Mark Brickley con Postcards from Liverpool: Beatles Moments & Memories
If you shake a bottle of pop - and flip the top - it explodes. That's what happened to the Beatles. They were a musical tsunami. From 1962-70 they recorded songs teens and adults yearned to hear. Their melodies still spark and glow, and their harmonies move together like parallel lines. It feels like they are in the same room-singing directly to you.
Music journalist Mark Paul Brickley's new book Postcards From Liverpool: Beatles Moments & Memories recounts rarely heard tales from the Beatles legacy including the story of their first single, "Love Me Do." The book's Rishikesh chapter remembers the band's immersion in Transcendental Meditation and offers an alternate ending to the group's exodus from Maharishi's ashram. The world's greatest sitarist Ravi Shankar is profiled in The Sitar's Sound, and the peak of McCartney's solo career is reviewed in Wings Over Africa. The book concludes with a revealing Author's Interview.
The 2017 book traces the Beatles source sounds. It deconstructs the band's layered harmonies, examines their songwriting influences and reveals the group's recording innovations. Postcards From Liverpool is illustrated with the author's original photographs of Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Ravi Shankar, Pattie Boyd and many other musical icons. Its six interviews include McCartney's son (James), early Apple Records' vocalist Jackie Lomax and a rare conversation with Spirit's lead vocalist Jay Ferguson.
Postcards From Liverpool traces the Beatles footsteps through London into their Liverpool childhood homes. There are side trips to McCartney's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony, Starr's Grammy Museum Press Conference, Cleveland's Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and the 2015 Los Angeles Fest For Beatles Fans. Each tour stop, event and exhibition confirmed the unbreakable bond that music fans have with the famed Liverpool quartet.
What Beatles decision in 1962 changed pop music forever? How did Lennon & McCartney sing harmony in parallel thirds? What happened to the ring that Ringo wore during every concert? How many of the Beatles' sons became recording artists? What career paths have the Beatles' daughters taken? All Qs answered in book.
Postcards From Liverpool is your invitation to rediscover the Beatles stunning soundscape!