1 July 2020
11 September 2018
It was one of the first Beatles books I owned, so I’ve read it cover to cover a few times. My copy shows signs of wear and tear (the sleeve is torn) thanks to numerous house moves throughout the last twenty years.
I tried reading it again earlier in the year, but just find it too cumbersome these days. I’d rather just watch the Anthology DVDs instead. I think I got to 1963 before I gave up.
8 December 2013
14 June 2016
The book is HUGE! I bought it for, like, 100 bucks or more, and it was worth it!
I got it for free… The book store my friend’s dad worked at was throwing it away due to it not selling.
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2017:"He still remains active while being away."
2 May 2013
I was lucky. I was killing time before a physio appointment and stuck my head in a charity shop for lack of anything else to do where an as close to mint copy of the hardback as you could wish for had just been put out at £10. It was on the shelf about 5 seconds…
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18 April 2013
24 February 2020
17 December 2012
It’s a good book for the interview material with Paul, George and Ringo, but I have some problems with the John “quotes” – they are often made up of lines from many different interviews, often well over a decade apart, and often taken out of context of what he was saying in the original full quotes. The cobbled together quotes from John, in my opinion, often misrepresent him and his views.
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The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966
1 July 2020
24 August 2021
I think the John quotes work fine as used. They’re clearly thrown in mixed together to effectively “complete” a section; get something he says about the same subject, and basically use it to more or less fit in with Paul, George and Ringo’s in style and substance. To me, it works beautifully, seamlessly with the other three’s.
Granted, a lot of John’s interviews on their own definitely are very illuminating, sometimes more so than what we see in the Anthology book. After all, John is one of the few public figures who never gave a dull or patently dishonest interview, even if he’d let the storyteller in him or his emotions run things over careful and patient analysis. But that’s the fun with John’s interviews, isn’t it?
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18 April 2013