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4.00094607379376 out of 54.00094607379376 out of 54.00094607379376 out of 54.00094607379376 out of 54.00094607379376 out of 5 4.00 (1,057 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hunter Davies Narrator: Edward Lewis Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “A document of our century.”

    Marshall McLuhan

  • “Though works on the band are legion, this remains one of the best.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sjannd | 12/18/2016

    " Enjoyed - for similar reasons to others - a balanced account of 'all' The Beatles and close associates. Struggled with narration; men sound slightly ' brummy', women all sound like Hilda Ogden/ or just light/high pitched. No real Liverpudlian lyrical accent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/17/2014

    " I've read dozens of Beatles-related books and this was by far the best one. It wasn't a Lennon based book, (as most Beatles biographies seem to be) and it covered all of the lads equally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gillian | 2/2/2014

    " A great overall history of The Fab Four. Coming from a Beatle fanatic I would recommend this book at anyone who wants to read a legitament biography. Covers all aspects of their successes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jill | 1/19/2014

    " This is the original authoritative source for Beatles info. "

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