Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney
Hachette Books, 26 окт. 2010 г. - Всего страниц: 656
Howard Sounes, the bestselling author of Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life, turns his considerable reporting and storytelling skills to one of the most famous, talented—and wealthiest—men alive: Paul McCartney.
Fab is the first exhaustive biography of the legendary musician; it tells Sir Paul's whole life story, from childhood to present day, from working-class Liverpool beginnings to the cultural phenomenon that was The Beatles to his many solo incarnations.
Fab is the definitive portrait of McCartney, a man of contradictions and a consummate musician far more ruthless, ambitious, and moody than his relaxed public image implies. Based on original research and more than two hundred new interviews, Fab also reveals for the first time the full story of his two marriages, romances, family feuds, phenomenal wealth, and complex relationships with his fellow ex-Beatles.
Результаты 1 – 5 из 88
a minstrel show. More directly, and unlike Paul, John was the product of a
dysfunctional home. ... Much has been made of the social difference between
Mendips and Paul's working-class home, as if John's was a much grander
Like many solitary children who have suffered periods of loneliness, John was
bookish, more so than Paul. John's voracious reading accounts in part for his
lyrics being generally more interesting than Paul's. The literary influence of
Woolton Village is a short bike ride from John's house, just east of Liverpool, its
annual fête being organised by the vicar of St Peter's Church, in the graveyard of
which reside the remains of one Eleanor Rigby, who as her marker states died in
It was he who first acquired a beige stage jacket, John following suit, and it was
Paul who got the Quarry Men wearing string ties. 'I think ... Of an evening and at
weekends Paul would cycle over to John's house to work on material. It was a ...
Although the Quarry Men, and later the Beatles, would play rock 'n' roll in
emulation of their American heroes, importantly John and Paul would create
authentic English pop songs, with lyrics that referred to English life, sung in
Отзывы - Написать отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - lanewillson - LibraryThing
Fab was a very enjoyable read. Howard Sounes does a great job of balancing McCartney’s mistakes and his genius, but never deifies the man. Yet at the same time he seems to like McCartney more and more as the book progresses draws the reader into a shared and honest admiration. Читать весь отзыв
FAB: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartneyПользовательский отзыв - Kirkus
Solid addition to the ever-expanding library of books about the Beatle named Paul.Like Peter Carlin's Paul McCartney: A Life (2009) and unlike Barry Miles' Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now, this ... Читать весь отзыв