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Newsday called it "the most authoritative and candid look yet at the personal lives...of the oft-scrutinized group." In The Love You Make, Peter Brown, a close friend and business manager of the band-and the best man at John and Yoko's wedding-looks at the four lads from Liverpool who established the greatest music phenomenon of the twentieth century. Written with the full cooperation of each of the group's members and their intimates, this book goes beyond the glitter to tell the inside story of the music, the marriages, the drugs, disagreements, and divorces-everything that made the Fab Four the phenomenon they are.
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Washington Post Book World
The best backstage memoir yet of the most amazing musical phenomenon of our times.
Publishers Weekly
Nearly two decades after its initial publication, this behind-the-scenes tale reappears in paperback (after all, didn't Rolling Stone say it would "sell forever"?). One of the suit men-as the Beatles dismissively, often with good reason, called the folk who saw to their business affairs-recreates the well-known saga of Beatlemania but does it dispassionately enough to make it interesting. Brown, who directed the Beatles management firm NEMS and later their disastrous financial organization Apple, seems to have survived the experience unscathed, the purges, rancor, glamour, notoriety, the dishonesty, jealousy and infighting among all those who wanted a piece of the action, or a bigger cut, which eventually came to include the musicians themselves as the group began to split apart. While seeming to be objective, he leaves little doubt about his preferences as he discusses the Beatles individually, their parents and in-laws, wives and lovers, probing the personalities to show us the underside of the pop culture with its sleazy pursuit of the big buck. There are revelations about John and Yoko and about their drug addiction, but the material is otherwise pretty familiar. Still, it's a dramatically good story and Brown catches us with the headiness of it all-and Gaines's now well-known name and a new foreword by rock critic Anthony DeCurtis may spark a little extra interest. (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451127976
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/10/1984
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Brown was Executive Director of NEMS Enterprises, the Beatles' management company, and maintains a close relationship with the surviving Beatles.

Steven Gaines is the author of Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons; Heroes and Villains: The True Story of the Beach Boys, and other books, and numerous articles on pop culture.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction

Chapter One

Chapter Two
The Scene at the "Jac" · Stu Sutcliffe · Baby George Harrison Joins the Beat Scene · Johnny and the Moondogs on the Circuit · Hamburg, a Sexual Disneyland · Johnny and the Moondogs Become the Beatles · Return to Liverpool and a New Professionalism

Chapter Three
Brian Epstein: A Stranger in a Strange Land · Brian Discovers the Beatles · Brian Smitten · Under New Management: The Big Image Change · The Recording Contract · Cynthia's Desperate Play · John Marries Cynthia

Chapter Four
Pete Best Forever—Ringo Never · Richard Starkey's Bit Part · "From Me to You" · The NEMS Stable Begins · Julian Lennon Is Born · Brian and John Tryst in Spain · Paul Meets Jane Asher · Ringo Meets Maureen Cox

Chapter Five
London: Sunday Night at the Palladium and the Royal Command Performance · Brian to New York · The Beatles and Company Move to London

Chapter Six
An American Beachhead: The Ed Sullivan Show · The Seltaeb Fiasco

Chapter Seven
Swinging London · A Hard Day's Night · George Meets Pattie Boyd · ohn In His Own Write · Brian's Cellarful of Noise · Paul's Pocketful of Lawsuits

Chapter Eight
The Bon Voyage Party · First American Assault · Bob Dylan and the Great Turn-On · Nat Weiss · Brian Blows a Fuse

Chapter Nine
Kenwood · Ringo Becomes a Daddy · Help and the Great Tax Dodge · Have a Sugar Cube · NEMS Branches Out · The Saville Theater · Brian's Discontent: Enter Dizz · The Beatles at the Palace

Chapter Ten
Aunt Mimi Gets a House · The Second American Tour · The L.A. Acid Trip · Dizz Gets a Car

Chapter Eleven
Splitting Up the Pie · From Black and White to Color: Rubber Soul and Revolver · Tokyo and Manila: Terror on the Road · Brian's Balance Tips · The "Bigger than Jesus" Scandal · The Beatles' Third American National Tour · Dizz Gillespie's Coup de Grace

Chapter Twelve
The Four-headed Hydra · John's Discontent · On the Loose in London · Magic Alex · John Meets Yoko Ono · Brian's Downhill Slide · The Stigwood Deal

Chapter Thirteen
Paul Discovers America · Brian's Sleepless Sleepcure · Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band · The Arrival of Linda Eastman · The Kingsley Hill Acid Party · The Haight-Ashbury Hate Trip · The Beatles Go Greek · The Beatles Go India: Introducing the Maharishi · The Final Demise of Brian Epstein

