You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup

You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup

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by Peter Doggett
     
 

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“Peter Doggett’s book about the Beatles’ split is a real page-turner.” — Annie Lennox

“Enthralling… Impossible to put down.” — The Independent

Acclaimed journalist Peter Doggett recounts the previously untold story of the dramatic final chapter in the lives, loves, and legal battles of

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“Peter Doggett’s book about the Beatles’ split is a real page-turner.” — Annie Lennox

“Enthralling… Impossible to put down.” — The Independent

Acclaimed journalist Peter Doggett recounts the previously untold story of the dramatic final chapter in the lives, loves, and legal battles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo—aka The Beatles—from their breakup in 1969 to the present day. Called “refreshingly straightforward and highly readable” by The Daily Telegraph (London), You Never Give Me Your Money is the dramatic and intimate story of the breakup and aftermath of The Fab Four as it’s never been told before.

Editorial Reviews

Aaron Leitko
Doggett portrays the post-breakup Beatles as self-absorbed, bratty and—more than anything else—confused…Doggett delivers some less-than-flattering tales, but You Never Give Me Your Money is hardly lurid fare. He is too classy, too well-informed. And it's clear that he loves the Beatles.
—The Washington Post
Rolling Stone
“Doggett documents rock’s most agonizing four-way divorce. Rigorously researched, You Never Give Me Your Money is a dark but compelling endnote to rock’s greatest story.”
Newsweek
“I had such a ball reading You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup that once I finished, I returned to page one and read it all over again.”
Irish Times
“What Doggett has achieved is a laying bare of the darker consequences of enormous fame and wealth. Yes, there is the glory but there’s also the concomitant pressure of how to deal with the myth and the legacy – while trying to keep four very different voices in harmony.”
The Guardian
“a gripping account that portrays [The Beatles] as something much more interesting than the airbrushed Gods we’ve recently seen: damaged, eternally bickering men, left punch-drunk by the group’s success”
Metro London
“Doggett’s book charts an admirably unstarry-eyed path through the break-up of the band and beyond.”
Mojo
“[Doggett’s] identification of the forces that drove The Beatles apart and kept them so for the best part of 30 years is not new, but his forensic tenacity and unyielding gaze are.”
Q
“a breathtaking record of uncontrolled fame’s grotesque side-effects”
Daily Telegraph (London)
“Doggett, a music journalist, offers refreshingly straightforward and highly readable portraits of the leading players”
Booklist
“Fascinating…Doggett captures the competitive sparks that flew among the four men, especially between Lennon and Paul McCartney, and also the mutual affection that formed the basis of their complicated relationships…A must for Beatles fans and good for more casual pop-music enthusiasts, too.”
The Independent
“an enthralling new book on [The Beatles]…impossible to put down”
Los Angeles Times
“Elegant and deeply researched...You Never Give Me Your Money posits a nuanced afterlife for the Beatles. [Peter Doggett] has found a new lens (and much new information) through which to consider the band.”
Q Magazine
“a breathtaking record of uncontrolled fame’s grotesque side-effects”
Annie Lennox
“Peter Doggett’s book about the Beatles’ split is a real page-turner.”
Library Journal
The Beatles story has been told and retold, but British journalist Doggett shines welcome light on some of the seedier aspects of the saga of the world's most popular and influential pop band, focusing on what caused the group to splinter and why the Fab Four failed to reconcile. He details the musicians' poor business decisions, ego-driven mistakes, and missed opportunities, as well as the malignant influence of outsiders. All but the most well-informed Beatles fans will learn a great deal about the band's disintegration and decadeslong personal, legal, and financial squabbles. Doggett, an admitted Beatles fanatic, writes with mostly journalistic objectivity about these fallible superstars. VERDICT Relying on documented evidence and a variety of contemporary accounts, Doggett has crafted an authentic and enlightening book full of myth-busting surprises and insight. Its few flaws include a distracting insistence on calling Ringo Starr by his birth name and gratuitous mentions of the drummer's drinking habits. But it is easy to recommend this to Beatles fans and scholars as well as anyone interested in the business of rock 'n' roll.—Douglas King, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061998157
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/08/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
287,986
File size:
611 KB

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Annie Lennox
“Peter Doggett’s book about the Beatles’ split is a real page-turner.”

Meet the Author

Peter Doggett's books include Are You Ready for the Country: Elvis, Dylan, Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock,the award-winning There's a Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars and the Rise and Fall of the '60s, and You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup, which was chosen as one of the 10 Best Books of 2010 by the Los Angeles Times.

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