History's most influential rock group continues to impact and inspire countless musicians today, and there is keen interest in the tools that John, Paul, George, and Ringo used in their quest for musical perfection. This is the first book to analyse all the gear and how the trend-setting Beatles played it to sculpt an unforgettable range of sounds. Year by year, it examines in great detail the specific instruments, amplifiers, and other equipment used by each artist - from the pre-Beatle days in 1956-57 Liverpool, throughout the global Beatlemania of the '60s, to the group's disbanding in 1970. Much of this chronicle is told through the reminiscences of The Beatles' colleagues, including musicians they toured with in the very early days, road manager Neil Aspinall, roadie and confidant Mal Evans, manager Brian Epstein, instrument manufacturers and sellers, and many others. The author performed years of painstaking research, interviewing more than 400 sources - including Fred Gretsch of Gretsch Guitar Co., William Ludwig of Ludwig Drum Co., John Hall, owner of Rickenbacker Guitar Co., Christian Benker, owner of Hofner Bass, and Dick Denney of Vox Amplifiers.About the Author:
Andy Babiuk is an expert on The Beatles and their sound. An avid guitar collector with more than 70 in his current collection, he is guitarist for The Chesterfield Kings and works at the House of Guitars. A former staff consultant for Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Babiuk advises auction houses on music-related memorabilia, and worked on the John Lennon commemorative project for the Epiphone Casino and the Gibson J-160E limited edition guitars.
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Descripción Backbeat Books, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110879306629
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