“Do You Want to Know a Secret”? Here at Carlton Books, we are especially looking forward to Friday this week. “Ask Me Why”! It’s “Because” the 5th of October marks the 50th “Birthday” of the release of the first ever Beatles single, “Love Me Do”!
“Love, love me do
You know I love you
I’ll always be true
So please, love me do
Whoa, love me do”
Their producer George Martin said it was the day the world changed. We agree with him!
We hereby “Shout” out to fellow Beatles fans that Carlton Books has “Come Together” and decided to publish two new Beatles books to celebrate!
Our first exciting book contains “Every Little Thing” you ever wanted to know about every single Beatles song. “A Hard Day’s Write”, is a fascinating insight into the stories behind each of the Beatles’ songs, written by Beatles expert Steve Turner.
For instance, it is little known that John’s harmonica solo in “Love Me Do” was inspired by Delbert McClinton’s harmonica playing, featured in Bruce Channel’s hit “Hey Baby”. But did you also know that the first draft of John’s lyrics for “I’m Only Sleeping” were scratched on the back of a letter from the Post Office, reminding him that he owed them 12 pounds and three shillings for an outstanding radiophone bill? Or that “She’s Leaving Home” was based on a teenage runaway Lennon had actually met years before? How many people already know that George Harrison wrote “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” after picking a novel off his shelf and writing a song from the first words he saw – “gently weeps”?
… an inspiring and humbling book. – Bono
Invaluable – Mojo
Written with meticulous integrity – Q
Our second book, The Beatles: It was 50 Years Ago Today, a luxury anniversary box set edition, takes you on a journey down the Beatles’ “Long and Winding Road” of success.
The Beatles caused revolution after revolution. Not content with changing the face of youth and popular culture, they also changed the face of popular music, launching it into their own, original stratosphere, with electronica, Eastern influences and darn fine rock ‘n’ roll. This book tells the story of the Fab Four as never before. As a special treat, the luxury edition includes 30 items of removable facsimile memorabilia, including rare posters, handbills, tickets, set lists, invites, an exclusive DVD that contains interviews with the Fab Four AND five, ready-to-mount, never-before-published photo prints of the Beatles.
If you like the sound of our books, you can always hop on over to Amazon, where you can buy them “Any Time at All”. Far from being just for “Christmas Time”, they are available RIGHT NOW!
Or grab this offer for The Beatles: It Was 50 Years Ago Today, which lasts for two weeks only (ends 17th October) – call 08445768122 and quote Beatles50 to get a copy for £30 (£20 off the retail price) including P&P
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