by Mark Lewisohn
"Didn't the Beatles give everything on God's earth for ten years?"
John Lennon, 1980
This meticulously researched chronology of the Beatles' stage performances corrects hundreds of previously published inaccuracies and reveals absorbing new information about early Beatles history. Every significant date is included from the fateful day in March 1957 when John Lennon was given a £17 guitar to the Beatles' last, massive concert in San Francisco in August 1966.