The Beatles, the Bands, the Biz - An Insider's Look at an Era


Through exclusive photographs and uniquely crafted personal stories, former U.S. manager of Apple Records and Grammy Award–winning album producer Ken Mansfield invites readers to know the characters of the Beatles and the musicians of their time—the bands that moved an industry and a culture to a whole new rhythm.

This engaging and unusual account spans some of the most fertile and intense decades in music history, including insight into celebrities such as Brian Wilson, Dolly Parton, Ray Orbison, Waylon Jennings, David Cassidy, and James Taylor. As the man who helped shape much of the music of the sixties and seventies, Ken Mansfield is in the rare position of observer, friend, and colleague of these sometimes quirky, sometimes ordinary, always talented individuals. (These are the final copies from the original printing. They are individually numbered - future printings will not be numbered or as expensively reproduced. Like The White Album, signed copies will become an investment for collectors.)

“Countless books about the Beatles have been written by researchers - not by people who were actually there. This book is an exception - I know because I was there for some of it myself. Ken and I shared the experience of the famous Apple rooftop session. Ken worked for the Beatles through their heyday, and was also their trusted friend. There is no one better equipped to tell the Beatles' story - truthfully - and more importantly - factually, from the inside.“ —Alan Parsons, Engineer-Beatles/Pink Floyd, Multi Platinum Producer

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