Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 15, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 546 pages
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UPDATED TO INCLUDE PAUL McCARTNEY'S KNIGHTING AND THE DEATHS OF JOHN LENNON AND GEORGE HARRISON
Philip Norman's biography of the Beatles is the definitive work on the world's most influential band -- a beautifully written account of their lives, their music, and their times. Now brought completely up to date, this epic tale charts the rise of four scruffy Liverpool lads from their wild, often comical early days to the astonishing heights of Beatlemania, from the chaos of Apple and the collapse of hippy idealism to the band's acrimonious split. It also describes their struggle to escape the smothering Beatles' legacy and the tragic deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison. Witty, insightful, and moving, Shout! is essential reading not just for Beatles fans but for anyone with an interest in pop music.
  

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User Review  - Amy Laurens - Goodreads

Reading first half of this book made me huffity and indignant: "why does he hate Paul so much"? The second half made me sad: "why did they hate each other so much"? Nevertheless it was a gripping read ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pam Mcdermott - Goodreads

Philip Norman's biography of the Beatles, "Shout!" is a comprehensive look at the lives of the band members before and after they became the most famous band in history. Beginning with John Lennon as ... Read full review

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Philip Norman is a journalist and a novelist who in 1968 was assigned to cover the Beatles' own business utopia, Apple Corps, from the inside. He is the author of Rave On: The Biography of Buddy Holly and many other books.

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