The first book in a three-volume series that brings new insight to the world s greatest rock group. With The Beatles traces the story of the band through the images from the Getty archive hundreds of classic, rare and previously unseen photographs are presented in stunning quality, alongside detailed annotations by Beatles historian Marcus Hearn. The story begins with the unknown teenagers playing the Casbah Club to an audience of friends in suburban Liverpool, and follows the group as their unique sound is forged in the legendary Cavern and the nightclubs of Hamburg. In London they are signed by Parlophone and become a national sensation. This volume ends in February 1964 when, following a triumphant visit to Paris, the group prepare to make their first visit to America. With The Beatles is a lavish and revealing chronicle of the group s formative years, containing rare images of John, Paul, George and Ringo, alongside former Beatles Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe, as well as key collaborators George Martin, Brian Epstein and Neil Aspinall. It is an essential addition to the library of any serious Beatles fan.
About the Author
Written by Sunday Times bestselling author Marcus Hearn, whose previous books include Eight Days a Week: Inside The Beatles Final World Tour.
Published by Endeavour London Ltd on 15 Oct 2011