Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

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Crown, Oct 29, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 944 pages

Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles from before their childhoods through the final hour of 1962—when, with breakthrough success just days away, they stand on the cusp of a whole new kind of fame and celebrity. They’ve one hit record ("Love Me Do") behind them and the next ("Please Please Me") primed for release, their first album session is booked, and America is clear on the horizon.  This is the lesser-known Beatles story—the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg—and in many respects the most absorbing and incredible period of them all. Here is the complete and true account of their family lives, childhoods, teenage years and their infatuation with American music, here is the riveting narrative of their unforgettable days and nights in the Cavern Club, their laughs, larks and adventures when they could move about freely, before fame closed in.  

For those who’ve never read a Beatles book before, this is the place to discover the young men behind the icons. For those who think they know John, Paul, George, and Ringo, it’s time to press the Reset button and tune into the real story, the lasting word.

 

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User Review  - vonze - LibraryThing

So, what do I get the Beatles fan who has everything? (i.e. my brother) This massive book is a good start! For the ultimate Beatles fanatic, this book covers the Fab four from before their childhoods ... Read full review

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Context is everything. By the time I was born, four years after the Beatles had split, they were already on their way to becoming a pop cultural monolith. They were an integral part of my parents ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Another LennonMcCartney Original January 1958
7
In My Liverpool Home 18451945
21
Boys 194554
38
Who You Lookin At? 19545
66
Scufflers to Skifflers 1956
85
Guaranteed Not to Split JanuaryJune 1957
107
Come Go with Me July 6 1957
127
This Is My Life JuneDecember 1958
180
THREE CODI CATS
205
COMPETENCE CONFIDENCE CONTINUITY
247
YEAR 4 1951 THE ROCſ
370
ALWAYS BE TRUE
537
Notes
804
APPEAL
881
Picture credits
891

Hell Get You into Trouble Son JulyDecember 1957
134
Where We Going Johnny? JanuaryMay 1958
157

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MARK LEWISOHN is the acknowledged world authority on the Beatles. His books include the bestselling and influential Beatles Recording Sessions and Complete Beatles Chronicle. He has been a consultant and researcher on all aspects—TV, DVDs, CDs and book—of the Beatles' own Anthology and has been involved in numerous additional projects for them as well as independent works like this one. Married with two children, he lives in England.

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