This is the candid and unabridged story of the Beatles as told by the insiders who worked, recorded and toured with the group from the Hamburg days to the bitter end. This in-depth book features a meticulously researched and comprehensive array of inside sources. Here, at last, is the whole uncensored story of the life and work of the Beatles. The book is fully illustrated throughout and features interviews with those who knew and worked with the Beatles throughout their remarkable career. Included are the frank recollections of Pete Best, the group’s first drummer. Other Beatles collaborators include Tony Barrow (the group’s publicist from the Liverpool days to Abbey Road), Alan Williams (the group’s first manager), and Bill Harry of Merseybeat magazine (who helped to break the band into the big time). Neil Innes of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band recalls the experience of making The Magical Mystery Tour. Also featured is the last filmed interview with the late Beatles engineer Norman Smith.