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21 April 2011
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Well, :,^) but he looks like he's crying. And that'd make me… 8,)

That looks so bad.

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The Beatles Anthology

The Love You Make

Here, There and Everywhere

John Paul George and Rigno

You Never Give Me Your Money

Revolution In The Head

A Day In The Life

Unseen Archives

A Hard Days Write

Shout!

Paul McCartney: A Life

Fab: An Intamate Life of Paul McCartney

Many Years From Now

Postcards From The Boys

John – Cynthia Lennon

10 May 2011
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I own…

Can't Buy Me Love on Finish

Beatles pics on Swedish

Beatles in Level 3

Beatles Anthology

Beatles complete (Piano (Only including the ''most famous'' Northern Songs and Giveaways))&

Beatles Complete (Chords with Lyrics)

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Love Songs Booklet

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29 May 2011
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Off the top of my head, I've recently read and own…

"John." Cynthia Lennon (so so)

"All Those Years Ago, Miles (very good)

"John Lennon: A Life" , Norman (very good)

"The Lives of John Lennon" Goldman (controversial, but hard to put down)

"You Never Give Me Your Money," Dogget (excellent!)

"Here There And Everywhere," Geoff Emerick (excellent!)

"All You Need Is Ears," George Martin (good,but disappointing)

"The Making of Sgt. Pepper," George Martin (good)

"Ticket To Ride," Larry Kane (not very good)

"John, Paul, George Ring and Me," Tony Barrow (quick, easy and good)

"The Last Cocktail Party," that hippie dude (pretty interesting)

"The Beatles," Spitz (tough to read, but quite informative)

"The Book on Beatles Books" (helpful)

"Wonderful Tonight," Patti Boyd (mediocre)

"Love Me Do," (overrated, but much better than Kane's book)

there are more…

IN the past I've read.

The Lewisohn recording guide..

Lewisohn's Guide to the Beatles

"The Love You Make"

Shout

Growing Up With the Beatles

Coming soon…

May Pang's book "Loving John."

A Pete Best book…

"If George Harrison can have a triple album, why can't I have a double album?"–Yoko Ono
29 May 2011
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PennyLane said:

going back to the topic here. I have read:

You Never Give Me Your Money- Doggett

Paul Is Undead- Goldsher (yeah the one where they were zombies)

never finished reading: The Beatles- Spitz

 

I lack on Beatle readings. However, I did read Miss O'Dell. Has anybody read it? It's about a woman Chris O'Dell and how she lived through the 1960s and 70s working for the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, etc. She goes on about her friendship with George, Pattie, and Mo. George wrote a song about her called Miss O'Dell. It sorta seems like a fanfiction type of book though for some reason. It only bothered me I have never heard of her in any other book or media source.

That's interesting, thanks!

I haven't heard of that one but I'll try to find it!

"If George Harrison can have a triple album, why can't I have a double album?"–Yoko Ono
29 May 2011
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Joe said:

One thing that annoys me about this is that the book's out of print, Mark Lewisohn's not making anything from the sale, and the only person profiting is the second-hand dealer. Although I generally like to pay for things I did do a Rapidshare search to see if I could download it first, but couldn't find it ('beatles live lewisohn' gave me a load of bootleg results).

It's a shame the publishers don't keep books like this in print. Roll on Google digitising them.

I totally agree and wonder why they don't.

The Best, Pang, Shotton books are overly expensive cuz of this.

"If George Harrison can have a triple album, why can't I have a double album?"–Yoko Ono
29 May 2011
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Well, I don't really have a lot of Beatles books, but enough to have a top-two:

The Beatles by Tim Hill.  The pictures are gorgeous and most of them I haven't seen before.  Not exactly a reading book though, it's more for the pictures.

Beatles Gear by someone whose name I do not know.  Very informative and interesting, learned things I did not know about John's many instruments.

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17 November 2012
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Most of the beatles books I have read came from my brother's bookshelf. One that I actually own is Allan William's The Man Who Gave the Beatles Away. Just like every other book, it has inaccuracies, but it also has interesting stories that I never heard anywhere else.

