What Goes On: The Beatles, Their Music, and Their Time

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6.9 X 9.9 X 0.8 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
Walter Everett is Professor of Music in Music Theory at the University of Michigan. He is the author of the two-volume study, The Beatles as Musicians, and of The Foundations of Rock. In addition to editing or co-editing three other books of analytical essays on popular music, he has published more than thirty book chapters and articles on rock music from Elvis to Missy Elliott, as well as other analytical papers on music of the common-practice period.

Tim Riley is NPR Critic and Emerson College associate professor. He reviews pop and classical music for NPR's Here & Now and On Point, and contributes to The New York Times, Radio Silence, and truthdig. He is the author of Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary, Hard Rain: A Dylan Commentary, Madonna: Illustrated, Fever: How Rock 'n' Roll Transformed Gender, and Lennon: Man, Myth, Music. In 2016, he won the LA Press/NAEJA Best Cultural Critic Award for his truthdig book reviews. Visit timrileyauthor.com.
"The value and use of these artifacts in the traditional or virtual classroom cannot be overstated; they help contemporary students understand the lasting importance of the Beatles, their history, their music, and their historical value moving into the 21st century." -- T. Emery, Austin Peay State University, CHOICE

"...this book would be a good addition to the music literature section of a university library or the personal collection of a musically-inclined Beatles fan. It may also be of interest to college professors in search of supplementary materials for a general popular music course or the primary text for a Beatles-specific course" -- Anna Wodny, University of North Texas, Music Reference Services Quarterly

"I do feel heartened by the idea of a new generation of young people discovering their music and the pleasures of delving deep into it in the kind of class that might employ this book as its main text." -- psychobabble