A unique and vividly personal first-hand account by a Liverpool-born author who knew John, Paul, George, and Ringo as friends throughout the height of their fame As The Beatles' press officer, the author worked within the group's closest circle for six breakneck years during the Beatlemania era of the 1960s. Few were closer to The Beatles than Tony Barrow, and here, for the first time, he holds a mirror up to the Fab Four and offers his own insider's perspective on that four-way dynamic that spawned the greatest pop group the world has ever seen. From The Beatles' historic house party with Elvis Presley at his Bel Air home in the Hollywood Hills, to the very private scene of John's tearful backstage preparation for the emotional press conference following the "We're more popular then Jesus" furor, he puts the reader in the picture, offering an unvarnished take from someone who was there.
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Tony Barrow, who coined the phrase "the Fab Four" and whose sleeve notes adorned some of The Beatles' biggest-selling albums, was the band's press officer from 1962-68. He is the only surviving professional writer who witnessed Beatlemania from the inside.From Publishers Weekly:
Barrow, the media agent who concocted the Fab Four's nickname, weighs in with a raucous re-telling of the Beatlemania years that follows the foppish rockers from a Manchester Square pub in 1962 through world tours, stadium gigs, movie deals, death, controversy and chaos. Chapters are devoted to painting "a sad and desperately lonely picture of The Beatles' millionaire manager," Brian Epstein, and his downward spiral into fatal drug addiction; profiling band members and their sundry girlfriends and wives; and recounting behind-the-scenes moments during recording sessions or while on the road. Highlights include Barrow's description of the band's beeline ascent to stardom following the release of their first Parlophone single, "Love Me Do;" their ill-fated trip to Manila in the summer of 1966, when they inadvertently snubbed Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda by missing a luncheon at which they were the guests of honor; and their attempts to deal with the backlash that ensued after John Lennon claimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Beatles fans will know much of this story, but Barrow's swift telling and catchy prose makes for an addictive read that still manages a few surprises. 24 pages color and b&w photos.
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