The Beatle Myth: The British Invasion of American Popular Music, 1956-1969
McFarland & Company (series)
Paperback Book Details
- 221 Pages
- Released: January 27, 2014
- Originally Released: 2014
- Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.
|Author:||Michael Bryan "Doc Rock" Kelly|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Relying on music industry data (Top 40 and 100 lists, U.S. and U.K. hits by British groups, British groups' hits on the 1964 U.S. charts, 1980s television commercials employing "oldies" music, and other comparisons), The Beatle Myth rebuts the revisionist rock historians who greatly exaggerated the impact of the Beatles and other British groups upon the U.S. pop music scene beginning in 1964. Widely held (and cherished!) myths that have grown over the years are debunked in the process.