Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation

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MJF Books, 1981 - Music - 414 pages
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"Philip Norman's biography of the Beatles is an 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." "Shout! is essential reading not just for Beatles fans but for anyone with an interest in pop music."--BOOK JACKET.

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I just barelt made it through the prologue and first five pages before I tossed it aside. The writer's voice is much too strong and extremely off putting and the prologue had me constantly rolling my eyes. Read full review

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Far biased in critical review towards John Lennon and far more focused on business and drama than music, but still a very complete and engrossing read on not only the career and legacy of The Beatles but also of each of its members solo careers. Read full review


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Philip Norman (born April 13, 1943) is an English novelist, biographer, journalist and playwright. He grew up in Ryde, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom and attended Ryde School. Norman is the author of Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation, which was described as one of the most detailed and serious biographies of the group. He has also published biographies of Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and, most recently, John Lennon. His book about Lennon made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

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