Eight Days a Week is the inside account of The Beatles' final world tour, through the lens and words of their official photographer, Robert Whitaker. This lavish book, containing many previously unpublished photographs, documents the tempestuous journey that began in Germany and included a visit to Hamburg, scene of the group's legendary early performances. After playing their last-ever European concert there, The Beatles made an unscheduled stop-over in Alaska before arriving in Japan, where they were confined to their hotel between shows for their own security. Their final destination, Manila in the Philippines, turned into a nightmare after unintentional offence was given to Imelda Marcos, wife of the country's dictator. Whitaker's intimate view of John, Paul, George and Ringo highlights their characteristic humour, even under the strain of touring, and documents the more serious inner world of The Beatles at a turning point in their career.
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