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Fab One Hundred and Four The Evolution of The Beatles

by David Bedford

Fab One Hundred and Four The Evolution of The Beatles Synopsis

When one considers The Beatles' early history, there are several names that immediately come to mind, like Ivan Vaughan, Rod Davis, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best. However, the story of the evolution of The Beatles from The Quarrymen to The Fab Four is about more than just the musicians in those groups. Other people, like George Smith, Joe Ankrah, Red Carter, Zancs Logie, Ian James, Marie Maguire, Colin Manley and Arthur Pendleton are all important to the story as well. These one hundred and four friends, family and musicians get a long overdue credit for their contributions to the musical development of the greatest pop group of all time: The Beatles.

Fab One Hundred and Four The Evolution of The Beatles Press Reviews

Check out The Fab One Hundred and Four, a new book written by author/ Beatles scholar David Bedford. Exhaustively researched and illustrated with terrific (and rare) photos, the book tills the fertile soil of the band's early history by examining the Liverpool musicians who influenced John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr ? culminating in the onslaught of Beatlemania following their Sullivan Show appearance on CBS. - Michael Starr, New York Post Just when you think there can't possibly be another book worth reading about the Beatles, along comes another. This book has quality as well as quantity. David Bedford has excelled himself. - Rod Davis, The Quarrymen 5 out of 5 stars! 'The Fab One Hundred and Four' is an excellent addition to a Beatles fan's coffee table but also an amazing reference guide to the twists and turns, additions and subtractions, of the band's evolution from the Quarrymen to the final four we know as the Fab Four. Bedford, through his research, and interviews with each of these people, has shed new light on Beatles history and expanded our understanding of how they began. He certainly has given each of them their well-deserved badge of honor for the ages. - Examiner.com A treasure chest of research and a visual delight, this will prove to be a work no Beatles fan should be without. - Bill Harry, founder of Mersey Beat David Bedford's latest Beatles book, The Fab One Hundred and Four, is a delightful and essential read. Just when you thought everything's been said about the Beatles, and there wasn't much left to learn about the history of the group, David delivers the goods by exploring a whole new angle -- looking at all the people, some known and some hardly known, that played a key role in the evolution of the group right up to the point where they were John, Paul, George, & Ringo, on the brink of super-stardom. - Ken Michaels www.Kenmichaelsradio.com David Bedford, the contemporary scribe of Liverpool life, has done it again. This book, graphically supreme as Liddypool, takes you closer to the way it was. This is the real thing by a man who knows the famed musical and social history of his city like few others. His pride in Liverpool is contagious. - Larry Kane, author of When They Were Boys 5 out of 5 stars! 'The Fab One Hundred and Four' is an excellent addition to a Beatles fan's coffee table but also an amazing reference guide to the twists and turns, additions and subtractions, of the band's evolution from the Quarrymen to the final four we know as the Fab Four. Bedford, through his research, and interviews with each of these people, has shed new light on Beatles history and expanded our understanding of how they began. He certainly has given each of them their well-deserved badge of honor for the ages. - Examiner.com Check out The Fab One Hundred and Four, a new book written by author/ Beatles scholar David Bedford. Exhaustively researched and illustrated with terrific (and rare) photos, the book tills the fertile soil of the band's early history by examining the Liverpool musicians who influenced John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr a culminating in the onslaught of Beatlemania following their Sullivan Show appearance on CBS. - Michael Starr, New York Post David Bedford's latest Beatles book, The Fab One Hundred and Four, is a delightful and essential read. Just when you thought everything's been said about the Beatles, and there wasn't much left to learn about the history of the group, David delivers the goods by exploring a whole new angle -- looking at all the people, some known and some hardly known, that played a key role in the evolution of the group right up to the point where they were John, Paul, George, & Ringo, on the brink of super-stardom. - Ken Michaels www.Kenmichaelsradio.com David Bedford, the contemporary scribe of Liverpool life, has done it again. This book, graphically supreme as Liddypool, takes you closer to the way it was. This is the real thing by a man who knows the famed musical and social history of his city like few others. His pride in Liverpool is contagious. - Larry Kane, author of When They Were Boys A treasure chest of research and a visual delight, this will prove to be a work no Beatles fan should be without. - Bill Harry, founder of Mersey Beat Just when you think there can't possibly be another book worth reading about the Beatles, along comes another. This book has quality as well as quantity. David Bedford has excelled himself. - Rod Davis, The Quarrymen

Book Information

ISBN: 9781854432643
Publication date: 27th December 2013
Author: David Bedford
Publisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Rock & Pop music, Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups,

About David Bedford

David Bedford, author of Liddypool, is a life-long Beatles fan who grew up in the Dingle, Liverpool, at the bottom of the street where Ringo Starr was born; attended the same school as the famous drummer - though many years later - and has been involved as a parent and governor at Dovedale School, where John Lennon and George Harrison attended; he has lived by Penny Lane for 20 years. Bedford is also a feature writer for The British Beatles Fan Club since 2000. He has been interviewed on BBC Radio and several national British newspapers about his knowledge of the Beatles. ...

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