All You Need
The Beatles and the Gods of Rock
Peppered with intriguing and little-known back stories and insightful observations about the musicians who held “rock god” status during the hey-dey of Rock music, this book is far more than a history, it’s a timely philosophical conversation about ancient concepts that continue to reverberate in the modern age of mass media and global communication.
Author, Educator, Film Critic, Musician
Steve has ghostwritten or collaborated on several published books, contributed articles on music, film, and popular culture to numerous publications, and presented lectures and workshops on music, art, and mythology in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Boston. His book All You Need is Myth: The Beatles and Gods of Rock (Waterside, 2019), a study of the classic rock era through the lens of classical mythology, is the product of ten years of research and composition.
A Peek Inside
Mythology in the Twentieth Century
In many ways a product of evolving communication technology,
the rock mythology resulted from an organic process that began with Guttenberg’s invention of the printing press …
Meet the Mythic Beatles
Ironically, the Beatles were not even expected to remain
popular beyond their initial splash, however noteworthy it was
and strange that may seem in retrospect.
The Mythic Evolution of the Beatles
And yet, like the mythic gods,
John Lennon and the Beatles live on. The undiminished power of
their voices, the transcendent beauty of their music, and the timeless truth of their message lives on in the realm of pure vibration …
The Pre-Fab Mythic Archetypes of Rock & Roll
During the pivotal period of the years 1965-67, the creative
evolutions of the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan were so
closely aligned as to essentially produce one over-arching musical