“The story began in Harold Macmillan’s “never had it so good” ’50s Britain. It should be fiction: four teenagers with no more than eight O’Levels between them, running and biking and busing and busking all over Liverpool in search of new chords and old guitars and half-decent drum kit and any gig at all.
They were determined to amount to something – in George’s words “we just had this amazing inner feeling of: ‘We’re going to do it’. I don’t know why... we were just cocky” – and make a record (in Ringo’s words you’d kill for that bit of plastic and make some money and have a laugh and shout. That would do to be going on with.
Six years later, they were the four most famous and musical men on earth, the best dressed and on a good day the most captivating people anyone can remember. The narrative that began where Paul met John and clicked at a garden fete in leafy Liverpool, and ended in high dudgeon in high-end London, is so far fetched that it needs the power of a song punctuating every page to remind you with a joyous jolt that it was all true.
We didn’t dream it... though it came out of John’s dream of the “man on a flaming pie” who said “You are Beatles with an ‘A’”. It did all happen. The whole wonderful thing did happen, a long time ago, on the Mersey, on the Elbe, by the Thames and the Hudson River.
Amazing and marvellous and, nearly forty years on, forever young.
escalera on 13th Mar 13:
Beatle 208 on 19th Feb 13:
“the beatles where at the cavern club in 1957 there first song was i saw her standing there every girl screamed the men covered there ears there second song was boys people where yelling shouting out ''Beatles!'' there last song was twist and shout there pherformace was great John said ''That was good'.' there pherfomace was over people where claping”
347mrspaulmccartny on 1st Sep 12:
“Its amazing how paul mccartneys hair seems to be either perfectly placed or perfectly windblown”
Beatlebabe678 on 27th Jul 12:
“I love the Beatles and I know thy changed history forever. You can go up to anybody and start talking about the Beatles and they know exactly what your talking about!! I know we all miss john and george and we hope Paul and Ringo will live a while longer”
DesireeMacLen on 18th Jul 12:
“I know love The Beatles!!”
Lemon Tree on 2nd Jun 12:
“Un loco vicio hacia ellos <3”
fabfouremily on 8th May 12:
“How can they look so gorgeous without even trying?!!”
brodog202 on 30th Apr 12:
“I can't wait to hear this album you know there is one!”
alien_beatle on 4th Apr 12:
“amazing years <3 john *-*”
georgeharrisonmilkshakewarrior on 24th Mar 12:
“wow they look so awesome just standing there...”
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