The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour

Peter Asher (Author)

Product Details

$27.00  $24.84
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
October 29, 2019
6.3 X 1.1 X 9.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Peter Asher is a singer, musician, record producer and writer, and he is the winner of multiple Grammy Awards, including twice being named Producer of the Year. Born in London in 1944, he got his start as half of the duo Peter and Gordon and was the first head of A&R for Apple Records. Today he continues to perform regularly in addition to his ongoing music production for records and movies. He lives in Malibu, California with his wife, Wendy.


"Who better than Peter to tell us these stories? Who else can offer a loving, smart and funny, firsthand look at the defining cultural event of our time? He was there. With his eyes and ears open, an indelible feature of the landscape--musically, professionally, and personally. Enjoy the book." --James Taylor

"Peter Asher's fascinating insights, passion, charm, command of the English language, and musical expertise make his Beatles shows on SiriusXM the best. It is a pleasure to read this book and feel the same way." --Jerry Seinfeld

"At last, I finally understand the alphabet! I also love this book: secret Beatles knowledge from one of the closest insiders." --Steve Martin

"Fascinating and intriguing. I thought I knew all about the Beatles, but The Beatles from A to Zed is full of surprises. It reminded me of great tunes I had almost forgotten, and it led me to some wonderful tracks I'd never heard before. I read and listened simultaneously and had a great time." --Ken Follett

"I love Peter's music comments and the way he winds the stories into the songs. His voice is so authentically present that it's like having a conversation with him. I want to listen to all these songs again with this book on my lap." --Linda Ronstadt

"Asher . . . romps through the Beatles' song catalogue with glee and an insider's knowledge about the music and its times. . . . [His] inviting prose and knack for storytelling provide an entertaining tour of the Beatles' music." --Publishers Weekly

"Asher . . . includes plenty of stories that only he knows and that, in turn, personalizes his alphabetical romp. A fun, lighthearted book from one Beatles fan to many others." --Booklist

"[Asher] excels at excavating details and connections that sparkle and entertain." --The Washington Post

"Breezy and fun . . . combining insider tidbits with fresh and insightful looks at the Fab Four." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel