John McMillian on 'Beatles vs. Stones'

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Once upon a time, two British rock 'n' roll bands dominated the music scene: the boy-next-door Beatles and the born-to-be-wild Rolling Stones. Journalist Tom Wolfe wrote, "The Beatles want to hold your hand, but the Stones want to burn down your town." In his new book, "Beatles vs. Stones," John McMillian explores the myths behind their rivalry and offers revealing behind-the-scenes stories about the two groups.


John McMillian, assistant professor of history at Georgia State University and author of "Beatles vs. Stones" and "Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America"