Eight Days a Week: Inside the Beatles' Final World Tour

Eight Days a Week: Inside the Beatles' Final World Tour

by Bob Whitaker, Marcus Hearn
     
 
Eight Days a Week is the inside account of The Beatles' final world tour, through the lens and words of their official photographer, Robert Whitaker.

This lavish book, containing many preciously unpublished photographs, documents the tempestuous journey that began in Germany and included a visit to Hamburg, scene thereof the group's legendary early

Overview

Eight Days a Week is the inside account of The Beatles' final world tour, through the lens and words of their official photographer, Robert Whitaker.

This lavish book, containing many preciously unpublished photographs, documents the tempestuous journey that began in Germany and included a visit to Hamburg, scene thereof the group's legendary early performances. After playing their last-ever European concert there, The Beatles made an unscheduled stop-over in Alaska before arriving in Japan, where they were confined to ther hotel between shows for their own security. Their final destination, Manila in the Philippines, turned into a nightmare after unintentional offense was given to Imelda Marcos, wife of the country's dictator.

Whitaker's intimate view of John, Paul, George and Ringo highlights their characteristic humor, even under the strain of touring, and documents the more serious inner world of The Beatles at a turning point in their career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435109506
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/11/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
11.88(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.89(d)

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Meet the Author

Robert Whitaker was The Beatles' official photographer from 1964 to 1966, accompanying them around the world and taking pictures that appeared on numerous album sleeves. When The Beatles stopped touring Whitaker co-created the notorious satirical magazine Oz. He later photographed the Vietnam and Indo-Pakistani wars, and collaborated with such diverse personalities as Mick Jagger and Salvador Dali.

Marcus Hearn is a journalist and documentary-maker. He has previously written authorized biographies of filmmakers Gerry Anderson and George Lucas, and compiled photographic books about The Who, Pink Floyd and The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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