Beatles Lyrics : The Stories Behind The Music, Including The Handwritten Drafts Of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs by Unknown author
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The ultimate guide to Beatles songs, presented in their original handwritten form and accompanied by valuable insights to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their arrival in America. The Beatles had a knack for composing songs without constraints, as familiar tunes we all cherish often began as mere jottings on random scraps or hotel notepads. These authentic manuscripts have traversed the globe, finding homes in museums, universities, collectors’ shelves, and close circles of confidantes. Many of these priceless artifacts have never seen the light of day until now.
The Beatles Lyrics showcases over 100 meticulously reproduced songs and their accompanying verses, providing esteemed author Hunter Davies with a unique platform to delve into the narrative behind the music. As you peruse these intimate reproductions, you’ll encounter sections scribbled out and meticulously rewritten, as well as lyrics that found their way into the final recordings, despite never being committed to paper. This comprehensive collection makes The Beatles Lyrics an invaluable treasure for musicians, academics, and devoted fans alike.
Hunter Davies on Beatles Lyrics: 50 Years of Insights and Stories
In this session, author Hunter Davies discusses his experience with the Beatles and his book on the band’s lyrics. He recalls his interviews with Paul McCartney and their discussions about the songwriting process. Davies shares anecdotes about the origins of famous Beatles songs like “Eleanor Rigby” and “A Day in the Life.” He also reflects on his time spent with the band in Hamburg and Liverpool and the impact they had on popular culture. Davies expresses regret that he didn’t include more details about the songwriting process in his book and that he didn’t use a tape recorder during his interviews. He concludes by thanking the sponsors of the Isle of Wight Digital Literary Festival and encourages viewers to make a donation to support the festival.