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This review is from: The "Beatles": The Only Authorized Biography (Paperback)
A frank and comprehensive biography of the Fabs, which even that bastion of frankness (J. W. Lennon) found an uncomfortable read. But for all that, don't expect a book full of gossip and poorly researched heresay; this is, for my money, the ultimate book about the Beatles.
Granted unique access to the group at the height of their creativity, Davies tells the stories of their respective backgrounds, collated with excellent first hand accounts form themselves, their family and friends.
Mostly written without the contemporary benefit of knowing "the end of the story" Davies nevertheless successfully chronicles a group on the edge of deep artistic implosion, whilst cleverly never letting you forget that they first and foremost were very close friends.
Latterly updated with the facts etc. beyond 67/68 and an interesting if brief run through solo careers, this is a fascinating biog, well written, thoroughly researched, and definitely not, as a momentarily bitter Lennon remarked "a whitewash."
If you want to know about the Beatles then read this classic before all else