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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #120 on: February 15, 2014, 09:29:06 AM »

Thanks zipp!

I too recently discovered this article through my research on the web. So I took the opportunity to add it to the page that I devoted to the book of Mark, on my blog. What is interesting is that Mark also discusses what he discovered about George Martin and how he finally signed the Beatles. Or rather, how he has been instructed to do so! ;)

P.S.: glad to see you here, Eric ! :)
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« Reply #121 on: February 18, 2014, 05:30:57 PM »

I´am so glad, so relieved:



More at: http://www.thebeatlesbiography.com/
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #122 on: February 23, 2014, 10:12:40 PM »

A very interesting interview with Mark Lewisohn. I think Peregrine put this on the site but I can't refind it :

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/tune-in-and-turn-on-the-reading-light/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1

He says the second volume will be for 2020 so that probably means 2022.

So the third volume will probably be out around 2030 !


that's great zipp thanks..
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #123 on: February 25, 2014, 02:27:47 AM »

Ok now Im at the bit where Paul (who isn't keen on Brian being theyre manager) revolts against things and decides he's not turning up for a gig, quite a prestigious one too, first of 3 at the University.
Brian was fraught and they had to let the organisers down (very unprofessional)..
Brian had been good enough to (that same night) pick Paul up, but Paul said he wasn't (nowhere near)ready (even though it was after 8pm the time arranged for pick up) and he, George & John would have to wait for him. They went to a pub, Paul dug his heels in and said he wasn't going to the gig, I don't think the others were very pleased with him.

Its amazing all this stuff I never knew

I need to get a copy of Brian's book now   roll:)
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #124 on: February 25, 2014, 03:44:45 AM »

I read that part, Kev.  Maybe Paul didn't want to wear tight trowsers.
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #125 on: February 28, 2014, 08:18:47 AM »

I read that part, Kev.  Maybe Paul didn't want to wear tight trowsers.

They didn't know it would become a unique selling point.
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« Reply #126 on: February 28, 2014, 11:47:12 PM »

Ok now Im at the bit where Paul (who isn't keen on Brian being their manager) revolts against things and decides he's not turning up for a gig, quite a prestigious one too, first of 3 at the University.
Brian was fraught and they had to let the organisers down (very unprofessional)..
Brian had been good enough to (that same night) pick Paul up, but Paul said he wasn't (nowhere near)ready (even though it was after 8pm the time arranged for pick up) and he, George & John would have to wait for him. They went to a pub, Paul dug his heels in and said he wasn't going to the gig, I don't think the others were very pleased with him.

I've just read this part too.

Once again Paul comes over as being difficult and hesitating. I wonder if this surfaced again in 1969 and 1970 when Paul didn't want to follow the others and go with Klein.
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #127 on: March 10, 2014, 11:03:48 PM »

I've just read this part too.

Once again Paul comes over as being difficult and hesitating. I wonder if this surfaced again in 1969 and 1970 when Paul didn't want to follow the others and go with Klein.

It seems Paul either likes someone or doesn't.......Stu, Pete, Brian, Klein, Astrid didn't get the tick of approval  ha2ha
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #128 on: March 12, 2014, 12:22:12 AM »

Another interesting interview with Mr. Lewisohn.

Completely different from the other one !

http://www.listener.co.nz/culture/books/mark-lewisohn-interview-the-long-version/

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« Reply #129 on: March 12, 2014, 12:41:04 AM »

Im very taken with this book..

I now want the extended version to read the whole thing again (and more)

The Beatles have been my main musical passion since I was 11 and thought Ive never thought much of previous books that have been written (and even poured scorn on them) I have to admit that Mark Lewisohn is THE man when it comes to The Beatles.
He is on a different planet to the other celebrated authors.

The whole intricate story of how they came to be is here, the metamorphosis from hard nosed scruffy rockers to clean well dressed little girls boy band.....the angst of all that for Lennon the rebel, but the overriding desire for fame and fortune, its a great story, a fantastic story.

A great film maybe ?  (a huge project in 3 parts).... maybe the McCartney children and grandchildren will end up richer than Paul

Meanwhile, all hail Mark - another genius in the Beatle story.
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #130 on: March 12, 2014, 02:35:20 AM »

Im very taken with this book..

I now want the extended version to read the whole thing again (and more)

The Beatles have been my main musical passion since I was 11 and thought Ive never thought much of previous books that have been written (and even poured scorn on them) I have to admit that Mark Lewisohn is THE man when it comes to The Beatles.
He is on a different planet to the other celebrated authors.

