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The Beatles: Leading the British Invasion - HC
The Beatles: Leading the British Invasion - HC
The Beatles: Leading the British Invasion - HC
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Before they spearheaded the musical phenomenon called “the British Invasion,” John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr were just four kids from Liverpool. Throughout the 1960s, however, they embodied, as the Beatles, the musical, artistic, social, and spiritual promise of an entire generation. After their stormy breakup in 1970, the Fab Four became four solo artists, at times even appearing on each other’s recordings. In addition to the millions of records each band member has sold on his own since their breakup, more than 40 Beatles compilation albums have been released and continue to sell millions of copies. To this day, more than one billion Beatles recordings have sold, and thousands of books, academic papers, blogs, and websites are dedicated to the group. Despite being the Beatles for only a decade, John, Paul, George, and Ringo together formed the most successful—and arguably the most influential—musical group in history.

Reading Level: Gr. 6
Interest Level: Gr. 5-9
Guided Reading Level: U
Binding: Hardcover
Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies
Author(s): Diane Dakers

Size: 7 ¼″ × 9 ¼″
No. of Pages: 112
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 7.8
Dewey: 782.421
Lexile: 1100L
Copyright: 2013

The Beatles: Leading the British Invasion

“Students expressing an interest in rock or social history will enjoy Diane Dakers’s well-thought-out introductory biography of the Beatles which opens the door to further exploration of popular culture. The Beatles were cultural pacesetters, and it is hard to imagine what the 1960s would have been without them. Their influence on popular culture extended well beyond their music to fashion, philosophy, eastern spiritualism and the anti-war movement.” --CM Magazine, 10/13 “Engaging and fast-paced—in keeping with the group’s meteoric rise—this will have readers downloading the music and adding it to their playlists. The format includes a sprinkling of photographs and lengthy sidebars on related topics such as “The Women with the Beatles” and “Beatle Babies.” The annotated time line and list of web links leading to video clips are especially valuable.” —Booklist, 05/13