Mittwoch, 20. September 2017
BEATLES-Buch RIDING SO HIGH – THE BEATLES AND DRUGS
Autor: Joe Goodden. Verlag: Pepper & Pearl, USA.
ISBN-10:1999803302; ISBN-13: 978-1999803308.
Paperback; Format: 21,6 cm x 14,0 cm; 357 Seiten; keine Fotos; englischsprachig.
Inhalt: Introduction. / Part 1: A Taste Of Honey; What’s The New Mary Jane; The Inner Light. / Part 2: If You’re Doing; Fixing A Hole; In Spite Of All The Danger. / Part 3: No Bed For Beatle John; Don’t Be Careless Love; The Answer’s At The End; It Don’t Come Easy; Help!. / Acknowledgements; About The Auther; Bibliography; Notes.
Who gave the drugs to the Beatles? John Lennon: „I didn’t invent those things. I bought it from someone who got it from somebody. We never invented the stuff.“
RIDING SO HIGH – THE BEATLES AND DRUGS charts the Beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage drinking and pill-popping, to cannabis, LSD, the psychedelic Summer of Love and the darkness beyond.
Drugs were central to the Beatles’ story from the beginning. The acid, pills and powders helped form bonds, provided escape from the chaos of Beatlemania, and inspired colossal leaps in songwriting and recording. But they also led to break-ups, breakdowns, drug busts and prison.
The only full-length study of RIDING SO HIGH – THE BEATLES AND DRUGS tells of getting stoned, kaleidoscope eyes, excess, loss and redemption, with a far-out cast including speeding Beatniks, a rogue dentist, a script-happy aristocratic doctor, corrupt police officers and Hollywood Vampires. „The deeper you go, the higher you fly …“
Erin Torkelson Weber, author of THE BEATLES AND THE HISTORIANS: „An essential new work in Beatles historiography.“