New book celebrates 40th anniverary of Beatles’ “Revolver.”

I just came across a new book that is available freely via e-book download which celebrates the release of Revolver

It is a wonderful work full of many insights which celebrates what some critics consider to be the greatest rock album ever released.  It is a very interesting and insightful read.  The kind of book I would like to write on the Fabs if I ever get the chance.  Definitely worth checking out…the website for the book has some interesting tidbits as well. 

Get the Revolver e-book FREE here.

View the e-book Abracadabra!: The Complete Story of The Beatles’ Revolver.

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Beatles outed as gay icon.

There were about fifteen other groups that come to mind before the Fab Four, but I guess it works.  I dunno…Here’s what the UK Times had to say.

The Beatles have been outed. The Fab Four’s first album, Please Please Me, has been named as one of the top 50 gay albums of all time.

John, Paul, George and Ringo’s 1963 LP, featuring Twist and Shout and I Saw Her Standing There, is ranked alongside records by Abba, Elton John and Boy George in a gay pop pantheon published by Attitude, a gay lifestyle magazine.

“That summer it was the gay album,” said Simon Napier-Bell, the former manager of Wham! who nominated the record. “Every party, every club, everywhere you went, Please Please Me blasted out. George and Paul singing into one microphone, their cheeks touching, was the gayest thing we’d ever seen.”

The Beatles rarely wrote about homosexuality, although You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away is thought to have been about Brian Epstein, their gay manager.

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