This is Episode 1 of The Beatles Anthology Revisited, in which four lads are born and raised in Liverpool, start a band, and go to and from Hamburg. A story to end all stories starts here.
This version is the updated 2016 “Complete Edition,” with improved audio snippets, new information, and extensive reediting to better tell this story of stories. Album art was pulled from Paul Chivers’ megamix “All Together Now: Everything the Beatles Ever Did.” Episode titles were adapted by myself from the editor’s originals. Any historical errors, of omission or otherwise, are the fault of the original anonymous editor and do not reflect my own views.