A beautifully produced, special edition of the first part of the definitive three-volume biography of the Beatles, featuring extra and exclusive material.
The Beatles have been at the top for fifty years, their music remains exciting, their influence is still huge, their acclaim and achievements cannot be surpassed. But who really were the Beatles, and how did they and everything else in the 1960s fuse so explosively Mark Lewisohn's three-part biography is the first true and accurate account of the Beatles, a contextual history built upon impeccable research and written with energy, style, objectivity and insight.
This first volume covers the crucial and less-known early period - the Liverpool and Hamburg years of a hungry rock and roll band, when all the sharp characters and situations take shape.
This is the Beatles like you've never read them before. It isn't just 'another book', it's the book, from the world-acknowledged authority. Forget what you know and discover the complete story.
About the Author
Mark Lewisohn is universally acknowledged as the world's expert on The Beatles. He is the author of six previous Beatles books and has been described by the Independent as the band's 'Emeritus Professor'.
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This is pretty much the ultimate Beatles book. The research and attention to detail is outstanding. It is well written & only occasionally gets bogged down in excessive details. If you're a big Beatles fan this book is a must. Can't wait for volume 2 & 3.
An epic on an unprecedented scale ... Lewisohn has no serious rival Irish Times This is the story told in Proustian detail ... The first edited-down volume, is largely a delight, and the story is told so definitively that, after this, that really should be it. Secondary sources are comprehensively mined; letters, public records and business documents have been found in places no one else ever thought to look ... Lewisohn is a Beatles oracle Guardian Lewisohn has done an astonishing job. I can't wait for volume two Independent
Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
Number Of Pages: 1728
Published: 14th November 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.3 x 11.3
Weight (kg): 3.33
Edition Number: 1