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

  

Well, RN just brought to my attention that we are at least getting the transcription of those interviews in the new book All You Need Is Love: An Oral History of The Beatles.

All You Need Is Love  is a groundbreaking oral history of the one of the most enduring musical acts of all time. The material is comprised of intimate interviews with Paul McCartney , Yoko Ono, George Harrison , Ringo Starr , their families, friends and business associates that were conducted by Beatles intimate Peter Brown and author Steven Gaines in 1980-1981 during the preparation of their international bestseller, The Love You Make, which spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list in 1983 and remains the biggest selling biography worldwide about the Beatles

Only a small portion of the contents of these transcribed interviews have ever been revealed. The interviews are unique and candid. The information, stories, and experiences, and the authority of the people who relate to them, have historic value. No collection like this can ever be assembled again.

In addition to interviews with Paul, Yoko, Ringo and George, Brown and Gaines also include interviews from ex-wives Cynthia Lennon, Pattie Harrison Clapton, and Maureen Starkey, as well as the major social and business figures of the Beatles’ inner circle. Among other sought-after information the interviews contribute definitively as to why the Beatles broke up.

I pre-ordered my copy (using Joe’s link, of course).

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