Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World
- Publish Date: 2017-04-25
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Rob Sheffield
âThis is the best book about the Beatles ever writtenâÂ âMashable
Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them.
DreamingÂ the Beatles is not another biography of the Beatles, or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul. It isnât another exposÃ© about how they broke up. It isnât a history of their gigs or their gear. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles music on their parentsâ stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles mean today? Why are they more famous and beloved now than ever? And why do they still matter so much to us, nearly fifty years after they broke up?
As he did in his previous books, Love is a Mix Tape, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, and Turn Around Bright Eyes, Sheffield focuses on the emotional connections we make to music. This time, he focuses on the biggest pop culture phenomenon of all timeâThe Beatles. In his singular voice, he explores what the Beatles mean today, to fans who have learned to love them on their own terms and not just for the sake of nostalgia.
Dreaming theÂ BeatlesÂ tells the story of how four lads from Liverpool became the worldâs biggest pop group, then broke upâbut then somehow just kept getting bigger. At this point, their music doesnât belong to the pastâit belongs to right now. This book is a celebration of that music, showing why the Beatles remain the worldâs favorite thingâand how they invented the future weâre all living in today.