9780316803526

Beatles : The Biography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780316803526

  • ISBN10:

    0316803529

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-11-01
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co
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"The product of almost a decade of research, hundreds of unprecedented interviews, and the discovery of scores of never-before-revealed documents, Bob Spitz's The Beatles is the biography fans have been waiting for - a vast, complete account as brilliant and joyous and revelatory as a Beatles record itself. Spitz begins in Liverpool, a hard city knocked on its heels. In the housing projects and school playgrounds, four boys would discover themselves - and via late-night radio broadcasts, a new form of music called rock 'n roll." "Never before has a biography of musicians been so immersive and textured. Spitz takes us down Penny Lane and to Strawberry Field (John later added the s), to Hamburg, Germany, where - amid the squalor and the violence and the pep pills - the Beatles truly became the Beatles. We are there in the McCartney living room when Paul and John learn to write songs together; in the heat of Liverpool's Cavern Club, where jazz has been the norm before the Beatles show up; backstage the night Ringo takes over on drums; in seedy German strip clubs where George lies about his age so the band can perform; on the lonely tours through frigid Scottish towns before the breakthrough; at the Abbey Road studios, where a young producer named George Martin takes them under his wing; at the Ed Sullivan Show as America discovers the joy and the madness; and onward and upward: up the charts, from Shea to San Francisco, through the London night, on to India, through marmalade skies, across the universe - all the way to a rooftop concert and one last moment of laughter and music."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Prologue 3(12)
MERCY
A Proper Upbringing
15(19)
The Messiah Arrives
34(13)
Muscle and Sinew
47(21)
The Showman
68(25)
A Simple Twist of Fete
93(22)
The Missing Links
115(14)
A Good Little Sideshow
129(12)
The College Band
141(10)
Chalk and Cheese
151(9)
Moondogs and Englishmen
160(15)
Hit the Road: Jac
175(26)
Baptism by Fire
201(31)
A Revelation to Behold
232(20)
Mr. X
252(18)
A Gigantic Leap of Faith
270(12)
The Road to London
282(22)
Do the Right Thing
304(19)
Starr Time
323(24)
A Touch of the Barnum & Bailey
347(19)
Dead Chuffed
366(17)
MANIA
The Jungle Drums
383(23)
Kings of the Jungle
406(20)
So This Is Beatlemania
426(31)
Once Upon a Time in America
457(29)
Tomorrow Never Knows
486(19)
In the Eye of a Hurricane
505(32)
Lennon and McCartney to the Rescue
537(27)
Into the Cosmic Consciousness
564(31)
MASTERY
Just Sort of a Freak Show
595(32)
A Storm in a Teacup
627(31)
A Very Freaky Experience
658(24)
The Summer of Love
682(27)
From Bad to Worse
709(27)
An Additional Act
736(30)
Good-bye to the Boys in the Band!
766(32)
Disturbing the Peace
798(26)
And in the End
824(33)
Acknowledgments 857(4)
Notes 861(87)
Bibliography 948(11)
Discography 959(3)
Index 962

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