The Beatles

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Ebury Press, 2009 - Rock music - 543 pages
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There's only one book that ever truly got inside the Beatles and this is it. The landmark, worldwide bestseller that has grown with the Beatles ever since.

During 1967 and 1968 Hunter Davies spent eighteen months with the Beatles at the peak of their powers as they defined a generation and rewrote popular music. As their only ever authorised biographer he had unparalleled access - not just to John, Paul, George and Ringo but to friends, family and colleagues. There when it mattered, he collected a wealth of intimate and revealing material that still makes this the classic Beatles book - the one all other biographers look to.

Hunter Davies remained close with the band and as such has had access to more information over the years. This 40th anniversary edition contains new material which has never been revealed before, from the author's archives and from the Beatles themselves, that will bring new insights to their legend.

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It's hard to convey to youngsters the incredible intensity of beatlemania. I'm not aware of anything like it since, unless Obama keeps on keepin' on. At any rate, Davies' book was the first to gather ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Hunter Davies is a prolific British author, journalist and broadcaster, best known for writing the only authorised biography of The Beatles. As a journalist he worked on the Sunday Times, where he was chief features writer, and later editor of the Magazine. He wrote regular columns for Punch and currently writes for The New Statesman, the Guardian, The Sunday Times and the Daily Mail. For three years he presented Bookshelf on BBC Radio 4. He is the author of over thirty books, including biographies, novels and children's novels. He has ghosted everyone from Gazza and Wayne Rooney to John Prescott. He is also the author of one of the most classic football books of all time, The Glory Game, and his own autobiography, The Beatles, Football and Me.

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