Synopses & Reviews
Nearly twenty years in the making, Can t Buy Me Loveis a masterful work of group biography, cultural history, and musical criticism.
That the Beatles were an unprecedented phenomenon is a given. InCan t Buy Me Love, Jonathan Gould seeks to explain why, placing the Fab Four in the broad and tumultuous panorama of their time and place, rooting their story in the social context that girded both their rise and their demise.
Can t Buy Me Love illuminates the Beatles as a charismatic phenomenon of international proportions, whose anarchic energy and unexpected import was derived from the historic shifts in fortune that transformed the relationship between Britain and America in the decades after World War II.