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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 14, 2007 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....
David Roberts
Mar 18, 2013 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.
Gustav Gerät
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
very good book, I like it
Jan 08, 2010 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
Cyndi Johnson
Jul 08, 2013 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
Apr 04, 2013 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 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!!!!!!
David Welch
Jan 25, 2012 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.
Oct 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
does what it says on the cover
Feb 24, 2010 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.
Thomas Cavanagh
Jan 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Fun to read
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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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A great expansion of Beatle Sessions.
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Mark Lewisohn is the acknowledged world authority on the Beatles. Before embarking on The Beatles: All These Years his books included the bestselling and influential The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions and The Complete Beatles Chronicle. He was a consultant and researcher on all aspects—TV, DVDs, CDs and book—of the Beatles own Anthology and has been involved in numerous additional projects for them. Married with tw ...more