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Yesterday: The Beatles Once Upon a Time

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Yesterday: The Beatles Once Upon A Time documents the Beatles and the city of their birth during the making of their first film, A Hard Day's Night, in 1964. It captures the rhythm and texture of the tough English port city where the smell of cigarettes and seawater mingled and the strains of pop music were transformed by an early 1960s music scene that gave birth to the Mersey Beat and the greatest band of all time.

Before they achieved world fame, the Beatles perfected their craft in another port of call, the northern German city of Hamburg. There they met Astrid Kirchherr, a budding photographer who became close friends with the band and later was engaged to the Beatles' original bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe. Some four years later—by which time the Beatles had conquered the world—Kirchherr with Max Scheler visited the band and took the photographs that appear in this book. Kirchherr and Scheler focused on the Beatles in private and public moments, during the filming, and also on the city itself, on the streets, the music scene, the people, evoking for us today the gritty humor and passion of 1960s Liverpudlians.

This book offers a moving testament to the inspirational effect of the Beatles' success on their hometown as well as an important chapter of the Beatles' almost- mythic story.

Synopsis:

Documenting the Beatles in the city of their birth during the making of their first film, "A Hard Days Night," this book captures the rhythm and texture of the tough English port city that had given birth to the greatest band of all time.

About the Author

Astrid Kirchherr is a German photographer and artist. She has exhibited her work in Hamburg, London, New York, Tokyo, and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. She was a close friend of the Beatles in the years preceding their international fame.Max Scheler was a photojournalist for Stern magazine in Hamburg and an associate of the photographer Herbert List.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865651890
Publisher:
Vendome Press
Subject:
General
Photographer:
Kirchherr, Astrid
Photographer:
Scheler, Max
Author:
Kirchherr, Astrid
Author:
Scheler, Max
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Beatles; Rock and Roll; Photography
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Beatles
Subject:
Rock musicians - England - Liverpool
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.13 x 8.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , Documenting the Beatles in the city of their birth during the making of their first film, "A Hard Days Night," this book captures the rhythm and texture of the tough English port city that had given birth to the greatest band of all time.
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