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A list of Beatles-themed books that are currently on my shelves.

 

Author Surname, Author First-name(s): Title (Publication year of my copy)

  1. Babiuk, Andy: Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four’s Instruments from Stage to Studio (2002)
  2. Baird, Julia : Imagine This: Growing Up With My Brother John Lennon (2007)
  3. Barrow, Tony: John, Paul, George, Ringo and Me: The Real Beatles Story (2011)
  4. Beatles, The: Anthology (2000)
  5. The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook (1999)
  6. Braun, Michael: Love Me Do : The Beatles’ Progress (2019)
  7. Brown, Craig: One, Two, Three, Four: The Beatles In Time (2019)
  8. Brown, Peter and Steve Gaines: The Love You Make: An Insider’s Story of The Beatles (1983)
  9. Coleman, Ray: Lennon: The Definitive Biography (2000)
  10. Connolly, Ray: Being John Lennon (2018)
  11. Davies, Hunter: The Beatles: The Authorized Biography (2002)
  12. Davies, Hunter: The Quarrymen (2001)
  13. Doggett, Peter: You Never Give Me Your Money : The Battle For The Soul of The Beatles (2010)
  14. Goldman, Albert: The Lives of John Lennon (1988)
  15. Gould, Jonathan: Can’t Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain and America (2007)
  16. Guesdon, Jean-Michel: All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release (2013)
  17. Hertsgaard, Mark: A Day In The Life : The Music and Artistry of The Beatles (1996)
  18. Hill, Tim (Ed.) and Marie Clayton (Ed.): The Beatles Unseen Archives (2001)
  19. Kane, Larry: When They Were Boys : The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top (2016)
  20. Leigh, Spencer: Best of the Beatles: The Sacking of Pete Best (2015)
  21. Lennon, Cynthia: John (2005)
  22. Lennon, John: In His Own Write & A Spaniard In The Works (1997)
  23. Lewisohn, Mark: The Beatles – All These Years: Volume One: Tune In (2013)
  24. Lewisohn, Mark: The Beatles - All These Years Extended Special Edition: Volume One: Tune In (2013
  25. Lewisohn, Mark: The Complete Beatles Chronicle (2004)
  26. MacDonald, Ian: Revolution in the Head: The Beatles’ Records and the Sixties (2008)
  27. McNab, Ken: And In The End : The Last Days of The Beatles (2019)
  28. Miles, Barry: Paul McCartney : Many Years From Now (1998)
  29. Norman, Philip: Shout: The Beatles in Their Generation (2004)
  30. Norman, Philip: John Lennon : The Life (2008)
  31. Norman, Philip: Paul McCartney : The Biography (2017)
  32. Sounes, Howard: Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney (2011)
  33. Spitz, Bob: The Beatles (2005)
  34. Thomson, Graeme: George Harrison : Behind The Locked Door (2016)
  35. Unterberger, Richie: The Unreleased Beatles (2006)
  36. Winn, John C: Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles Recorded Legacy: Volume One: 1957 – 1965 (2008)

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My updated list (I sold back the Philip Norman book, it annoyed me)

Lennon, by Ray Coleman

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

A collection of the JL Rolling Stone interviews

Real Love , 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

Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies

The collection of Paul McCartney Rolling Stone interviews

You Never Give Me Your Money

The White Book (Ken Mansfield)

Beatlemania! The Real Story of the Beatles UK Tours

Chant and Be Happy (Hare Krishna book with interviews with John, George and Yoko)

The Beatles' England (a tour guide of important places in Beatle history)

Remembering John Lennon (Life Magazine)

John and Yoko's Playboy interviews

Tune In Deluxe Extended Edition

The Last Days of John Lennon (Fred Seaman)

John Lennon , The New York Years (Bob Gruen)

The BBC Archives

Inside the Yellow Submarine

The Complete Beatles Chronicle (Lewisohn)

The Beatles Recording Sessions (Lewisohn)

Many Years from Now

John Lennon in My Life (Shotton)

Postcards from the Boys (Ringo)

A Hard Day's Write

Instamatic Karma

Here, There And Everywhere (Emerick)

Remembering George Harrison (LIFE books)

Living in the Material World

Acorn (Yoko Ono)

The Beatles in America (Leigh)

A Hard Day's Night (came with the Blu-ray, I have 2 copies of the book)

John Lennon : The Collected Artwork

Lennon Revealed (Kane)

The Lennon Companion

John Lennon --the Stories Behind Every Song

How I Won the War--Photos from the Film

John Lennon : Drawings, Performances, Films

Loving John (Pang)

The Beatles Lyrics (Davies)

The Lost Beatles Interviews (Giuliano)

The Beatles in America (Smithsonian Magazine)

the book in the Harrison/Shankar "Collaborations" box

the books in the Harrison Apple Years and Dark Horse Years boxes  

Nowhere Man , Robert Rosen (signed)

John Lennon the Life (Norman--bought it back for cheap after Yoko said he was bi...wanted to look at all the instances again where Norman pointed out John doing gay things).

