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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... Paul included, leaving to find work elsewhere as their ancestors once came to
Merseyside seeking employment, the abandoned city becoming tatty and tired,
with mounting social problems. Paul's maternal grandfather, Owen Mohin, was a
Other relatives joined the merriment, giving enthusiastic recitals of 'You've Gone'
and 'Stairway to Paradise' at Merseyside dance halls. Jim made up tunes as well,
though he was too modest to call himself a songwriter. There 5 A LIVERPOOL ...
The family moved frequently around Merseyside, living at various times in Anfield
, Everton, West Derby and over the water on the Wirral (a peninsula between
Liverpool and North Wales). Sometimes they rented rooms, other times they
It is important to remember that in going into local show business in this way Paul
was following in the footsteps of his father, Jim, who had entertained the people
of Merseyside between the wars with his Masked Melody Makers. The fact Dad ...
... typically performing American blues, rock and country records they heard in
advance of other people around the country because sailors working the trans-
Atlantic shipping routes brought the records directly from the USA to Merseyside.
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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