Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn

Author takes a forensic investigation approach to Beatles history

Mark Lewisohn has made it his life’s work to follow every lead and record the fullest possible history of the Fab Four with ‘The Beatles: All These Years.’

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Bessie Smith’s voice rings out loud and clear on Columbia 14527

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