The candid and unabridged story of the Beatles as told by the insiders who worked, recorded, and toured with the group from the Hamburg days to the bitter end. A meticulously researched and comprehensive array of inside sources, this book collects interviews with those who knew and worked with the Beatles throughout their career, including the frank recollections of Pete Best, the group's first drummer. Other Beatles collaborators in the book and on the DVD include Tony Barrow (the group's publicist from the Liverpool days to Abbey Road), Alan Williams (the group's first manager), Norman Smith (their early engineer), Sid Bernstein (their promoter in the U.S.), and Bill Harry of Merseybeat magazine (who helped to break the band into the big time). Neil Innes of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band recalls the experience of making The Magical Mystery Tour, while the DVDs feature a leading team of musicologists and critics giving an unrivaled overview of the recordings that changed the face of popular music forever.
A number of people associated with The Beatles share their stories about the group in order to tell the history of the band in this documentary.