Comprehensive and meticulously researched, The Beatles Book will be an invaluable and essential guide for every fan of The Beatles, combining research and scholarship with a fun and chatty style.
Walter Savage Landor was born in Warwick, in 1775, and died in Florence in 1864. His output in prose and poetry was prodigious. 'No English writer - no English poet - of equal size and quality has been less attended to in the last fifty years' wrote Geoffrey Grigson in 1964, and though three selections appeared in the next eight years, this…
Divided into four sections – Songs, People, Places and Performances – Hunter Davies brings every influence that shaped the incredible Beatles’ phenomenon vividly to life. But rather than simply sticking to an alphabetised formula, Hunter and his team have decided to do something which has not been attempted before: rate everything to do with The Beatles to show how important or influential or meaningful the song, the place, the person or the gig was in the history, pattern or content of their lives and creations.
Hunter Davies is the only official biographer of The Beatles, and the book will be heavily illustrated with material from his remarkable private collection, including personal photographs, original handwritten documents and memorabilia accumulated over 50 years.