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Publisher Description

Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles from before their childhoods through the final hour of 1962—when, with breakthrough success just days away, they stand on the cusp of a whole new kind of fame and celebrity. They’ve one hit record ("Love Me Do") behind them and the next ("Please Please Me") primed for release, their first album session is booked, and America is clear on the horizon.  This is the lesser-known Beatles story—the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg—and in many respects the most absorbing and incredible period of them all. Here is the complete and true account of their family lives, childhoods, teenage years and their infatuation with American music, here is the riveting narrative of their unforgettable days and nights in the Cavern Club, their laughs, larks and adventures when they could move about freely, before fame closed in.  

For those who’ve never read a Beatles book before, this is the place to discover the young men behind the icons. For those who think they know John, Paul, George, and Ringo, it’s time to press the Reset button and tune into the real story, the lasting word.

Biographies & Memoirs
October 29
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Unlposaune ,

No stone left unturned...

Mark Lewisohn gives us the most detailed account of the Beatles early career that anyone has written. All I can say is that I cannot wait for the rest of the story. This is well-researched scholarship that reads quickly and well.

Jamesgdown ,

Pure Speechless

I’ve been a Beatle fan for 42 years and read a lot of literature on the Fab Four and I would have to say “Tune In” is by far the best exhaustive, detailed documentary I’ve ever encountered reading. It was a challenge prying myself away from this best seller. I really appreciate the time effort and labor of love put into every detail necessary in the book. Mark Lewisohn also stayed true to the integrity of the Fab Four as individuals, never wavering, nor pulling punches; demonstrating the humanistic side of ones character whether flawed or unflawed. Mark literally painted a picture of each milestone of the group’s development from childhood to New Years Eve 1962 giving the reader a glimpse of what it was actually like in that time period. The in depth actual accounts and the stories behind it is highly appreciative. “Tune In” is a must read for any true Beatle fan. I can’t wait for volume 2 to come out,

Thank you Mark for taking my enthusiasm for the Fab Four to the next level😊

Check4791 ,

Solidly Researched but Biased

Lewisohn may be a talented researcher, but his “definitive work” is so solidly in favor of his (self-admitted) preferred Beatle John Lennon that some entries can leave you cringing at their inherent bias. This book’s tone feels almost masturbatory.