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The Love You Make by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines
18 April 2019
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Do you think the taped interviews used for this book will be made available to the public? https://www.billboard.com/arti…..s-released

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Hope so – really enjoyed the book and big inspiration for ITSWD. (I was coincidentally interviewed by S. Gaines many years ago. I would have liked to interview him!)

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I just read this book last month and I didn’t really like it that much. I don’t know if it was the tone that Brown used in the writing or what but it just read like an impersonal, gossipy tabloid. I know that the Beatles’ personal lives were far from perfect, but the whole thing is just so….harsh. It seemed interesting when I first picked it up, but upon reading it I was immediately turned off, especially at the parts where he (or the guy who helped him write it) said: “Seen here for the first time.” It just felt a little too cold for a Beatles book. And it turns out there are tons and tons of unproven facts and just straight inaccuracies! When I read it, I was appalled by the things that Brown (or the guy who helped write it) managed to get incorrect. I don’t have the book on me now, but I’ll dig up examples when I’m home– I annotated a lot. 

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lovelyritametermaid said
I just read this book last month and I didn’t really like it that much. I don’t know if it was the tone that Brown used in the writing or what but it just read like an impersonal, gossipy tabloid. I know that the Beatles’ personal lives were far from perfect, but the whole thing is just so….harsh. It seemed interesting when I first picked it up, but upon reading it I was immediately turned off, especially at the parts where he (or the guy who helped him write it) said: “Seen here for the first time.” It just felt a little too cold for a Beatles book. And it turns out there are tons and tons of unproven facts and just straight inaccuracies! When I read it, I was appalled by the things that Brown (or the guy who helped write it) managed to get incorrect. I don’t have the book on me now, but I’ll dig up examples when I’m home– I annotated a lot. 

  

Get thrown away like a piece of trash has an effect on how you see people. However co-author Gaines is certainly just as complicate. He has a book on the Beach Boys that’s even worse. 

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