There are countless Beatles courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs (2015)
- The Beatles Book (2019)
- PEOPLE The Beatles 1969 (2019)
- The Beatles: The Biography (2006)
- The Beatles (Updated Edition) (2010)
- The Beatles Sheet Music Collection (2017)
- Beatles Complete Easy Guitar (1986)
- Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years (2016)
- The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook (2000)
- The Beatles: arr. Phillip Keveren The Phillip Keveren Series Piano Solo (2001)
- The Beatles Anthology (2002)
- The Beatles (2012)
- 100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things…Fans Should Know) (2013)
- Read the Beatles: Classic and New Writings on the Beatles, Their Legacy, and Why They Still Matter (2006)
The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs (2015)
The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime — songs we all know by heart often began as a scribble on the back of an envelope or on hotel stationery.
The Beatles Book (2019)
Hunter Davies, the only ever authorized biographer of the group, brings together three eminent Beatles experts to compile an invaluable and essential guide. Divided into four sections—People, Songs, Places and Broadcast & Cinema—the book covers every element of the band’s history.
PEOPLE The Beatles 1969 (2019)
The end of one of the most compelling and transformative decades in American history was also the end of a musical era. 1969, with the recording of their final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be, marked the end of the Beatles. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of this final musical gesture and the changes it ushered in, the editors at People present this new special edition, The Beatles: 1969.
The Beatles: The Biography (2006)
As soon as The Beatles became famous, the spin machine began to construct a myth–one that has continued to this day. But the truth is much more interesting, much more exciting, and much more moving–the highs and the lows, the love and the rivalry, the awe and the jealousy, the drugs, the tears, the thrill, and the magic to never be repeated. In this vast, revelatory, exuberantly acclaimed, and bestselling book, Bob Spitz has written the biography for which Beatles fans have long waited.
The book that defines a band that defined a generation. During 1967 and 1968 Hunter Davies spent eighteen months with the Beatles at the peak of their powers as they defined a generation and rewrote popular music. As their only authorized biographer, he had unparalleled access―not just to John, Paul, George, and Ringo but also to friends, family, and colleagues.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 440 pages featuring over 100 timeless hits from the Fab Four in piano/vocal/guitar arrangements, including: Across the Universe * All My Loving * Back in the U.S.S.R.
Beatles Complete Easy Guitar (1986)
(Easy Guitar). This bestselling easy guitar songbook has been a mainstay on the music stands of guitarists for nearly 30 years! This refreshed edition features all-new engravings of the same incredible song list: 155 songs by the Beatles from their classic early hits to their psychedelic later years and every phase in between, this book lets you play through the entire Beatles journey. The music is arranged at an easier level and includes chord grid diagrams.
The Beatles have been in our lives for half a century and surely always will be. Still, somehow, their music excites, their influence resonates, their fame sustains. New generations find and love them, and while many other great artists come and go, the Beatles are beyond eclipse. So . . . who really were these people, and just how did it all happen? ‘The Beatles story’ is everywhere.
(Guitar Chord Songbook). This great collection features all 194 songs written and sung by The Beatles, specially transcribed here for strumming guitarists, from the actual recordings, in the original keys. Each song includes chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics. Also features a helpful playing guide and a full discography.
(Piano Solo Personality). 18 Fab Four favorites masterfully arranged for solo piano by Phillip Keveren: All You Need Is Love * And I Love Her * A Day in the Life * The Fool on the Hill * Here Comes the Sun * Here, There and Everywhere * Hey Jude * I Will * In My Life * Julia * Let It Be * Michelle * Norwegian Wood * Penny Lane * She’s Leaving Home * Something * With a Little Help from My Friends * Yesterday.
The Beatles Anthology (2002)
The international best-seller is now in paperback! From their years growing up in Liverpool through their ride to fame to their ultimate breakup, heres the inside story. Interwoven with The Beatles own memories are the recollections of such associates as road manager Neil Aspinall, producer George Martin, and spokesman Derek Taylor. The Beatles Anthology is a once-in-a-lifetime volume: warm, frank, funny, poignant, and bold-just like the music thats been a part of so many of our lives.
The Beatles (2012)
(Ukulele Chord Songbook). This series features convenient 6 x 9 books with complete lyrics and chord symbols above the lyrics for dozens of great songs. Each song also includes chord grids at the top of every page and the first notes of the melody for easy reference.
Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base over half a century that is as significant and devoted as those of the Beatles, and this entertaining guide to all things Fab Four rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format.
Read the Beatles: Classic and New Writings on the Beatles, Their Legacy, and Why They Still Matter (2006)
There are, of course, many books on the Beatles, but this is the only one available that is a comprehensive, career-spanning collection of journalism about the legendary band, before and after the breakup.
Best Beatles Books You Should Read
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Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles
Author(s): Dominic Sandbrook
ID: 2438580, Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group, Year: 5 Feb 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
The Beatles on the Roof
Author(s): Tony Barrell
ID: 2391912, Publisher: Omnibus Press, Year: 26 Oct 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub
The Beatles Trivia and Facts: All You Need to Know about The Legend Boy Band
Author(s): Roy Stephens
ID: 2938987, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.