As I said in a previous post, I'm enjoying Tony Bramwell's book, Magical Mystery Tours. The deeper I get into it, however, the more things I find that don't fit the facts that I've heard from other sources. Here's a small example: Bramwell talks about the making of A Hard Day's Night and says something about "what script?", suggesting that it was mostly improvised. Yet, in the DVD of A Hard Day's Night we find the script and it is uncanny how the original script matches the seemingly improvised dialogue. This sort of disconnect happens every once in a while in this book.
I'm still enjoying the book and treat it as someone who remembers a lot but just doesn't always get the facts exactly right. Consequently, I now only recommend it to someone who has read other more authoritative books about the Beatles. This gives some great color but it is clearly one man's story and not a definitive history of the boys.
9 months ago