Friday, June 24, 2016

Top ten books about The Beatles

Philip Norman is the author of Paul McCartney: The Life.

One of his ten top books about The Beatles, as shared at the Guardian:
Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now by Barry Miles

An authorised biography. Formerly known simply as “Miles”, the author was a co-founder of Indica, the art gallery and bookshop that became the epicentre of London’s underground scene in the mid-60s (and where John famously met Yoko Ono). Initially, Paul intended the book to deal solely with his “London years”, proving how he, not John, was the first to explore the avant garde, but Miles convinced him to include his childhood as well. The result is part-biography, part-autobiography, with long, fascinating first-person reminiscences by its subject. But there’s little about his marriage to Linda and nothing about their much-criticised career in Wings.
Read about the other books on the list.

Also see: Five top books on The Beatles.

--Marshal Zeringue