The Beatles

By Hunter Davies
Read by Edward Lewis

16.17 Hours 02/01/1999 unabridged
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This worldwide bestseller is the biography that defined a band—and an era. As the friend and only authorized biographer of the most famous musical group in history, Davies had full access to the Beatles—including their family, friends, and colleauges—as well as their help and encouragement in writing this biography. He spent eighteen months with them when they were at the peak of their musical genius and the pinnacle of their popularity, making a mark on history and popular culture that would never fade. Davies stayed on with the Beatles through their breakup and remained friends with the individual members afterwards, enabling him to write the continuing story of their solo careers. First published in 1968, this newly revised edition has added information, including a new introduction and a newly discovered song lyric by George Harrison.

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Summary

Summary

This worldwide bestseller is the biography that defined a band—and an era.

As the friend and only authorized biographer of the most famous musical group in history, Davies had full access to the Beatles—including their family, friends, and colleauges—as well as their help and encouragement in writing this biography. He spent eighteen months with them when they were at the peak of their musical genius and the pinnacle of their popularity, making a mark on history and popular culture that would never fade. Davies stayed on with the Beatles through their breakup and remained friends with the individual members afterwards, enabling him to write the continuing story of their solo careers.

First published in 1968, this newly revised edition has added information, including a new introduction and a newly discovered song lyric by George Harrison.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Does not shy away from any mean and gritty little facts.” New Yorker
“His hard work and the obvious trust the Beatles have in him allow us to see the young musicians for the first time as interesting, fallible, corporeal creatures, each quite different from the others, each with his own history and hang-ups and hopes.” Newsweek
“A document of our century.” Marshall McLuhan
“Though works on the band are legion, this remains one of the best.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Hunter Davies

Hunter Davies, formerly an editor for the Sunday Times (London), is a prolific British author, journalist, and broadcaster. His many books include the only authorized biography of the Beatles and The Glory Game, widely regarded as one of the best books ever written about football. He lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 16.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English