Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Pretty much everyone knows those guys. Having formed in 1960, their band The Beatles became the best-selling musical group of artists of all time, changing the way popular music was recorded, conceived of, presented and celebrated for decades to come.
Fans across generations still clamor for new Beatles content. That’s why the recent Disney+ documentary The Beatles: Get Back is such a runaway hit. Now, a new book takes a close look at cities that helped shape the band’s sound, and it invites you to come along on the journey.
The Beatles: Fab Four Cities, published by ACC Art Books, is a newly-released travel guide that explores four cities that defined The Beatles as a band.
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John Lennon once said, “We were born in Liverpool, but we grew up in Hamburg,” and authors David Bedford, Susan Ryan, Richard Porter and Simon Weitzman continue that phrase, saying “The Beatles were born in Liverpool, grew up in Hamburg, reached maturity in London, and immortality in New York.”
The journey starts at The Beatles’ humble beginnings when the foursome just started to make music in the maritime city of its birth, and travels through the rock outfit’s colorful evolution to becoming one of the biggest and most influential bands of all time.
Follow the band’s timeline with never-before-seen pictures and fresh trivia that’ll surprise any Beatlemaniac.
“It amazes me that, after all these years and countless books, the scope of subject matter on The Beatles is so amazingly large that writers always find a new angle,” says fellow ‘60s Brit pop singer Billy J. Kramer. “This book does that in a very unique and clever way. It’s a must for every Beatles fan.”
Part biography and part map to the stars, The Beatles: Fab Four Cities is your “Ticket to Ride” and walk in the footsteps of John, Paul, George and Ringo. It’s the next best thing to actually driving their car. Learn more about the new book and grab a copy from ACC Art Books’ website.
Photography by: Courtesy of ACC Art Books