Rob Sheffield Dreaming The Beatles
April 26, 2017•6 min
In DREAMING THE BEATLES, veteran music journalist and best-selling author Rob Sheffield tells the strangest story in pop culture history: how four lads from Liverpool became the world’s biggest group, then broke up—but then somehow just kept getting bigger. How did this happen? Why are the Beatles more famous and beloved now than ever? How is there still so much life in this music? In DREAMING THE BEATLES, the Rolling Stone columnist brings his own unique style of masterful cultural criticism to the ballad of John, Paul, George and Ringo, exploring why the Beatles matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them. It’s a fresh, unconventional, definitive approach to the Beatles—their mythology as much as their music. As in his previous books like Love Is A Mix Tape and On Bowie, Sheffield digs deep into the emotional connections we make to the music we love. How can we keep hearing ideas about our own lives in these songs? How does their music still sound so vibrant and influential today, some 50 years after much of it was recorded? And how has this band become the ubiquitous soundtrack to our lives? DREAMING THE BEATLES is a passionate celebration of that music, showing how the Fab Four became a cultural obsession—and how in so many ways they invented the future we’re all living in right now.