Mark Lewisohn is considered the world's leading Beatles historian. He has written many reference books about the band, including Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, which is the first in a biographical trilogy.
Lewisohn discusses this highly regarded book with Fab 4 Free 4 All hosts Mitch Axelrod, Rob Leonard, and Tony Traguardo.
The book is constructed from archival sources and hundreds of news interviews with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
"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," says the book's description. "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."
The author has been working on the project for ten years.
The talk was recorded on November 4th.
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