John Paul George Ringo & Me: The Real Beatles Story

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A unique and vividly personal first-hand account by a Liverpool-born author who knew John, Paul, George, and Ringo as friends throughout the height of their fame
 
As The Beatles' press officer, the author worked within the group's closest circle for six breakneck years during the Beatlemania era of the 1960s. Few were closer to The Beatles than Tony Barrow, and here, for the first time, he holds a mirror up to the Fab Four ...

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Overview

A unique and vividly personal first-hand account by a Liverpool-born author who knew John, Paul, George, and Ringo as friends throughout the height of their fame
 
As The Beatles' press officer, the author worked within the group's closest circle for six breakneck years during the Beatlemania era of the 1960s. Few were closer to The Beatles than Tony Barrow, and here, for the first time, he holds a mirror up to the Fab Four and offers his own insider's perspective on that four-way dynamic that spawned the greatest pop group the world has ever seen. From The Beatles' historic house party with Elvis Presley at his Bel Air home in the Hollywood Hills, to the very private scene of John's tearful backstage preparation for the emotional press conference following the "We're more popular then Jesus" furor, he puts the reader in the picture, offering an unvarnished take from someone who was there.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A raucous re-telling of the Beatlemania years . . . Barrow's swift telling and catchy prose makes for an addictive read that still manages a few surprises."  —Publishers Weekly

"Genuinely takes the reader deep into the band's world."  —Q magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780233003276
  • Publisher: Deutsch, Andre
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Tony Barrow, who coined the phrase "the Fab Four" and whose sleeve notes adorned some of The Beatles' biggest-selling albums, was the band's press officer from 1962-68. He is the only surviving professional writer who witnessed Beatlemania from the inside.
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Table of Contents

The FAB Foreword 7

1 Not Queer, Not Jewish 12

2 Brian's Boys 32

3 The Awesome Foursome 48

4 The Nemporer 74

5 The Birth of Beatlemania 98

6 American Dream 118

7 On the Road Again 147

8 Terror in Tokyo 176

9 Out of Control 201

10 The End of the Road 217

11 Rotten to the Corps 248

Index 266

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