Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation

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Simon and Schuster, May 17, 2011 - Music - 496 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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Review: Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation

User Review  - Suzanne Hamilton - Goodreads

The book that launched my love of the Beatles. I was 13 and working on an art project for school. We decided to do something on the 60's and while looking for books in my little local library that ... Read full review

Review: Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

As others have noted, the relentless pro-John, anti-Paul tone here eventually begins to grate - and to think I read the supposedly milder 2004 edition and a Guardian article counselled me to seek out ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
PART ONE
ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
THIRTEEN
FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN
PART FOUR
SIXTEEN
SEVENTEEN
EIGHTEEN
NINETEEN

PART TWO
SEVEN
EIGHT
NINE
TEN
ELEVEN
TWELVE
PART THREE
PART FIVE
TWENTY
TWENTYONE
TWENTYTWO
PHOTO CREDITS
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

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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