ON THE SHELF: BEATLES 66- THE REVOLUTIONARY YEAR- STEVE TURNER
REVOLVER is my favorite BEATLES album, RUBBER SOUL is a close second so this throughly researched investigation in all things BEATLES circa 1966 is amazing for me to read. I recently wrote in my blog (INTUNEANDINTIME.COM) about John Lennon’s statement, which months later was taking out of content, he stated that THE BEATLES “were bigger than JESUS”. This is 1966 in a nut shell. THE BEATLES had stopped touring, stop writing the “I love you, you love me” stuff and now ala DYLAN wrote songs with political and or philosophical meanings. The band experimented, in more ways then one, and not just in the studio. They experimented with drugs, checked out the avant garde, John met Yoko, they caused an uproar in The Philippines, and Paul laid out the ground work for SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. So if this is THE BEATLES you wish to experience,from late 1965 and followed month by month though December of 66, check out this great read, you will not be sorry.
MY LITTLE KNOWN FUN FACT THAT I LOVE “I see 1966 as being very similar to last year for the Beatles, with progress being made musically as ever. On the other hand, I must state that no film plans have been finalised for the New Year.”
Turner, Steve. Beatles ’66: The Revolutionary Year (p. 43). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.