BEATLES: Author Wants Book Interviews Made Public

The interview tapes for a controversial Beatles book from the '80s will be available to the public in some form if one of its authors has his way.

Steven Gaines, who co-wrote The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of The Beatles wants the tapes -- which have all been digitized -- sold, auctioned or donated to a person or institution that would allow people to hear them. This despite the fact that Gaines says co-author Pete Brown, a one-time assistant to Beatles manager Brian Epstein and later an executive at Apple Corps, said he'd never sell them.

The interviewees include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison; one-time Beatle wives Yoko OnoPattie Boyd, Maureen Starkey and Cynthia Lennon, Beatles publicist Derek Taylor, Apple Corps head Neil Aspinall, Linda McCartney's brother and McCartney legal rep John Eastman, post-Epstein manager Allen Klein, and the group's authorized biographer Hunter Davies

When the book was released in 1982, many Beatles fans reviled it due to its attention to prurient details about the bandmembers. (Billboard)

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