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The Beatles in Hamburg
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According to "Record Collector," " "Spencer Leigh is rock s leading oral historian. His previous books include "Everyday," "The Cavern," "Tomorrow Never Knows," and "The Walrus Was Ringo.""

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"An unsentimental, unpretentious account of Buddy's life. . . . Everyday smashes through the smoke and mirrors to give an animated, informative, and refreshingly candid portrait of the rock 'n' roll legend and his enduring legacy. A truly exhaustive account of how the music was born and why it never died." --"Record Collector "on "Everyday"
"Essential for anyone fascinated with what made Britain tick before the Beatles." " --Mojo" on"The Cavern"
"As a native Liverpudlian who discovered rock 'n' roll at the same time as the Fabs, Leigh can write about the city and its music scene with an authority other authors lack." " --"Gillian Gaar, "Goldmine, "on" Twist and Shout!"
"Spencer Leigh has succeeded in conveying the spirit of the period with great accuracy. He writes in an authentic, sensitive, and honest manner, as though he had been there himself--and all with a good touch of British humor. This is not only the story of the Beatles in Hamburg--it is also a historical document of an era that left a lifelong impression on people like me and the Beatles." --Klaus Voormann
"Informative and entertaining ... those with a special interest in the Hamburg years should really enjoy this book." --Goldmine
"Revelatory ... required for any Beatles aficionados." --"Under the Radar"
"Not only does the book take you back, it also shows you more about this vital phase in the Beatles' career than we've ever seen before." --"Creative Loafing Tampa"
Spencer Leigh has succeeded in conveying the spirit of the period with great accuracy. He writes in an authentic, sensitive, and honest manner, as though he had been there himself and all with a good touch of British humor. This is not only the story of the Beatles in Hamburg it is also a historical document of an era that left a lifelong impression on people like me and the Beatles. Klaus Voormann"
Not only does the book take you back, it also shows you more about this vital phase in the Beatles career than we ve ever seen before. "Creative Loafing Tampa""
"Handsomely-designed . . . Leigh's book is an evocative stroll, and alongwith the photographs and chronology of the group's visits (and in the case of the underage Harrison, a deportation) Leigh also takes us on side trips that include a capsule history and tour of Hamburg andthe St. Pauli's long and storied inventory of vices and tempations." Popmatters.com"
"The book is certainly authoritative, but even better is that it's fully illustrated with loads of four-color photographs and other memorabilia that really gives you a sense of place." Examiner.com"
"Revelatory . . . required for any Beatles aficionados." "Under the Radar""

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