lxxx, 408 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Previously published as 2nd rev. ed. New York : W.W. Norton, 1996. With a new introduction.
Includes discography (pages 392-396) and index.
Liverpool. John ; John and the Quarrymen ; Paul ; Paul and the Quarrymen ; George ; George and the Quarrymen ; John at art college ; From Quarrymen to Moondogs ; Stu and Scotland and the Silver Beatles ; The Casbah ; Hamburg ; Astrid and Klaus ; Liverpool : Litherland and Cavern ; Marking time : Liverpool and Hamburg ; Brian Epstein ; Brian signs the Beatles ; Decca and Pete Best ; Ringo ; Ringo with the Beatles -- London and the world. George Martin and Dick James ; Touring ; Beatlemania ; U.S.A. ; Britain and back to the U.S.A. ; The end of touring ; The death of Brian Epstein ; 1967 : The Beatles as a group : from drugs to Maharishi -- 1968. Friends and parents ; The Beatles' empire ; The Beatles and their music ; John ; Paul ; George ; Ringo -- End bit -- Postscript 1985.
The only authorized biographer of the Beatles provides a behind-the-scenes look at the famous musical group from the beginning in Liverpool through the pinnacle of their popularity, the breakup of the band, and the subsequent solo careers.