The whole intricate story of how they came to be is here, the metamorphosis from hard nosed scruffy rockers to clean well dressed little girls boy band.....the angst of all that for Lennon the rebel, but the overriding desire for fame and fortune, its a great story, a fantastic story.

A great film maybe ?  (a huge project in 3 parts).... maybe the McCartney children and grandchildren will end up richer than Paul

Meanwhile, all hail Mark - another genius in the Beatle story.

I agree Nim. It was a terrific book and I was sad when it finished. Especially with the time expected til volume 2. And I think a comprehensive film/series would be terrific. Not only for the Beatles story but the wonderful detail on post-war Britain and society in that era.  The soundtrack would be awesome as well.

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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #131 on: March 12, 2014, 04:10:21 AM »

Im very taken with this book..

Meanwhile, all hail Mark - another genius in the Beatle story.

I couldn't agree more! I'm just past their introduction to "Rock Around the Clock" but I'm already impressed with the amount of details and the way he weaves them together. What's touched me the most so far was the poem John wrote for Mimi when George died. I knew he displayed a lot writing talent early on but this amazed me.
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #132 on: March 12, 2014, 10:12:55 AM »

A great film maybe ?  (a huge project in 3 parts).

Uh-oh. I sense Peter Jackson approaching.

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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #133 on: March 12, 2014, 10:33:04 AM »

Just like George R.R. Martin, I need Mark to live a long healthy life so he can finish this project.  And of course the same wish for all of us so we can enjoy them!
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #134 on: March 14, 2014, 02:14:38 PM »


After all these rave reviews, I am going to have to re-try mine. The book itself is just so huge and cumbersome, it was literally hard to hold to read. Even though I'm a die-hard print fan, I was seriously tempted to get an e-reader just for this first volume (and the subsequent ones). However, after seeing everyone's recent comments, I'm going to give it another go.
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #135 on: March 14, 2014, 10:28:18 PM »

After all these rave reviews, I am going to have to re-try mine. The book itself is just so huge and cumbersome, it was literally hard to hold to read. Even though I'm a die-hard print fan, I was seriously tempted to get an e-reader just for this first volume (and the subsequent ones). However, after seeing everyone's recent comments, I'm going to give it another go.

That's true, I saw it at the bookstore, it was like a brick, I always intended getting the e version as I now prefer to read on my tablet, I like the fact that its backlit and I can adjust the size of font, the book seemed to have quite small print............ like downloading music, you have to get over the not having anything physical to hold for your money  2ch
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #136 on: March 14, 2014, 11:33:54 PM »

After all these rave reviews, I am going to have to re-try mine. The book itself is just so huge and cumbersome, it was literally hard to hold to read. Even though I'm a die-hard print fan, I was seriously tempted to get an e-reader just for this first volume (and the subsequent ones). However, after seeing everyone's recent comments, I'm going to give it another go.

E-readers are great for massive tomes like this. I took the Lewisohn book on my kindle to the coast in January. It was so much simpler than dragging a large book around. You can also easily highlight spots you want to remember or quote.
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #137 on: March 15, 2014, 12:11:27 AM »

I like reading a book.  With a work like this, I can jump around much easier that way.  I read novels and textbooks differently; from beginning to end.
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« Reply #138 on: March 16, 2014, 06:11:50 AM »

I was also a bit daunted by the prospect of supporting this tome with my tiny hands but the contents quickly distracted me from that. (Putting the dust jacket away helped too.) I've really considered having a Kindle but I just can't get past what I'd be missing from a sensory standpoint. I love the feel of a book, turning the pages and even the way they smell....most of them anyway! And then there's the fact that e-readers are really putting the hurt on our little library. When we finish with our current automation project we'll be tied into Overdrive, which will allow our patrons to borrow e-books through us. That will help with our numbers but it's absolutely insane how much we'll have to pay per title. That's a huge problem for libraries right now, especially for ones like ours. I spend a lot of time at work researching this problem and pondering how our library can remain relevant in this new electronic reality.
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Re: The New Mark Lewisohn Books
« Reply #139 on: April 29, 2014, 05:57:52 AM »

I just read the passage that tells how The Beatles used to keep right on entertaining in the dark when a fuse would blow at the Cavern. It sounds like even that was great fun. Now when I think about flying back in time to the Cavern I'll hope for a blown fuse.  :)
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