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Shout! - The Beatles in Their Generation by Philip Norman book cover

Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation (also published as Shout!: The True Story of the Beatles) is a book written by journalist Philip Norman that chronicles the history of the English rock band the Beatles. The book was published by MJF Books in 1981, and later editions have been published by Pan Macmillan and Simon & Schuster.

Shout! became a bestselling book and received a favourable reception for its content, including its coverage of the Beatles' Hamburg era, although detractors have bemoaned its negative tone and questionable sources. Norman later wrote that Paul McCartney had taken to calling the book Shite. Its claims and interpretations have since been largely contradicted by subsequent Beatles-related biographies, reference books and memoirs.

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