Tony Bramwell's remarkable life with The Beatles began in a post-war Liverpool suburb, when he became childhood friends with John, Paul and George. By the time he unexpectedly ran into George Harrison on top of a bus, Tony was well into a life story absolutely unlike any other. At Apple Record's insistence, tony stayed with the Beatles for every step of their meteoric rise. His story has been sought for over thirty years, and here it is, detailing with an insider's shrewd eye the incomparable success and inevitable failure of the Apple empire; Brian Epstein's frolics; Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters; Phil Spector's eccentric behaviour; as well as never-heard-before stories about Yoko Ono. MAGICAL MYStERY tOURS reveals fresh insights that have never been published in any of the books already on the market, including compelling details of the early recordings and songwriting and Yoko's pursuit of John and her growing influence over the Beatles' lives. From the first number one to the last and from scraps of song lyrics to the discovery of the famous Mr Kite circus poster, this is a comprehensive and insightful account of the swinging sixties and the four lads who shook the world.
Tony Bramwell has been at the heart of over 30 years of rock history, experiencing at first hand one of the most potent and iconic periods ever. Boyhood friends with George, Paul and John in Liverpool, he supported them in business and often in their personal lives. He was the UK's first independent record promoter and formed a successful movie music company.