The Beatles: The Illustrated and Updated Edition of the Bestselling Authorized Biography

The Beatles: The Illustrated and Updated Edition of the Bestselling Authorized Biography

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by Hunter Davies
     
 

The worldwide bestseller that defines the band that defined an era—now updated and with 135 photographs and illustrations.
In this behind-the-scenes look at the most famous musical group in history, Hunter Davies gives the complete story of the Beatles. As the only authorized biographer, Davies had full access to the group, as well as their help and

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The worldwide bestseller that defines the band that defined an era—now updated and with 135 photographs and illustrations.
In this behind-the-scenes look at the most famous musical group in history, Hunter Davies gives the complete story of the Beatles. As the only authorized biographer, Davies had full access to the group, as well as their help and encouragement. He spent eighteen months with them when they were at the peak of their musical genius and at the pinnacle of their popularity, and he remained friends with each of the members as they went their separate ways.
This updated edition addresses the changes in the lives of the Beatles: Paul's marriage, George's death, and their new books and records.

Editorial Reviews

Marshall McLuhan
“A document of our century.”
Newsweek
“[Davies’s] hard work and the obvious trust the Beatles have in him allow us to see the young musicians for the first time as interesting, fallible, corporeal creatures, each quite different from the others, each with his own history and hang-ups and hopes.”
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Originally published in 1968, this is a revised and updated edition of the band's authorized biography. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Since their breakup in 1969, the only band that has managed to become bigger than the Beatles is...the Beatles. Their inestimable number of fans have not been willing to let it be, and the release of the three Anthology double CD sets has put the group right back on top. amazingly, their recordings sell more copies now than at the height of Beatlemania. Written in 1968, this was the only official portrait of the group that was produced with their cooperation. For this revision, Davies has included a new introduction and three updated appendixes of Beatles places, memorabilia, and books. Though works on the band are legion, this remains one of the best. (LJ 11/1/68)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393328868
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/17/2006
Edition description:
Illustrated and Updated Edition
Pages:
135
Sales rank:
427,882
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Hunter Davies, formerly an editor for the Sunday Times of London, is the author of numerous books, including The Glory Game. He lives in London.

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