The Days of Their LifeBook - 2012
The most famous pop band in the world, even today The Beatles hold centre stage. Anyone who lived through the 1960s remembers them and the digital remastering of their output has ensured that younger generations know them too. How could they not? The songs will live forever and are regularly reused in film or TV scores, on adverts, and on radio channels everywhere. With such coverage and interest, how can there be anything new to say about the band? The Beatles: The Days of their Life manages to do so thanks to the remarkable collection of photographs housed in Mirrorpix, the library of the Daily Mirror, Britain's premier popular daily newspaper. Mirrorpix has a sensational collection of material taken to feed an insatiable desire to see the band, its families, hangers on and what they did. Record launches, publicity events, holidays, flights in and out of the country, TV broadcasts, film work, births, deaths and marriages: everything was photographed. With this sort of coverage, unsurprisingly much material was not published and it is this treasure trove that is exploited in The Bealtes: The Days of their Life. Compiled by Richard Havers, who has a great pedigree in the music business and in music publishing, the book combines great photographs with memorabilia to provide a series of visual snapshots of the Beatles' life and career as Brtiain's number 1 band.
Publisher: Brighton : Greene Media Ltd., 2012
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations