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Old Mar 19, 2005, 07:14 PM   #41
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she's the George girl isn't she? Wonder if I can find it...
yep Carol is the George girl, I borrowed my copy from the public library here in the US...
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 07:27 AM   #42
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There are a lot of us George Harrison fans out there.

I vote for Leng's book; Clayson's book; Before He Was Fab which is one of my favorite feel good books. I also like I Me Mine with Olivia's input and I LOVE Harrison by the editors of Rolling Stone.

Ray Coleman's biography of John Lennon remains my favorite biography of the Chief Beatle.

Quite a far cry from the early days when Beatle biographies consisted of some titillating pictures and surfacy, glib trivia like each Beatle's astrological sign; what he liked to eat and his shirt size. The early books offered nothing of meaty substance; they were just nice little tools to promote the Beatles' then clean-cut image. They were fun, but offered nothing serious or enlightening.

I like the in-depth biographies and analyses of the Beatles' work and of the Beatles themselves and the influences impacted each Beatle into the exceptional artist that he was.
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 02:44 PM   #43
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Well.... there are only two that are in my house as of now... and only one of those do I own. One is the Beatles unauthorized autobiography that was published a couple years before they broke up which my dad has owned for ages.....but my favourite has to be John Lennon unseen archives it has some really nice pictures....
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 08:27 AM   #44
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Yeah, the archives book DOES have some excellent pictures.

I love the Beatles' Unseen Archives. I got that for Christmas 2002 and I especially love the pictures of 1964 George with the senior Harrisons. It warms your heart to see just how well loved George was.
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Old Mar 23, 2005, 02:39 PM   #45
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Interesting topic! What is sad for me to admit is that I have about 50, but haven't had a chance to actually even open some of them. People buy them for me as gifts, and I read one here and there when life slows down. I got about 6 for Christmas and I have only read 3 so far. Shameful! I'd say my faves, though, are the books by Bruce Spizer (The Beatles on Apple, The Beatles on Capitol, and The Beatles Are Coming). They are signed copies, so that's kinda fun to have. I like them because they are very detailed accounts of the making, printing, and marketing of the music. Most of the books are picture books and life stories (which are wonderful), but the Spizer books just take a new slant. The photos in his books are record labels mostly. It is interesting to see that when a label is printed and put out, then a mistake is found and a new one printed, those can be such collectors' items! I'm sure many of you on the forums have some of these rareties! :)
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 03:57 PM   #46
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"Revolution In The Head" by Ian McDonald is a great book. It contains an analysis of the songs and it also places the Beatles in their wider cultural and political context of the 1960s.
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Old Mar 29, 2005, 07:20 PM   #47
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I got a copy of Lennon Legend unopened today at Half Price Books for 10.00 US
That's really cool. My sis ordered ours for...a lot more!

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Old Mar 29, 2005, 07:24 PM   #48
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"Anthology", no doubt about it.
No kidding! I think EVERY Beatle fan has to love that one.

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Old May 22, 2006, 07:39 AM   #49
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For me the best one is Keith Badman's encyclopedia 'After the Break-Up' because it's a good source for their post Beatle days. I'm currently more interested in their post Beatle-careers and there are not that much information available on that period as it is for their Beatle-careers.
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Old May 23, 2006, 09:22 PM   #50
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My favorite books are The Beatles Anthology and The lost lennon interviews by Geoffrey Giulano and Brenda Giulano.
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Old May 24, 2006, 09:18 AM   #51
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The Beatles Anthology is a hands down favorite of mine.
The Beatles Unseen Archives is a close second.
Many Years From Now is my favorite solo Beatle book.
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Old May 24, 2006, 04:15 PM   #52
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it is my most expensive book... Hamburg Days I've always been attracted to that period of their history. Though I am rather fond of my copy of The Faces of John Lennon by Dezo Hoffman
(well of course it's about John...what did you expect! )
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Old May 29, 2006, 01:30 PM   #53
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"Here There and Everywhere" by Geoff Emerick, because he takes right into the studio with them and I find that fascinating.
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Old May 29, 2006, 03:56 PM   #54
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Just finished 'Do you want to know a secret' , I would say it's one of my fav ones so far, but then with the choice i have of books i havn't read yet it will soon change!
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That is an excellent book. Does anybody else have "Many Years From Now?" That is another gem.
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 04:58 PM   #56
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That is an excellent book. Does anybody else have "Many Years From Now?" That is another gem.
I think i got it for my birthday maybe? i got quite a few but i think thats one of them, i havn't read it yet though! will soon!
I'm on beatles 365 days at the mo!
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I also have many Beatles books...I love the Anthology book- the photographs and reading the text that the Beatles have written down are a gem. It's great to hear from their story for a change.

"John" by Cynthia Lennon- it's a great book to have from the eyes of a Beatles wife. I love her memories at Weybridge and their early days together.

"Postcards from the Boys" by Ringo Starr- I admire Ringo for sharing with us his personal archives.

"Lennon" by Ray Coleman. Probably the best biography I read on John; unlike many authors, he had full cooperation from Cynthia and Yoko and he has met John many occasions.

I only own on Linda McCartney photography book, Linda's Pictures, but I've seen her other books and I think she was a wonderful photographer. I love her photographs with the Beatles. I also think Mike McCartney (I don't own any of his books, but once again, I've seen them around), Harry Benson, Devo Hoffman, Robert Whitaker, Terrance Spencer photography books that I own by one each of them, they were exceptional photographers who have met the Beatles, tour with the Beatles, were welcomed inside their homes and hotel rooms. I also enjoy 365 Days and The Beatles Unseen by Mark Hayward.

The Beatles by Bob Spitz isn't bad either, I think it's very informative to the Beatles' history. I learned a lot about their parents and childhood.

Is it me or is there lots of "Beatles Unseen" books? ;)

I don't trust "The Love You Make" by Peter Brown, Albert Goldman, or Geoffrey Guiliano. I think Bill Harry is okay, his information is useful, but he's not my favorite. I do like Hunter Davies' books on the Beatles and the Quarrymen members; Larry Kane's books on the Beatles and John Lennon are good too.
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I agree with SilverBeatle about 'Here, There and Everywhere'. I just got it for Father's Day three days ago and I'm almost half way done with it!!!! It's fantastic reading about the Beatles from an insiders point of view who has nothing to gain from being overly flattering or having a grudge to make public.

For the same reason I also liked 'Magical Mystery Tours' by Tony Bramwell.

I also gotn 'John' By Cynthia Lennon and I can't wait to start that one!
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"Here, There and Everywhere" is a new favorite of mine, too, even though it's ultimately a sad story and many of Emerick's recollections have been challenged by others who were there.

Other must-reads (worthy of reading more than once!) include:
"The Beatles Recording Sessions" by Mark Lewisohn
"John Lennon In My Life" by Pete Shotton (the last page gets me every time!)
"With a Little Help From My Friends" by George Martin
"The Ballad of John and Yoko" by the editors of Rolling Stone

Has anybody read "Communism, Hypnotism and the Beatles" by David Noebel?
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For those people who have read Cynthia Lennon's newish "John," does it differ much from "A Twist of Lennon?"
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