Author(s): John Aldridge
The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics is the only major collection of illustrated Beatles lyrics available. Originally published in 1969, this book has become a symbol of an era, a must-have for Beatles fans and a brilliant tribute to the band that changed a generation.Quotes from John, Paul, George and Ringo provide candid, witty, insightful commentary on the songs and their origins. Clarification of controversial lyrics is offered by the only true authorities, the Beatles themselves. All the famous songs are included - from Can't Buy Me Love and A Hard Day's Night to Rocky Raccoon, Revolver and Yellow Submarine Lavish full colour illustrations by internationally famous artists and specially commissioned photographs reflect the psychedelic world the Beatles lived in and the whole generation and pop culture they influenced.
Alan Aldridge is an award winning graphic designer and artist. A colleague and friend of The Beatles, Aldridge originally put The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics together in 1969. He asked notable contemporary artists to illustrate the lyrics in any way they liked and advertised for fan art from the public - this extraordinary collection is the result.