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Book: The Beatles in Perspective

Chapter: 14. Interlude 3: Listening and Remembering

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43627


The final interlude considers the duality of Listening and Remembering via reflections on misheard lyrics, individual responses and the importance of sound, especially in relation to recordings. We ‘remember’ the first time we heard a song, or a band, and other reflections on our lives accrete around those sounds. The recording does not change, but the listener does.

Chapter Contributors

  • Russell Reising ( - rreising) 'University of Toledo'
  • Peter Mills ( - petermills45)
  • James McGrath ( - jpmcgrath) 'Leeds Metropolitan University'