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Beatle Books: From Genesis To Revolution W> Fraser Sandercomb Paper [Order]
An exhaustive bibliography listing thousands of books about the Beatles.
Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy Vol. 1, 1957-1965 John C. Winn Paper [Order]
The story of every known Beatles recording in circulation through 1965.
That Magic Feeling: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, Volume Two, 1966-1970 John C. Winn Paper [Order]
Companion volume, covering the later years.
Fab Four FAQ: Everything Left To Know About The Beatles Shea & Rodriguez Paper [Order]
Must-know trivia and obscure Beatle facts...
Fab Four FAQ 2.0: The Beatles Solo Years 1970-1980 Shea & Rodriguez Paper [Order]
Continuing where the first volume left off.
Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain & America Jonathan Gould Paper [Order]
The history and impact on culture of the World's Greatest Rock Group.
The Beatles' Second Album Dave Marsh Hard [Order]
The group's second American LP and what was right-- and wrong-- about it.
Beatlemania!: The Real Story of The Beatles UK Tours Martin Creasy Paper [Order]
Covers their Britis appearances from 1963-1965.
The Beatles Are Coming: The Rise of Beatlemania in America Bruce Spizer Paper [Order]
From their failed attempts to catch fire on Vee-Jay to their appearances on "Ed Sullivan", here's the history of Beatlemania.
Here, There & Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles Geoff Emerick Paper [Order]
The boys' recording engineer tells what it was like inside Abbey Road.
Magical Mystery Tours: My Life With the Beatles Tony Bramwell Hard [Order]
Their childhood friend discusses John, Paul & George and the early days of the Fab Four.
Read The Beatles: Classic & New Writings on the Beatles, Their Legacy & Why They Still Matter June Skinner Sawyers Paper [Order]
An anthology of 50 articles covering their entire American career.
You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After The Breakup Peter Doggett Hard [Order]
Meet The Beatles: A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender & the World Steven D. Stark Hard [Order]
Beatles Anthology Beatles Hard [Order]
Taken from the full-transcripts (including what wasn't seen) of the TV show and video, this is the official Beatles story.
Beatles Deeper Undercover Kristofer Engelhardt Paper [Order]
A detailed study of the Beatles' cotributions to other artists' recordings.
Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation Philip Norman Paper [Order]
The classic Beatles Bio (one of my favorites), revised & updated.
The Beatles Hunter Davies Paper [Order]
Originally written with the group's cooperation in 1968.
Yesterday: The Beatles Once Upon A Time Astrid Kirschner Hard [Order]
Stu Sutcliffe's girlfriend (and the woman who gave them all their hair style) gives a photo-essay of the group in 1964.
Beatlemania Forever: The Beatles Encyclopedia W. Fraser Sandercombe Paper [Order]
Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream & History Devin McKinney Paper [Order]
Beatlesongs William J. Dowlding Paper [Order]
Song-by-song analysis of each of the Fab Four's tunes. Great reference.
Tell Me Why: The Beatles Album By Album, Song By Song Tim Riley Paper [Order]
Updated version of one of the best Beatles song analysis books.
John, Paul, George & Ringo: The Definitive Illustrated Chronicle of The Beatles, 1960-1970- Rare Photographs, Ephemera, and Day-By-Day Timeline Tim Hill Hard [Order]
The Beatles As Musicians: The Quarrymen Though Rubber Soul Walter Everett Paper [Order]
The Beatles As Musicians: Revolver Through the Anthology Walter Everett Paper [Order]
Glass Onion: The Beatles in Their Own Words Geoffrey Giuliano Paper [Order]
Inside The Yellow Submarine: The Making Of The Beatles' Animated Classic Robert R. Hieronymus Paper [Order]
Every Sound There Is: The Beatles' Revolver & the Transformation of Rock & Roll Russell Reising Paper [Order]
Often overshadowed by the "Sgt. Pepper" album, the case is made here for "Revolver" being the Fab Four's masterpiece.
The Complete Beatles Lyrics --- Paper [Order]
For those of you who need lyrics to every Beatles tune.
The Beatles Off The Record: Outrageous Opinions & Unrehearsed Interviews Keith Badman Hard [Order]
A very comprehensive Beatles quote book.
The Beatles On Television Ray Tedman Hard [Order]
Basically British, but very useful.
The Unreleased Beatles: Music & Film Richie Unterberger Hard [Order]
Just what's still in the vaults?
The Beatles: Every Little Thing Maxwell MacKenzie Paper [Order]
Choice tidbits from the Fab Four, or as the book says, "A compendium of weird, witty and ever-surprising facts."
The Day John Met Paul: An Hour-by-Hour Account of How the Beatles Began Jim O'Donnell Paper [Order]
Literally a day in the life-- July 6, 1957. But what a day that was for music!
