RHLSTP | Richard Herring

John Higgs

3 February 2023

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Love and Let Die

Richard talks to author John Higgs about his fascinating book linking the stories of the Beatles and James Bond, who coincidentally appears in the world on the same day in October 1962. There are a lot of talking points including the way the 60s began to define class and masculinity, how the Beatles symbolise love and Bond symbolises death, the sadness/trauma in the childhoods of most of the people involved, the bizarre way George Lazenby was tested to see if he was right for the part, the constant reinvention of Bond, how the idea of Fake Paul took root whilst the Beatles were about to die and Richard's idea for John's next book (which he doesn't seem that interested in, so you can write it instead). Warning contains spoilers for the last James Bond film.

Buy the book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Let-Die-Beatles-British/dp/B09XBVQVHZ/