5 of the best Beatles books you’ll find

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As the iconic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” hits 50 (and the Billboard charts once more), we’re getting nostalgic for everything John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Our resident Beatles expert, reference librarian Earl Brenneman, reads every single Fab Four book that comes in. His top-five recommendations:

 

tuneinTune In: All These Years
Author:
Mark Lewisohn
This book, the first in a biographical trilogy, is the most thoroughly and meticulously researched biography ever attempted on the Beatles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

allthesongs

All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release
Authors:
Jean-Michel Guesdon and Phillippe Margotin
The story behind every song the Beatles recorded – who wrote it, why they wrote it, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

abbeyroadThe Complete Beatles Recording Sessions
Author:
Mark Lewisohn
Lewisohn was given permission to review every recording made by the Beatles.  He provides detailed notes on each recording session.

 

 

 

 

beatlesgearBeatles Gear: All the Fab Four’s Instruments from Stage to Studio
Author:
Andy Babiuk
The author thoroughly researched the musical instruments used by the Beatles on-stage and in the studio.  Going year by year, he gives details on each instrument, who played it, and how it was used.

 

 

 

 

magicalmysteryMagical, Mystery Tours: My Life with the Beatles
Author:
Tony Bramwell
Bramwell was a close confidante of the band and writes of his years working with the group.  Bramwell worked for Brian Epstein, the band’s manager.  He worked closely with the band before they became famous, and again later at Apple Corps.

 

 

 

 

You can find all of these and hundreds more selections – print and electronic – by searching Beatles in our catalog.

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