The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of the Beatles

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Here is the national bestseller that Newsday called “the most authoritative and candid look yet at the personal lives…of the oft-scrutinized group.” In The Love You Make, Peter Brown, a close friend of and business manager for the band—and the best man at John and Yoko’s wedding—presents a complete look at the dramatic offstage odyssey of the four lads from Liverpool who established the greatest music phenomenon of the twentieth century. Written with the full cooperation of each of the group’s members and their intimates, this book tells the inside story of the music and the madness, the feuds and the drugs, the marriages and the affairs—from the greatest heights to the self-destructive depths of the Fab Four.


In-depth and definitive, The Love You Make is an astonishing account of four men who transformed the way a whole generation of young people thought and lived. It reigns as the most comprehensive, revealing biography available of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.


Includes 32 pages of rare and revealing photos

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Peter Brown was a Beatles associate dating back from Liverpool days and here he dishes the dirt - lots of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll (gee, maybe Paul is not my intended after all, though he does come ... Read full review

The love you make: an insider's story of the Beatles

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Nearly two decades after its initial publication, this behind-the-scenes tale reappears in paperback (after all, didn't Rolling Stone say it would "sell forever"?). One of the suit men-as the Beatles ... Read full review


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chapter Twelve
chapter Thirteen
chapter Fourteen
chapter Fifteen
chapter Sixteen
chapter Eighteen
chapter Nineteen
chapter Twenty

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About the author (2002)

Peter Brown was Executive Director of NEMS Enterprises, the Beatles' management company, and maintains a close relationship with the surviving Beatles.

Steven Gaines is the author of Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons; Heroes and Villains: The True Story of the Beach Boys, and other books, and numerous articles on pop culture.

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