I Me Mine (Harrison)

Photograph (Ringo Starr )

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

Memories of John Lennon (ed. Yoko)

Lennonology, Strange Days Indeed

The Beatles (Igloo Books)

The Walrus was Paul (Patterson)

Uncut - The ultimate collectors edition

Riding So High (Goodden)

The Beatles, Words Without Music

December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died

Lennon On Lennon

The Beatles, the Authorized Biography (Davies)

Man on the Run (Doyle)

Paul McCartney (LIFE books)

The Gospel According to the Beatles (Turner)

Beatleness (Leonard)

Ringo: With a Little Help

Baby's In Black (Bellstorf)

Lennon Remembers (Wenner)

Lennon (Coleman - updated edition)

Yoko Ono, Half a Wind Show- A Retrospective

Where's Ringo?

  

Books I've sold back:

The White Book

A Hard Day's Write

John Lennon -- The Stories Behind Every Song

The Walrus Was Paul

The Beatles, Words Without Music

December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died

Beatleness

Where's Ringo

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Books I've added:

An extra sealed copy of Beatles Anthology

Imagine John Lennon

Imagine John Yoko Deluxe Edition

Yes Yoko Ono

The book in the White Album Deluxe box set

The book in the Sgt. Pepper Deluxe box set

The book in the Abbey Road Deluxe box set

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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Expert Textpert said

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My updated list (I sold back the Philip Norman book, it annoyed me)

Lennon, by Ray Coleman

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

A collection of the JL Rolling Stone interviews

Real Love , 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

Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies

The collection of Paul McCartney Rolling Stone interviews

You Never Give Me Your Money

The White Book (Ken Mansfield)

Beatlemania! The Real Story of the Beatles UK Tours

Chant and Be Happy (Hare Krishna book with interviews with John, George and Yoko)

The Beatles' England (a tour guide of important places in Beatle history)

Remembering John Lennon (Life Magazine)

John and Yoko's Playboy interviews

Tune In Deluxe Extended Edition

The Last Days of John Lennon (Fred Seaman)

John Lennon , The New York Years (Bob Gruen)

The BBC Archives

Inside the Yellow Submarine

The Complete Beatles Chronicle (Lewisohn)

The Beatles Recording Sessions (Lewisohn)

Many Years from Now

John Lennon in My Life (Shotton)

Postcards from the Boys (Ringo)

A Hard Day's Write

Instamatic Karma

Here, There And Everywhere (Emerick)

Remembering George Harrison (LIFE books)

Living in the Material World

Acorn (Yoko Ono)

The Beatles in America (Leigh)

A Hard Day's Night (came with the Blu-ray, I have 2 copies of the book)

John Lennon : The Collected Artwork

Lennon Revealed (Kane)

The Lennon Companion

John Lennon --the Stories Behind Every Song

How I Won the War--Photos from the Film

John Lennon : Drawings, Performances, Films

Loving John (Pang)

The Beatles Lyrics (Davies)

The Lost Beatles Interviews (Giuliano)

The Beatles in America (Smithsonian Magazine)

the book in the Harrison/Shankar "Collaborations" box

the books in the Harrison Apple Years and Dark Horse Years boxes  

Nowhere Man , Robert Rosen (signed)

John Lennon the Life (Norman--bought it back for cheap after Yoko said he was bi...wanted to look at all the instances again where Norman pointed out John doing gay things).

