Beatles Gear

Beatles Gear

All the Fab Four's Instruments, From Stage to Studio

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the Beatles' use of instruments from 1956 through 1970, including photographs and discussion about Paul's 1963 Hofner 500/1 violin bass, John's Rickenbacker 325 12-string, and George's Gibson Les Paul.

Hal Leonard
We are proud to present this special 2002 "Love Me Do" Collector's Edition! Featuring many previously unseen photographs, this limited run of 1,500 hardcover books has been issued to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' first Parlophone single, "Love Me Do," and autographed by author Andy Babiuk! Even though their songs are known by millions around the world, only now has a book been published that reveals how The Beatles sounded the way they did. This lavishly illustrated hardcover volume is the first to examine all the instruments and equipment The Beatles used to compose, rehearse, perform and record some of the best-loved popular music of all time. It features over 300 color and black and white photos of The Beatles - many never before published - as well as prime memorabilia, including instrument sales receipts, manufacturers' ads, concert posters and more. The book's year-by-year format analyzes in detail The Beatles' entire touring and recording career. Beatles Gear was written by Andy Babiuk, a staff consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a 20+-year employee of House of Guitars, and an advisor to auction houses on music-related memorabilia. Includes a foreword by esteemed Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn.

Blackwell North Amer
This book details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers and keyboards The Beatles used at the key points of their relatively brief but entirely revolutionary career - from the formation of The Quarry Men skiffle group in the 1950s to the dissolution of The Beatles in 1970. It provides a fascinating fresh insight into Beatle history from an entirely new viewpoint, and along the way many myths are exploded and dozens of stories told for the first time. John, Paul, George and Ringo's moves from cheap early instruments to the pick of 1960s technology is carefully and entertainingly documented in an easy-to-read narrative, fully illustrated with many unseen photographs, a cache of rare memorabilia, and a unique collection of specially-photographed actual Beatle instruments. This book is perfect for the fan absorbed by music rather than hairstyles, for the tribute-band member with an eye for detail, and for any reader with an abiding interest in the 1960s. At last, Beatles Gear gets right inside the music.

Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Backbeat Books, [2001]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780879306625
0879306629
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 BEATL BABIU
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm

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