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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The McCartneys were wits and raconteurs, deriving endless fun from gags, word
games and general silliness, all of which became apparent, for better or worse,
when Paul turned to song writing. McCartney family whimsy is in 'Maxwell's Silver
Will boasted that one day he would pull off a scam that would set him up for life.
This became a McCartney family joke. Jack McCartney was wont to stop 'relies'
he met in town and whisper: 'I see Will Stapleton's back from his voyage.' 'Is he?
exclaimed Aunt Ginny. Stapleton and his crewmates pleaded guilty in court to
larceny on the high seas. Stapleton indicated that his cut was only £500. He said
he became nervous when he saw the ship's captain inspecting. * One of the
This new home suited the McCartneys perfectly, and the first few months that the
family lived here became idealised in Paul's mind as a McCartney family idyll: the
boy cosy and happy with his kindly, pipe-smoking dad, his funny kid brother, ...
... Mum and Dad liked: primarily the song books of the Gershwins, Cole Porter
and Rodgers and Hart; while trips to the movies had given Paul an appreciation
of Fred Astaire, a fine singer as well as a great dancer who became a lifelong
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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