Rock Trees: The Beatles

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Rock Trees: The Beatles

Volume 1: The Paul McCartney Tree

Authored by Jay Goldberg

Six Degrees of Separation was originally proposed by Frigyes Karinthy. The theory says that everyone in the world can be connected through a maximum of six steps. Applying that theory to The Beatles, this book shows how 1,550 bands/artists connect back to The Beatles.

This is Volume One of a planned series and examines the Paul McCartney "Rock Tree." The other Beatles will get their own books in the future.

The book contains fifty "rock trees" each with thirty one bands/artists per tree and each with a companion chart showing how the bands are connected.

In terms of six degrees of separation, the Beatles are the base and Paul McCartney is the first degree. The band/artist on the top of each of the fifty "rock trees" therefore is the second degree. The trees then expand two by two down to the sixth degree (resulting in sixteen sixth degree bands/artists per tree).

The goal was not to repeat any band/artist, although musicians can be solo artists and parts of different bands. I accomplished that goal.

Only band members or guest or studio musicians or singers were used to connect the bands/artists. Song writing, production, engineering, etc. credits did not count.

For those of you into lists and/or finding new or unfamiliar music; there are charts listing twelve songs of note from each of the fifty "rock trees.” In a few cases I couldn't help myself and threw in an additional song or two.

Also, there is an index in the back of the book listing all 1,550 bands/artists with the page number for the "rock tree" that contains that band/artist.

Publication Date:
1494739100 / 9781494739102
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / General

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