This book will look at their incredible music and their activities outside of that music. We will meet the Maharishi and go shopping with the band on the Kings Road. As the story unfolds we will witness how their ideals and their interests all served to influence their generation and many others. We will also take in the band’s reformation in 1996 when Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr recorded and released two of John Lennon’s songs. Here, then, are the 50 Great Beatles Moments.
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Table of Contents
Introduction. John Lennon meets Paul McCartney. John Lennon meets Stu, then Cynthia. George Harrison joins The Quarrymen. John gets his picture in a national newspaper. The Beatles go to Hamburg. The Beatles perform at The Cavern. The Beatle Haircut is born. The Beatles meet Brian Epstein. George Martin invites the band to Abbey Road Studios. Ringo Starr joins the band as drummer. The Beatles record Love Me Do. Beatlemania sweeps Britain. Marsha Albert writes a letter to her local DJ. The Beatles perform to 70 million Americans. The Beatles make their debut film A Hard Day's Night. The Beatles meet Bob Dylan. John and George experiment with LSD. The Beatles play their biggest ever concert. The Beatles meet Elvis Presley. The Queen awards the band MBEs. The music of Lennon and McCartney becomes a TV show. John says The Beatles are bigger than Jesus. The Beatles record Revolver. The Beatles go to the Far East. The Beatles play their last ever concert. John Lennon meets Yoko Ono. The Beatles make their best ever single. The Beatles launch Sgt. Pepper. All You Need is Love is sung to 400 million people. The Beatles try to buy an island. The Beatles meet the Maharishi. The Beatles renounce drugs. Brian Epstein dies, aged 32. The Beatles depart on a Magical Mystery Tour. The Beatles open the Apple Boutique. The Beatles go to India. The Beatles turn into cartoons for Yellow Submarine. Ringo leaves The Beatles. John and George get busted for drugs. George quits the band. Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman. John and Yoko bed in for world peace. John and Paul record The Ballad of John and Yoko. Paul McCartney is rumoured to be dead. The battle to manage The Beatles. Paul sues The Beatles. John Lennon is assassinated. Three Beatles get on stage at Ringo's wedding. Anthology: The Beatles re-form. The death of George Harrison. Diary. Bibliography. Index.