The spiritual journey of the Beatles from fun-loving agnostics to drug-inspired mystics was a microcosm of the pilgrimage taken by a generation. Whether the Fab Four were pied pipers or simply the most high-profile participants in a missive cultural shift, the changes they went through tell us a lot about what happened in the 1960s and therefore help us to understand where we are today.
The Gospel According To The Beatles looks in depth at the development of the group's philosophy and at how it affected their lives, their music, and their audience. Through rare interviews, never-before-published archive material, and newly discovered photographs, acclaimed music journalist and author Steve Turner traces the Beatles odyssey from the churches of Liverpool to the temples of India and Japan via the vision-inducing sacraments of marijuana and LSD. In doing so he defines what the Beatles were all about and distills the message of love, peace, freedom, and transcendence that was at the heart of their gospel.
an interesting allegory that alludes to the spiritual development of the Fab Four as represented by their lives and music...
insightful and thought provoking.