You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Jun 8, 2010 - Music - 416 pages
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The world stopped in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced that he was through with the Beatles. His statement not only marked the end of the band's remarkable career, but also seemed to signal the demise of an era of unprecedented optimism in social history. Though the Beatles' breakup was widely viewed as a cultural tragedy, one of the most fascinating phases of their story was just about to begin.

Now, for the first time, You Never Give Me Your Money tells the behind-the-scenes story of the personal rivalries and legal feuds that have dominated the Beatles' lives since 1969. Journalist Peter Doggett charts the Shakespearean battles between Lennon and McCartney, the conflict in George Harrison's life between spirituality and fame, and the struggle with alcoholism that threatened to take Richard Starkey's life. In vivid detail, Doggett also describes the wild mismanagement of the Beatles' fortune staked largely in Apple Corps.

You Never Give Me Your Money is a compelling human drama and an equally rich and absorbing story of the Beatles' creative and financial empire, set up to safeguard their interests but destined to control their lives. From tragedy to triumphant reunion, and chart success to courtroom battles, this meticulously researched work tells the previously untold story of a group and a legacy that will never be forgotten.

  

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Review: You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

An interesting look at the professional and personal lives of the individual members of The Beatles after their breakup. I felt that most of the personal aspects were pretty common knowledge but Peter ... Read full review

Review: You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Peter Doggett finds a fresh angle to write about a band whose exploits and mythology would fill a small bookstore, focusing on the business relationships and legal actions by and amongst the four band ... Read full review

Contents

December 1980
1
Chapter 1
16
Chapter 2
51
Chapter 3
87
Chapter 4
114
Chapter 5
146
Chapter 6
172
Chapter 7
200
Chapter 9
271
Chapter 10
296
Finale
321
Acknowledgements
351
Notes
358
Bibliography
371
Index
379
Copyright

Chapter 8
229

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About the author (2010)

Peter Doggett's books include Are You Ready for the Country: Elvis, Dylan, Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock,the award-winning There's a Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars and the Rise and Fall of the '60s, and You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup, which was chosen as one of the 10 Best Books of 2010 by the Los Angeles Times.

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