[This was my weekly column for GlobalNews.ca. – AC]
The best time of the year for new books on music is the fall. Not only do they make for good Christmas gifts, but publishers know that the winter is the best time to curl up with a good book.
Here’s another list of recommended titles to go with one I offered a few weeks ago.
Fashioning the Beatles: The Looks That Shook the World, Deidre Kelly (Southerland House Book)
Will we ever exhaust our fascination with The Beatles? No matter how many years pass, there always seems to be more to discover, explore, and learn. Kelly takes us back to the early 1960s when The Beatles were not only changing music but changing how music looked. Long hair on men. Facial hair. Glasses. Stage costumes. Street clothes. Shoes. It wasn’t just about fashion, either. The Beatles’ look expanded the generation gap and in the process influenced everything from societal development to politics.