first edition of the landmark anthology project. "it should be fiction: four teenagers with no more than eight o levels between them, running and biking and busing and busking all over liverpool in search of new chords and old guitars and half-decent drum kit and any gig at all. they were determined to amount to something - in george's words - we just had this amazing inner feeling of: 'we're going to do it'. i don't know why... we were just cocky... and make a record (in ringo's words you'd kill for that bit of plastic and make some money and have a laugh and shout. that would do to be going on with.' six years later, they were the four most famous and musical men on earth, the best dressed and on a good day the most captivating people anyone can remember. the narrative that began where paul met john and clicked at a garden fete in leafy liverpool, and ended in high dudgeon in high-end london, is so far fetched that it needs the power of a song punctuating every page to remind you with a joyous jolt that it was all true.