Author(s): Norman Philip
Philip Norman's Shout! is the original definitive work on the Fab Four - brilliantly written, encapsulating an era, and reflecting close personal working relationships with each of the protagonists. The first and best Beatles biography, Norman had close working relationships with each of the Fab Four, having interviewed them many times since 1965 and observed first hand the events that led to the split during 1969-70. The resulting book contained unique insights into the rise of the Beatles, their final years, the chaos of Apple and the collapse of hippy idealism. Now fully updated, and written with all of Norman's trademark verve and skill, this is an essential book for anyone with an interest in pop music, the Sixties and the pleasures and perils of god-like fame.
Really the first proper biography of The Beatles, Shout! charts the rise and rise of one of the most famous bands in the world. This isn't a puff piece, but a realistic look at the Fab Four.
Elisa, Book Grocer