Chapter Fourteen
The Magical Mystery Tour · The Seeds of Apple · From Here to the Himalayas: The Untold Story of Rishikesh · Escape from India · John's Confession D'Amour

Chapter Fifteen
Yoko in the Limelight · A Messy Divorce · John and Yoko Retreat: The Heroin Days · Paul McCartney's Black and White Minstrel Show · Jane Asher Makes a Nasty Discovery · The Apple Pie: A Piece for Everyone · The White Album

Chapter Sixteen
Targets of the People: John and Yoko on the Cross · Two Virgins · Won't You Please Let It Be

Chapter Seventeen
Eastman and Eastman Meet the Beatles · Allen Klein Meets the Beatles and Eastman and Eastman · The NEMS Battle · The Setup of Pattie and George · John and Yoko's Quickie Wedding · Peace: The Amsterdam Bed-in · A Call to Arms: The Northern Songs Battle · The Only Winner Is Klein

Chapter Eighteen
The Power of Publicity: John and Yoko Go Public · "Cold Turkey" · Toronto Rock and Roll Festival · John Off the Edge · In Pursuit of Peace and Kyoko in Denmark · John Discovers Dr. Janov · John and Yoko Discover L.A. · Paul Is Dead but Alive and Well in Scotland · McCartney, Abbey Road and Let It Be · And in the End

Chapter Nineteen
George, Ringo, and Paul—From Then Till Now

Chapter Twenty
The Search for Kyoko · John and Yoko Discover New York · John and the White House Follies · Uncle Sam Wants You Out · Paranoia Runs Deep · The L.A. Lost Weekend: 18 Months in Hell · Together Again

Chapter Twenty-One
The Househusband Years: John as a Father · The Dakota Hermitage · The Big Comeback: Starting Over · Mark David Chapman · The Spirit of Yoko Ono

Index


Cynthia Lennon's Rude Awakening · Romance Blooms in Liverpool · John Lennon's Childhood: Double Desertion · Aunt Mimi and Mendips · The Skiffle Craze · John Meets Paul McCartney · Paul as a Young Boy

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Great Retrospective

    Mr. Brown gives insight into the private lives of the world famous group as only his unique perspective can afford. The book is an easy and interesting read and I would recommend it to any Beatles fan as well as anyone wishing to know more about them and their music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2003

    Hardly about the Beatles

    The Love You Make, An Insider's Story Of The Beatles does not quite live up to it's billing. If I was to take a shot at how much of this book was about The Beatles I would have to say about 10%. The rest of the book deals mostly with Brian Epstein and his drug habits, personal quirks, desire to stay 'in the closet', and love for John Lennon. Also, a major part of the book is dedicated to John Lennon and Yoko. I was hoping to read about The Beatles...John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Although Paul does get some ink especially during the post Epstein period, if you think that you are going to learn anything new about George or Ringo forget it. Being a huge Beatle fan, I was hoping to read more about the entire Band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Ronnie loves it

    Get this book if u love them like i do

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

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    Inside the Inner Circle

    Very well written....plenty of first hand stories. A great read for any Beatles fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2005

    If you were to read just one Beatles book........

    If you were to read just one Beatles book........this would have to be it. After having interveiwed George Martin, and hearing his thoughts, on the piles of garbage out there on the fab four. This book stands alone. It is information to be trusted from a man who was there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2003

    The best Beatles book by far

    This book surpasses all other Beatles biographies. It is written by Peter Brown, who was a close member of their tight-knit clan of friends. Selflessly, he didn't write himself in the majority of the book, so it honestly feels like you are witnessing first-hand how all the events of the Beatles' lives unraveled. The information is sharp and correct, and for me it felt like I had been magically transported to the past and looked on as John, Paul, George, and Ringo developed their music and personal relationships. The Love You Make doesn't dwell on the bad sides of the Beatles, but it doesn't portray them to be perfect. When reading this book, I saw into each of them and how magical their relationship and communication with one another was. They were truly incredible, and this book helps one to perceive their message and beauty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2002

    INCREDIBLE

    I'd read a lot of Beatle books before, but no other had managed totake me to the depths this one did. It was a whole new thing. Upon seeing the secret and dark side of the squeaky cleran mop tops, I now regard myself a knowitall. For one, the inside scoop on the real Paul, his love for cocaine, the way he dumped Jane Asher, his cold and calculating tricks to keep a hand in the band, the long line of paternity suits and his endless womanizing was just something I would have NEVER imagined. The book is awsome. A must for any REAL Beatles fan.

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