Things I liked:

Although it was written in 1975, it will never become outdated because it only focuses on the time Williams spent with the Beatles

The interseting fact that John Lennon endorsed the book. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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19 November 2012
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By all accounts Allan Williams used to make up a lot of stuff – still does, apparently. He's more of a storyteller than a historian, but his stories are very good.

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29 November 2012
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I've pruned what I have and have gotten rid of a lot of the "fluffy" Beatles books over the years and stick mainly to the legit books. I've got:

 

Hunter Davies' official bio (the 1996 edition)

Revolution in the Head

Days in the Life

Shout! (2001 edition)

Anthology (hardcover)

Mark Lewisohn's Complete Beatles Chronicle and Complete Recording sessions books

Bob Spitz's bio (which I wasn't as crazy about as some others…I found a LOT of factual errors and inaccuracies in it)

 

I'm eagerly awaiting the first volume of Lewisohn's definitive bio, but I heard that's been pushed back to sometime in 2013 for a springtime release (it was supposed to be out end of the year originally)paul-mccartney

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2 December 2012
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I just got a book for Sinterklaas called ''The Beatles, A History In Pictures'' but that's the literal translation from Dutch. It's by Tim Hill and Marie Clayton

Haven't started reading yet though.

Also, according to my mom there must be a book about Sgt Pepper and one about Let it be floating around in the attic, but in here it's like once it gets to the attic it's lost forever.

 

And I have read the Anthology, my dad once brought it with him from the library. It was huge but a good read, just translated very badly. And they also put Paul's name somewhere where Ringo was talking, so ehh yeah..the translators weren't all too bright.

 

And I was at a bookstore recently and they had a whole table covered in Beatles books so I think I may buy one. There were ''inside stories'' among them too, but of course I've forgotten who wrote them.

17 May 2013
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Oh, a topic on Beatles book collections. Me likes!

I’ve been reading and collecting them since, well, since I started long ago. I believe the first full bio must have been a Spanish translation of the French bio Les Beatles by Alain Dister when I was a young lad. Until then, it was just the records which I knew inside out, but wasn’t so aware on the whole bio thing.

So here’s the list of the books. There are a few others I still have at my parent’s house in Spain, but probably no more than 4 or 5.

All the books are the English original editions unless stated otherwise. I've put the cover of the exact edition I have, except for one or two I couldn't find online.

 

Andy Babiuk – Beatles Gear (twice, first and second updated edition)

Keith Badman – The Beatles Off The Record, Vol. 1

Keith Badman – The Beatles Off The Record, Vol. 2 The Dream Is Over

Julia Baird, Geoffrey Giuliano – John Lennon, My Brother (Spanish edition)

The Beatles – Let It Be (original 1969 book)

The Beatles – Anthology

Harry Benson – The Beatles, On The Road 1964-1966

John Blaney – Beatles For Sale: How Everything They Touched Turned To Gold

Peter Brown – The Love You Make (twice, Spanish edition and original)

Terry Burrows – Treasures of The Beatles

Peter Ames Carlin – Paul McCartney, A Life

Roy Carr – Beatles At The Movies: Stories and Photographs From Behind the Scenes

Alan Clayson – Ringo Starr

Ray Coleman – Lennon

Hal Leonard Publ. (ed.) – The Beatles Complete Scores

Hal Leonard Publ. (ed.) – The Beatles Complete

Andy Davis – The Beatles Files

Daily Mail (ed.) – Images of The Beatles, Photographs from the Daily Mail (Swedish edition)

Hunter Davies – The Beatles (twice, 1993 and last updated edition)

 

Johnny Dean – The Best of The Beatles Book (Beatles Monthly)

Richard Dilello – The Longest Cocktail Party

Alain Dister – Les Beatles (Spanish edition)

Malcolm Doney – Lennon and McCartney

Peter Doggett – You Never Give Me Your Money

William J. Dowlding – Beatlesongs (Spanish edition)

