All The Songs
Musical historians Phillippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon delve deep into the history and musical origins of every Beatles album, recounting the circumstances that led to the composition of each song, the recording process, and the instruments used.
This intimate and revealing look at the music of The Beatles draws on decades of research. For example, readers learn that one of John Lennon's favorite guitars was a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he bought for 100 in 1960 in Hamburg. He had it painted black and used it on the Ed Sullivan Show and in the Hollywood Bowl concerts. It now belongs to his son Sean.