From the author of “Liddypool”, “The Fab One Hundred & Four: The Evolution of The Beatles” is the sequel to Liddypool and tells the story of how they went from The Quarrymen, through several musicians, and became The Beatles
“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
“The Fab one Hundred and Four: The Evolution of The Beatles” is Liddypool: Part 2! Having evolved from “Liddypool”, this book tells the story of every band member, collaborating musician, tutor, influence and those they backed on stage in Liverpool and Hamburg to become the “Fab Four”.
John Lennon stated: “I asked Paul to join, and then George joined and then Ringo joined. We were just a band…………….. we were four guys”
Well, actually, 104 guys and gals. Read the stories of those who played even a small part in the success of going from a skiffle group having fun, to the Fab Four who took over the world.
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, US journalist who accompanied The Beatles.
- There are countless interviews with key eyewitness, and, for the very first time:
- The Back Roots of The Beatles
- Revealing Geoff Lee – the school friend who started everything!
- When George Harrison joined The Quarrymen – much earlier than we thought
- When the first colour photograph of John, Paul and George was taken – it took months of research!
- The only biography of Norman Chapman
- The first and exclusive photographs of Norman Chapman
- Hundreds of photographs and exclusive interviews
The FAB one hundred and FOUR is a meticulously-researched, thoughtfully-written and lavishly-illustrated volume that addresses the important, but largely unknown players in the evolution of The Beatles. Mark Naboshek, Beatles collector