Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation (Paperback)

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Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation (Paperback)

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Updated to include Paul McCartney’s knighting and the deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison.

Philip Norman’s biography of the Beatles is the definitive work on the world's most influential band—a beautifully written account of their lives, their music, and their times. Now brought completely up to date, this epic tale charts the rise of four scruffy Liverpool lads from their wild, often comical early days to the astonishing heights of Beatlemania, from the chaos of Apple and the collapse of hippy idealism to the band's acrimonious split. It also describes their struggle to escape the smothering Beatles’ legacy and the tragic deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison. Witty, insightful, and moving, Shout! is essential reading not just for Beatles fans but for anyone with an interest in pop music.
Philip Norman grew up on Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight. His bizarre childhood as the son of an unsuccessful seaside showman inspired his memoir Babycham Night. Norman went on to win the Young Writer of the Year Award contest organized by The Sunday Times Magazine (London), where he became a star interviewer, profiling celebrities ranging from Stevie Wonder to Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi. Norman’s early career as a rock critic led to his first biography, Shout!, which received critical acclaim and sold more than a million copies. He is the author of numerous highly praised works, including John Lennon: The LifePaul McCartney: The LifeSlowhand: The Life and Music of Eric ClaptonRave On: The Biography of Buddy HollyWild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix; and a memoir of his Sunday Times years, We Danced on Our Desks.
Product Details ISBN: 9780743235655
ISBN-10: 0743235657
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: February 15th, 2005
Pages: 608
Language: English
"The best, most detailed, and most serious biography of the Beatles and their time."
-- Chicago Sun-Times

"Nothing less than thrilling...the definitive biography."
-- The New York Times