Father of the modern electric solidbody guitar, published in february 2009. This ultimate guide to all the gear used by the beatles details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers, and keyboards the fab four embraced throughout their brief but revolutionary career, from their earliest days as the quarry men to the dissolution of the beatles in 1970. The original beatles gear book was published back in 2001 and, over the past decadeandahalf, its become the goto bible for anyone with an interest in the extensive equipment the fab four dabbled with during their incredible albeit brief career. Its rather lengthy title is the beatles recording reference manual volume 1. If i proposed a book of ringos collected laundry lists, publishers would form a queue. The gear of the beatles their time as a band lasted a little over a decade, but the legacy of the beatles has lasted and will last for many more years to come.
All the fab fours instruments, from stage to studio by. You might think, after spending years researching beatles gear, owning his own vintage guitar shop andy babiuks fab gear in new york, and performing in the retroclassic bands chesterfield kings and empty hearts, that nothing would surprise andy babiuk when he turned his attention to writing beatles gear. Interestingly, near the end of 1968, the band came into possession of gear from. The gretsch logo on the plexi pickguard is the only marking, two filtertrons, grover imperials and even the dual mutes have been brought back. I have a very large library of beatle books, so ill pick from my bookshelf a few that i think might qualify for this definition at least for me. The section on lennons gibson j160e steel string is expertly told by andy babiuk, author of the book beatles gear. As the beatles influence is as present now as its ever been, i thought it was important to put those questions to rest. Epiphone beatles gear limited edition book musicians. The limited edition book, the beatles geartakes a close look at all the instruments used by the john, paul, ringo, and george and examines in detail how the fab four used them to create their legendary sound.
This limited edition package contains replica facsimiles of the 1964, 1965 and 1966 beatles us tour books. All the fab fours instruments from stage to studio 2001, the story of paul bigsby 2009. All the fab fours instruments, from stage to studio andy babiuk and two letters verifying the guitars authenticity. Theres little that hasnt been said about the fab four, but their music does more than enough speaking.
Written by andy babiuk, a staff consultant to the rock. Beatles gear history in a limited edition, hardcover, coffee table book. I have read geoff emmericks here there and everywhere. Reviews after its release at the turn of the century, andy babiuks beatles gear became a bible to beatles fans wanting to get the scoop about the gear the band used on stage and in the studio throughout their career. George gretsch 612262 celebrate with us, the release of backbeat books, beatles gear, the. Johns first rickenbacker guitar is photographed as it looks today. The first was michael brauns love me do the beatles progress, a 1964 account which followed the group on tour and recounted their early days. Since then millions of words have been written about all aspects of their lives, from the music. The ultimate edition all the fab fours instruments from stage to studio, published by backbeat books, author andy babiuk has written one of the most influential beatles books yet. New books author andy babiuk authenticated lennons 2. All the fab fours instruments from stage to studio, by andy babuik. What electric bass did paul mccartney use during the white. The book goes into great detail regarding the various stages of the bands evolution, and the types of instruments and.
Identify your label backdrop, this is the first character of the code. This book contains unique readings of the beatles song catalogue. This book is the first to tell the full story of how the beatles made their music. All the fab fours instruments from stage to studio, which provides a history of the. Im looking for something that will go through each album and song, and. The beatles was a band made up of human beingsand not the silly, harmless moptops or the serene, intellectual gurus they presented themselves to be over the years. This book is the ultimate guide to all the gear used by the beatles, and details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers, and keyboards the fab four used throughout their career, from the quarry men to the dissolution of the beatles in 1970. This book is the ultimate guide to all the gear used by the beatles, and details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers, and keyboards the fab. Andy babiuk bass player, writer, museum adviser and rock and roll sleuth had just one problem with his book beatles gear. Does anyone know of any websites that have a detailed account of beatles gear. He is a founding member and bassist of the supergroup the empty hearts and was also a member of the chesterfield kings.
