You Never Give Me Your Money : The Beatles After the Breakup

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Rock's domain is ruled by one band: The Beatles. There are contenders for that crown, but mania surrounding Britain's Fab Four may never be matched again. However, the story of the band after their highly-publicized break-up is perhaps even more intriguing than the story of thier success as a band. In 'You Never Give Me Your Money,' author Peter Doggett draws on extensive research and information to present the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, after the Beatles. This compelling joint-biography shows how the most famous band in the world juggled success and destruction while their popularity continued to rise.

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The Beatles story has been told and retold, but British journalist Doggett shines welcome light on some of the seedier aspects of the saga of the world's most popular and influential pop band, focusing on what caused the group to splinter and why the Fab Four failed to reconcile. He details the musicians' poor business decisions, ego-driven mistakes, and missed opportunities, as well as the malignant influence of outsiders. All but the most well-informed Beatles fans will learn a great deal about the band's disintegration and decadeslong personal, legal, and financial squabbles. Doggett, an admitted Beatles fanatic, writes with mostly journalistic objectivity about these fallible superstars. VERDICT Relying on documented evidence and a variety of contemporary accounts, Doggett has crafted an authentic and enlightening book full of myth-busting surprises and insight. Its few flaws include a distracting insistence on calling Ringo Starr by his birth name and gratuitous mentions of the drummer's drinking habits. But it is easy to recommend this to Beatles fans and scholars as well as anyone interested in the business of rock 'n' roll.—Douglas King, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia

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