March 25, 2008
The White Book, by Ken Mansfield
Just when you thought you had read and seen everything about The Beatles... Author Ken Mansfield provides one of the more entertaining and fascinating books about the Fab Four in years. The White Book isn't just another Beatles book because Mansfield isn't just another music critic with a new angle; he's the guy who used to run the U.S. arm of Apple Records, the label started by The Beatles.
The White Book is loaded with stories and photos that I've never seen before, and believe me when I tell you I've gone through my share of Beatles books. In addition to the many unique photos of the band, there are also pictures of memorabilia and letters. It was interesting to read not just the facts about each event/document but Mansfield's behind-the-scenes explanations, the real insider's perspective.
Mansfield's music experience isn't limited to The Beatles and neither is the coverage in this book. He dedicates the latter part of the book to his work with other big names such as James Taylor, Waylon Jennings, David Cassidy and several others. The White Book is a wonderful book and one that every Beatle fan needs for their collection.
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