Sean Egan – The Mammoth Book of The Beatles

Geoff Emerick – Here, There And Everywhere

Jordi Serra Fabra – Diario de los Beatles (original Spanish edition)

Jordi Serra Fabra – El joven Lennon (original Spanish edition)

Hugh Fielder – The Beatles Revealed

Robert Freeman – The Beatles: A Private View

Robert Freeman – Yesterday: Photographs of The Beatles

Debbie Geller – The Brian Epstein Story

Albert Goldman – The Many Lives of John Lennon (Spanish edition)

Olivia Harrison – George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Mark Hayward – The Beatles Unseen

Mark Hayward – The Beatles On Camera, Off Guard 1963-69

Mark Hertsgaard – A Day In The Life: The Music and Artistry of The Beatles (twice, Spanish edition and original)

Paolo Hewitt – Fab Gear: The Beatles and Fashion

Tim Hill – The Beatles Unseen Archives (German edition)

Al Hine – Help! (novelisation, orig. 1965 edition)

Kevin Howlett – The Beatles: The BBC Archives (coming Nov 2013)

Larry Kane – Ticket To Ride

Astrid Kirchherr – Yesterday: The Beatles Once Upon a Time

Cynthia Lennon – John

John Lennon – In His Own Write & A Spaniard In The Works

John Lennon – The John Lennon Letters

Mark Lewisohn – The Complete Recording Sessions

Mark Lewisohn – The Complete Beatles Chronicle

Alan Lysaght – Los Beatles (Spanish edition)

Ian MacDonald – Revolution in the Head (twice, original and last updated edition)

Life Magazine (ed) – The Beatles From Yesterday To Today

Life Magazine (ed) – With The Beatles, by Robert Whitaker

Rolling Stone (ed.) – The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs

Uncut (ed.) – The Beatles, Ultimate Music Guide, original 1960's interviews

Larry Marion – The Lost Beatles Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive 1964-1966

George Martin – Summer Of Love (German edition)

Linda McCartney – Life in Photographs

Michael McCartney – Remember: Recollections and Photographs of The Beatles

Don McCullin – A Day In The Life of The Beatles

Barry Miles – Many Years From Now

Barry Miles – A Diary, Day by Day History

Andy Neill – Across The Universe: John, Paul, George and Ringo on Tour and on Stage

Ray Newman – Abracadabra! The Complete Story of Revolver

Philip Norman – John Lennon: The Life

Philip Norman – Shout!

Gary Patterson – The Walrus Was Paul: The Great Beatle Death Clues

David Quantick – Revolution: The Making of the White Album

Hans Rombeck – Die Beatles (original German edition)

Robert Rosen – Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon

Kevin Ryan, Brian Kehew – Recording The Beatles: The Studio Equipment and Techniques

Chris Salewicz – McCartney

Stuart Shea – Fab Four FAQ

David Sheff – The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Howard Sounes – Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

Brian Southall – Beatles Memorabilia: The Julian Lennon Collection (Spanish edition)

Bob Spitz – The Beatles

Paul Trynka – The Beatles: Ten Years That Shook The World

Steve Turner – A Hard Day's Write

Richie Unterberger – The Unreleased Beatles: Music & Film

Klaus Voormann – Warum Spielst Du Imagine nicht auf dem weissen Klavier, John? (original German edition, signed by Voormann)

Simon Wells – The Beatles: 365 Days (German edition)

Bob Whitaker – The Unseen Beatles

Bob Whitaker – Eight Days A Week (German edition)

Kenneth Wocmack – Long And Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles

 

And coming this autumm to a bookstore near you:

Mark Lewisohn – All These Years, Vol. 1: Tune In (extended edition)

 

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John Lennon: The Life, by Philip Norman

The book with "YES" on the cover that comes in the John Lennon signature box

A collection of the JL Rolling Stone interviews

the book of JL's drawings for/with Sean

The John Lennon Letters

Who Killed John Lennon?

