He also provides a lot of insight into Brian Epstein. Along the way, the author gives personal reminiscences and insights into the Beatles, both their personalities as well as the inner workings of their enterprise. Overall, while the Beatles feature heavily in this book given the author's long personal friendship and association with them dating back to childhood, this doesn't feel like a cash-in by someone who is using that association for any personal gain. I probably would've giv I didn't actually get all the way through this book, but I made a valiant effort. Kite circus poster, Tony Bramwell really did see it all. The reader is left with no doubt regarding his feelings for her.
All in all a great book, reading about each individual Beatle and the forming of The Beatles was interesting and heart warming, I couldn't put it down. Later on, the author veers into his own life story -- apart from the Beatles -- quite a bit, but I found it interesting overall as I am always interested in the industry as well as the era. Written okay, but I still think the best book I've read on the Beatles is probably still their anthology book. If anything needed taking care of, Bramwell was the man the Beatles called, the man they knew they could trust. His story reveals fresh insights into the Beatles' childhoods and families, their early recordings and songwriting, the politics at Apple, and Yoko's pursuit of John and her growing influence over the Beatles' lives. His story reveals fresh insights into the Beatles' childhoods and families, their early recordings and songwriting, the politics at Apple, and Yoko's pursuit of John and her growing influence over the Beatles' lives. If not, dont waste your time 'cause the one thing it ain't is literary! The book also delves into Bramwell's life post fab four which is also interssting.
Tony Bramwell: Yes they were and so was I! We finished up with four 1 albums and sold 9 million records in England. The last third of the book is less about the Beatles than I would have expected but I would still highly recommend this book for the new information that it contributes. I think this might be one of my favorite books about the Beatles - like Chris O'Dell and Geoff Emerick, this perspective is from an insider, but also from someone removed just enough that they're pretty fair in their assessment of Beatles. If there is a choice of file format, which format is better to download? Tony Bramwell: Oh do they? In the wake of Brian Epstein's death in August of 1967 and upon the arrival of Allen Klein in 1969, Tony was one of the lucky few who were immune from the mass house cleaning Klein undertook at Apple as a way to consolidate his power. The author, Tony Bramwell, was a close personal friend of the band and went on many tours with them and hung out with them a lot, so he has a lot of inside scoop stuff. The book really flies when Bramwell relates tales of the Beatles early days, offering insights and perspective only he could provide.
From the Cavern Club to the rooftop concert, from the first number one to the last, and from scraps of song lyrics to the discovery of the famous Mr. Bramwell does not call her names or use any derogatory terms, but he is still able to make clear his absolute disdain for her and her behavior, and anyone who is interested in some of the more interpersonal aspects of the breakup will appreciate some of his insights. Magical Mystery Tours is a tour de force. The mythic moments are all here. His story has been sought after for years, and now, here it is, full of untold stories and detailing with an insider's shrewd eye the Apple empire's incomparable rise, Brian Epstein's frolics, Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, Phil Spector's eccentric behavior, and new stories about Yoko Ono, the Stones, and the life-- his life.
With an insider's shrewd eye, Tony describes the rise and fall of the Apple empire, Brian Epstein's frolics, Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, Phil Spector's eccentric behavior, and stories never before told about Yoko Ono. Tony carried Georges guitar that night, and he stayed with the band from the first Number 1 to the last. Later on, th This may be a bit too much info for people who do not already know the Beatles biography backwards and forwards. Even he himself admits that he never really had a job title but was simply expected to get things done. In all, a must read for anyone with more than a passing interest in the band's story In the first few pages of this memoir, Tony recalls meeting his young mate George on a bus in Liverpool, early evening, as you do.
Kite circus poster, Tony Bramwell really did see it all. It's raw and honest which is what I really like about it. George befriended and welcomed into their world one fringe group of outlaws after another, Phil Spector is even crazier than we've been led to believe, Sharon Stone and Ozzy seem made for each other, and Vangelis has no clue about live performance marketability. Tony Bramwell: It just got so tiresome, the phone calls and the constant harassment from the press and radio and media. As with any memoir, questions and quibbles arise. These ugly bits are not as enjoyable as the rest of the book and often feel petty.
As his responsibilities grow and he spends less time with the Beatles he has to hold down the fort at home while the group travels the world his viewpoint becomes more cynical and sarcastic. We do have volumes two and three almost ready to go. I bought two copies of this - a Kindle version for me and hardback as a gift for a deserving fan. He remembers more than I do. If your a Beatle's fan you'll really enjoy it, as I've read a few books on the Beatle's this one is the best so far. Conversational, direct, and honest, the ultimate Beatles insider finally shares his own version of the frantic and glorious ascent of four boys from Liverpool lads to rock and roll kings. Of course, it probably didn't help at all that John might have been slowly losing his mind and, to blame the later on her is, well, presumptuous.
A welcome addition to Beatles lore. She certainly got through his bullshit detector. So if you like Yoko, probably shouldn't read this book. It's engaging and was what really lured me into fully appreciating the Beatles as well as their impact on a generation. From overseeing the tours of Brian Epstein's Merseybeat stars to producing shows for Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Cream, and Pink Floyd at Epstein's Savile Theatre; and from producing and directing Beatles videos to heading Apple Films, Tony's life really did encompass a who's who of rock.