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.
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as they referred to the star; Paul began to neglect his school work, and spent his
free time practising Elvis's songs, as well ... THE QUARRY MEN The Beatles
grew out of a schoolboy band founded and led by John Lennon, an older local
More directly, and unlike Paul, John was the product of a dysfunctional home.
Dad was a happy-go-lucky merchant seaman named Freddie Lennon, a man cut
from the same cloth as Paul's Uncle Will. Mum, Julia, was a flighty young woman
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
An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney Howard Sounes. Quarry Men may well have
come to nought had they not agreed to perform at a humble summer fête.
Woolton Village is a short bike ride from John's house, just east of Liverpool, its
Smalltime though these engagements were, Paul took every gig seriously. 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 Paul had more desire to be ...
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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