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

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


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ISBN-13: 9780451207357
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 422
Sales rank: 1,197,398
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents


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


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

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


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The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of the Beatles 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 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.
ennie on LibraryThing 1 days ago
Peter Brown was a Beatles associate dating back from Liverpool days and here he dishes the dirt - lots of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll (gee, maybe Paul is not my intended after all, though he does come off as far less debauched than John). Published in 1983, the book begins with Cynthia Lennon returning from a 1968 trip to find Yoko in her house, and ends with John's murder (with flashbacks to earlier times in between).
TTAISI-Editor on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Juicy -- with that title, how could it not be -- but still, a classic of the genre, by a real Beatles insider.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.