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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... 'Long Tall Sally' and 'Tutti-Frutti'. Not long after this meeting Pete Shotton
stopped Paul in the street and asked if he'd like to join the Quarry Men. He was
asking on behalf of John, of course. 'He was the leader because he was the guy
John started taking the piss out of the audience, as he had a tendency to do, and
the Quarry Men weren't asked back. John was often sarcastic and downright rude
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So he asked Allan Williams to line up a selection of local bands with a view to
sending them out on the road with his boy singers. John Lennon had been
asking if Williams could get the Quarry Men work, so Williams suggested the
Quarry Men ...
There have been several explanations advanced about how the Beatles got their
name. I know, because it was my idea. The night when John told me the band
wanted to call themselves 'the Beetles' I asked how he spelt it. He said, 'B – e – e
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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