In His Own Write

A Spaniard in the Works

Skywriting By Word of Mouth

Grapefruit (Ono)

John Lennon, Unseen Archives

The Beatles, Unseen Archives

Anthology

The Beatles On the Road (Benson)

Yellow Submarine children's storybook

…I think that's all so far.  That's a lot for only being a professed Beatles fan for 10 months.

 

 

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

17 May 2013
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Nice collection, Stone…but did we really need to SEE them all?!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
17 May 2013
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My Collection:

-The Beatles: The Days of Their Life

-The Beatles: The Authorized Biography – Hunter Davies

-The Beatles Anthology

-Beatles Gear

-In His Own Write – John Lennon

-Harrison – The Editors of Rolling Stone Magazine

-John – Cynthia Lennon

-Who Were the Beatles?

 

-The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

-The British Invasion: 1964 (Guitar)

-The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook – Hal Leonard

-The Beatles Bass – Hal Leonard

-Best of the Beatles – Hal Leonard

-The Beatles Fake Book – Hal Leonard

-The Beatles Drum Collection – Hal Leonard

-Love Songs of the Beatles (Piano) – Hal Leonard

-Lennon & McCartney (Violin) – Hal Leonard

-Lennon & McCartney 60 Greatest Hits (Violin) – Hal Leonard

-The Beatles Keyboard Book – Hal Leonard

 

---------------------> 1. The Beatles 2. Led Zeppelin 3. Dream Theater 4. Rush 5. Green Day <-----------------------

---------------> Songs: For No One Kashmir / Octavarium Cygnus X-1 Book II Homecoming <----------------

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17 May 2013
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Von Bontee said
Nice collection, Stone…but did we really need to SEE them all?!

Well, I find it useful for those among us starting their collections. 

You can always skip the post if you feel it's too long.

17 May 2013
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In His Own Write-John Lennon

A Spaniard In The Works-John Lennon

I, Me, Mine-George Harrison

Blackbird Singing-Paul McCartney

The Beatles Authorized Biography-Hunter Davies

Wonderful Tonight-Pattie Boyd

Working Class Mystic: A Spiritual Biography of George Harrison- Gary Tillery

Life in Pictures: The Beatles-Tim Hill (x2 they were only €2.99 so I bought one for keeping and one to cut the pictures out and stick them up on my wall)

Not a bad collection seeing I only started getting Beatles books in December a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

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17 May 2013
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Stone said

Von Bontee said
Nice collection, Stone…but did we really need to SEE them all?!

Well, I find it useful for those among us starting their collections. 

You can always skip the post if you feel it's too long.

No, I was happy to look at them! It's just a question of the page taking longer to load.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
17 May 2013
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The Beatles Anthology

You Never Give Me Your Money – Peter Doggett
Here, There and Everywhere – Geoff Emerick
The Love You Make – Peter Brown
Can't Buy Me Love – Jonathan Gould
Ticket To Ride – Larry Kane
The Beatles – Bob Spitz
Day By Day, Song By Song, Record By Record – Craig Cross
Treasures of The Beatles – Terry Burrows
John, Paul, George & Ringo – Tim Hill
Unseen Archives – Tim Hill
Complete Beatles Chronicle – Mark Lewisohn
John – Cynthia Lennon
The Life – Phillip Norman
Lennon Letters – Hunter Davies
Many Years From Now – Barry Miles
Fab – Howard Sounes 
A Life – Peter Ames Carlin
Living in the Material World – Olivia Harrison

 

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18 May 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said
In His Own Write-John Lennon

A Spaniard In The Works-John Lennon

I, Me, Mine-George Harrison

Blackbird Singing-Paul McCartney

The Beatles Authorized Biography-Hunter Davies

Wonderful Tonight-Pattie Boyd

Working Class Mystic: A Spiritual Biography of George Harrison- Gary Tillery

Life in Pictures: The Beatles-Tim Hill (x2 they were only €2.99 so I bought one for keeping and one to cut the pictures out and stick them up on my wall)

Not a bad collection seeing I only started getting Beatles books in December a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

I heard about this a while back and I meant to get it but I haven't got round to it yet. Is it any good?

 

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