The Beatles are the ultimate band - the most popular, the most respected, the most influential. The Rough Guide to the Beatles covers every aspect of the Fab Four, delving deep into the Beatles music, lyrics, movies and the Beatles solo careers. Features include: The Story: from Liverpool clubs to Beatlemania; the music: incisive reviews of every Beatles and solo album and new Beatle Music from George Martin's son Giles; the can: the inside track on the 50 greatest songs; on screen: the movies, the promos and the TV appearances and new coverage of the upcoming Rock Band-style video game of Beatle music; the fifth Beatle: George Martin, Yoko O, Magic Alex and other contenders as well as the resignation and death of Neil Aspinall; and, Beatleology: the best books, the weirdest covers, the most obsessive websites, the obscurest trivia. This updated edition includes new material on Cirque Du Soleil's acclaimed Love Show - the only officially endorsed Beatles theatrical presentation, Paul McCartney's albums Memory Almost Full , Ecce Cor Meum and Electric Arguments and the media circus surrounding the McCartney/ Mills divorce. All you need is this!
Chris Ingham is a music journalist, jazz musician and songwriter