Images of the Beatles, by Tim Hill ISBN 1405480483
Five out of five stars
This collection of photos of the Beatles spans the time from when they were just another boy band through their rocket flight to stardom to the breakup and beyond. Their ability to create music and take it new directions was astonishing in their early years. They toured live, went into the studio and recorded full albums in a matter of days and then went back on tour.
One major point of emphasis is the incredible songwriting capability of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, particularly McCartney. One time he composed a song so quickly that he went around playing it and asking others if they had ever heard it before. He thought that he was somehow plagiarizing another song.
Fans of the Beatles will love this volume, those with a passing or historical interest in the group only a little bit less so.