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Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • New Books

The Beatles, Eagles and Aretha Franklin are the latest additions to your reading list.


Even book publishers take holidays. And judging by the paltry list below, most of them are at the beach next week. Come to think, that sounds like a pretty good place to relax with these lightweight offerings. Read all about ’em:


The Beatles: Acting Naturally
By Rory Hoy

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “A look at the lesser-known films and TV shows that are associated with The Beatles, as well as their well-known canonical movies, such as A Hard Day’s Night, the animated masterpiece of Yellow Submarine and the more obscure appearances and references worldwide. The book dishes on unfinished projects and little known facts: Did you know that The Quarrymen (the proto-Beatles) apparently appeared in a Liverpool City Police recruitment film in 1958, or that The Beatles had a film release before A Hard Day’s Night that only came out in Australia? Also featuring projects The Beatles turned down, such as The Yellow Teddy Bears AKA The Gutter Girls and weird and wonderful shelved projects such as Joe Orton’s Up Against It and Paul McCartney’s sci-fi movies of the 1970s.”

Eagles: Their Story. Their Music. Their Lives.
By The Editors of Life

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Eagles’ story in 96 illustrated pages, from early days as the New Kids in Town to Life in the Fast Lane, solo careers, reunions and reminiscences following the death of Glenn Frey.”



Aretha Franklin
By The Editors of People

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:People celebrates the peerless Aretha Franklin. In words and pictures, this special edition offers an in-depth look at Franklin’s career, from singing in her father Rev. C.L. Franklin’s Detroit church choir after her mother’s early death, to finding chart success as she became a powerful voice for civil rights, to performing at three presidential inaugurations. The book includes chapters on Franklin’s Amazing Grace, the best-selling gospel album of all time; her collaborations with Whitney Houston, George Michael, Lauryn Hill, and more; and the special connection she shared with President Barack Obama. Plus: a behind-the-scenes peek at the Aretha biopic Respect, and an interview with its star, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson.”