I Me Mine (Harrison)

Photograph (Ringo Starr )

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

Memories of John Lennon (ed. Yoko)

Lennonology, Strange Days Indeed

The Beatles (Igloo Books)

The Walrus was Paul (Patterson)

Uncut - The ultimate collectors edition

Riding So High (Goodden)

The Beatles, Words Without Music

December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died

Lennon On Lennon

The Beatles, the Authorized Biography (Davies)

Man on the Run (Doyle)

Paul McCartney (LIFE books)

The Gospel According to the Beatles (Turner)

Beatleness (Leonard)

Ringo: With a Little Help

Baby's In Black (Bellstorf)

Lennon Remembers (Wenner)

Lennon (Coleman - updated edition)

Yoko Ono, Half a Wind Show- A Retrospective

Where's Ringo?

  

Books I've sold back:

The White Book

A Hard Day's Write

John Lennon -- The Stories Behind Every Song

The Walrus Was Paul

The Beatles, Words Without Music

December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died

Beatleness

Where's Ringo

--

Books I've added:

An extra sealed copy of Beatles Anthology

Imagine John Lennon

Imagine John Yoko Deluxe Edition

Yes Yoko Ono

The book in the White Album Deluxe box set

The book in the Sgt. Pepper Deluxe box set

The book in the Abbey Road Deluxe box set

  

I just got my stimulus check, so I am adding two more books:

John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band - In Their Own Words

George Harrison on George Harrison - Interviews and Encounters

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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So...current list:

 

Lennon, by Ray Coleman

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

A collection of the JL Rolling Stone interviews

Real Love , 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

Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies

The collection of Paul McCartney Rolling Stone interviews

You Never Give Me Your Money

Beatlemania! The Real Story of the Beatles UK Tours

Chant and Be Happy (Hare Krishna book with interviews with John, George and Yoko)

The Beatles' England (a tour guide of important places in Beatle history)

Remembering John Lennon (Life Magazine)

John and Yoko's Playboy interviews

Tune In Deluxe Extended Edition

The Last Days of John Lennon (Fred Seaman)

John Lennon , The New York Years (Bob Gruen)

The BBC Archives

Inside the Yellow Submarine

The Complete Beatles Chronicle (Lewisohn)

The Beatles Recording Sessions (Lewisohn)

Many Years from Now

John Lennon in My Life (Shotton)

Postcards from the Boys (Ringo)

Instamatic Karma

Here, There And Everywhere (Emerick)

Remembering George Harrison (LIFE books)

Living in the Material World

Acorn (Yoko Ono)

The Beatles in America (Leigh)

A Hard Day's Night (came with the Blu-ray, I have 2 copies of the book)

John Lennon : The Collected Artwork

Lennon Revealed (Kane)

The Lennon Companion

How I Won the War--Photos from the Film

John Lennon : Drawings, Performances, Films

Loving John (Pang)

The Beatles Lyrics (Davies)

The Lost Beatles Interviews (Giuliano)

The Beatles in America (Smithsonian Magazine)

the book in the Harrison/Shankar "Collaborations" box

the books in the Harrison Apple Years and Dark Horse Years boxes  

Nowhere Man , Robert Rosen (signed)

John Lennon the Life (Norman)

I Me Mine (Harrison)

Photograph (Ringo Starr )

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

Memories of John Lennon (ed. Yoko)

Lennonology, Strange Days Indeed

The Beatles (Igloo Books)

Uncut - The ultimate collectors edition

Riding So High (Goodden)

Lennon On Lennon

The Beatles, the Authorized Biography (Davies)

Man on the Run (Doyle)

Paul McCartney (LIFE books)

The Gospel According to the Beatles (Turner)

Ringo: With a Little Help

Baby's In Black (Bellstorf)

Lennon Remembers (Wenner)

Lennon (Coleman - updated edition)

Yoko Ono, Half a Wind Show- A Retrospective

John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band - In Their Own Words

George Harrison on George Harrison - Interviews and Encounters

An extra sealed copy of Beatles Anthology

Imagine John Lennon

Imagine John Yoko Deluxe Edition

Imagine Ultimate Collection book (which is an abridged version of the book above)

Gimme Some Truth Deluxe box set book

Yes Yoko Ono

The book in the White Album Deluxe box set

The book in the Sgt. Pepper Deluxe box set

The book in the Abbey Road Deluxe box set

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Wow, That's an amazing list! Are they all in the same location? Can you share a picture?

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Wow, That's an amazing list! Are they all in the same location? Can you share a picture?

  

I've seen them in person. A thing of beauty.

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ahdn_paul_06I can imagine, especially being a librarian!

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I own an extensive number of comic books which have the Beatles mentioned or in them. I have been collecting them for a long time. I am searching for an answer as to when they first appeared or were mentioned in this type of media if anyone knows. I have one from June 1963 but curious if there is an older one somewhere. Would love to know. 

