Coupon
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin : The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution
by Leslie Woodhead


Overview -

Imagine a world where Beatlemania was against the law-recordings scratched onto medical X-rays, merchant sailors bringing home contraband LPs, spotty broadcasts taped from western AM radio late in the night. This was no fantasy world populated by Blue Meanies but the USSR, where a vast nation of music fans risked repression to hear the defining band of the British Invasion.  Read more...


 
Hardcover
  • $26.00
Sorry: This item is not currently available.

This item is Non-Returnable.
FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 17 copies from $5.91
 
eBook
Retail Price: $18.20
$13.80

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Download

This item is available only to U.S. and Canada billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin by Leslie Woodhead
 
 
 
Overview

Imagine a world where Beatlemania was against the law-recordings scratched onto medical X-rays, merchant sailors bringing home contraband LPs, spotty broadcasts taped from western AM radio late in the night. This was no fantasy world populated by Blue Meanies but the USSR, where a vast nation of music fans risked repression to hear the defining band of the British Invasion.
The music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo played a part in waking up an entire generation of Soviet youth, opening their eyes to seventy years of bland official culture and rigid authoritarianism. Soviet leaders had suppressed most Western popular music since the days of jazz, but the Beatles and the bands they inspired-both in the West and in Russia-battered down the walls of state culture. Leslie Woodhead's "How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin" tells the unforgettable-and endearingly odd-story of Russians who discovered that all you need is Beatles. By stealth, by way of whispers, through the illicit late night broadcasts on Radio Luxembourg, the Soviet Beatles kids tuned in. "Bitles," they whispered, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah."


This item is Non-Returnable.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781608196142
  • ISBN-10: 1608196143
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 296
  • Dimensions: 9.51 x 6.53 x 1.09 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Music > History & Criticism - General
Books > Social Science > Popular Culture - General
Books > Music > Genres & Styles - Rock

 
BAM Customer Reviews