As a huge Beatles fan especially the early years I've always been fascinated by the behind the scenes relationships and workings of the world's most popular band. Brian's complicated personal life and early death have always cast a shadow over the outward image of the Fab Four and this book goes as deep as any putting the pieces of his life together. (Posted on 12/15/13)
Everyone from George Martin to Billy Preston to Eric Clapton to Stuart Sutcliffe to Pete Best has been called the fifth Beatle. In fact, now that I think of it, I'm pretty sure someone once called me the fifth Beatle. Regardless, a solid argument can be made for the Beatles' legendary manager, Epstein to hold the number 5 slot - Paul McCartney once said, "If anyone was the fifth Beatle, it was Brian." It was shortly after his tragic, early death that the Beatles started to come apart as a band. This book tells Brian's story, dealing with his personal struggles. The art here has a both era-styled and remarkably modern painterly vibe to it that makes it worthy of the the subject matter.
(Posted on 11/20/13)