In the last quarter of 2016, I released Visualising The Beatles with my co-author Rob Thomas. The book presents the story of the Beatles as you’ve never seen it before, told using bespoke infographics and data visualisations.

Here’s an overview of the book from our publisher:

“Journey through the Beatles years – from the band’s first ever gig at the Cavern Club to the release of their final album Let It Be – in a visual exploration of their evolution from four young men to one of the greatest bands the world has ever seen. From witty stories and surprising facts to beautiful visuals created from the data Beatles music left behind, even the most avid fan will discover something new. The book, divided into albums, enables you, in an instant, to spot patterns, anomalies and transformations.”

The book has been featured by The Guardian, The Huffington Post and The British Beatles Fan Club, as well as Fast Company, The Washington Post, Gizmodo and many others. It’s available now via Waterstones, Amazon, Daunts, Foyles and all good retailers.

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Praise for Visualising The Beatles

“A magical history tour”
The Guardian

“Clearly a labour of love, the detail in this book is staggering – beautifully illustrated and covering every album The Beatles ever made in a truly original way. This is a book that every true Beatles fan will want to own”
Bev Bevan (ELO, Black Sabbath)

“Through an arresting collection of Beatles-oriented illustrations and infographics, they challenge casual fans and die-hard aficionados alike to ‘see’ John, Paul, George and Ringo in vastly new and revealing ways”
Kenneth Womack, author of The Beatles Encyclopedia

“The evolution of the Fab Four has never before been documented in such as concise, exciting and beautiful way”
Damian Keyes, bassist (Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton)

“Visualising The Beatles uses the new science and art of infographics to retell a familiar narrative in an entirely new way. This entertaining, informative and beautifully presented book offers an ideal introduction to the band and also contains detailed research that will surprise even long time fans”
Jon Stewart, guitarist in Sleeper and Total Guitar columnist

“Traces the Beatles’ incredible career in all of its pictorial splendour … Pring and Thomas take the Beatles’ story into the realm of musicology, demonstrating – or, to be more accurate, illustrating – the ways in which they transformed from a simple four-part rock combo into a bravura musical unit of staggering proportions”
The Huffington Post

“The Beatles’ catalogue is so vast and influential, only a data-led approach like this can help us truly make sense of it. Love is all you need, but visualisations can help too”
Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google and author of Facts Are Sacred

“Wonderful infographics … it’s a winner!”
The British Beatles Fan Club

“Gorgeous infographics … a fun, well-laid-out look at the data behind some of the catchiest and most influential songs ever written”
Fast Company

“For Beatles superfans and data geeks, this book is a dream”
Column Five Media, authors of Visual Storytelling

“Puts the Beatles back on the charts … for any Beatles fan there’s a lot to like”
Fast Company