The Beatles

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1985 - Biography & Autobiography - 419 pages
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In this behind-the-scenes look at the most famous musical group in history, Hunter Davies gives the complete story of the Beatles. First published in 1968, this revised edition has added information including a new introduction and three updated appendices: Beatles Places, Beatles Memorabilia, and Beatles Books. As the only authorized biographer Davies had full access to the Fab Four, as well as their help and encouragement. He spent eighteen months with them when they were at the peak of their musical genius and at the pinnacle of their popularity, making a mark on history and popular culture that would never fade. Davies stayed on with the Beatles through their breakup and remained friends with the individual members afterwards, enabling him to write the continuing story of their solo careers.
  

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Contents

Introduction
ix
Liverpool I
1
Liverpool
3
John
5
John and the Quarrymen
13
Paul
22
Paul and the Quarrymen
29
George
35
Ringo with the Beatles
149
George Martin and Dick James
159
Touring
168
Beatlemania
179
U S A
189
Britain and Back to the U S A
199
The End of Touring
207
The Death of Brian Epstein
216

George and the Quarrymen
42
John at Art College
47
From Quarrymen to Moondogs
54
Stu and Scotland and the Silver Beatles
59
The Casbah
68
Hamburg
75
Astrid and Klaus
81
LiverpoolLitherland and Cavern
89
Marking TimeLiverpool and Hamburg
102
Brian Epstein
112
Brian Signs the Beatles
123
Decca and Pete Best
130
Ringo
141
Friends and Parents
239
The Beatles Empire
253
The Beatles and Their Music
261
John
285
Paul
300
George
312
Ringo
327
End Bit
339
Beatles Records
380
Beatles Places
401
Index
407
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About the author (1985)

Hunter Davies, formerly an editor for the Sunday Times of London, is the author of numerous books, including The Glory Game. He lives in London.

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