This thread has reminded me of a book I had completely forgotten about!!! When I was a kid, I bought ANYTHING Beatles and happened across a book I had never heard of. But as I started reading it I realised it was all fictional! I have no idea what the book was called (might even have been called Paperback Writer, but I'm not sure!) or who the author was but I do remember a few bits and pieces.
In the foreword, it said something along the lines of the book started out as a serious study, and was based on an interview the author conducted with Ringo - but unfortunately he lost it and ended up making up the whole story!
Another bit I remember was Paul McCartney's first solo LP was an album of cover versions of Frank sinatra songs, and was released in the early 1960's!! There might have been a bit about a huge argument with Del Shannon as well, but I'm not too sure about that!
Unfortunately I no longer have the book - the pictures inside were too HUGE a temptation for my blank wall-space!!!
Anyone recognise that book? I really would like to read it again now!