Welcome to the Beatles

by Andrew Pregnall, Jason Arquette, Allyson Manhart

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Organized, authored, and edited over the course of five months by a class of eighteen Virginia Tech undergraduate students, Welcome to the Beatles represents their collective contribution to the larger scholarship on the most important band in rock history. The chapters build upon the work of noted author and historian Mark Lewisohn and take into account many of the recurring issues in Beatles historiography. The student authors have the advantage of being generations apart from the Beatles and can reexamine the band without any first-hand experience with the Fab Four. The result is a book that raises significant issues about the whole of Beatles history.

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Table of Contents

 
Welcome to the Beatles
 
 
Media
 
 
"You Say You Want a Revolution": Analyzing the Political Aesthetics of the Beatles\xE2\x80\x99 Album Covers
 
 
The Beatles on the Big Screen: Help!
 
 
Television and the Beatles: The Early Shows
 
 
Race and Racism
 
 
The Rise of the Beatles and the Fall of Vee-Jay Records: The Politics of Racism in the 1960s Music Industry
 
 
The Beatles Nay-Sayers: Evangelical Backlash to the Beatles and the Counterculture
 
 
I'm Just Happy to Dance with You: How the Beatles Became Civil Rights Activists
 
 
The Beginning of the End: The Klan's America
 
 
Women
 
 
Astrid Kirchherr: Forever with the Beatles
 
 
Revolution 9: Yoko Ono and Anti-Feminism
 
 
Globalization
 
 
"Go Home Beatles! Have a Haircut!": Postwar Japan's Backlash against the Fab Four
 
 
"We Are Never Going Back": The Beatles in the Philippines
 
 
Music and Meditation: How the Beatles Brought Indian Culture to the West
 
 
Business
 
 
When the Beatles Played Businessmen: The Story of Apple Records
 
 
"I'd Give You Everything I've Got for a Little Peace of Mind": The Beatles and Personal Security
 
 
Let It Stream: The Beatles and the Age of Music Streaming
 
 
Legacy
 
 
The Beatles and the Government: A Relationship with the Aristocracy and the British Monarchy
 
 
The Show Must Go On: The Beatles' Lasting Influence on Shea Stadium
 
 
The Rooftop Concert: The Lasting Effects of the Concert on the Beatles' Legacy
 

Book Details

Publisher
Virginia Tech Publishing
Published
2018
Pages
308
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9780997920147
ISBN10
0997920149
ISBN13 Digital
9780997920154
ISBN10 Digital
0997920157
PDF Size
7.5 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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