Episode #31 - 'Sex, Love and Misogyny - The Beatles in Song'
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From the misogyny of ‘Run for Your Life’ to the feminism of ‘Woman is the N****r of the World’ in less than seven years; John’s attitude towards women evolved radically after he got together with Yoko, but how much did his and the other Beatles’ behavior echo what they expressed in song? Sociologist Candy Leonard, author of ‘Beatleness—How The Beatles and their Fans Remade the World’, joins Richard and Erik to discuss this via the group’s lyrical journey from subtle innuendo to overt references about sex and love. Analyzing what the songwriters were trying to convey, they also evaluate the socio-cultural impact—yesterday and today. The Music * Girl * Getting Better * Happiness is a Warm Gun * Why Don’t We Do it in the Road * Don’t Let Me Down * I’ve Got a Feeling * I Saw Her Standing There * Please Please Me * She Loves You * I’ll Get You * All I’ve Got to Do * You Can’t Do That * I’ll Cry Instead * Run for Your Life * She’s a Woman * When I Get Home * Another Girl * You’re Going to Lose That Girl * The Night Before * Day Tripper * Lovely Rita * Yer Blues * Oh! Darling * She’s So Heavy * Woman is the N****r of the World * Hi, Hi, Hi * Woman
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