Over 100 handwritten manuscripts of the Beatles' original lyrics, tracked down from friends of the band, museums, universities and collectors. Hunter Davies, author of the only authorised biography of the Beatles, worked with the band in their heyday. Here he reveals each song's context with vivid behind-the-scenes stories and gives a unique insight into the creative process of the world's greatest songwriters. From 'Yesterday' and 'Eleanor Rigby' to 'Yellow Submarine', The Beatles Lyrics is the definitive story of the band, uniquely told through their music.
This is the Beatles' own book. To the previously undisclosed recollections of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are added the memories of associates such as road manager Neil Aspinall, producer George Martin and spokesman Derek Taylor.