A great read.
This book is a very complete look at The Beatles. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
You never give me your money review
I give this book a rating of 6 out of 10 much of the history has already been written over the years. I must say there were a few unknown facts in the book. The book would be good for a new fan after ready a bio of the band or anyone wanting to learn about the laws in the
The book is very well written, and quite fair to all concerned which is a hell of an accomplishment considering the multiple subjects. My experience around Beatle books is that they generally lean towards one camp or use mythical character stereotypes for some or all of the secondary cast members. Not so in this volume. Even some of the more unlikable characters are treated fairly and even with some empathy in the case of Allen Klein specifically.
Couldn't put it down
I am a music fan but only a part time Beatles fan. No matter. This book had me locked in. I recently read the last Lennon interview in Rolling Stone and was fascinated by it and wanted more. I remembered seeing a positive review about this book in Rolling Stone and downloaded the sample. I was hooked.
Basically the book follows the story of the Beatles from their last days together through 2009, using their business dealings to weave the story together. I found myself going back and listening to many of the Beatles' tunes and their solo works as they were mentioned in the book.
You will be crushed by Lennon's death, heartbroken at the near miss reunions, angry at Yoko, sympathetic for George (how much more would he have brought to the Beatles if they could have stayed together)....you couldn't make this stuff up. You will find yourself amazed at Paul's song writing genius and his knack for making the right financial moves. The McCartney override will surprise you but you find yourself wishing the others had followed Paul's guidance.
I am watching the Beatles Anthology while I have been reading this and it really adds to the experience. Many of the characters in the book were interviewed for the Anthology so it helps bring the book to life.
Download and enjoy.
Great eye opening story of the greatest band
I know a ton about their lives as the beatles but this book was extremely interesting and informative about their post beatles lives and all the behind the scenes drama. Great book. Must read for all beatles fans and just music fans in general to understand how the industry works....or doesn't work.
The Beatles Warts & All
Great read. I was born in 1972 so I know little of the break up of the Beatles. Ego,drugs,money & Yoko all played their part. Such a shame.
Great Read by a Beatles Expert
This book is brilliantly written, addressing the history of the Beatles that the official Apple history skips over. As a Beatle fanatic, I learned a lot and would totally recommend this book!