The story of the women behind the Beatles has never been written. From their earliest teens, the boys who became the Beatles clearly loved women. Their choice of women partners reveals peculiarities of temperament and ambition that illuminates the Beatles in a surprising new way. In evaluating the lives of the Beatles' women the book charts unrecorded collaborations and the startlingly revelatory autobiographical nature of the band's most famous songs. It also unfolds as an eye-opening alternative history of the forces that brought the Beatles together and ultimately tore them apart. Readers will learn of eight women who were the key Beatles' lovers. Cynthia Powell, who was an anchor for John, and became his first wife, and also had a child, Julian, with him. Mo Cox was Ringo's first wife, and would start a family with him, as well as have a long-term affair with George. Iris Caldwell had romances with Paul and George in the Beatles' early days. Dot Rhone loved Paul, but was too naive for the lifestyle. Jane Asher was also romanced by Paul, and would become his fiancee, only to break up with him when she learned of his infidelity. Pattie Boyd famously married George Harrison, only to be wooed by Eric Clapton. Then, of course, there were the relationships that effectively ended the Beatles: John and Yoko Ono, and Paul and Linda Eastman.In new interviews, numerous key players in the Beatles' story, among them many previously off the record, will recount the truth of their private lives, revealing a side of the Beatles never before seen.