- ASIN : B09Z5S5TX6
- Publisher : Frances Glover Books (April 28, 2022)
- Publication date : April 28, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 1827 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 509 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
A thoroughly engaging biography of an incredible band who was so impressive they became favorably compared to the Beatles. Ironically, they were discovered by the same Fab Four’s roadie, Mal Evans, then mentored by Paul McCartney. Subsequently they were hired to session for all four Beatles members. Ultimately, they were controlled in release by the entire Apple Corps Ltd. empire. The group even started to surpass commercially the Fab Four’s solo successes with their major worldwide hits such as “Come And Get It,” “No Matter What,” “Day After Day,” “Baby Blue” and a cover version by Harry Nilsson of “Without You,” written by group members Pete Ham and Tom Evans, but were never given much promotional support, as The Beatles interest in them continued to wane.
Once the band launched off to another record company, Warner Brothers Records, late in 1972, the rot had been set internally toward eventual group dissolution because of deceptive business practices by their various management teams and the splintered group politics holding them back.
Dan Matovina’s deep research of documentation and hundreds of thorough interviews sets up this tome of absolute devastation leading to two suicides of group members. The band’s music becomes more and more iconic over time with the eventual explosion of interest coming from the use of the group’s recording of Ham’s “Baby Blue” for the final song heard in one of the all-time television series Breaking Bad in 2013.
Since this book’s first publication in 1997, it has proven virtually faultless in accuracy. Now, with the first Kindle version in 2022, along with a .pdf made available, it will live on for future study and continual re-discovery of this amazing band’s story and their classic catalog.