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The Beatles Book
The Beatles Book

The Beatles Book


688 Pages, 7.75 x 10

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $59.95 (US $59.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9780091958619

Rights: US

Random House UK (Sep 2017)
Ebury Press

Price: $59.95


The definitive compendium from the only authorized biographer of The Beatles

Hunter Davies, the only ever authorized biographer of the Fab Four, brings together three eminent Beatles experts—Spencer Leigh, Keith Badman and David Bedfordto compile an invaluable and essential guide. Divided into four sections—People, Songs, Places and Broadcast & Cinema—The Beatles Book covers every element of the band's history and brings every influence that shaped the incredible Beatles phenomenon vividly to life. Hunter and his team have also rated entries to show how important, influential or meaningful that characteristic was in the history of their lives and creations. Illustrated with material from Hunter's remarkable private collection of personal artefacts and memorabilia, this compendium is an beautiful, insightful and entertaining treasure for any Beatles fan.


"Rich with insider authenticity. To paraphrase Walt Whitman, Mr. Davies was the man, he suffered, he was there." ?Wall Street Journal on The Beatles Lyrics

"This would make a popular addition to any music collection." —Booklist 

"[A]n authoritative, encyclopedic, extensively researched foray into everything Beatle-related, including people, songs, places, TV and movie appearances . . .  Does any Beatles fan need it? Yeah, yeah, yeah!" —

"This entertaining compilation of Beatles lore is written with flair, and the four-part organization invites efficient look-ups as well as enjoyable browsing." —Library Journal

Author Biography

Hunter Davies is the author of the only ever authorized biography of The Beatles, still in print in almost every country in the world. In 2012 he edited The Lennon Letters, published in 20 different countries, and in 2014 The Beatles Lyrics.