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The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary of the Beatles, Their Million-dollar Apple Empire and Its Wild Rise and Fall Paperback – 16 Jun 2005

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books (16 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841956023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841956022
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 467,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"It's a fast-paced, witty read that even Noel Gallagher raved about." (Sunday Express)

"incisive, evocative and hilariously funny. The Beatles are shadowy figures, but this is a fine view of rock's most inspired folly." (Mojo)

"Marvellous. If you want to know what Apple was like, this is the book." (Alastair Taylor, Former General Manager, Apple)

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"Marvellous. If you want to know what Apple was like, this is the book."
Alastair Taylor, former General Manager, Apple

Richard DiLello worked at the London headquarters of Apple, The Beatles' erratic enterprise in business and music, from the summer of 1968 until August 1970, advancing from the undefined position of 'House Hippie' to a brief and final role as Director of Public Relations. The Longest Cocktail Party is his candid account of the dramatic chaos within Apple, from the Hell's Angels who took up residence in the building to The Beatles' final concert on the roof of 3 Savile Row, and the group's slow and painful dissolution.

First published in 1972 and now considered a classic, The Longest Cocktail Party is an immensely poignant portrait of the demise of The Beatles, a social document of pop culture and a narrative of the death of the '60s dream.

"A fine view of rock's most inspired folly." Mojo

"Vivid . . . it views the band's disintegration with the same excluded bafflement with which Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern follow the plots of the Danish court." Guardian

Cover design & typography / mail@EstuaryEnglish.co.uk
Cover photograph / Don McCullin
Reverse photograph of author / Richard DiLello

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