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Two of Us : The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Beatles

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ISBN: 0618251456
Издательство: Houghton Mifflin
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 224
Book DescriptionBefore seven-year-old Sam Smith discovered the Beatles, he and his father had little in common. Like so many other kids his age, Sam was drawn first to the Fab Four by their trivia as much as by their music and personalities. Peter Smith was content to point Sam to all the clues of Paul McCartney"s putative demise, to reveal who "Julia" was, and so forth. But soon the Beatles opened the two Smiths to each other, and to a harmonious new friendship. They found themselves using the band"s songs and exploits to fuel discussions of life"s splendid complications -- friendship, teamwork, romance, art -- and its inevitable sorrows -- failure, betrayal, and mortality. Music fans will delight in this singular celebration of the Beatles" historyand continuing cross-generational appeal. Smith takes us everywhere the Fab Four took him and Sam: from the boy"s Beatle-drenched bedroom to the circus of devotion that is Beatlefest to Paul McCartney"s childhood bedroom in a Liverpool...