Ian Inglis [+]
University of Northumbria
Of all pop music's icons, there have been more books written about the Beatles than any other performers. The Beatles provides a critical appreciation of the career of the Beatles that is balanced, informative and succinct. While relevant aspects of individual and shared biography will be covered, its focus is chiefly on the origins, characteristics and interpretation of their music: on stage, in the studio, in film, radio and TV; from early cover versions to an exclusive reliance on their own compositions; from the conventions of the three-minute love song to the lyrical and musical innovations of their post-touring years.