This is not merely a biography of The Beatles, but a unique and vividly personal first-hand account by a Liverpool-born author who knew John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as friends throughout the height of their worldwide fame. He worked within the group's closest circle of colleagues and business associates for six breakneck years during and beyond the Beatlemania era of the Sixties.
Barrow sprinkles his story with personal anecdotes and direct quotes from The Beatles, culled from his wealth of one-to-one conversations with John, Paul, George and Ringo during his long and close working relationship with the group. In the Beatlemania years, Barrow travelled with The Beatles to their record-breaking concert dates in Europe, Asia, and North America, including their biggest US tours of 1965 and 1966. He was with The Beatles when they met Elvis Presley at his Bel Air home in 1965 and when they were given a hard time by the gun-toting henchmen of Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos in Manila in 1966.
Few were closer to The Beatles than Tony Barrow, and here, for the first time, and offering his own unique personal perspective, he tells the amazing story of how the Fab Four shook the world.