The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny)

(2013)
The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny)

This is a fab(ulous) and funny book about John, Paul, George and Ringo—four lads from Liverpool, England who together, achieved worldwide fame and admiration as the Beatles, rock music band extraordinaire.  Adept storytelling by co-authors Krull and Brewer, and spot-on caricatures and designs by Stacy Innerst capture the magic of the Beatles’ fresh, lively early career: the band’s origins and originality; and the creativity, long lean look, mop top hair, unique style, wit and fun that inspired a frenzy of fanhood-- “Beatlemania!”

 The book is full of stories of how the bandmates’ sense of fun and humor charmed audiences all over in concert with musical hits like “Love Me Do,” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand," (which John jokingly called “I Want to Hold Your Nose”). Other funny stories describe some of the ways fans reacted to the Beatles, and how the band reacted to the fans, and to fame.  The Beatles were often interviewed by reporters, who tried to fill the public’s hunger for news of the “Fab Four.”   Several questions and the bandmates’  witty responses are also featured. Some examples:

 Question: “How do you find all this business of having screaming girls following you all over the place?

George: Well, we feel flattered…

John:-and flattened.”

Question:  “What do you call your hairstyle?”

George: “Arthur.” 

The Beatles’ musical genius, wit and style has entertained, inspired and influenced people all over the world for more than 50 years.   Music and/or biography fans young and old will enjoy this romp with the group at their beginnings, when the four had fun together doing what they loved.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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