When They Were Boys by Larry Kane
The True Story of the Beatles' Rise to the Top

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

A shimmering, occasionally breathless report that should fill in many of the cracks in readers’ knowledge of pop-music history.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

This is the story of the Beatles’ harrowing rise to fame: focusing on that seven-year stretch from the time the boys met as teenagers to early 1964, when the Fab Four made their momentous first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. From the boys’ humble beginnings in Liverpool, to the cellars of Hamburg, When They Were Boys includes stories never before told, including the heartbreaks and the lucky breaks.

Included are an eyewitness account of that first meeting between Lennon and McCartney, the inside story of how Ringo replaced Pete Best, an exploration of the brilliant but troubled soul of manager Brian Epstein, and the real scoop on their disastrous first visit to Germany and the death of Stu Sutcliffe. With an eye for life in Liverpool during the 50’s and 60’s and over 65 eyewitness accounts from those closest to the Beatles, Larry Kane brings to life the
evolution of the group that changed music forever.

 

About Larry Kane

See more books from this Author
Larry Kane: Larry Kane is the "dean of Philadelphia television news anchors," with a 45-year career covering domestic and world events. He was the only American reporter to travel with the Beatles on every stop of their 1964 and 1965 tours of America, an experience which he recounted in his bestselling book Ticket to Ride. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Lennon Revealed . He lives in Philadelphia.
 
Published July 30, 2013 by Running Press. 418 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for When They Were Boys
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Good
on Jun 25 2013

A shimmering, occasionally breathless report that should fill in many of the cracks in readers’ knowledge of pop-music history.

Read Full Review of When They Were Boys: The True... | See more reviews from Kirkus

Reader Rating for When They Were Boys
75%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 77 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×