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Top 10 Beatles Christmas Gift ideas

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Here’s Daytrippin‘s list for the Top 10 best Beatles holiday gifts for 2020 including new releases and also essential items for your collection:

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Review: “The Beatles A to Zed” – a disappointing offering from Beatles ‘insider’ Peter Asher

bk-BeatlesAtoZedWhen I first heard about the book, The Beatles A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour, I thought it would be a great idea for Peter Asher to tell some of his personal stories about The Beatles in a well-organized encyclopedia-type format. Sadly, when I started reading the book, I discovered there were few personal stories about The Beatles and the book was presented in an unhelpful design.

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Top 10 Beatles Holiday Gift ideas

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Here’s Daytrippin‘s list for the Top 10 best Beatles holiday gifts for 2019 including new releases and also essential items for your collection:

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Breaking down The Beatles new Abbey Road 50th anniversary CD sets

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The Beatles, Tittenhurst Park, August 22, 1969; © Apple Corps Ltd.

Many Beatles fans may ask themselves regarding the new Abbey Road 50th anniversary release whether to buy the Super Deluxe 4-CD boxed package or to just let it be with the 2-CD set? But help is on the way – we won’t let you down. Here is a breakdown comparing the 3 CD + 1 Blu-ray (audio) Super Deluxe package (approx. $90) versus the 2-CD Deluxe set (under $20).

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I Me Mine: Revisiting George Harrison’s Autobiography

By Shelley L. Germeaux

 

2017 I Me Mine Extended Edition

2017 edition

This article was originally published in Daytrippin’ Issue #18, Spring 2002, after George’s death. It is being republished with updated information, in honor of what would have been his 76th birthday.

George Harrison’s autobiography, I Me Mine, was originally published in the fall of 1980 by Genesis Publications. At 450 pages long, you would expect a comprehensive and detailed life story. However, the autobiographical section, (including Derek Taylor’s italicized commentary), is just 67 pages, and not close to being a Beatles tell-all. It is an intimate and personal perspective of the major themes of George’s life up to that point, often lighthearted, but also revealing some traumatic moments.

Fifty full-page photographs follow, but the overwhelming bulk of the book–the final two-thirds— are the reproductions of George’s original song lyrics, jotted on envelopes and various notepads. Lyrics have been re-typed in their final form, accompanied by George’s candid and at times humorous comments about the inspiration behind the song.

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