A Cellarful of Noise
|Published||1964 (Byron Preiss)
1 June 1998 (reprint)
A Cellarful of Noise is the title of Brian Epstein's 1964 autobiography. His assistant, Derek Taylor, was the ghostwriter of the book, which describes the early days of The Beatles, whom Epstein managed.
Epstein asked John Lennon what he thought the book should be called, and Lennon suggested "Queer Jew". Lennon was later quoted as saying that the book should have been titled, "A Cellarful of Boys" in reference to Epstein's homosexuality.
In the 1978 film, All You Need is Cash, Leggy Mountbatten's book—the manager of the Rutles and a parody of Epstein—is titled A Cellarful of Goys, a reference to Epstein being Jewish—"goys" sounding similar to "noise").
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- Spitz (2005) pp. 273–74
- Cross (2004) p255
- "The Rutles Story". Haber, David. 1997-09-01. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
- Gilliland 1969, show 27, track 5.
- Gilliland 1969, show 29, track 2.
- Cross, Craig (2004). The Beatles: Day-By-Day Song-By-Song Record-By-Record. iUniverse. ISBN 978-0-595-31487-4.
- Spitz, Bob (2005). The Beatles: The Biography. Little, Brown and Company (New York). ISBN 1-84513-160-6.
- Gilliland, John (1969). "The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!: The U.S.A. is invaded by a wave of long-haired English rockers" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu.
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