What do you do when you need to hear new Beatle songs but you’ve just replayed all their CDs? Mix the best of their solo stuff into new Beatle albums! But with over 900 tracks over the last 40 years, where to start? In his new book Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles Solo Careers (excerpted by Rolling Stone.com and recommended by USA Today) Andrew Grant Jackson rounds up the crème de la creme, sharing the alternately inspirational and scandalous stories behind the songs and compiling them into the 12 Beatles Albums That Should Have Been (1970-2011). He’ll be at Book Soup on December 4 at 7:00 pm talking about the most surprising revelations, pivotal moments, feuds, affairs, reunions and near reunions, flameouts and comebacks. Who was the house band of John, George, and Ringo? Was Jeff Lynne the 5th Solo Beatle? How did the Post-Fab Four fare against arch-rivals Dylan and the Stones in the 70s? And what are the deep cut classics due for reappraisal? Come hear the answers to these questions and bring along your own suggestions for the best Solo Beatles tracks (or guilty pleasures).
At Book Soup Tuesday, December 4 at 7 pm
8818 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069