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I like the Gould book too. I mentioned it on Quora a couple of months ago and he got in touch - nice guy. We found a shared respect for Michael Braun's (out of print) Love Me Do, the first Beatles book.

There's a sequel to the Badman book covering the post-Beatles years, which is worth a look too. Annoyingly he doesn't say very often where the quotes come from, but it's good nonetheless.

You Never Give Me Your Money - seriously, everyone who visits this forum should get a copy.

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11 August 2011
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said:

If you REALLY want some behind the scenes dirt, try "The Love You Make" by S Gaines and Peter Brown (the Peter Brown mentioned in The Ballad Of John And Yoko).

That book is what you see from people like Tiger Woods' mistresses. Cashing in on the reputation of the group. Remember Paul burned it - there's a reason for that.

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11 August 2011
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Flaming Pie said:

Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain and America by Jonathan Gould -- excellent group and cultural bio.  Far better than the Spitz bio

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Joe said:

I like the Gould book too. I mentioned it on Quora a couple of months ago and he got in touch - nice guy. We found a shared respect for Michael Braun's (out of print) Love Me Do, the first Beatles book.

There's a sequel to the Badman book covering the post-Beatles years, which is worth a look too. Annoyingly he doesn't say very often where the quotes come from, but it's good nonetheless.

You Never Give Me Your Money - seriously, everyone who visits this forum should get a copy.

Can you please tell me what exactly you like about these books? And I'm guessing from your comment I should go for YNGMYM first?

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11 August 2011
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Because I said so.

It''s one of the few books to actually have a (mostly) unbiased look at things, with the facts laid out, letting you make your own conclusions. No one comes out looking good, and while it can be strange seeing these great musicians acting so, normal, in a way, it's definitely great. 

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11 August 2011
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The Keith Badman books which are excellent. Really good for when you have a spare 10/20 mins or so as you can read the entries over time. Beware tho as you will struggle to pull them down.

I really enjoyed Cant Buy Me Love but never finished it. Got to 1967 and MMT and stopped, dont really know why as i really enjoyed reading the culture at the time.

The Beatles Anthology is a must for any fan, as is Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald.

There is a book called The Beatles by Allen Kozinn which was excellent, one of my all time faves. Plus A Day In The Life, i forget who wrote it but who ever did had access to the original session tapes in the EMI archives.

Avoid The Mammoth Book of the Beatles, i found it to be absolute garbage.

 

And Joe i remember Love Me Do by Michael Braun, i bought a copy second hand about 15 years ago and really enjoyed it. I would have been about 15 at the time. Not read it in a long time but still have it.

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I like Here, There And Everywhere by Geoff Emerick. a-hard-days-night-paul-7 I also enjoyed Paul McCartney: A Life a-hard-days-night-paul-1 I'm currently reading Magical Mystery Tours blue-meanie Its awesome!!!! I recommend all of these. I also love John, Paul, George, Ringo And Me. Do you guys have

John, Paul, George & Ringo: The Definitive Illustrated Chronicle of the Beatles, 1960-1970: Rare Photographs, Ephemera, and Day-by-Day Timeline? Its very detailed and has great photos. It was about $25. Really worth it! I call it my Beatles Bible. hohohohehehehahaha yeah I knowa-hard-days-night-george-9 Also Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd. I read some of With Strings Attached Or The Big Pink Job: The Legendary Beatles online, and trying to get the rest from a library, but none have it!paul-mccartney Nooo! I heart these smiley things a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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23 October 2011
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Mrs. Taxman said:

I really liked "A Date With A Beatle" by Judith Kristen. not a biography but it's a cute story and its good for poeple like me who don't particularly enjoy reading because its short and the font is big. a-hard-days-night-john-3

I quite enjoyed this book too.... as you say, it's not a Beatle biography, but it's a nice little glimpse of life through the eyes of a young girl growing up in the early 60s who had a HUGE crush on George Harrison.  

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