Roy Carr

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Roy Carr. Along with Tony Tyler, he wrote the first Beatles book I ever owned ‘The Beatles – An Illustrated Record. First published in 1975, it was an LP sized book that reviewed all the Beatles and solo albums released until that point.

For many people like me who got into the Beatles in the 1970s, their first Beatles records were the Red and Blue albums, and their first book, the Beatles Illustrated Record. It was a very informative, entertaining read. I didn’t always agree with their opinions, but I suppose that was part of the fun.

Roy was the editor of NME, and also wrote similar books on The Rolling Stones and David Bowie.


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