Book Contents

CONTENTS

About the Authors xi

Foreword by Don Powell xiii

Preface

Alex xiv

Terry xix

Part One: How To Use This Book 

Pages 10/11 Part 1: How To Use This Book - A Short Guide To Drum Notation

Pages 10/11 Part 1: How To Use This Book – A Short Guide To Drum Notation

Overview 3

 A Short Guide to Drum Notation 9

Part Two: Mersybeat Memories – Terry’s Recollections

The Mersey Beat 17

Lunchtimes at The Cavern 20

Hamburg 24

Part Three: The Beatles’ Drummers

Pages 30/31 Part 3: The Beatles' Drummers - Pete Best

Pages 30/31 Part 3: The Beatles’ Drummers – Pete Best

Early Days 27

Pete Best 31

Pages 42/43 Part 3: The Beatles' Drummers - Ringo Starr - Ringo's Pre-Beatles Life And Career

Pages 42/43 Part 3: The Beatles’ Drummers – Ringo Starr – Ringo’s Pre-Beatles Life And Career

 Ringo Starr 39

Drumming ‘With The Beatles’ 46

Part Four: Ringo Starr – Drummer

Ringo’s Drumming Style 51

Part Five: The Instruments

Pages 74/75 Part 5: The Instruments - Ringo's Drums

Pages 74/75 Part 5: The Instruments – Ringo’s Drums

The Anatomy of the Drum Kit 59

Ringo’s Drums 60

Percussion 77

Part Six: The Studio Environment

Recording Ringo’s Drums 83

EMI Abbey Road Producers and Engineers 86

Part Seven: Andy White & The Beatles Beat?

Love Me Do, Love Me Don’t? 93

In Conclusion 98

Part Eight: The Music

Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You 103

Please Please Me/Ask Me Why 105

Pages 106/107 Part 8: The Music - Please Please Me (LP)

Pages 106/107 Part 8: The Music – Please Please Me (LP)

Please Please Me 107

From Me To You/Thank You Girl 116

Pages 116/117 Part 8: The Music - From Me To You/Thank You Girl

Pages 116/117 Part 8: The Music – From Me To You/Thank You Girl

She Loves You/I’ll Get You 118

With The Beatles 121

I Want To Hold Your Hand/This Boy 136

Can’t Buy Me Love/You Can’t Do That 138

Long Tall Sally 141

A Hard Day’s Night 145

I Feel Fine/She’s a Woman 154

Beatles For Sale 157

Ticket to Ride/Yes It Is 168

Beatles VI (US Release) 170

Help!/I’m Down 171

Help! 173

Day Tripper/We Can Work It 184

Rubber Soul 188

Paperback Writer/Rain 202

Revolver 207

Pages 206/207 Part 8: The Music - Revolver

Pages 206/207 Part 8: The Music – Revolver

Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane 222

Page 220/221 Part 8: The Music - Penny Lane

Page 220/221 Part 8: The Music – Penny Lane

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 230

All You Need Is Love/Baby You’re A Rich Man 247

Book Shots - 18

Hello Goodbye/I Am the Walrus 251

Magical Mystery Tour 255

Lady Madonna/The Inner Light 261

Hey Jude/Revolution 263

The Beatles 267

Yellow Submarine 290

Get Back/Don’t Let Me Down 299

The Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe 302

Abbey Road 304

Let It Be/You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) 320

Let It Be 322

Pages 322/323 Part 8: The Music – Let It Be (LP)

 

Part Nine: Appendix 

Past Masters 335

Acknowledgements 363

Drumming Glossary 364

Drum Rudiments 366

Audio and Recording Glossary 368

The Beatles UK Discography 372

Bibliography 380

Notes 381

Index 389

Image Credits 393

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