Friday, March 31, 2017

Counting Down The Beatles Their 100 Finest Songs

Shhhh!  Don’t tell anyone, it’s a secret.

I’m so old that I remember watching The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show back in 1964.

I was there when they transformed from a Bubble Gum Rock Group to a trend-setting quartet to icons of Rock Music.

From mop top, teenage troubadours to cutting-edge musicians, The Beatles captivated America and the world with their music and lyrics.

Throw in their evolving lifestyles, drug use, questionable morals and their often tumultuous inner personal lives and you have one of, if not the number one, Rock and Roll group that changed music forever.

Their influence on culture (or should I say-counterculture?), fashion and pop culture was second to none.

Every Beatles fan has their favorite songs, from the early love song days to their more introspective work, the Beatles changed the world.

It’s been said that they introduced the singer-songwriter era and help culminate a wide spectrum of musical styles.

In author Jim Beviglia’s new book from Rowman & Littlefield: ‘Counting Down The Beatles Their 100 Finest Songs’ readers learn the how and why behind each top 100 song.

Expertly researched and chronicled the authors’ delving in to the meaning behind each tune and their lyrics reveal the inner workings that led to the creation of each masterpiece.

As a Beatles fan I was both amazed and surprised by much of what I read.  The entire book is a penetrating and poignant breakdown about the creative surge that The Beatles possessed.