The Beatles have retained their magic and popularity like no other band before or since. Their story is such a strong part of our culture that everyone thinks they know it, but no one has ever REALLY told it properly – until now. Mark Lewisohn’s three-part history is entirely new and revitalising – an enthralling account packed full of untold insights, anecdotes and photographs. There is no one more qualified to write this book, which will remain the definitive unauthorised narrative. Lewisohn’s words breathe life into familiar moments and unveil thousands of new ones to tell the gripping story of the greatest band there has ever been. This first volume covers the crucial and less-known early period – the Liverpool and Hamburg years of a hungry rock and roll band, when all the sharp characters and situations take shape. This is the Beatles like you’ve never read them before. It isn’t just ‘another book’, it’s the book, from the world-acknowledged authority. Forget what you know and discover the complete story. The Beatles have been at the top for fifty years, their music remains exciting, their influence is still huge, their acclaim and achievements cannot be surpassed. But who really were the Beatles, and how did they and everything else in the 1960s fuse so explosively? Mark Lewisohn’s three-part biography is the first true and accurate account of the Beatles, a contextual history built upon impeccable research and written with energy, style, objectivity and insight. This first volume covers the crucial and less-known early period – the Liverpool and Hamburg years of a hungry rock and roll band, when all the sharp characters and situations take shape.
Hardcover. Internally pages 946 fresh crisp and clean, free from any ink inscriptions. Very good ++ copy. Dust wrapper Very good ++ in a protective cellophane cover for extra protection. A brilliant copy, overall Very good ++ First British Edition