Picks and Pans Review: Can't Buy Me Love

updated 11/05/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/05/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Jonathan Gould |

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With a scholar's attention to history and a musician's interest in song craft, Gould provides a thrilling account of how four Liverpool kids translated their love of American rock into a body of music unmatched since they ended their careers as Beatles. The book charts their evolution from three-chord sprints to symphonic masterpieces like "A Day in the Life." If you've ever wanted to know why the Beatles' music is great, look no further.

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