The Walrus Was Paul: The Great Beatle Death Clues of 1969 R. Gary Patterson Paper [Order]
All those "clues" we looked for in the 60's proving "Paul is Dead" and Billy Shears took his place.
The Walrus Was Ringo: 101 Beatles Myths Debunked Clayson & Leigh Paper [Order]
Clearing up many misconceptions treated as "gospel" over the years by Beatles fans.
The Gospel According to the Beatles Steve Turner Hard [Order]
And speaking of "gospel"... here's the philosophy of the Beatles, including their spirituality.
Ticket to Ride: The Extraordinary Diary of the Beatles Last Tour Larry Kane Paper [Order]
The only journalist who covered both the 1964 and 1965 American tours tells their story, along with a companion CD.
The Beatles: The True Beginnings Pete, Roag & Rory Best Paper [Order]
Inside story of the Beatles' beginnings at the Cashbah Club in Liverpool, owned by the mother of author Pete Best-- who was then the group's drummer.
John Lennon: The Life Philip Norman Paper [Order]
A critical look at John's life (but certainly not a hatchet job) by the acclaimed author of "Shout".
John Lennon: Life Is What Happens John Borack Paper [Order]
Lavishly illustrated overview of John's life. Beautiful.
Lennon Remembers: The Full Rolling Stone Interviews From 1970 Lennon & Wenner Hard [Order]
John's 1970 interviews with Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner (many of which were unpublished 'til now) paint the most compelling portrait available of the artist at that important time.
Lennon in America Geoffrey Giuliano Paper [Order]
Based in part on John's own diaries, it paints a shocking portrait.
Whatever Gets You Through the Night: The Stories Behind Every John Lennon Song 1970-1980 DuNoyer & Brezsny Paper [Order]
A track-by-track analysis of each of John's solo recording with the stories behind the songs.
Come Together: John Lennon in His Time Jon Wiener Paper [Order]
Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files Jon Weiner Paper [Order]
John Cynthia Lennon Paper [Order]
The former Mrs. Lennon gives her side of his story.
Memories of John Lennon Yoko Ono Paper [Order]
John's widow put together this collection of reminiscences.
December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died Keith Elliot Greenberg Hard [Order]
John Lennon Encyclopedia Bill Harry Paper [Order]
In His Own Write John Lennon Paper [Order]
Not only a world-class songwriter and artist, John was also an accomplished writer. Here are his literary works.
Skywriting By Word of Mouth John Lennon Paper [Order]
Band On The Run: A History Of Paul McCartney & Wings Garry McGee Paper [Order]
Concentrates on Paul, post-Beatles.
Paul McCartney: A Life Peter Ames Carlin Hard [Order]
One of the most recent bios, so it covers his tumultuous divorce.
Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now Barry Miles Paper [Order]
Now in paperback. It's based on many interviews with Paul, many of which are quoted verbatim.
Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney Howard Sounes Hard [Order]
Paul McCartney Encyclopedia Bill Harry Paper [Order]
George Harrison: Living In The Material World Olivia Harrison Hard [Order]
Companion to the Martin Scorsese documentary.
Dark Horse: The Life and Art of George Harrison Geoffrey Giuliano Paper [Order]
A good bio of the "quiet Beatle", now in updated form.
Here Comes the Sun" The Spiritual & Musical Journey of George Harrison Joshua M. Greene Hard [Order]
Much more metaphysical than other George bios.
Behind Sad Eyes: The George Harrison Story Marc Shapiro Paper [Order]
Written since George's death, this tome is quite good.
Before He Was Fab: George Harrison's First American Visit Jim Kirkpatrick Paper [Order]
Months before Beatlemania, George visited southern Illinois to see his sister. Here's that story, full of remembrances from sis.
The Music of George Harrison: While My Guitar Gently Weeps Simon Leng Hard [Order]
I, Me, Mine George Harrison Paper [Order]
Originally published in 1980, it's less a memoir (60 of the 400 pages) than a scrapbook of photos and collectibles.
Postcards From the Boys Ringo Starr Hard [Order]
Actual postcards sent to the Beatles' drummer from the other band members.
All You Need Is Ears: The Inside Personal Story of the Genius Who Created the Beatles George Martin Paper [Order]
Martin, the Beatles producer, modestly (note he calls himself a "genius") tells his story.
The Ultimate Beatles Quiz Book Michael J. Hockinson Paper [Order]
Abbey Road to Zapple Records: A Beatles Encyclopedia Judson Knight Paper [Order]
Just what the title says, just what the Beatles fan needs.
Beatletoons: The Real Story Behind The Cartoon Beatles Mitch Axelrod Paper [Order]
Surely you remember the Saturday morning cartoon Beatles show from 1965? Well, here's the full story, including great pictures.

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