|Book title:||The Beatles' Shadow: Stuart Sutcliffe & His Lonely Hearts Club.|
|Publisher:||Sidgwick & Jackson|
This is a poignant memoir of forgotten Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe, and a remarkable chronicle of the early days of the world's most influential pop group. One of the founding members and a close friend of John Lennon, Sutcliffe left the band after their Hamburg sojourn in order to pursue his promising career as an artist, dying shortly thereafter of a brain hemorrhage. In this book, his sister Pauline sheds new light on the Beatles' formative period—the rivalry with McCartney, how George Harrison tried to keep the peace, the truth about Stuart's intense relationship with Lennon, and why Lennon was haunted by guilt over her brother's death.