 

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lukeloop said
I own an extensive number of comic books which have the Beatles mentioned or in them. I have been collecting them for a long time. I am searching for an answer as to when they first appeared or were mentioned in this type of media if anyone knows. I have one from June 1963 but curious if there is an older one somewhere. Would love to know. 

 

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There is a book about The Beatles in comics that might tell. I almost bought it once but it didn’t have complete stories, just excerpts. Don’t remember the title.

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I'll make a catalogue of the books I own in the future

  

I bet you have all been waiting in anticipation for this but I was clearing out my bookshelves today and am getting rid of about 50 of my books so here is my comprehensive list, divided into who/what the book is about. I would give reviews but most of them I read in 2013/2014 i.e. before I had a Goodreads so I don't remember much about them... will eventually get to another readthrough where I'll chuck some of them out but for now they're staying. 

 

Beatles

John, Paul, George & Me - Tony Barrow

Riding So High - Joe Goodden

Magical Mystery Tours: My Life With The Beatles - Tony Bramwell

The Beatles - Hunter Davies

Les Beatles: Les Secrets de Toutes Leurs Chansons 1962-1966 and another edition 1967-1970 - Steve Turner (yes I know this is originally in English but I have the French editions and I want to sound fancy so a-hard-days-night-paul-11)

Revolution In The Head - Ian MacDonald (I hated this, I'm throwing it out)

Tune In - Lewisohn

The Anthology

 

John

The Private John Lennon - Julia Baird (from what I remember it was good, focused more on teenage John obviously)

John - Cynthia Lennon

John Lennon - Philip Norman

Let Me Take You Down - Jack Jones (best book on John's death around, I think)

In His Own Write

A Spaniard In The Works

The John Lennon Letters (great, great, great)

Memories of John Lennon (the most 'eh alright' book to have ever eh alrighted)

 

Paul

Many Years From Now - Barry Miles

Paul McCartney - Philip Norman

 

George

I, Me, Mine (the latest release and the 2002 death cash grab)

Working Class Mystic- Tillery (focused more on George's spiritual and religious beliefs than his life)

Wonderful Tonight- Pattie Boyd

Miss O'Dell - Chris O'Dell (the woman has been everywhere and done everything)

Here Comes The Sun - Joshua M. Greene

Living in the Material World

 

Ringo

I have no books on Ringo

 

Misc Beatles

The Beatles Irish Concerts- Colm Keane (really great, comprehensive read)

A Date With a Beatle - Judith Kirsten (really fun read about one teenage girl's desire to meet The Beatles in February, 1964. I imagine it is very much exaggerated to make it more exciting but a very sweet book.

Very Naughty Boys : The Amazing True Story of Handmade Films - Robert Sellers (I need to read this again but I remember it being very detailed and not having seen a lot of the films on my initial reading I ended up glossing over it a lot)

Summer of Love: The Making of Sgt. Pepper - George Martin (I bought this about 2 weeks before he died, I blame myself for his death)

Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle - Alan Clayson & Pauline Sutcliffe (it's alright)

Baby's In Black : The Story of Astrid Kirchherr and Stuart Sutcliffe - Arne Bellstorf (graphic novel on those two, it's cute)

A Cellarful of Boys - Brian Epstein 

 

I have read about 3 other books on Paul but they're all from the library. I also feel I am missing a few more that are hiding on my shelves but that's most of them. I also have about 5 random Igloobooks that are your generic Beatles story with pictures hardback and they're all being given away.

Yay!

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I am going to go thru a lot of Beatles books from the seventies for a review of the one Beatles books I check out most 'The Beatles and the Historians', by Erin Torkelson Weber. 

We will touch on many books, trying to enhance, but also undermine, conceptions and perceptions - all aiming to get a better idea about 'doing history' and understanding that we don't know much about Beatles' history, yet.
You will find appreciation and critique of all the wonderful work all kinds of writers and historians do expand the knowledge base of The Beatles, and their music. Because for me The Beatles story is about music. The music of The Beatles together and solo was the backbeat to the 60's and 70's cultural and political promise. The promise we the people, we the fans felt. History should address that.
It will be a review steeped in history, it started in the first week of 2021.
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Enjoy the trip it is going to be a series, a roller coaster through history and culture.
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https://thebeatleshistoryrevie.....w=magazine

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