By Tony Bramwell
Tony Bramwell's striking existence with The Beatles begun in a post-war Liverpool suburb the place he was once formative years pals with John, Paul and George. by the point he all at once bumped into George Harrison on most sensible of a bus, Tony was once good right into a existence tale completely in contrast to the other. At Apple Record's insistence, Tony stayed with The Beatles for each step in their meteoric upward push. His tale has been looked for over thirty years, and right here it truly is, detailing with an insider's sensible eye the incomparable good fortune and inevitable failure of the Apple empire; Brian Epstein's frolics; Ken Kessy's Merry Pranksters; Phil Spector's eccentric behaviour; in addition to never-heard-before tales approximately Yoko Ono. 'Magical secret Tours' unearths clean insights that experience by no means been released in any of the 800 plus books already out there, together with compelling information of the early recordings and songwriting and Yoko's pursuit of John and her transforming into impact over The Beatles' lives. From the 1st number 1 to the final and from scraps of track lyrics to the invention of the well-known Mr Kite circus poster, this can be a extensive ranging account of the swinging sixties and the decade's so much profitable rock band.
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Magical Mystery Tours - My Life with the Beatles by Tony Bramwell