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The Beatles Helped Cause the Fall of the USSR, Claims New Book

Image courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing (via ABC News Radio)

Back in 2009 British film director Leslie Woodhead produced a documentary called How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin , and now he's written a companion book, out this week from Bloomsbury USA.

How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin: The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution documents the impact The Beatles had on young people in the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.  Woodhead contends that the although Soviet leaders tried to suppress Western popular music since the days of jazz, the Beatles and the bands they inspired helped shatter the walls of state culture.  The book contains never-before-seen photos of the Beatles in 1962.

How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin  is available on Amazon.com .

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