150x230 312 страниц. 2013 год. Bloomsbury Imagine a place where the music of the Beatles was against the law -a world of merchant sailors smuggling contraband LPs and broadcasts from Western pirate radio taped late in the night. This was no fantasy world but the U.S.S.R. in the Sixties, where a vast nation of Beatles fans risked repression to hunt down the music that would change their lives. The music of the Fab Four played a vital part in transforming an entire generation of Soviet youth, seducing them to abandon bland official culture and challenge the State's rigid authoritarian rule. The Beatles generation battered down the walls of state culture to insist they were ready for a new world. Leslie Woodhead has spent over a quarter of a century tracking the Soviet rock revolution, from the Cold War to Pussy Riot. This is an unforgettable and unmistakably Russian tale of how a generation dropped out and discovered that all you really need is the Beatles.