The first and best Beatles biography, Norman had close working relationships with each of the Fab Four, having interviewed them many times since 1965 and observed first hand the events that led to the split during 1969-70.
The resulting book contained unique insights into the rise of the Beatles, their final years, the chaos of Apple and the collapse of hippy idealism.
First published in 1981.
“Nothing less than thrilling . . . the definitive biography” – New York Times
“This stands as the first (and still the best) collision of Beatles history and literary depth . . . just about everything is rendered with beautiful prose and laser-like insight” – Q