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Ian MacDonald

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Ian MacDonald was born in 1948. A writer with many interests, he was Assistant Editor of the New Musical Express during 1972-5. He also worked as a songwriter and record producer, and is the author of The New Shostakovich, The People's Music, Revolution in the Head and The Beatles at No. 1. He died in 2003.

Books by Ian MacDonald

The New Shostakovich

Party stalwart or secret dissenter? A major reassessment of the life, works, and politics of the Soviet Union's greatest composer by one of our best music critics.

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The People's Music

Selected journalism by the author of REVOLUTION IN THE HEAD

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Revolution In The Head

This extraordinary work of popular criticism provides the story behind every single Beatles song ever recorded. Unprecedented and unparalleled.

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