Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Day John Met Paul: An Hour-By-Hour Account of How the Beatles Began

by Jim O'Donnell

"Meticulously researched..."
--Washington Post

"A superb re-creation of a moment in music history based on detailed research and imaginative insight. Jim O'Donnell has a reporter's curiosity, a rock 'n' roller's heart, and he writes like a lyrical Irish poet."
--Michael Lydon, a Founding Editor of Rolling Stone

"It reads like a drama, a thriller even . . . You won't be able to put the bloody book down!"
--Andy Davis, Record Collector Magazine

"The Day John Met Paul is one of the best Beatles books ever written... Extraordinary research, fresh approach, entertaining tone, deep insight . . ."
--Ray Coleman, John Lennon's Authorized Biographer

"Once I started reading this book, I couldn't stop. This is a realistic portrayal of Lennon as a teenager. O'Donnell gets it right."
--Pete Shotton, John Lennon's Best Friend

The Day John Met Paul is a spellbinding hour-by-hour account of July 6, 1957, when fate brought together two men who would radically change the face of popular music: John Lennon and Paul McCartney. This second edition includes a new introduction and photos of the many Liverpool landmarks--from Strawberry Fields to Penny Lane--that played a role in the Beatles' life and works.

Jim O'Donnell is a veteran journalist and author. His books include The Rock Book, Born to Rock and Wonderful Tonight. He is editor of

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