Travelling with The Beatles

Between Hilversum and Amsterdam, 4:35 pm
During train rides between home and work, I never listen to music on an iPod. Usually I read a comic book I have to review or a book. The Act You’ve Known For All These Years, written by Clinton Heylin, is my current read. Heylin reconstructs the life and times of Sgt. Pepper, the cultural back-story of the band, and Rock’s turbulent early adulthood. He weaves the history of this classic album with the Beatles’ contemporaries and rivals – Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, Cream and (The) Pink Floyd – and reveals and explores the myths behind the album and the summer of love. I enjoy the book quite a lot even though Heylin appears not to be a Beatles-fan at all, nor particularly likes Pepper. I was surprised to learn about a band I’ve never heard before, The Move from England, who apparently has been lost in time

Door Michael Minneboo

Michael Minneboo is een freelance journalist gespecialiseerd in popcultuur, fancultuur, strips, film, online media en beeldcultuur. Hij schrijft over onder andere comics, Nederlandse strips & animatie en interviewt makers uit binnen- en buitenland. Daarnaast geeft hij lezingen en adviseert hij particulieren en bedrijven over bloggen.

2 reacties op “Travelling with The Beatles”

@Hallie Lama: Nee, ik kende The Move nog niet. Maar ga ze zeker even checken. Had je nog tips voor bepaalde nummers? Kan je dit boek trouwens aanraden.

Reacties zijn gesloten.