Many different voices, all speaking of the vibrant lives and times of four young men, and the legacy that touched the whole world.
As long as popular culture exists, the music, image and legend of the Beatles will never fade. The Beatles: Paperback Writer is a unique volume containing over 40 years of interviews, articles, reviews and essays, spanning the whole of the Beatles’ career, from accounts of the group’s rise in 1962 to their acrimonious split in 1970, and the disparate, sometimes tragic post-Beatle paths followed by John, Paul, George and Ringo.
The Beatles: Paperback Writer is a collection of the best writing on the Beatles by rock journalists, cultural commentators, journalists, scholars and biographers, alongside personal contributions from the Beatles themselves, and their friends and acquaintances. This book is essential reading for any serious Beatles fan, providing a fascinating overview of a band who continue to exert a huge influence on music and popular culture. Revised and updated to include new material.
Includes contributions from: Jann S. Wenner, Paul Theroux, Gloria Steinem, Robert Christgau, Simon Frith, Charlie Gillett, Ray Coleman, Nik Cohn, Jonathan Cott, Steve Turner, Pauline Kael, George Melly, Paul Johnson, Noel Coward, Hunter Davies, Bernard Levin, Carl Belz, Robin Denselow, Derek Taylor, Andy Warhol, R. D. Laing, Brian Epstein, George Martin, Cynthia Lennon, Maureen Cleave, John Lennon, Pete Best, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards, Sting, Sinead O’Connor, Tom Petty, Steven Tyler, Wyclef Jean, Art Garfunkel and Joe Strummer.