The Beatles Come to America (Turning Points in History)

The Beatles Come to America (Turning Points in History) When The Beatles Touched Down In New York On February , For Their First Visit To America, They Brought With Them A Sound That Hadn T Been Heard Before By The Time They Returned To England Two Weeks Later, Major Changes In Music, Fashion, The Record Industry, And The Image Of An Entire Generation Had Been Set Into Motion Coming Less Than Three Months After The Assassination Of President Kennedy, The Beatles Visit Helped Rouse The Country Out Of Mourning A Breathless And Condescending Media Concentrated On The Band S Hairstyles And Their Adoring Fans, But Their Enduring Importance Lay In Their Music, Their Wit, And Style, A Disconnect That Signaled The Beginning Of The Generation Gap In This Intriguing Cultural History, Martin Goldsmith Examines How And Why The Beatles Struck Such A Lasting ChordMartin Goldsmith Kensington, MD , The Author Of The Inextinguishable Symphony , Is A Program Director For XM Satellite Radio In Washington, DC From To , He Hosted Performance Today, NPR S Daily Classical Music Program

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Beatles Come to America (Turning Points in History) book, this is one of the most wanted Martin Goldsmith author readers around the world.

[KINDLE] ❂ The Beatles Come to America (Turning Points in History) Author Martin Goldsmith –
  • Hardcover
  • 196 pages
  • The Beatles Come to America (Turning Points in History)
  • Martin Goldsmith
  • English
  • 02 April 2019
  • 9780471469643

10 thoughts on “The Beatles Come to America (Turning Points in History)

  1. says:

    This is one of a series of titles, discussing various historical turning points such as Columbus in the Americas, Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation and The Fall of the Berlin Wall In this book, author Martin Goldsmith looks at the Beatles first visit to America in February, 1964 There is, of course, now another anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, which was 50 years ago this year and was celebrated by a television Grammy special This book was published in 2004, so it would have been the 40th anniversary at that time, but this is still a very relevant work.The bulk of the book consists of a potted history of the Beatles, concentrating on the time before and during the band s first visit to the States As a history of the Beatles, this is fairly brief and contains a few stories that we now know thanks to Mark Lewisoh s Tune In to be inaccurate For example, the oft repeated story about John being forced to choose between his parents in a horrific tug of love, did not happen quite the way it has been misrepresented before However, Goldsmith is not the first to repeat mistaken stories and his re telling is generally informative and entertaining.However, there is a reason why I was really interested to read this and it is due to another book by the same author, which I read recently Alex s Wake, was the moving story of a journey that Martin Goldsmith went on, in order to retrace the steps of his paternal grandfather and uncle, who tragically died in the holocaust During his travels, Goldsmith visited Hamburg and, in passing, he mentioned that he visited the statue of the Beatles to say a little thank you, to John and Paul Now, I am a huge Beatles fan and, although I did not feel it was appropriate in my review of that book to acknowledge Goldsmith s small paragraph in such a serious work, I understood the sentiment well As a Beatles fan, their music, their personality and everything about them is always with you For Goldsmith not to have briefly mentioned the Beatles was impossible for him and he states how important it was to him during such a poignant and difficult journey to remember them.So, although this is a fairly short introduction, the fact that this is written by a fan makes all the difference An eminent broadcaster, and musician, Mr Goldsmith is linked to serious classical works than to popular music, but his obvious admiration for the Beatles shines through every page He makes a serious point that the American nation, bereft by the assassination of President Kennedy, were uplifted by the music of the Beatles others have made a similar suggestion, although it is difficult to know how true that is What is certain is that the Beatles success in the States was certainly a surprise Other notable British acts, such as Cliff Richard, had tried and failed to have success in America Capitol Records consistently turned down Beatles offering for release and John, George and Ringo even refused to bet money on success in the States, when Quincy Jones offered them a wager Brian Epstein and Paul McCartney were optimistic Of course, as we know, they were so successful they changed the face of music and the record industry forever The last chapter of this book, where Goldsmith muses on his love for the Beatles outside the Church Hall where Paul met John for the first time even made me a little teary eyed If you are a fan, you will enjoy this If you love great writing, then I also urge you to read, Alex s Wake, which is an extremely moving memoir.

  2. says:

    Great book for a Beatles fan Especially the early years There was a lot of new info for me The actual coming to America is largely humdrum but the Beatles teen years and formation are insightful I was a little worried about the first few pages A little bit too googly eyed fan like, but it quickly gets better.

  3. says:

    A tender, passionate telling of the Beatles arrival in America how their arrival played a part in the grieving process of a nation still reeling from the assassination of John F Kennedy only months before History filled with sorrow and joy a cathartic reading today.

  4. says:

    A great little book that anyone who remembers the time would enjoy immensely For those that don t remember, it may serve as a primer on how the Beatles became the Beatles and how they changed us all.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *