Another among the multitude of books about The Beatles is coming, this one solely based on unpublished interviews with the band, family, and friends.
All You Need Is Love: An Oral History of The Beatles, is a collaborative book from Peter Brown, the former COO of Apple Corps Ltd., and Steven Gaines. The publishing date is set for April 9, 2024, via St. Martin’s Press.
The 352-page All You Need Is Love is described as “a groundbreaking oral history… comprised of intimate interviews that were conducted by the pair in 1980-1981 during the preparation of their international bestseller, The Love You Make: An Insider’s Story of The Beatles, which spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list in 1983.
The publisher also adds that the book will also include interviews that Brown and Gaines conducted with ex-wives Cynthia Lennon, Pattie Harrison, and Maureen Starkey, as well as the major social and business figures of the Beatles’ inner circle. Among other sought-after information, the interviews contribute definitively as to why the Beatles broke up.
Brown was a Beatles intimate since their earliest days in Liverpool. He was the best man at John and Yoko’s wedding and introduced McCartney to Linda Eastman.
Gaines is the author of Heroes & Villains: The True Story of the Beach Boys. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and New York magazine, where he was a contributing editor for 12 years.
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