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Love You Make : An Insider's Story of the Beatles,9780451207357

Love You Make : An Insider's Story of the Beatles

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Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 11/1/2002
Publisher(s): NAL Trade


Newsdaycalled it "the most authoritative and candid look yet at the personal lives...of the oft-scrutinized group." In The Love You Make, Peter Brown, a close friend and business manager of the band-and the best man at John and Yoko's wedding-looks at the four lads from Liverpool who established the greatest music phenomenon of the twentieth century. Written with the full cooperation of each of the group's members and their intimates, this book goes beyond the glitter to tell the inside story of the music, the marriages, the drugs, disagreements, and divorces-everything that made the Fab Four the phenomenon they are.

Author Biography

Peter Brown was Executive Director of NEMS Enterprises, the Beatles' management company, and maintains a close relationship with the surviving Beatles.

Steven Gaines is the author of Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons; Heroes and Villains: The True Story of the Beach Boys, and other books, and numerous articles on pop culture.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Introduction xix
Chapter One
Cynthia Lennon's Rude Awakening
Romance Blooms in Liverpool
John Lennon's Childhood: Double Desertion
Aunt Mimi and Mendips
The Skiffle Craze
John Meets Paul McCartney
Paul as a Young Boy
Chapter Two
The Scene at the ``Jac''
Stu Sutcliffe
Baby George Harrison Joins the Beat Scene
Johnny and the Moondogs on the Circuit
Hamburg, a Sexual Disneyland
Johnny and the Moondogs Become the Beatles
Return to Liverpool and a New Professionalism
Chatper Three
Brian Epstein: A Stranger in a Strange Land
Brian Discovers the Beatles
Brian Smitten
Under New Management: The Big Image Change
The Recording Contract
Cynthia's Desperate Play
John Marries Cynthia
Chapter Four
Pete Best Forever---Ringo Never
Richard Starkey's Bit Part
``From Me to You''
The NEMS Stable Begins
Julian Lennon Is Born
Brian and John Tryst in Spain
Paul Meets Jane Asher
Ringo Meets Maureen Cox
Chatper Five
London: Sunday Night at the Palladium and the Royal Command Performance
Brian to New York
The Beatles and Company Move to London
Chapter Six
An American Beachhead: The Ed Sullivan Show
The Seltaeb Fiasco
Chapter Seven
Swinging London
A Hard Day's Night
George Meets Pattie Boyd
John In His Own Write
Brian's Cellarful of Noise
Paul's Pocketful of Lawsuits
Chapter Eight
The Bon Voyage Party
First American Assault
Bob Dylan and the Great Turn-On
Nat Weiss
Brian Blows a Fuse
Chapter Nine
Ringo Becomes a Daddy
Help! and the Great Tax Dodge
Have a Sugar Cube
NEMS Branches Out
The Saville Theater
Brian's Discontent: Enter Dizz
The Beatles at the Palace
Chapter Ten
Aunt Mimi Gets a House
The Second American Tour
The L.A. Acid Trip
Dizz Gets a Car
Chapter Eleven
Splitting Up the Pie
From Black and White to Color: Rubber Soul and Revolver
Tokyo and Manila: Terror on the Road
Brian's Balance Tips
The ``Bigger than Jesus'' Scandal
The Beatles' Third American National Tour
Dizz Gillespie's Coup de Grace
Chapter Twelve
The Four-headed Hydra
John's Discontent
On the Loose in London
Magic Alex
John Meets Yoko Ono
Brian's Downhill Slide
The Stigwood Deal
Chapter Thirteen
Paul Discovers America
Brian's Sleepless Sleepcure
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Arrival of Linda Eastman
The Kingsley Hill Acid Party
The Haight-Ashbury Hate Trip
The Beatles Go Greek
The Beatles Go India: Introducing the Maharishi
The Final Demise of Brian Epstein
Chapter Fourteen
The Magical Mystery Tour
The Seeds of Apple
From Here to the Himalayas: The Untold Story of Rishikesh
Escape from India
John's Confession D'Amour
Chapter Fifteen
Yoko in the Limelight
A Messy Divorce
John and Yoko Retreat: The Heroin Days
Paul McCartney's Black and White Minstrel Show
Jane Asher Makes a Nasty Discovery
The Apple Pie: A Piece for Everyone
The White Album
Chapter Sixteen
Targets of the People: John and Yoko on the Cross
Two Virgins
Won't You Please Let It Be
Chapter Seventeen
Eastman and Eastman Meet the Beatles
Allen Klein Meets the Beatles and Eastman and Eastman
The NEMS Battle
The Setup of Pattie and George
John and Yoko's Quickie Wedding
Peace: The Amsterdam Bed-in
A Call to Arms: The Northern Songs Battle
The Only Winner Is Klein
Chapter Eighteen
The Power of Publicity: John and Yoko Go Public
``Cold Turkey''
Toronto Rock and Roll Festival
John Off the Edge
In Pursuit of Peace and Kyoko in Denmark
John Discovers Dr. Janov
John and Yoko Discover L.A.
Paul Is Dead but Alive and Well in Scotland
McCartney, Abbey Road and Let It Be
And in the End
Chapter Nineteen
George, Ringo, and Paul---From Then Till Now
Chapter Twenty
The Search for Kyoko
John and Yoko Discover New York
John and the White House Follies
Uncle Sam Wants You Out
Paranoia Runs Deep
The L.A. Lost Weekend: 18 Months in Hell
Together Again
Chapter Twenty-One
The Househusband Years: John as a Father
The Dakota Hermitage
The Big Comeback: Starting Over
Mark David Chapman
The Spirit of Yoko Ono
Index 407

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