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With the Beatles: A Stunning Insight by the Man Who Was with the Band Every Step of the Way
When we went to the Palace to get The Beatles their OBEs. John Lennon had some acid with him. 'I'm gonna slip it into the Queen's tea, ' he told me. 'I want to open her mind and try to get her to declare war on somewhere nice and warm so we can all go and fight on the beaches.' After Jane Asher dumped Paul McCartney he literally used to cry on my shoulder. We hit the bottl ...more
ebook, 252 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by John Blake
(first published 2003)
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I think this book was very informative and I have learned a great deal about the Beatles. What always fascinated me about the Beatles was that they went from four Liverpudlian schoolboys to the biggest sensation the world has ever seen. This book really made me feel like I was with them every step of the way. This book is so detailed that it made me feel like I was walking down Abbey Road with John, Paul, George, and Ringo. I really love this book and I do think it is unfair that Alistair was fi ...more
Basically Alistair Taylor's autobiography of his time working with the Beatles. It was an interesting perspective and there is always different information and observations based on the source. I wish he hadn't gotten so whiny in the final chapter after he is fired. Losing a job is rarely a good experience, and it is his story, but I felt is ruined the tone. He should have just ended the book with the firing, after all it is called "With the Beatles"
I always try to read biographies but I never finish them because they are so b o r i n g. But this one was really good and I couldn't stop reading it. I thought that it was really fascinating and I recommend it for everyone who is (a little bit) fan of The Beatles.