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The Beatles OCR

The Beatles OCR

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The year was 1963, and Beatlemania was only justbeginning. Soon the Beatles had fans all around the world.For the rest of the 1960s their music led the way and theychanged modern music forever. This book tells the story ofthe greatest band in the world from the early days inLiverpool to the Beatles' music in the world today.
Penguin Readers are simplified texts designed in association with Longman,the world famous educational publisher, to provide a step-by-step approachto the joys of reading for pleasure. Each book has an introduction andextensive activity material. They are published at seven levels fromEasystarts (200 words) to Advanced (3000 words).
Series Editors:Andy Hopkins and Jocelyn Potter6 Advanced (3000 words)5 Upper Intermediate (2300 words)4 Intermediate (1 700 words)3 Pre-!ntermediate (1200 words)2 Elementary (600 words)4 Beginner (300 words)
5 Easystarts (200 words)
OriginalsBritish EnglishAmerican EnglishBook/cassette pack also publishedwww.penguinreadets.com
Cover photograph reproduced courtesy of London Features international
Pearson Education LimitedEdinburgh Gate, Harlow,Essex CM20 2JE, Englandand Associated Companies throughout the world.ISBN 0 512484This edition first published 2000
3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2
Copyright © Paul Shipton 2002
Colour reproduction by Spectrum Colour Ltd, IpswichDesign by John FordhamPrinted and bound in Denmark by Norhaven Book, Viborg
 All rights reserved; no part of this publication way be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means,electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publishers.
Published by Pearson Education Limited in association withPenguin Books Ltd, both companies being subsidiaries of Pearson PlcPhotograph acknowledgements:Rex Features: pp. 1,3, 8, 26, 30, 38 and 40; Redferns: pp. 6, 13,16 ,21, 25, 27, 35, 36 and 39; Camera Press: pp. 11 and 33;Aquarius: pp. 14 and 29.For a complete list of the titles available in the Penguin Readers series please write to your local
Pearson Education office or to: Marketing Department, Penguin Longman Publishing,80 Strand, London.WC2R URL
Introduction ivThe End of a Dream 1Early Days 2From Liverpool to Hamburg 4In The Cavern 6On Their Way! 8Beatlemania 10'America was ours!' 12Dp and Up 14'Here to stay' 16The King and the Queen 17
 Rubber Soul
18'Beatles go home!' 19The Sound of the Future 20Burning Records 21The End of Touring 22The Most Famous Album in the World 24Life and Death 26On the Bus 28A New Album and a New Love 30An Unhappy Film and Two Weddings 32The Last Album 34Differences of Opinion 36Life After the Beatles 37At the Top Again 41Activities 42
INTRODUCTIONSuddenly, everybody loved the Beatles. When the bandplayed in concert, police had to hold back crowds ofscreaming fans - mainly girls. The same thing happenedwhen the band went to a TV or radio studio. Onenewspaper thought of a new word to describe thecountry's love of the boys from Liverpool - 'Beatlemania'!
The year was 1963, but Beatlemania was only justbeginning. Soon the Beatles had fans all around the world.For the rest of the 1960s, their music led the way. Eachrecord brought new sounds, new ideas.How did four boys from Liverpool reach this position?What was so special about the Beatles? And why did it allhave to end? This book follows the story from their happyearly days in Liverpool until the sad end of the most famousgroup in the world.Paul Shipton grew up near Liverpool. He was only seven atthe time of the Beatles' last album, but he has alwayslistened to and loved the band. His favourite Beatles albumis probably
His favourite song is 'StrawberryFields Forever' or 'A Day in the Life' - or perhaps 1 Am theWalrus' or 'Hey Jude' or . . . ! He lives in the United Statesnow with his wife and two daughters.
The End of a Dream
Paul McCartney once said,'The Beatles were always a greatlittle band - nothing more, nothing less.' Millions of fansaround the world disagree with this. To them, the Beatles werea 'great little band' who changed modern music forever.When the Beatles ended in 1970, people around the worldcouldn't believe it. John, Paul, George and Ringo all followedtheir own interests successfully. But all four faced the samequestion everywhere they went;'When will you play togetheragain?' The answer always seemed the same - never - but fanscould hope and dream.Then, on 8 December 1980, the dream ended. John Lennonand Yoko Ono were returning home to their building in NewYork. Mark Chapman was waiting in the shadows. He shoutedto John and then he shot the singer in the back and chest.John Lennon died in hospital that night.The news was met with sadness all around the world. TheBeatles could never play together again.

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