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This review is from: You Never Give Me Your Money: The Battle For The Soul Of The Beatles (Paperback)
I thought I knew most things about the Beatles. I've been a fan for thirty years or more, and have read pretty much everything about them. This new book managed to come at a well worn tale from a completely new perspective, and shone a penetrating light onto the whole Apple saga and the band's complex business relationship, that had them all in a tangle for many years after the band itself had broken up.
Well written and insightful, I'm not sure about Doggett's sources, but he appeared to me to be both credible, objective, and unbiased. It was a riveting read, and helped me understand things even better than before, particularly the early seventies and immediate post break up time.
It seems even more plausible that the fabs would have reformed at some point, according to Doggett, but Yoko got in the way initially, and then later of course, it was never to be, after Lennon's untimely death.
Highly recommended, the best Beatles book since Revolution in the Head. I'd callthis is the first '21st Century Beatles book', as it seems to have been able to mop up so much of the last 20 years too into a cohesive sweep, and retell this wonderful, captivating story from a new perspective - quite an achievement.