The Beatles Anthology

Hardcover | October 5, 2000

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This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book. Together with Yoko Ono Lennon, they have also made available the full transcripts (including all the outtakes) of the television and video series The Beatles Anthology. Through painstaking compilation of sources worldwide, John Lennon's words are equally represented in this remarkable volume. Furthermore, The Beatles have opened their personal and management archives specifically for this project, allowing the unprecedented release of photographs which they took along their ride to fame, as well as fascinating documents and memorabilia from their homes and offices.What a book The Beatles Anthology is! Each page is brimming with personal stories and rare vintage images. Snapshots from their family collections take us back to the days when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey were just boys growing up in Liverpool. They talk in turn about those early years and how they came to join the band that would make them known around the world as John, Paul, George and Ringo. Then, weaving back and forth, they tell the astonishing story of life as The Beatles: the first rough gigs, the phenomenon of their rise to fame, the musical and social change of their heyday, all the way through to their breakup. From the time Ringo tried to take this drum kit home on the bus to their much anticipated audience with Elvis, from the making of the Sgt. Pepper album to their last photo session together at John's house, The Beatles Anthology is a once-in-a-lifetime collection of The Beatles' own memories.Interwoven with these are the recollections of such associates as road manager Neil Aspinall, producer George Martin and spokesman Derek Taylor. And included in the vast array of photographs are materials from both Apple and EMI, who also opened their archives for this project. This, indeed, is the inside story, providing a wealth of previously unpublished material in both word and image.Created with their full cooperation, The Beatles Anthology is, in effect, The Beatles' autobiography. Like their music has been a part of so many of our lives, it's warm, frank, funny, poignant and bold. At last, here is The Beatles' own story.

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They were the greatest rock band of all time. A must for Beatles fans, this is the first history of the band in their own words and pictures. Fully authorized, The Beatles Anthology features more than 1,000 colour photographs, snapshots and handwritten lyrics from The Beatles’ private collections. Hear their story from their pre-Ri...

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This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book. Together with Yoko Ono Lennon, they have also made available the full transcripts (including all the outtakes) of the television and video series The Beatles Anthol...

Best known for his work with the world-renowned rock group, The Beatles, John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9, 1940 to Alfred and Julia Stanley Lennon. Lennon was married twice, first to Cynthia Powell in 1962, with whom he had a child, John Julian, and later, in 1969, to Yoko Ono, the mother of his son Sean ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 13.82 × 10.25 × 1.63 inPublished:October 5, 2000Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811826848

ISBN - 13:9780811826846

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Beatles Anthology Was really looking for another Beatles book for a coffee table..........The Beatles Photography of an Icon. Apparently out of print but the photos are great and the book fits better on the table.
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Beatles Anthology I just want to tell you that i'm 17 years old, and i'm very fan of the Beatles, and The Beatles own biography, The Beatles Anthology, is a very, very good job. I suggest this book for all people, fans or not. Wonderful pictures, and really personnal story life.Very nice book to gift.That's what you need to know the real life of The Beatles. Really enjoy to read, and you will have hours and hours of pleasure!!! You could write me for more details about The Beatles Anthology. My personnal note?? 5/5! Good job George,Paul and Ringo!!! I'm very proud of you!! :)
Date published: 2002-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for any Beatle fan This book is one of the best and most complete accounts of the beatles rise to fame and thier eventual breakup. All four members are represented equally in this fascenating book. A must have for beatle fans!
Date published: 2001-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beatles Fans Beware Beware, if you are a Beatles fan this book can seriously cut into the time you have available for family and friends. I received this book at Christmas and wasn't able to put the sucker down for over a week. I thought I'd skim most of it, look at the photos and read the occaisional excerpt but found myself devouring every written word. Full of personal insight. Beatlemania from the inside. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2001-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply put: Superb! An excellent source of information for all Beatle fans. Recommended reading for anyone who wants the truth behind the greatest band ever. Sensational reading!
Date published: 2000-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab....Gear!!! The fellas have always put out the best quality products. (perhaps the Let It Be expereince would be the only exception) From the quality of the book itself to the tremendous insight into their private lives, this is an unabashed first rate book. Being a songwriter, I especially enjoyed the behind the scenes info on the writing of individual songs. I salute you...John, Paul, George and Ringo. You've brought much joy into my life. Thanks fellas!
Date published: 2000-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Finally a complete book about the Beatles by the members themselves. It was the most informative and entertaining book I have ever read about the group. I especailly enjoyed the personal touch.
Date published: 2000-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of the best The Beatles Anthology is a must buy for every Beatle fan. It's well written and very informative,anything you wanted to know about four guys that changed music forever.
Date published: 2000-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Be-All End-All Beatles Book I haven't even begun to read this book yet. I just got it in the mail. I'm an extreme Beatlemaniac, so there's not all that much in this book which will be news, other than the pictures. They alone are worth the price of the book. If your copy of Schaffner's "Beatles Forever" or of the "Imagine" coffee table book is worn out, if you're interested in the Beatles, or even if you're not, this book is extremely important and excellently presented. I will leave another review of the text itself once the big read is complete (should be by this time next week). Give Peace A Chance!
Date published: 2000-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Beatles Anthology This is definitely a masterpiece. An instant classic by the best group to ever grace the stage. Their songwriting talents are not there only writing abillity. A must have for any Beatlemaniac.
Date published: 2000-10-05

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From Our Editors

They were the greatest rock band of all time. A must for Beatles fans, this is the first history of the band in their own words and pictures. Fully authorized, The Beatles Anthology features more than 1,000 colour photographs, snapshots and handwritten lyrics from The Beatles’ private collections. Hear their story from their pre-Ringo days through their Berlin breakout, from their incredible catapult to superstardom to their last photo session at John Lennon’s house. This remarkable collection of memories includes outtakes from video interviews and interviews with Lennon before his death.