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The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of the Beatles
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The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of the Beatles

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by Peter Brown, Steven Gaines, Anthony DeCurtis (Foreword by)
 

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Here is the national bestseller that Newsday called “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 of and business manager for the band—and the best man at John and Yoko’s wedding—presents a complete look at the

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Here is the national bestseller that Newsday called “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 of and business manager for the band—and the best man at John and Yoko’s wedding—presents a complete look at the dramatic offstage odyssey of 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 tells the inside story of the music and the madness, the feuds and the drugs, the marriages and the affairs—from the greatest heights to the self-destructive depths of the Fab Four.

In-depth and definitive, The Love You Make is an astonishing account of four men who transformed the way a whole generation of young people thought and lived. It reigns as the most comprehensive, revealing biography available of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

Includes 32 pages of rare and revealing photos

A Literary Guild® Alternate Selection

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Finally the real story.”—Rolling Stone

“Literate, complex…more than sensationalism…a hard-hitting yet sympathetic book that unflinchingly captures the highs and lows.”—The Boston Globe

“The best backstage memoir yet of the most amazing musical phenomenon of our times.”—The Washington Post Book World

“The definitive book on the Beatles.”—New York Post

“Beatles aficionados will be amazed by the wealth of detail, the questions answered, and the tale of what happened to the Beatles, their women, their children, and their friends.”—Liz Smith, New York Daily News

“Leaves the reader tearing through it as though one didn’t know how the story ended.”—San Francisco Examiner

“A gothic tale of drugs, sex, music, greed, booze, and genius…an entire generation’s loss of innocence.”—People

“Fascinating.”—The Indianapolis Star

“The most sensational Beatles biography…emotionally involving.”—Esquire

“The definitive book on the world’s greatest  rock group…tells the truth with surprisingly little varnish.”—Chicago Tribune

“A dramatically good story....Peter Brown catches us with the headiness of it all.”—Publishers Weekly

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451207357
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
422
Sales rank:
456,920
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“Finally the real story.”—Rolling Stone
 
“Literate, complex…more than sensationalism…a hard-hitting yet sympathetic book that unflinchingly captures the highs and lows.”—The Boston Globe
 
“The best backstage memoir yet of the most amazing musical phenomenon of our times.”—The Washington Post Book World
 
“The definitive book on the Beatles.”—New York Post
 
“Beatles aficionados will be amazed by the wealth of detail, the questions answered, and the tale of what happened to the Beatles, their women, their children, and their friends.”—Liz Smith, New York Daily News
 
“Leaves the reader tearing through it as though one didn’t know how the story ended.”—San Francisco Examiner
 
“A gothic tale of drugs, sex, music, greed, booze, and genius…an entire generation’s loss of innocence.”—People
 
“Fascinating.”—The Indianapolis Star
 
“The most sensational Beatles biography…emotionally involving.”—Esquire
 
“The definitive book on the world’s greatest  rock group…tells the truth with surprisingly little varnish.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“A dramatically good story....Peter Brown catches us with the headiness of it all.”—Publishers Weekly
 

 

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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4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
KAM403 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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Get this book if u love them like i do
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Mizzoubeatle More than 1 year ago
Very well written....plenty of first hand stories. A great read for any Beatles fan.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.