The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia

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Hyperion, 1992 - Music - 720 pages
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Who directed the film Let It Be? Who were John Lennon's girlfriends before he married Yoko Ono? What does "Obla-di, Obla-da" really mean? Whatever questions one might have about the Beatles, they're all answered in The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia.
Drawing on his massive archive, the world's leading Fab Four authority, Bill Harry, has compiled an alphabetical compendium that features the facts, disputes the myths, and settles the scores about the first - and still most beloved - superstar rock group. The 1,500 entries cover every song written by members of the band, every single, every album, club and concert dates, television appearances, every highlight of their careers, the films, biographies of over five hundred people associated with the group - and the real stories behind the headlines: love affairs, drug busts, court cases, and internal squabbles.
Every date and event is covered, from schooldays to early struggles in Hamburg to present-day divergent paths. We learn how Brian Epstein really discovered them; the truth behind Stuart Sutcliffe's death; early girlfriends; their touring days; the Apple empire; the studio years; the fans - both loyal and fanatical; the death of Epstein and management problems; their film careers; and rock and roll rivals.
Much more than a reference book, this A-Z of Beatledom will clarify any query, settle any argument, inform and entertain. Included are three hundred photos, many previously unpublished, and facsimiles of posters, tickets, and ads.
From the Abbey Road studios to the Zodiac club, The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia has everything you ever wanted to know about the world's greatest band.

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
20
Section 3
23
Section 4
48
Section 5
58
Section 6
69
Section 7
117
Section 8
141
Section 22
393
Section 23
423
Section 24
473
Section 25
477
Section 26
491
Section 27
547
Section 28
561
Section 29
562

Section 9
186
Section 10
202
Section 11
208
Section 12
216
Section 13
262
Section 14
293
Section 15
322
Section 16
323
Section 17
348
Section 18
366
Section 19
380
Section 20
385
Section 21
391
Section 30
573
Section 31
586
Section 32
591
Section 33
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Section 34
593
Section 35
595
Section 36
609
Section 37
625
Section 38
626
Section 39
657
Section 40
681
Section 41
703
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About the author (1992)

Harry attended the Liverpool College of Art with John Lennon, and founded the seminal music paper Mersey Beat in London that helped launch the band in the early sixties. He has been the publicist for a host of groups and artists, including Pink Floyd, the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, and David Bowie.

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