The Beatles The Authorized Biography Author:Hunter Davies Who are the Beatles? In this book, the author tells you--even better, he lets George, John, Ringo and Paul speak for themselves. Anyone who believes the Beatles are four lovable "mop tops" full of sweetness and light is in for a shock. No one's reputation is spared. No one's image is gilded. Nothing is held back. — This is a mature biographical a... more »ssessment of the four most famous young men in the world. By illuminating the facts, from John and Paul's personalities to the creations of their present-day songs, Hunter Davies makes the reasons for their success apparent. This is not a fan book though the author digs the Beatles; it is a social document of our times.
Not only have the Beatles revealed themselves and their families, but they have authorized their intimate friends to give information about them as well. The author traveled with them for sixteen months.
Here is the complete and unexpurgated story of four very intelligent, very talented, and very human young men caught in the act of symbolized our era. Even people who have managed to resist their charm will find the The Beatles a fascinating book. Includes 32 photographs.« less