You Never Give Me your Money

You Never Give Me your Money

The Beatles After the Breakup

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Baker & Taylor
Explores the lives of the Beatles after the band's break up, including the rivalry between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr's struggle with alcoholism, George Harrison's efforts to reconcile his spirituality with his fame, and the growth of Apple Corps into a corporate giant.

Blackwell Publishing

“Peter Doggett’s book about the Beatles’ split is a real page-turner.” — Annie Lennox

“Enthralling… Impossible to put down.” — The Independent

Acclaimed journalist Peter Doggett recounts the previously untold story of the dramatic final chapter in the lives, loves, and legal battles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo—aka The Beatles—from their breakup in 1969 to the present day. Called “refreshingly straightforward and highly readable” by The Daily Telegraph (London), You Never Give Me Your Money is the dramatic and intimate story of the breakup and aftermath of The Fab Four as it’s never been told before.

& Taylor

Explores the lives of the Beatles after the band's break up, including the continuing rivalry between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr's struggle with alcoholism, George Harrison trying to reconcile his spirituality with his fame and the growth of the group's Apple Corps into a corporate giant. By the author of The Art and Music of John Lennon. 40,000 first printing.
The world stopped in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced that he was through with the Beatles. His statement not only marked the end of the band's remarkable career, but also seemed to signal the demise of an era of unprecedented optimism in social history. Though the Beatles' breakup was widely viewed as a cultural tragedy, one of the most fascinating phases of their story was just about to begin. Here is the behind-the-scenes story of the personal rivalries and legal feuds that have dominated the Beatles' lives since 1969. Journalist Peter Doggett charts the Shakespearean battles between Lennon and McCartney, the conflict in George Harrison's life between spirituality and fame, and the struggle with alcoholism that threatened to take Richard Starkey's life. This is a compelling human drama and a rich and absorbing story of the Beatles' creative and financial empire, set up to safeguard their interests but destined to control their lives.--From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780061774461
Branch Call Number: 781.66 B38Z, D677y
Characteristics: x, 390 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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"THE SKY OVER HIROSHIMA IS ALWAYS BLUE is a record Sean and Yoko traveled over to England, to make, with the whole McCartney clan."( Paul had long had a bee in his bonnet about the avante garde in art and music) "George vetoed inclusion of CARNIVAL OF LIGHT on the ANTHOLOGY saga: ' Avant-garde is French for "bullshit!".' " "Lennon and McCartney would have worked together in February of '75, had Lennon not returned to Yoko at the Dakota.....within weeks of the return, Levy filed a 73 million dollar suit against John...." "George reflected on how, after John had died, he had become the one who 'didn't take no shit.' " John was the one who announced he was leaving, first, to the rest of Apple, at a board meeting. Paul urged him not to announce the fact to the world, as they had some projects in the hopper. Then he turned around and announced to the world that HE was leaving....that left a bad taste in the others' mouths, for a long, long, time. With no advance warning, to the other three, he did this, in order to increase sales for his solo album, MACCARTNEY, and to leave the impression that it was he who had had enough of the other three, instead of the other way around, as it was. It is not possible for folks who were not around,then, to imagine how influential this band was, to the Western World. There is nothing these days, and has not been, since they broke up, to compare them to. This book makes it clear that though so many looked up to them, the Beatles had their own problems to deal with, especially when they were no longer together, and 'one for all, all for one!' To understand the difference between Paul and John, check out the songs, ALL TOGETHER NOW, and COME TOGETHER. The first is by Paul, the second is by John. Then give a listen to ALL THINGS MUST PASS ( the song, not the album). That is George. Post-Beatles George. ATN is on either MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR or YELLOW SUBMARINE. CT is on ABBEY ROAD. Ringo? DON'T PASS ME BY is on THE WHITE ALBUM ( at first to be called "EVEREST." ) "But in any division of loyalties Starkey would always favor the Beatles over an outsider, and so it proved, with Klein." ( For awhile there, Allen Klein had so ingratiated himself with Ringo, George, and John, that they might have forgotten that he was not actually a Beatle. Paul never forgot, but then he had his in-laws to manage his career.) way back in '65, George had wanted the name of their color film to be: WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY PORRIDGE. ( HELP!)

Jul 31, 2017

I love this book. I have read it three times over the years. I know the Beatles story pretty well, but this book gives you more in depth details to the downfall and aftermath of the break up which is really interesting. There are a lot of quotes from the Beatles themselves and from other people who were actually there. What I like most about this book is that he doesn't paint any Beatle as a saint, they each had their flaws and each had their positive side. Highly recommend this Beatle book.

ColinSick Aug 19, 2012

An interesting peek into the post Beatle lives of the fab 4 and those associated with Apple. No one really gets slagged not even Allan Klien. Ono gets of fairly easy and the fact that her and John's love story really was a double fantasy for the most part is only hinted at. Methinks the author had a libel advisor near as he wrote this. An OK read nothing new here for the commited Beatle fan.

Jan 02, 2011

If you are a big Beatles fan this book delivers. Very interesting - sometimes questionnable - details on their post-break-up, including the many times they almost got back together throughout the 70s onward. Also provides a new take on some of the characters involved in their story such as the Eastmans, Allen Klein and Yoko and the strained relationship between Paul and George. Gets a bit weak around the end, but overall very engrossing.


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