Got That Something

The New York Times will focus on the British invasion of the 1960s for its next collaboration with Byliner.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and the arrival of Beatlemania, the New York Times is publishing Got That Something! by Times music critic Allan Kozinn.

The new e-book chronicles the birth of the John Lennon-Paul McCartney-penned song and explains how it became the hit single that sparked the British Invasion.

“In Got That Something! the author paints a vivid picture of the legendary songwriting duo at work, and the emergence of this distinctively British-sounding tune that — contrary to the assumptions of American record labels — became beloved in the United States, paving the way for the invasion to come and the lasting impact on American music that continues even today,” the Times said.

If you’re not familiar with Allan Kozinn and his level of expertise on The Beatles, here is his review of the new Beatles BBC releases, here’s a piece he wrote about the upcoming Tracks auction, and here’s his obituary for John Tavener.

Purchase links:

Amazon (where you can also look inside)

Barnes & Noble



While we’re on the subject of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ break through in the USA, here’s a little mock-up I did in Photoshop yesterday, regarding the upcoming plans of re-releasing the Beatles’ US albums:

Note the “peek-a-boo” peel job for “Yesterday and Today”

2 Responses

  1. Michael Hockinson says:

    Roger is a mocker.

  2. Teena in Toronto says:

    It was interesting to read about the song.

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