#163 – Robert Rodriguez – Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock n’ Roll

Beatles’ expert Robert Rodriguez’s latest book, Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock n’ Roll, delves into the classic album, which always seems to play second fiddle to the record that followed it, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  In addition to covering the writing and recording process, he delves into the band’s decision to stop touring, and the controversy surrounding John Lennon’s claim that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus” – two items that lessened the album’s impact at the time.  He debunks several myths surrounding the Revolver, and uncovers some interesting tidbits – including how Paul McCartney actually quit the band during the recording of “She Said, She Said.”