs of envelopes, with all the crossings out and changes. By revealing and publishing these original manuscripts for the first time we gain a unique insight into the creative process of Lennon and McCartney, how they did it, what they were thinking, how they changed their minds, and then came up with the words we now all know. Such a book has never been published, firstly because of copyright reasons, with ownership divided between Michael Jackson and Sony, and secondly because no one has been able to track them all down. The author of the only authorised biography of The Beatles, Hunter Davies, has sought out nearly one hundred Beatles lyrics. His expert introduction describes the creativity of the greatest ever rock band -- then he lists and illustrates each song, in chronological order, putting each song in context: what the Beatles were doing at the time, how and when they came to write and then record it, how the original version differs from the final one. The wonder is that almost every Beatles song has a great story behind it -- whether it is 'In My Life', 'For No One', 'Yesterday', 'Eleanor Rigby', or 'Yellow Submarine'.

The Beatles Lyrics

This discography is of all British Beatles recordings in the order of their release. All CDs released up to publication of this book ... Titles not written by the Beatles are, of course, not included in the lyric section of this book.

Author: The Beatles

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857123475

Category: Music

Page: 260

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The lyrics to all the Beatles' best loved songs. Complete with a full discography, detailing singles, EP's and albums, recording dates and lead singer credits.

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

I first became aware of the depth of the lyrics to the Beatles' songs when I went to a party in 1967 during the Sergeant Pepper era. Someone whispered in my ear that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was a song about an LSD trip.

Author: Alan Aldridge

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857128809

Category: Music

Page: 224

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The Beatles: Illustrated Lyrics is the only major collection of illustrated The Beatles: Illustrated Lyrics is the only major collection of illustrated The Beatles lyrics available. Originally published in 1969, this book has become a symbol of an era, a must-have for Beatles fans and a brilliant tribute to the band that changed a generation. Quotes from John, Paul, George and Ringo provide candid, witty, insightful commentary on the songs and their origins. Clarification of controversial lyrics is offered by the only true authorities, The Beatles themselves. All the famous songs are included – from Can’t Buy Me Love and A Hard Day’s Night to Rocky Raccoon, Revolver and Yellow Submarine. Lavish full colour illustrations by internationally famous artists and specially commissioned photographs reflect the psychedelic world The Beatles lived in and the whole generation and pop culture they influenced.

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics is the only major collection of illustrated Beatles lyrics in book form . Originally published in 1969 , it has become a symbol of an era . Autobiographical comments and quotes from John , Paul , George ...

Author: Beatles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395594261

Category: Music

Page: 267

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The only major collection of illustrated Beatles lyrics in book form, this commemorative edition features autobiographical comments and quotes from the Fab Four, interpretation of the lyrics from 206 songs, lavish, full-color illustrations, and specially commissioned photographs.

Conceptual Metaphor Theory in the Beatles Lyrics Metaphors as Cognitive Phenomena

... ISBN: 978-3-668-02916-3 This book at GRIN: Dominik Doeppert Conceptual Metaphor Theory in the Beatles Lyrics. Metaphors.

Author: Dominik Doeppert

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668029164

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 27

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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,7, University of Augsburg, language: English, abstract: Most people consider metaphors to be merely linguistic devises that are used for poetic purposes. A standard dictionary definition of metaphor is quite similar. The Oxford Dictionary defines metaphor as “a word or phrase used to describe sb/sth else[...]”. This definition falls in line with a layman’s notion of metaphors being purely linguistic with the sole purpose of functioning as decorative features. However, metaphors go much deeper than that. Metaphors are in fact fundamental components of human cognition that are not just linguistic but conceptual in nature. Through metaphors, patterns of thought in a society are encoded and shared. So in order to show that metaphors share patterns of thought in a society, songs of the Beatles shall be examined, seeing as the Beatles are one the most popular and successful bands of our time with fans from all around the world. The metaphors used in the Beatles’ songs are not merely figures of speech or stylistic devises, but cognitive phenomena that share patterns of thought in a society. The Beatles songs are a great medium to help prove that conceptual systems play a paramount role in establishing our everyday realities because of they are so widely popular. This paper seeks to show that Lakoff’s and Johnson’s notion of metaphors representing a way of thinking, as made popular in their Conceptual Metaphor Theory, also holds true for metaphors in the Beatles’ songs. Drawing upon Lakoff’s and Johnson’s Conceptual Metaphor Theory, this paper also attempts to illuminate how the Beatles success is, at least partly, due to the systematicity of metaphorical concepts. Even though most people are not normally aware of conceptual systems present in our society, most of these conceptual systems are indeed metaphorical in nature and determine to a large extent our perception of the world. The metaphorical concepts present in the Beatles lyrics are very much coherent with the metaphorical structuring of certain experiences in our society, which is why so many people can relate to the Beatles’ songs because the concepts expressed therein are compatible with their conceptualisation of how they perceive the world.

