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Book Event: Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Later Years 1966-2016 with author, Kenneth Womack

Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Later Years 1966-2016 (Chicago Review Press, September 4, 2018) is the second volume of the first full-length biography of George Martin. Kenneth Womack, author and Beatles scholar, provides a detailed account of Martin’s collaborative work with “the fab four” as they advance beyond the success of their earlier recordings.
Sound Pictures takes readers behind the scenes and reveals George’s diligent efforts to consolidate the Beatles’ fame in
the face of the socio-cultural pressures of the time, most noteworthy being the “Beatles are more popular than Jesus” scandal. It also includes stories of Martin’s interactions with the band, including when John Lennon, who hated the sound of his own voice, requested that Martin tweak his vocals: “Make me sound like the Dalai Lama chanting from a mountaintop.”

Sound Pictures is an exceptionally detailed look at the man who had incredible influence on the Beatles’ body of work.
Decades later, George Martin’s legacy continues to influence music history as new generations rediscover the timeless
wonder of the Beatles. Fans will enjoy following the story of the band’s incredible artistic trajectory after reaching the
creative heights of Rubber Soul.

Earlier Event: September 2
Vegan Sunday Music Brunch with JT & Andy
Later Event: September 3
Closed for Labor Day