"It’s now been 50 years since the four lads from Liverpool made their mark on Britain. In 1963 they launched a second single “Please Please Me” and followed it with an album which finally gave them recognition beyond Liverpool and Hamburg. By 1964 they had taken America and then the world by storm. Whilst naturally their popularity and music has faded a little with time it still resonates today.
In the Anthology TV and DVD series the Beatles painted a sanitized story of their history. Even the bitter break up was told as if it was a natural conclusion like a bunch of old army mates finally going their own way and it all ended in 1970. It didn’t.
There was a lesser known side to the Fab Four which this post will explore . Conspiracy, rumour, fact and a little “fab”rication all mixed together. Make your mind up about what’s true and what’s not. Even if you have only a casual passing interest in anything involving the Beatles I hope you find this interesting.
If you are a hardcore Beatles fan then maybe you can clarify some of the information presented."