Reading the Beatles

The obscure and mocking lyrics of songs such as “Walrus” certainly suggest John's claiming of “the right to confuse” and “to not be taken literally.” The story goes that a teacher in Lennon's old school was using Beatles lyrics in a ...

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 0791481964

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 873

Addresses the Beatles' impact on how we think about gender, popular culture, and the formal and poetic qualities of music.

The Beatles Having Read the Book

THE BEATLES LYRICS: The Songs of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr (1996 Hal Leonard) Not to be confused with official biographer Hunter Davies' THE BEATLES LYRICS from 2014. “For the first time ever together in print.

Author: Greg Sterlace


ISBN: 1329536525

Category: Reference

Page: 382

View: 595

The cottage industry of Beatles publications is more prolific now than it ever was. As the band recedes into the mystic fog of 20th century history we get more and more documentation about their music, their love lives, their personalities, and their finances. I wanted to try to make sense of it by reviewing the best and the worst of the Beatles tomes as they stand side by side in bookstores everywhere. I spent 40 years reading about them knowing that one day I would share my accumulated knowledge with the fans in Pepperland. Having read the book, I'd love to turn you on.

Experiencing the Beatles

in the Beatles' catalog of songs. John had received a letter from a student in Liverpool who was analyzing Beatles lyrics in an English class. Intrigued, John was inspired to write a song with the most confusing lyrics possible.

Author: Brooke Halpin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271442

Category: Music

Page: 226

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Starting an undeniable revolution, the Beatles took pop culture by storm, shook up the recording industry, and provided a soundtrack for the lives of millions of American teenagers. No band would ever come close to the mania inspired by these four Liverpudlian exports. Brooke Halpin takes readers on a comprehensive tour behind the masterful instrumentation, timeless (yet sometimes mysterious) lyrics, and experimental recording techniques of the Beatles’ American releases from 1964 through 1970. Halpin explores the rock covers from which the four lads launched their careers; the original rock ‘n’ roll and love songs that fueled Beatlemania; the theatrical, psychedelic, world music, and orchestral elements which continually surprised audiences about the depths of the band’s talents, and the guest musicians whose contributions remain unknown to many listeners. Adding to the song analyses are personal vignettes to transport the reader back in time to experience the excitement of hearing the Beatles for the first time. Through their music, lyrics, and playful antics on stage and screen as well as in real life, the Beatles encapsulated the ups and downs of 1960s America. Halpin uncovers how the Beatles’ music continues to be relevant to today’s audiences, revealing little known facts and drawing exciting conclusions about the band, their eventual breakup, and their undiminished fame.

The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles

because of him that the Beatles belong in what I am calling the literary canon of rock music. The towering figure in any such canon must be Bob Dylan, ... The Beatles' lyrics as a body of work are subjected to statistical content ...

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139828061

Category: Music


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From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, this collection of essays tells the fascinating story of the Beatles – the creation of the band, their musical influences, and their cultural significance, with emphasis on their genesis and practices as musicians, songwriters, and recording artists. Through detailed biographical and album analyses, the book uncovers the background of each band member and provides expansive readings of the band's music. • Traces the group's creative output from their earliest recordings through their career • Pays particular attention to the social and historical factors which contributed to the creation of the band • Investigates the Beatles' unique enduring musical legacy and cultural power • Clearly organized into three sections, covering Background, Works, and History and Influence, the Companion is ideal for course usage, and is also a must-read for all Beatles fans

The Beatles

The writer mentioned that the English master was making his class analyse Beatles' lyrics. (Lennon wrote an answer, dated 1 September 1967, which was auctioned by Christie's of Londonin 1992). Lennon, amused that ateacherwas ...

Author: Wikipédia,

Publisher: PediaPress



Page: 228

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The Beatles est un groupe musical originaire de Liverpool, composé de John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison et Ringo Starr. Il demeure, en dépit de sa séparation en 1970, l'un des groupes de rock les plus populaires au monde. En dix ans d'existence, et seulement huit ans de carrière discographique (de 1962 à 1970), les Beatles ont enregistré douze albums originaux et ont composé plus de 200 chansons. Une productivité particulièrement remarquable dans la période 1963-1966 où, entre les tournées incessantes et la participation à deux longs métrages, ils ont publié sept albums, treize singles et douze EPs. Considérées comme la « bande-son » des années 1960, les chansons des Beatles ont marqué leur décennie ainsi que les générations suivantes, et leurs mélodies ont été adaptées à de nombreux genres musicaux, notamment le jazz, la salsa, le reggae ou la musique classique et baroque.