B1023. CHARLES REID. Thomas Beecham: An Independent Biography. New York, Dutton, Inc., 1962. 256 pp. Index; Photos; DJ.
“An intimate biography of one of the world's leading musicians and a man of many faces, some quite fascinating. Reid was a former music critic and staff profile writer for The Observer, The Evening Standard and the News Chronicle. The life of Sir Thomas Beecham Bart, C.H., was crowded, combative and loquacious to a degree which has no parallel whatsoever in English musica history and few parallels in any other field of country. So many things happened to him - and he, in turn, happened to so many things and to so many people.”
- Ned Ludd