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Revolutionaries, Eight Days a Week: New Beatles books

Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Review of Books, 4 December 2005

IN THE LATE summer of 1963, with Beatlemania sweeping into every corner of the British Isles, a reporter approached Paul McCartney for his thoughts on, of all things, athletics. "I'm not really interested in sport ... except for swimming," the Beatles' spaniel-eyed bass player said, the old Empire hanging on his every word. "But that's the thing for these hot days, isn't it? It really cools you off."

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