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Luke Meddings

What They Heard : How The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan Listened to Each Other and Changed Music Forever


They were the artists who revolutionised popular music and took it to new levels of originality and influence. But they didn’t do it in a bubble.

In fact, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan remade modern music by listening to each other, and using what they heard to drive and enhance their own creativity. 

 Using timelines derived from release dates, studio sessions and personal encounters, Luke Meddings reveals the paths of influence across an astonishing 4-year period between 1963 and 1967, in which these iconic artists cross-pollinated like crazy - via recordings, rivalry, rumours, artistic envy and quite a few drugs. 

 Teeming with original, astute and often funny insights, What They Heard will change the way you listen to this music forever.

Format: Paperback
Published: UK, 2021
Publisher: Weatherglass Books
Pages: 296
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781838018146
ISBN 10: 183801814X

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What They Heard : How The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan Listened to Each Other and Changed Music Forever