The complete Beatles chronicle : the definitive day-by-day guide to the Beatles' entire career
Mark Lewisohn ; foreward by George Martin.
Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2010.
Beginning with the first entry dated June 9, 1957, to the last on April 10, 1970, this all-encompassing reference documents every working day of the Beatles’ career. Images of various memorabilia, rare photos, notes, concert bills, and recording session track sheets accompany the journal entries detailing the days’ events—concert, radio, and television appearances as well as the times, locations, and duration of recording sessions. In examining the group’s grueling schedule, the account reveals how diligently the “Fab Four” worked to attain their status as the world’s premier rock band. A discography ranging from 1962 to 1970, a listing of peak chart positions from the same time frame, and a date and composer index of the Beatles' EMI Recordings round out the presentation. In 1979, Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn set about establishing a complete list of the group’s live appearances from 1957 through 1966, when they stopped giving concerts; the research took seven long years and was published as the bookThe Beatles Live!Shortly thereafter, EMI Records invited Lewisohn to be the only person outside of the Beatles and their production staff to go into Abbey Road and listen to the entire collection of Beatles session tapes and to interview practically everyone involved in their making. The result was published in 1988 asThe Complete Beatles Recording Sessions,and sold over 150,000 copies. This book artfully combines and updates all the vital material in Lewisohn’s earlier two books with his definitive account of the Beatles’ work in radio, television, film, and video to create a complete day-by-day summary of the group’s entire oeuvre. First published in 1992,The Complete Beatles Chroniclehas become the Beatles Bible, the one book no fan can live without, and a perfect companion to the bestsellingBeatles Anthology,which recounted their story in their own words.
Hunter Davies ; with a new introduction.
New York : W.W. Norton, 
During 1967 and 1968 Hunter Davies spent eighteen months with the Beatles at the peak of their powers as they defined a generation and rewrote popular music. As their only authorized biographer, he had unparalleled access-not just to John, Paul, George, and Ringo but also to friends, family, and colleagues. Davies collected a wealth of intimate and revealing material that still makes this the classic Beatles book-the one all other biographers look to. He remained close with the band and had access to more information over the years. This edition brings the story up-to-date with new material on the Beatles's solo careers and lives, as well as the stories of many other people who appear in the book. Drawing on new material from the author's archives and from the Beatles themselves, including a newly discovered song lyric by George Harrison, this edition brings new insights to the Beatles legend.
Fab : an intimate life of Paul McCartney
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.
Howard Sounes, the bestselling author ofDown the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan
andCharles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life
, turns his considerable reporting and storytelling skills to one of the most famous, talented—and wealthiest—men alive: Paul McCartney.
Fabis the first exhaustive biography of the legendary musician; it tells Sir Paul’s whole life story, from childhood to present day, from working-class Liverpool beginnings to the cultural phenomenon that was The Beatles to his many solo incarnations.
Fabis the definitive portrait of McCartney, a man of contradictions and a consummate musician far more ruthless, ambitious, and moody than his relaxed public image implies. Based on original research and more than two hundred new interviews,Fabalso reveals for the first time the full story of his two marriages, romances, family feuds, phenomenal wealth, and complex relationships with his fellow ex-Beatles.
Beatles deeper undercover
Kristofer K. Engelhardt.
Burlington, Ont. : Collectors Guide Pub., c2010.
Focusing exclusively on more than 1,000 musical endeavours shared between more than 300 artists, this updated continuation of the critically acclaimed Beatles Undercover contains new chapters, previously unpublished interviews, and exclusive firsthand information on the Fab Four from the artists who knew them best. An exhaustively researched, highly detailed discography of the Beatles' musical contributions is also included, giving a clear look into their songwriting and recording processes. Many of the Beatles' contributions to other artists' recordings were done anonymously and are documented here for the first time, making this an extremely valuable book for any Beatles fan.
Paul is undead : the British zombie invasion
New York : Gallery Books, 2010.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT'S TIME TO REALLY MEET THE BEATLES. For John Lennon, a young, idealistic zombie guitarist with dreams of global domination, Liverpool seems the ideal place to form a band that could take over the world. In an inspired act, Lennon kills and reanimates local rocker Paul McCartney, kicking off an unstoppable partnership. With the addition of newly zombified guitarist George Harrison and drummer/Seventh Level Ninja Lord Ringo Starr, the Beatles soon cut a swath of bloody good music and bloody violent mayhem across Europe, America, and the entire planet. In this searing oral history, discover how the Fab Four climbed to the Toppermost of the Poppermost while stealing the hearts, ears, and brains of smitten teenage girls. Learn the tale behind a spiritual journey that resulted in the dismemberment of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Marvel at the seemingly indestructible quartet's survival of a fierce attack by Eighth Level Ninja Lord Yoko Ono. And find out how the boys escaped eternal death at the hands of England's greatest zombie hunter, Mick Jagger. Through all this, one mystery remains: Can the Beatles sublimate their hunger for gray matter, remain on top of the charts, and stay together for all eternity? After all, three of the Fab Four are zombies, and zombies live forever. . . .
Paul is undead : the British zombie invasion
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, p2010
- Read by Simon Vance.
- Can the Beatles sublimate their hunger for gray matter, remain on top of the charts, and stay together for all eternity? After all, three of the Fab Four "are" zombies, and zombies live forever ....