Paul McCartney acknowledges that it was Miles who introduced him to London's avant-garde
scene. It was at Miles' London flat where McCartney first read William Burroughs and the
beat poets, and heard experimental music. Miles' record collection of cutting edge jazz
proved highly influential to The Beatles' development. When Miles opened lndica Books and
Gallery and co-founded International Tiines, McCartney helped him support the ventures -
lndica was where John and Yoko would famously meet.
Miles is also the author of Many Years From Now,
the best selling authorised biography of Paul McCartney.
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|The world's most famous hand existed officially for just ten years. Its
extraordinary story has been the subject of countless books, films and articles. Now here
at last is the definitive Beatles chronicle.
The Beatles: A Diary stands apart from all
other Beatle books.
- Written by the legendary Miles, an intimate member of the Beatles' Sixties circle
- Containing an astonishingly detailed chronology of gigs, venues, quotes and memorable
- Exposing the unvarnished stories of the four band members, uncovering the quarrels, the
sex and the drugs as well as the personal triumphs.
This is nothing less than a 30-year diary of The Beatles, beginning in wartime
Liverpool and ending in the dying days of the swinging Sixties.
Few insiders know The Beatles' story like Miles. And no one has had access to anything
like so much intimate detail. Far more than a simple chronology, The Beatles A Diary is
pop music's greatest success story told just as it happened - with new insights and
For the world The Beatles were a gift - the definitive Sixties group, reliable icons of
their age to be pressed into service for whatever the fashionable agenda might be. Here,
though the high points and the daily routine of fame are presented just as life presented
them to The Beatles - day by day.
The result is the most revealing personal history of The Beatles ever written, fascinating
for those who grew up with their music, and essential reading for anyone interested in
rock's most influential phenomenon.
Fully illustrated with hundreds of colour and b&w pictures.