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by Ron Schaumburg

  • Author: Ron Schaumburg
  • ISBN: 0156373874
  • ISBN13: 978-0156373876
  • ePub: 1776 kb | FB2: 1996 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1978)
  • Pages: 160
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Growing up with the Beatles: An illustrated tribute ePub download

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I've never considered myself a Beatles fan, per se. I like many of their songs--both from when they were a band, and after they embarked on their solo careers. But I've never owned a Beatles album, or listened to one from start to end to get the theme of it.

Maybe that's because when the Beatles exploded onto the American scene in 1964, I was only two years old. When I got old enough to notice the popular music my older sisters were playing, the Beatles were already so ingrained into the fabric of American culture that they were everywhere on radio and TV. They were like the clouds or the grass--I just didn't notice them.

Not so with Ron Schaumburg, growing up outside Kansas City in the '60s. He was eight years older than I, and already developing a pre-teen's sensitivity to music and pop culture, so the discovery of the Beatles was to him a life-altering event. In this book, he carefully chronicles every Beatles album, TV appearance, concert, and film, along with events like marriages or badly worded press conferences that had an influence on the band's popularity. But far from being just a standard history of the Beatles, Ron skillfully weaves in the events of his own life at the time, and how his interactions with Beatles music influenced those events or his reactions to them.

I identified heavily with Schaumburg as I read along, because despite our age difference, his childhood and teen years seems to have paralleled my own in many ways. Like me, he was an introvert who found solace and companionship in books, and through reading gained a love of writing as well. He was a science fiction fan, and a movie aficionado. He was involved in Scouting, and developed a few but very close friends. In many ways our lives were so similar it was eerie reading about his, but fascinating to see how perhaps mine could have been different if I had not taken until the 1980s to really develop an interest in current pop and rock music (for me, it was bands like Pink Floyd, the Eagles, Rush, etc).

I have to really credit Schaumburg with the quality of writing in this book. He's detached and frank when describing his own failures or shortcomings (in his perception, at least) just as he is with his successes and accomplishments. He takes the same approach with the Beatles, whom he obviously admires, collectively and individually. He is eloquent in describing the emotions their music evoked in him, as well as the disappointments brought about by their all-too-human failings.

What I didn't expect from this volume was the wonderful dissection of almost all of the songs and albums in the Beatles catalog. Schaumburg uses his musical background and training to discuss the technical merits and flaws of the various compositions, the emotions or atmosphere they touch, and how well each song fits into the album it's in, and into the Beatles corpus as a whole. Honestly, the thing his song descriptions reminded me of most was good whisky tasting notes: you may not get the same flavors as the reviewer every time, but there's no doubting his enjoyment of the subject and his qualifications to speak on it. This is all the more remarkable when you consider that Schaumburg would have only been in his early 20s when he wrote this book!

Perhaps the most poignant aspect of <i>Growing Up With the Beatles</i> is the fact that it was published in 1976, six years after the band broke up. At the end of the book Schaumburg includes a sort of "where are they now" section, with several pages devoted to the solo career of each of the Fab Four. He ends each one with a personal note from himself to the artist, like "Bless you, George," after discussing Harrison's emerging spirituality, and "Be ever so, Paul!" when referring to McCartney's quote, "My ambition now is just to be happy." To John Lennon, Schaumburg wrote: "Survive well, John." Painful, in light of what was to happen four short years later.
Contancia
I first read this book back in 1977, while still in high school. Back then, there was nowhere near the volume of Beatle related books, or information, that is available now. I was still learning about the influences that The Beatles had in America and this is a refreshing look at Midwestern culture and the changes happening because of them. There are no revelations about the group; just a man reflecting on his youth and the effects that The Beatles had on it. An entertaining read.
Ericaz
I got this copy to replace an old original, and it has stood the test of time very well. Mr. Schaumburg has a great writing style for a first effort, and it is very, VERY readable and interesting.
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Growing up with the Beatles: An illustrated tribute
you wanna stroll down memery lane with the beatles,then this is you book.so many rare pitures and stories it's the ultimate book for light reading that was fun for me and my brother back in our school days.I would rank this book right up there with any other fan perspective of any other group or singer .
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I`ve always enjoyed this underrated little gem of a book, having first read it back in 1981. Before the Internet made it cool for everyone to be an obsessed fan of something, it was hard to find perspectives like this on a music group. Schaumburg talks about his discovery of the Beatles` music with genuine appreciation and the affection of a true fan. I don`t always agree with his dislike of hard rock, but on the other hand, he obviously knows his stuff- he has a lot of good things to say about the Revolver and "White" albums, which I feel are two of the band`s best. And despite his seeming conservative views, he consistently praises John Lennon, including his solo stuff.

Schaumburg`s honesty about his awkward teen years gives us some of the book`s finest moments. So what if some might brand him as nerdy? He`s smart, funny, and true to himself. And besides, the whole point of this story is to show us the average American fan`s take on the Beatles. That`s obviously not the same for everyone, but the neat part is that this writer succeeds in communicating what all types of people like about this band: their music`s optimism and boundless imagination. In a world of jaded cynics, it`s refreshing to enjoy the reflections of an enthusiastic writer.
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