The Beatles arrived in the United States 50 years ago this month embarking on a history-making path of pop culture dominance. Who doesn't remember where they were on February 9, 1964 when those four kids from Liverpool first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show? Over 73 million fans gathered around their television sets to witness the birth of Beatlemania in America.
You will definitely want to TUNE IN — The Beatles: All These Years!
“The biggest, deepest Beatles book ever.”
— Rolling Stone
I can think of no greater praise for Tune In than to say that it gives The Beatles the beginnings of the biography they deserve….gripping.
— Financial Times
The story is told so definitively that, after this, that really should be it…Lewisohn is a Beatles oracle.
— The Guardian (UK)
Unlikely to be surpassed as factual record…Once anointed ‘Beatle Brain of Britain’ while working in accounts at BBC Radio, Lewisohn amasses and investigates facts without sacrificing an iota of the excitement.
— Telegraph (UK)
Lewisohn treats his subjects seriously, as historical, if ultimately remarkable, figures, and eschews the myriad myths that have grown up around the band in favor of the sorts of details and minutiae, wrapped in a serious but breezy narrative, that give us the fullest picture of who John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and, eventually, Ringo Starr were.
The Beatles are the foundation of everything we do.
— The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on the 2014 Grammys red carpet
TUNE IN: The Beatles: All These Years is the first volume of All These Years, a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn (see About the Author below) uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles from before their childhoods through the final hour of 1962—when, with breakthrough success just days away, they stand on the cusp of a whole new kind of fame and celebrity. TUNE IN: The Beatles: All These Years is the lesser-known Beatles story, the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg—and in many respects the most absorbing and incredible period of them all.
Here is the complete and true account of their family lives, childhoods, teenage years and their infatuation with American music, here is the riveting narrative of their unforgettable days and nights in the Cavern Club, their laughs, larks and adventures when they could move about freely, before fame closed in.
Even though these may have been the least known years in the lives of the Beatles, TUNE IN: The Beatles: All These Years provides some of the richest material for a Beatle fan of any age.
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