New York Times Book Review: Lewisohn’s TUNE IN


Before the British invasion: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison in 1962.

Published: December 6, 2013

Approaches to retelling the Beatles’ story slice in two distinct directions: narrow or wide. Some authors choose a single figure and bore down deep, which has brought the count of Paul McCartney life stories to at least 10, with more in the pipeline. Others frame the narrative from more expansive angles, weaving in the era’s social texture, politics and cultural context (see Devin McKinney’s shrewd “Magic Circles” from 2003 or Jonathan Gould’s peerless “Can’t Buy Me Love” of 2007)… [continued]

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  1. Jay Rogoff says

    Wonderful review of what sounds like a wonderful book, Tim. The photo also uncovers a previously unknown fact about the early days: isn’t that Harrison on Fender?