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!]
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Thanks for posting the about Beatles fandom. I, too, have a recent book that involves being a Beatles fan: “My Private Lennon: Explorations from a Fan Who Never Screamed,” published by Mad Creek Book, 2020. My book is a hybrid memoir/academic book that takes a distinctive female point of view. I saw the Bs live in Ed Sullivan’s studio in 1965. It’s important to let the female perspective be heard, and my book offers a great opportunity for just that. Could you also feature “My Private Lennon” on this site. Boook is available in the UK via Amazon, or order directly from Mad Creek. Contact me if you want more info. David Hepworth wrote a good blurb for the the book, so you know it’s legit. Thanks, Sibbie O’Sullivan