Fandom and the Beatles : the act you've known for all these years /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States; Oxford, England, United Kingdom, p.1 online resource (xii, 283 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00972484, (OCoLC)fst01030527, (OCoLC)fst01071422, (OCoLC)fst01071460, 1961-1970, 20th century., fast, Great Britain, History and criticism., Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.), Music fans., Popular music, Popular music., Social aspects, Social aspects.


Also issued in print: 2021.Includes bibliographical references and index."Unlike other bands of their era, the Beatles seem permanently frozen in time, having never descended into "nostalgia act" territory. Instead, even after the announcement of the band's breakup in 1970, the group has maintained its cultural and musical relevance. Its timeless quality appeals to younger generations while maintaining the loyalty of older fans. While the Beatles indeed represent a specific time period, their music and words address issues as meaningful today as they were during the Summer of Love: politics, war, sex, drugs, art, and creative liberation. As the first anthology to assess the nature of fan response and the band's enduring appeal, this book defines and explores these unique qualities and the key ways in which this particular pop fusion has inspired such loyalty and multigenerational popularity."--Publisher's description.Online resource; title from PDF title page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed August 5, 2021).