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Shout: The Beatles in Their Generation

3 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Philip Norman

Philip Norman's biography of the Beatles is the definitive work on the world's most influential band -- a beautifully written account of their lives, their music, and their times. Now brought completely up to date, this epic tale charts the rise … see full wiki

Author: Philip Norman
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Fireside
2 reviews about Shout: The Beatles in Their Generation
review by . January 06, 2007
From the early days as ruffian teens riding the skiffle wave in the grimy port town of Liverpool to presiding over the rise (and fall) of a global entertainment empire, Philip Norman takes you through the history of the Beatles in novelistic detail.    It makes for fascinating reading, even for those who might think they know all they need to know about pop music's most celebrated act. Norman is especially good at bringing out the tale of Brian Epstein, the Beatles' conflicted …
review by . March 22, 2000
This is an excellent book for both die hard Beatles fans and those who are simply interested in the phenomenon that swept the world in the 60s and still continues to exert influence over modern music today.The author frankly admits that he has never actually iterviewed any of the Beatles, but many great historical books have been written without access to their subjects, and in my opinion this has given him a unique view of the group's influence on the era, rather than a perspective from inside …
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