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The Complete Beatles Chronicle

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Every live performance, recording date, major TV and film appearance: follow each exciting moment in the Fab Four's rise to fame, from their beginnings in Liverpool's dank clubs to the dizzying heights of Beatlemania. Years of research went into this lively chronicle, chockablock with photos and rare documents. Author Lewisohn received unprecedented access to studio archiv ...more
Paperback, 365 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Hamlyn (UK) (first published 1992)
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Paul Bryant
Oct 05, 2014 Paul Bryant rated it it was amazing
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Georgia (my daughter) tells me that the only Beatles songs familiar to her generation - God knows why, I blame the schools - are "Yellow Submarine" and "When I'm 64". So that might be why some kids can't understand what the fuss was about.

But I thought - hey.... I've done that too. This phenomenon, of judging an artist by their worst or least representative work, is not confined to the brain-dead kids. I did it too. Chuck Berry had a gigantic Number 1 hit in 1972 in Britain with.... no, not Prom
David Roberts
Mar 18, 2013 David Roberts rated it it was amazing
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Who could possibly be a big enough Beatles fan to want to actually read about every concert, TV appearance, and detail of their tour schedules, album releases, and on an on. Well..

My favorite is page 171, which includes the concert at which I saw the Beatles live in Detroit.
Jan 14, 2010 Lynn rated it it was amazing
You want to know what the Beatles did and when? This is the only book to get.

Lewisohn, who's currently writing a bio of the group which should be the definitive one when it's complete, did years of research to complete this encyclopedia detailing what, where, when, who, and why of each date in Beatles history--all the way from the Quarrymen days up through the breakup of the band. He summarizes their recording sessions (gone into in more detail in THE BEATLES RECORDING SESSIONS, also recommended
Apr 04, 2013 Stone rated it it was amazing
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THE Beatles book to have. And to look up whenever us freaks want to know with detail anything. The level of detail is really frightening at times, and Lewisohn really takes care to write down facts, just facts and nothing but the facts.
Sep 11, 2009 Zach rated it it was amazing
I once borrowed this book from a friend, and I never stopped reading!! This will tell you anything and evrything about The Beatles!!!!! Concert Dates, T.V. Appearances, Everything!!!!!!!!! Go and get it NOW!!!!!!
Cyndi Johnson
Jul 08, 2013 Cyndi Johnson rated it really liked it
I adore the Fab Four I've been collecting the books about them for awhile now also I was sooo fortunate to see them when I was 13 what an experience that was. I will love them forever and listen to their music always
Feb 24, 2010 Jlspake rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a reference volume. As I got deeply into Bob Spitz' biography, I referred to it often during the reading. A really well done overview day-by-day style without personal dramas.
David Welch
Jan 25, 2012 David Welch rated it it was amazing
This book is invaluable for gaining a day to day view of the band. All you really need is this book, Revolution in the Head, and the Anthology book to get a clear and accurate picture of the Fab 4.
Aaron Goodier
Apr 27, 2009 Aaron Goodier rated it liked it
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I'm a Beatles fan, but I'm not a "I have to know what every Beatle was doing at every moment of his life" fan.
Oct 18, 2008 Nate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A great expansion of Beatle Sessions.
Oct 02, 2008 Alan rated it it was amazing
does what it says on the cover
Jan 12, 2007 tom rated it it was amazing
Fun to read
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