The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz | Page 2 | Fab Forum

Please consider registering
Guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz
No permission to create posts
5 August 2014
9.30pm
Avatar
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator



Forum Posts: 8151
Member Since:
14 April 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

If I spoke to my clients that way, I wouldn't have any!

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth. Blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth. Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes
15 March 2016
10.46pm
Don.W
London Palladium
Forum Posts: 120
Member Since:
28 February 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

deboraht said
I think this is the book where he says Patti and George met on the set of Help...I found a few mistakes which quite annoyed me. He heavily used the official bio of the Beatles from 1968 by Hunter Davies for source quotes.

I know I'm responding to a very old quote . . but was the Hunter Davies biography lacking in the credibility department? . . are there any glaring misnomers?

16 March 2016
10.38am
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator


Forum Posts: 11591
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Here's a thread for the Hunter Davies book.

The following people thank Ahhh Girl for this post:

Don.W
17 March 2016
7.43am
Avatar
DrBeatle
Hershey via Boston
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 1541
Member Since:
29 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Don.W said

deboraht said
I think this is the book where he says Patti and George met on the set of Help...I found a few mistakes which quite annoyed me. He heavily used the official bio of the Beatles from 1968 by Hunter Davies for source quotes.

I know I'm responding to a very old quote . . but was the Hunter Davies biography lacking in the credibility department? . . are there any glaring misnomers?

The Davies book is quite good and fairly accurate, especially given the state of Beatles knowledge and research in 1966-68. Here's my write-up of it --> http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com.....atles.html

The Spitz book is an atrocity...one of the few books in my life that I literally threw out in the garbage...it sadly survived a garage flood but I still joyously threw it in the trash with my ruined stuff. Good riddance to very bad rubbish (and same to Spitz himself, what a loathsome cretin)

The following people thank DrBeatle for this post:

Don.W

"I know you, you know me; one thing I can tell you is you got to be free!"

 

Please Visit My Website, The Rock and Roll Chemist

Twitter: @rocknrollchem

Facebook: rnrchemist

 

17 March 2016
4.37pm
Don.W
London Palladium
Forum Posts: 120
Member Since:
28 February 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

DrBeatle said

Don.W said

deboraht said
I think this is the book where he says Patti and George met on the set of Help...I found a few mistakes which quite annoyed me. He heavily used the official bio of the Beatles from 1968 by Hunter Davies for source quotes.

I know I'm responding to a very old quote . . but was the Hunter Davies biography lacking in the credibility department? . . are there any glaring misnomers?

The Davies book is quite good and fairly accurate, especially given the state of Beatles knowledge and research in 1966-68. Here's my write-up of it --> http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com.....atles.html

The Spitz book is an atrocity...one of the few books in my life that I literally threw out in the garbage...it sadly survived a garage flood but I still joyously threw it in the trash with my ruined stuff. Good riddance to very bad rubbish (and same to Spitz himself, what a loathsome cretin)

It seems like he did a good job of packaging the book because if you judge a book by it's cover you'd practically think it was an official Beatles product. The cover seems like it's meant to appeal to Beatles fans 

 

Just read your review on the book, is there a difference in the editions besides the forward?

18 March 2016
9.06am
Avatar
DrBeatle
Hershey via Boston
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 1541
Member Since:
29 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@Don.W are you asking about the Davies book? As far as I know, just the continually added/updated afterwords. The main text of the book is unchanged.

What I'd REALLY like to read someday, if it'll ever happen, is Davies' unedited manuscript. He has mentioned several times over the years that the Brian Epstein and John's Aunt Mimi, in particular, wanted large sections scrubbed out. I'd especially love to read the bits Mimi wanted cut.

The following people thank DrBeatle for this post:

Don.W

"I know you, you know me; one thing I can tell you is you got to be free!"

 

Please Visit My Website, The Rock and Roll Chemist

Twitter: @rocknrollchem

Facebook: rnrchemist

 

23 March 2016
12.05pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 18174
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Not sure where else to put this but its by the same author so what the hey.

You can download two Spitz books 'The Beatles’ Story on Capitol Records: Part One: The Singles' and 'Part Two: The Albums' from Spitz's website; both have been revised, expanded and updated and are said to be very good. To buy one is $50, to buy both is $80. 

Now yes I'm old, grumpy and not with the times but for $80 I want to be able to feel the paper and enjoy reading an actual book, not swiping my device to turn the page. I want to have to be careful that I dont get it all dogeared and wonder how i fit the book in my bag when its stuffed, not worry that my mobile device is running out of power.

You can download the extended 'Tune In' for less than half the price of both of these and then go and waste the rest on some crap Apple merchandise.

 

blue-meanieblue-meanie

The following people thank meanmistermustard for this post:

pepperland, DrBeatle
Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
24 March 2016
6.52am
Avatar
DrBeatle
Hershey via Boston
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 1541
Member Since:
29 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

meanmistermustard said
Not sure where else to put this but its by the same author so what the hey.

You can download two Spitz books 'The Beatles’ Story on Capitol Records: Part One: The Singles' and 'Part Two: The Albums' from Spitz's website; both have been revised, expanded and updated and are said to be very good. To buy one is $50, to buy both is $80. 

Now yes I'm old, grumpy and not with the times but for $80 I want to be able to feel the paper and enjoy reading an actual book, not swiping my device to turn the page. I want to have to be careful that I dont get it all dogeared and wonder how i fit the book in my bag when its stuffed, not worry that my mobile device is running out of power.

You can download the extended 'Tune In' for less than half the price of both of these and then go and waste the rest on some crap Apple merchandise.

 

blue-meanieblue-meanie

 

Just a couple more reasons to dislike Spitz...works for me!

"I know you, you know me; one thing I can tell you is you got to be free!"

 

Please Visit My Website, The Rock and Roll Chemist

Twitter: @rocknrollchem

Facebook: rnrchemist

 

No permission to create posts
Forum Timezone: America/Chicago

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: ewe2
52 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 18174

Ahhh Girl: 11591

Starr Shine?: 11259

Zig: 8151

Silly Girl: 7424

parlance: 7095

mr. Sun king coming together: 6980

Mr. Kite: 6132

trcanberra: 5776

Ron Nasty: 5285

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 3463

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 42

Topics: 3913

Posts: 215362

Newest Members:

billgra, 20_forthlin_road, 24maxiaan, Day Tripper, joe4

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 11591, meanmistermustard: 18174, Zig: 8151, Joe: 4447

Administrators: Joe: 4447, Ellie: 3

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today: None
Upcoming: None