Senior lecturer in Literature and Popular Culture at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Richard Mills has published a new book which combines academia with original research to create a contemporary story of the Beatles.
The Beatles and Fandom: Sex, Death and Progressive Nostalgia is the first book to discuss the subcultures within the Beatles fandom in detail. It considers the influence of the death of John Lennon and George Harrison on the nostalgic fan conventions that have remained popular for 48 years. Chapters include journalist super-fans, tribute bands and Beatles tourism.
Author Richard Mills said “I’m very excited about the publication of my fandom and Beatles book in paperback. It is fantastic to know that my magical history tour of the Beatles legacy is the first serious study of Beatles fandom”.
[Blogger’s note – I’m featured in the book!]