From memoirs and biographies to photographic archives and academic critiques of the music, the range of material available on The Beatles can at times seem bewildering. And while there will never be a definitive last word on the group, it inevitably becomes more challenging each year for authors to find new angles to explore.
The Beatles by Terry Burrows stands out from the crowd by bringing together a selection of photographs and reproduction items of memorabilia in a hardback slip case, making a sumptuous collection for fans of the Fab Four.
Presented in chronological order, the book takes the reader from the first meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1957 through to Let It Be and The Beatles’ split in 1970.
There’s a great deal packed in this book. Potted histories, backgrounds to the songs and photographs – some familiar, others rarely seen before – provide a guide to The Beatles, the songs they produced and the people that worked alongside them.