Ron bushy, drummer for the rock band iron butterfly, explains in andy babiuks book beatles gear. Normans book was once controversial because he was perceived as looking down on his subjects, but in retrospect, hes just being honest. A fascinating and wellresearched new beatle book has just landed. The best beatles books what are the greatest books about the beatles with over eighty nine thousand books now registered in the british library that mention the beatles in one way shape or form, i thought it would be helpful to present a buyers guide to the best ones this list of beatles books is the result of many happy hours of reading the best beatles books the ones that best. Posted in beatles, beatles books, beatles collecting, beatles music, paul mccartney. Hundreds, if not thousands, of books have been published about the beatles. After all, the most perfect gift is a book, but which book. All together now was the third song on side one and was a fun highlight of the collection which continued the jovial nature of the title track that started off the album. Buy this one book if you dont own a single beatles book and buy this one book if you have them all. The book is written by musician, recording engineer, producer and beatle aficionado, jerry hammack. We played london back in 71, and ringo and paul came to see us. You know the songs, now know the gear that got them famous. We are proud to present the worlds ultimate periodcorrect collection of rare vintage instruments e.
Andy is also the author of the book the story of paul bigsby. His critically acclaimed books beatles gear 2001 and rolling stones gear 2014 are books that manage to be both historical documents and an entertaining read. The ultimate edition, the updated version of the book twice the size of the original was released in november of this year. As a lifelong beatles fan and guitaristdrummer, i found this book to be a fascinating trip down memory lane. Read our list of the 10 best books about the beatles, from dishy tellalls to factcrammed studio logs. His beatles gear book has cleared up a few mysteries about beatles guitars. Babiuk will present an audio visual presentation about his new book and focus on the history of ringos first beatles ludwig drum kit and john lennon. Andy babiuk born november 27, 1963 is an american musician, author, consultant, and owner of andy babiuks fab gear in fairport, new york. As a followup, andy then spent nine years researching and writing rolling stones gear 2014 a book detailing the history of. Babiuk will present an audio visual presentation about his new book and. The books yearbyyear format analyzes in detail the beatles entire touring and recording career.
Also present is a thirtynine page custom binder which includes excellent documentation, featuring several reproduction images of harrison playing the guitar with the beatles as well as documentation from the book beatles gear. Beatles gear now bigger, better, almost backbreaking. Mark lewisohn born 16 june 1958 is an english author and historian, regarded as one of the worlds leading authorities on the english rock band the beatles. Beatles gift ideas beatles gift bags and gift wrap. The result was the critically acclaimed book, beatles gear, published in 2001, detailing the tools the fab four used, onstage and in the studio. I agree, the beatles recording sessions by beatles archivist mark lewisohn should be on this list and hunter davies authorized beatles biography,the beatles. Theres a lot of misinformation floating about, and i constantly strive to weed it out. Each entry also has the release date, the uk purchase tax code if present, and the spizer identification number from the book beatles for sale on parlophone records compiled by bruce spizer and frank daniels.
See more ideas about the beatles, beatles gifts and paul mccartney. The beatles gear book is well written, informative and has excellent photographs of the musical instruments used by the beatles. As best can be determined from photos taken at the time, mccartney recorded with his rickenbacker bass, although his hofner was seen in the revolution promo film. Almost as good, however, is some sort of bookish gear, and there are lots of options out there. On january th, 1969, just a monthandahalf after the beatles white album was released, the yellow submarine soundtrack album was on the market in the us. The precious present, spencer johnson the present is an engaging story of a young mans journey to adulthood, and his search for the present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old man. All the fab fours instruments from stage to studio by. Trying to find the perfect gift for a book lover can be tricky. This ultimate guide to all the gear used by the beatles details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers, and keyboards the fab four. Its about time someone wrote a book on the instruments and equipment the beatles used to craft their wonderful songs.
Ringo sent up his man backstage and invited me out to a private club called tramps. It is a hard book to put down and i fully recommend this book to anyone interested in the musical evolution of this exceptional band. Juliens auctions invites you to a book signing and presentation by andy babiuk, author of the new book beatles gear the ultimate edition, december 2nd, 20015 at juliens beverly hills showroom. Over the course of his career, mark lewisohn has worked for emi, mpl communications and apple corps, and has. Beatles gear all the fab fours instruments from stage. Beatles instrument expert babiuk returns with an expanded edition of his acclaimed reference book.844 646 881 1262 1191 22 1230 9 1164 589 789 674 1119 904 716 1139 528 1345 387 998 1049 366 512 724 1299 538 229 1275 1370 440 330 727 1189 441 533