Title: A Cellarful of Noise
Author: Brian Epstein
Page Count/Review Word Count: 218
I got really excited about this because this is the autobiography of Brian Epstein, the manager of The Beatles. He wrote this when The Beatles were just about getting into the height of their fame, three years before he died, and it’s an interesting insight into his mind and into how he got to where he got to.
Unfortunately, it’s fairly insubstantial, less like an autobiography and more like a series of blog posts, although Epstein died back in the sixties and so I guess that makes him ahead of his time. But this doesn’t really go into the kind of detail that I was hoping for, and it reads more like a collection of anecdotes than anything else. It still has a certain amount of historical significance, of course, but equally it wasn’t anywhere near as good as I was expecting.
If you’re a big Beatles fan then go ahead and grab yourself a copy of this if you can find one for a reasonable price. From what I’ve seen, copies of this book are pretty hard to find, which is a shame, I guess. People have just forgotten about it, but I haven’t.