A Beginners Guide To…………………….The Early Beatles 1962-66
The Beatles are without doubt, one of the most influential bands of the 20th century, their work is legendary and their story well known, but where would the person new to them be advised to start?
Well the first port of call would be a little reading to put things into context. This band were no overnight sensation and it is in their roots that the key to their music and their path to success can be found:
I would recommend visiting the following websites:
This gives a potted history of the band but goes beyond he years 1962-1966
The introductory album I would suggest is
· The Beatles 1962-66
This album gives a good oversight to the early years of the Beatles and contains most of the major singles and a good selection of album track from the first period of their career.
The internet is covered with Beatles videos but, the following would give a good introduction the Early Beatles as a band:
The early days in the Cavern Club Liverpool
The Beatles were famous for the crowd reactions at their concerts and this gives some idea of that
Well established and using professionals to make a promo video
· The Please Please Me Album ( This captures much of The Beatles early stage show in the studio)
· Rubber Soul .............shows how far they had come in four years.....one of their most beautiful albums.
Further Reading: Books
The Official Biography by Hunter Davis ( Nice story but will not tell all)
Shout ! ( The True Story Of The Beatles ) .................Philip Norman
A Hard Day’s Night
The Birth Of The Beatles