In 1979, Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn set about establishing a
complete list of the group's live appearances from 1957 through
1966, when they stopped giving concerts; the research took seven
long years and was published as the book The Beatles Live!
Shortly thereafter, EMI Records invited Lewisohn to be the only
person outside of the Beatles and their production staff to go into
Abbey Road and listen to the entire collection of Beatles session
tapes and to interview practically everyone involved in their
making. The result was published in 1988 as The Complete
Beatles Recording Sessions, and sold over 150,000 copies.
This book artfully combines and updates all the vital material in
Lewisohn's earlier two books with his definitive account of the
Beatles' work in radio, television, film, and video to create a
complete day-by-day summary of the group's entire oeuvre. First
published in 1992, The Complete Beatles Chronicle has
become the Beatles Bible, the one book no fan can live without, and
a perfect companion to the bestselling Beatles Anthology,
which recounted their story in their own words.