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 haltingly sought to entertain an audience comprised mostly of even
younger children. Typically, one little girl in a brownie uniform is captured on
camera sitting on the edge of the stage looking up at John with the mildest of
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
to people, picking on their weaknesses. He had a particularly nasty ...
Derry and the Seniors were on stage, blasting out rhythm and blues to an
audience of enthusiastic Germans, including Horst Fascher, a former
featherweight boxer who'd served time for accidentally killing a man in a fight and
now worked as a ...
Lennon went further, wearing a toilet seat round his neck, also Nazi insignia he'd
bought from an antique shop, even shrieking 'Sieg Heil!' at the audience, which
was forbidden in post-war Germany. The audiences loved it all, sending up beer
Drunk on beer and speeding on pills, the boys played on hour after hour, taking
requests from their audience, telling jokes, Lennon lying down under the piano
for a nap when he became too exhausted, the others playing on with bemused ...
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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