First part of the definitive three-volume biography of The Beatles
The Beatles have been at the top for fifty years, their music remains exciting, their influence is still huge, their acclaim and achievements cannot be surpassed. But who really were the Beatles, and how did they and everything else in the 1960s fuse so explosively?
Mark Lewisohn's three-part biography is the first true and accurate account of the Beatles, a contextual history built upon impeccable research and written with energy, style, objectivity and insight. This first volume covers the crucial and less-known early period - the Liverpool and Hamburg years of a hungry rock and roll band, when all the sharp characters and situations take shape.
This is the Beatles like you've never read them before. It isn't just 'another book', it's the book, from the world-acknowledged authority. Forget what you know and discover The Complete Story.
This is the story told in Proustian detail . . . The first edited-down volume, is largely a delight, and the story is told so definitively that, after this, that really should be it. Secondary sources are comprehensively mined; letters, public records and business documents have been found in places no one else ever thought to look . . . Lewisohn is a Beatles oracle - Guardian
Never previously have the Beatles' formative years been recounted in such detail. It is unlikely to be surpassed - Daily Telegraph
Lewisohn has done an astonishing job. I can't wait for volume two - Independent
A major event in music publishing this month as Tune In by Mark Lewisohn lands..the definitive account of The Beatles - GQ
Mark Lewisohn was born in London in 1958. He is widely considered the world s leading historian and authority on The Beatles, a reputation that began in his years as a researcher for other writers and was confirmed in 1986 when he authored The Beatles Live! a diary-like account of the group as stage performers. Since then he has written several further books on the group, including Recording Sessions and the New York Times bestselling Tune In, the first volume in his independent biographical history The Beatles: All These Years. He is presently at work on volume two.