Check out these fantastic Beatles Books in September 2019, we’ve created this top 10 list which will easily appeal to a lot of people throughout the country.
You may be purchasing a Beatles book for yourself, a family member, friend or co-worker. They could make a superb christmas present, secret santa gift, birthday item and so on. Remember this list is in “no particular order” and all information was correct at the time of publication.
Who were the Beatles?
The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool. For many people they are the greatest band ever to exist and continue to have a huge popularity throughout the world. The members of the band included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 800 million records worldwide. They are the best-selling music artists in the US, with certified sales of over 178 million units, and have had more number-one albums on the British charts, and have sold more singles in the UK, than any other act.
There’s only one book that ever truly got inside the Beatles and this is it. The landmark, worldwide bestseller that has grown with the Beatles ever since.
During 1967 and 1968 Hunter Davies spent eighteen months with the Beatles at the peak of their powers as they defined a generation and rewrote popular music. As their only ever authorised biographer he had unparalleled access – not just to John, Paul, George and Ringo but to friends, family and colleagues. There when it mattered, he collected a wealth of intimate and revealing material that still makes this the classic Beatles book – the one all other biographers look to.
As dazzling as the decade they dominated, The Beatles almost single-handedly created pop music as we know it. Today, their songs are cited as seminal influences by stars like Oasis and Blur. Eloquently giving voice to their time, The Beatles quite simply changed the world.
Ian MacCormick was known by the pseudonym Ian MacDonald. He was born on 3rd October 1948 and died on 20th August 2003. He was a British music critic and author, best known for both Revolution in the Head, his critical history of the Beatles.
Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them.
Dreaming the Beatles is not another biography of the Beatles, or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul. It isn’t another exposé about how they broke up. It isn’t a history of their gigs or their gear. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles music on their parents’ stereos and their faces on T-shirts.
This extended special edition of Mark Lewisohn’s magisterial book Tune In is a true collector’s item, featuring hundreds of thousands of words of extra material, as well as many extra photographs. It is the complete, uncut and definitive biography of the Beatles’ early years, from their family backgrounds through to the moment they’re on the cusp of their immense breakthrough at the end of 1962.
Designed, printed and bound in Great Britain, this high-quality edition consists of two beautifully produced individual hardbacks printed on New Langely Antique Wove woodfree paper, with red-and-white head and tail bands and red ribbon marker.
Now, for the first time, You Never Give Me Your Money tells the dramatic story of the Fab Four post 1969. It charts the almost Shakespearean rivalry of the Lennon and McCartney families, the conflict in George Harrison’s life between spirituality and fame, and Richard Starkey’s efforts to conquer his personal demons.
It also chronicles the transformation of their multi-media company, Apple Corps, from a bastion of 1960s counter-culture into a corporate behemoth.
Filled with stunning full-color infographics, a unique, album-by-album visual history of the evolution of the Beatles that examines how their style, their sound, their instruments, their songs, their tours, and the world they inhabited transformed over the course of a decade.
Combining data, colourful artwork, interactive charts, graphs, and timelines, Visualising the Beatles is a fresh and imaginative look at the world’s most popular band.
This is the story of the last acrimonious days of the Beatles, a final chapter reconstructing for the first time the seismic events of 1969, the year that saw the band reach new highs of musical creativity and new lows of internal strife. Two years after Flower Power and the hippie idealism of the Summer of Love, the Sixties dream had perished on the vine.
By 1969, violence and vindictiveness had replaced the Beatles’ own mantra of peace and love, and Vietnam and the Cold War had supplanted hope and optimism. And just as the decade foundered on the altar of a cold, harsh reality, so too did the Beatles.
This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book.
Together with Yoko Ono Lennon, they have also made available the full transcripts (including all the outtakes) of the television and video series The Beatles Anthology. Through painstaking compilation of sources worldwide, John Lennon’s words are equally represented in this remarkable volume.
Over 100 handwritten manuscripts of the Beatles’ original lyrics, tracked down from friends of the band, museums, universities and collectors.
Hunter Davies, author of the only authorised biography of the Beatles, worked with the band in their heyday. Here he reveals each song’s context with vivid behind-the-scenes stories and gives a unique insight into the creative process of the world’s greatest songwriters. From ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’ to ‘Yellow Submarine’, The Beatles Lyrics is the definitive story of the band, uniquely told through their music.
HE WAS THERE! Apple Records former US manager Ken Mansfield takes a touching and comprehensive look back on one of Rock’n’Roll’s most significant events, while bringing an insider’s perspective to the days leading up to those 42 fascinating minutes of the Beatles monumental Rooftop Concert.
There are moments in time that cause us to stop and take notice of where we were and what we were doing when they happen in order to commit the experience to memory—how it made us feel, who was there with us, why it felt important. January 30, 1969 was one of those moments.