A companion title to The Beatles in Hamburg, this is the first definitive, fully illustrated account of the formative years of the world s most influential rock n roll band. Features exclusive interviews with Pete Best (Beatles drummer), Cynthia Lennon (John Lennon s first wife), Julian Lennon (John Lennon s son), as well as fellow musicians, promoters, club managers, audience members, fans, friends and family. Includes numerous anecdotes about the Beatles, many of them told here for the first time as well as fresh stories about their time in the Cavern. Contains a map of the city centre and outlying areas. Includes many photographs some from Spencer Leigh s own collection - many previously unseen and specially commissioned photographs of items of memorabilia.