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Old Jul 30, 2000, 08:06 PM   #1
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I, myself, have read one book about the Beatles and that is The Love You Make. Has anyone else read this book? what do you think of it? IS it pretty truthful? I really didnt know that much about what went on behind the scenes of groups like the beatles. It wasnt exactly a shock to find out, but it wasnt quite what I expected. I also liked learning about the songs, like how Hey Jude was actually for Julian. I'm sure all of you other Beatlemaniacs knew that already, but it was new info. to me! I was also a little shocked to find out that Martha My Dear was about Paul's dog. However, I have learned to expect things like that from the beatles! They're a little crazy, but great!
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Old Jul 30, 2000, 08:12 PM   #2
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ive read that book it gave some grottie details about stuff. did you enjoy it
there is a new book coming out on me birthday that is written by all three remaining beatles. oct. 5.
you can get it on amozon for 42$.
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Old Jul 31, 2000, 12:20 AM   #3
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ive read that book. It was ok, i dont know if it is true. Some good books to read is Shout!, and the best Lennon book ive read is Lennon by Ray Coleman. Its soo good and detailed. I laughed and cried.
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Old Jul 31, 2000, 06:24 AM   #4
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I have read Lennon, Beatles Forever, and The Love You Make. I loved each of them. They are all wonderful. Is there such a thing as a bad beatle book? Well, they are all great reads.
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Old Jul 31, 2000, 08:26 AM   #5
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I highly recommend "Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now" by Barry Miles. Miles was an "insider" during The Beatles years, and his book is Sir Paul's authorized biography, written after hundreds of hours of interviews with Sir Paul.

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Old Jul 31, 2000, 09:22 AM   #6
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thanks everybody..I was looking for some new beatles books to read.....I enjoyed The Love You Make, so I'm sure I'll enjoy the other books.....Is the new biography that is coming out supposed to be any good? How can it be complete without John?????????
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Old Jul 31, 2000, 03:20 PM   #7
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I thought the love you make was great. I'm reading the Beatles authorized biography by Hunter Davis copywright 1968. Some fantastic accounts of their early days. Some of the stories are however leaving out details that I've read before. They dance around Brian E's sexuality, for example. I read somewhere once that Queenie, his mum, wouldn't permit the fact to be published. Has anyone read this one?
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Old Jul 31, 2000, 04:29 PM   #8
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The Love You Make is a good book. I also enjoy the following:
The Complete Beatles Chronicle
Beatles Forever
A Cellar Full Of Noise (written by Brian E.)
The Long And Winding Road
Paperback Writer

and of course...
In His Own Write and A Spaniard In The Works

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Old Jul 31, 2000, 08:00 PM   #9
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A couple more good Beatle books are The Man Who Gave The Beatles Away and Apple To The Core.

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Old Aug 01, 2000, 08:13 AM   #10
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Revolution In The Head, can't beat it.

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Old Aug 01, 2000, 12:45 PM   #11
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I found Rev in the Head on ebay but, alas, got outbid at the last minute.
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Old Aug 01, 2000, 03:35 PM   #12
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Jtal, go out and buy it. You cannot beat it.
It's an unprecedented critical feat, impassioned, compelling. It's just a vigorous testament to the legacy of The Beatles. All other beatles books are measured against this.
You have to remember, Beatle books are an industry; this product pretty much closes down the factory.

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Old Aug 01, 2000, 08:10 PM   #13
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ive read many a beatle book.
i found the love you make most enjoyable.
my sister read half of it.
shes not much of a reader.
she always says she wants to get by on her looks<yeah right, in this day and age not possible>
she always blames for her mistakes errr she is so mean at times.
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Old Aug 03, 2000, 01:39 PM   #14
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i read the love u make & paul mccartneys many years from now i reccomend that one
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Old Aug 06, 2000, 07:30 AM   #15
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"The Beatles", by Hunter Davis is highly reccommended. It is copywrited in 1968 so imagine the detail in the events up until that time. The pre-Beatlemania accounts (many with Pete Best) are enlightening. You feel like you were there as they were working their way through the smaller clubs.The last few chapters have each Beatle talk about what it was/is like to be a Beatle. It ends with Magical Mystery Tour so
they were still in it. You can usually find it on ebay pretty cheap. I've seen it in bookstores with 1985 and 1996 updates.
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Old Aug 06, 2000, 10:59 AM   #16
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jtal: Where did you find the Hunter Davies book? I remember the anticipation I felt waiting for its release. Of course, I made my purchase the very day the book became available, sat down and read it straight through. You're right -- it was great for its time and did "soften" some of the rougher elements and events, so it made for a happy read. I made the mistake of lending my copy to a friend who, in turn, lost the jacket! I was devastated! I still, however, have the book and it's in great condition. I thought it had long been forgotten. Thanks!
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Old Aug 07, 2000, 08:53 AM   #17
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I found a hard cover 1st edition 1968 print on ebay for $2.99 plus shipping. Nobody else bid on it. It did not have the jacket, which I didn't realize anyway (no picture, let that be a lesson if you're buying as a collector). I've seen it on ebay with the jacket in the past. Barnes and Noble has an updated soft cover version.
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Old Aug 07, 2000, 10:19 AM   #18
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I just got a new book to read. It's called Loving John, and it's by May Pang. Has anyone read this book? Is it good and worth reading?
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Old Aug 07, 2000, 12:04 PM   #19
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Some books which are wonderfull material for me are;

- The Quiet One/A life of GH, by Alan Clayson
- Waiting for the Beatles (an Apple Scruffs Story, by Carol Bedford (an apple scruffle)
- The Beatles Apart, by Bob Woffinden
- I Me Mine
- A Hard Day's Write (the stories behind every Beatles song, by Steve Turner
- The complete beatles recording sessions, by Mark Lewishon

All these have provided me with quality material, details etc.
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Old Aug 07, 2000, 12:55 PM   #20
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Lovely Rita: I remember that book. May Pang was the girl who accompanied John to the West Coast when he was separated from Yoko. I was not interested in reading it because I felt Ms. Pang was only trying to cash in on her brief relationship with John. I truly don't know too much about what she had to say, but I read a review of the book and it gave me no incentive to purchase it. If you do choose to plod through it and you feel it has any value, please let us know. Thanks, Rita!
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