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John, Paul, George, Ringo and Me: The Real Beatles Story

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Liverpool-born author Tony Barrow worked beside The Beatles as the world-famous group's own public relations man through each exciting phase of their dazzling career in the sixties. His up-close-and-personal profiles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo probe their true personalities and reveal their amazing lifestyles as no other book has done Barrow gives a devastatingly hon
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 22nd 2006 by Da Capo Press (first published September 1st 2005)
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maricar
Oct 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
How to keep sane? Stop stressing about these titles...

Barrow’s account does not presume to tell the whole story. Implicit from the first page is an understanding that the reader has read at least one ‘comprehensive’ biography so that one could keep up with what part of the Beatles’ professional history as a band is being tackled (and yes, Barrow does shift timelines from time to time). Of course, whether or not the events he deigns to talk about are factual is going to be always a matter of deba
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Adam
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Brian Epstein was a sad and successful guy. John Lennon was sadistic. Paul was and is a workaholic. George was the biggest lady-killer. Ringo was "a great Beatle." This book was written by the Beatles' PR guy. I liked seeing how his job changed from push to pull as they became more successful. You understand why they had to stop touring (spoiler: everything got too big and dangerous) and eventually break up. The writer wasn't that dynamic, but he took his job seriously. I hoped for more in-the-t ...more
Sarnfield
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Simply the best book about the Beatles that I've read. Recommended to me by a Beatles tour guide in Liverpool. The author, Tony Barrow, was the Beatles' press manager from 1962-1968 so he's writing from an intimate place in their inner circle. It wasn't all fun and games being around them, and for me, their pedestal isn't quite as high as it was before I read this. But that's a good thing. He makes them human. Well worth the read for any fan.
Trebor
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Tony was right there in the beginning and reveals quite a bit in this book. He actually worked for Brian Epstein. A candid look into some little or less known details and happenings in their quest to be "the topper most of the popper most".
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