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The Resource Beatles vs. Stones, John McMillian

Beatles vs. Stones, John McMillian

Label
Beatles vs. Stones
Title
Beatles vs. Stones
Statement of responsibility
John McMillian
Title variation
Beatles versus Stones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1960s an epic battle was waged between the two biggest bands in the world -- the clean-cut, mop-topped Beatles and the bad boy Rolling Stones. Both groups liked to maintain that they weren't really "rivals" -- that was just a media myth, they politely said. Yet they plainly competed for commercial success and aesthetic credibility. On both sides of the Atlantic, fans often aligned themselves with one group or the other. In Beatles vs. Stones, John McMillian gets to the truth behind the ultimate rock and roll debate. Painting an eye-opening portrait of a generation dragged into an ideological battle between Flower Power and New Left militance, McMillian reveals how the Beatles-Stones rivalry was created by music managers' intent on engineering a moneymaking empire. He describes how the Beatles were marketed as cute and amiable, when in fact they came from hardscrabble backgrounds in Liverpool. By contrast, the Stones were cast as an edgy, dangerous group, even though they mostly hailed from the chic London suburbs. For many years, writers and historians have associated the Beatles with the gauzy idealism of the "good" sixties, placing the Stones as representatives of the dangerous and nihilistic "bad" sixties. Beatles vs. Stones explodes that split, ultimately revealing unseen realities about the turbulent sixties through its most potent personalities and its most unforgettable music
Summary
Getting to the truth behind the ultimate rock and roll debate, this fascinating foray into a generation dragged into an ideological battle between Flower Power and New Left militance reveals how the Beatles-Stones rivalry was created by music managers intent on engineering a moneymaking empire
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10225773
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
782.42166092/2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Beatles vs. Stones, John McMillian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781439159699
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
bl2013046159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Beatles vs. Stones, John McMillian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781439159699
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
bl2013046159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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