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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'I discovered that he had a trumpet and he found out that I had a guitar, and we
got together,' George recalled. 'I was about thirteen. He was probably late thirteen
or fourteen. (He was always nine months older than me. Even now, after all ...
He returned the trumpet his father had given him for his recent birthday to
Rushworth and Dreaper, a Liverpool music store, and exchanged it for an
acoustic Zenith guitar, wanting to play an instrument that would also allow him to
sing, and not ...
... healthy as he'd hoped, he asked Paul to authenticate the Rex as the guitar he'd
learned on, and with that endorsement he sold the instrument at auction for an
astonishing £333,000 ($509,490). * Julia later had other children by other men.
Paul started to take his guitar into school. Former head boy Billy Morton, a jazz
fan with notime for this new music, recalls being appalled by Paul playing Eddie
Cochran's 'Twenty-Flight Rock' in the playground at the Inny. 'There must have ...
(Her other immortal words on this subject were: 'The guitar's all very well, John,
but you'll never make a living out of it.') In emulation of Elvis, John played guitar
enthusiastically, but badly, using banjo chords taught him by his mum, who was ...
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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