The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs

Hunter Davies (Editor)

Product Details

$19.99  $18.39
Little Brown and Company
Publish Date
October 20, 2015
7.4 X 1.0 X 9.5 inches | 2.0 pounds
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About the Author

Hunter Davies is the author of over 40 books, including the New York Times bestseller The John Lennon Letters, and has written for The Guardian, New Statesman, and The Sunday Times. He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster, and they live in London.


"Rich with insider authenticity. To paraphrase Walt Whitman, Mr. Davies was the man, he suffered, he was there.... The book itself-with Mr. Davies's expert guidance-gives us a glimpse into genius. No better monument could mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America, nothing, that is, short of coming up with a hitherto lost scrap of paper with a Beatles lyric on it, wittily doodled on."--Alexander Theroux, Wall Street Journal
"A stunning collection."--BookPage
"An unprecedented glimpse into the true genius of the band."--Alan Petrucelli,
"Beatles expert Hunter Davies demonstrates that the Fab Four wrote their songs just about anywhere--many began as a scribble on the back of an envelope, on a napkin, or on hotel stationery. The collection reproduces more than one original manuscript, granting the reader an all-access look behind the music."--Henry L. Carrigan Jr., Publishers Weekly
"A fascinating, intimate glimpse into the creative process behind some of the greatest pop songs ever written."--Christian Science Monitor
A "chatty, knowledgeable, readable account of the back stories behind all the Beatles lyrics."--The Seattle Times
"This tome still finds some fresh ground to break and observations to make for diehard and casual fans alike, often derived from their handwritten words."--Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press