This is the story of the last acrimonious days of the Beatles, a final chapter reconstructing for the first time the seismic events of 1969, the year that saw the band reach new highs of musical creativity and new lows of internal strife. Two years after Flower Power and the hippie idealism of the Summer of Love, the Sixties dream had perished on the vine. By 1969, violence and vindictiveness had replaced the Beatles' own mantra of peace and love, and Vietnam and the Cold War had supplanted hope and optimism. And just as the decade foundered on the altar of a cold, harsh reality, so too did the Beatles.
In the midst of this rancour, however, emerged the disharmony of Let It Be and the ragged genius of Abbey Road, their incredible farewell love letter to the world.
'Meticulous research; transports you right back to the end of the 60s and the sad disintegration of the world's greatest band. I loved it, yeah, yeah, yeah!'
-- Denzil Meyrick
'Brilliantly forensic ... [t]his is an absorbing, fast-paced yet scrupulously researched account of the end of an era that will never be seen again'
― Louder Than War
'A new book about The Beatles’ final days reveals the REAL reasons they split up'
― Mail Online
'A new book about the Fab Four’s final days reveals the real reasons The Beatles just couldn’t let it be!'
― Mail on Sunday
About the Author
Ken McNab is a lifelong Beatles fan and well-respected journalist with Scotland's Evening Times. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and children.