John Lennon said: "We were born in Liverpool, but we grew up in Hamburg." To paraphrase John, we could say that: "The Beatles were born in Liverpool, grew up in Hamburg, reached maturity in London, and immortality in New York." Four cities. Four stars. The Beatles are revered the world over, but it is in these urban centres that their legacy shines brightest. Liverpool: where the band graduated from café gigs, leaving their initial line-up as 'The Quarrymen' far behind. Hamburg: where numerous arrests earned them a more notorious celebrity reputation. London: where The Beatles produced Sgt Pepper, and home to the iconic album cover for Abbey Road. And New York: the city that became John's final resting place. The Beatles: Fab Four Cities invites the reader on a cosmopolitan trek across continents, tracing the Beatles' rise to fame from one metropolis to the next. Flush with timelines, biographical details, trivia and both pop cultural and local history, this is a travel guide like no other.