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12 : 2 | 2016
Special Beatles studies

Beatles Studies Special Issue
Edited by Olivier Julien and Grégoire Tosser
Special Beatles Studies - couverture n° 12-2
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Credits : Matthieu Saladin
210 x 210mm - 242 p. - 19 €
ISBN 978-2-913169-40-1

Nearly half a century after Luciano Berio praised the Beatles in his “Commenti al Rock” (1967), this special issue of Volume! surveys the research carried out on the band that was, according to John Lennon, “more popular than Jesus”. In light of an impressive bibliography covering the first 50 years of what we now call “Beatles Studies”, one learns, for example, that the British Invasion originated in Paris, that Popular Music Studies began with the musicological study of popular music, that the theory of harmonic vectors can help analyze pop music or that Marshall McLuhan's concepts shed an interesting light on albums such as Abbey Road.

Editor's notes

Avec le soutien du laboratoire SLAM (axe RASM) de l'université d'Évry-Val-d'Essonne.

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