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 had been brought along to the fête by Ivan Vaughan, who knew John and
thought his two musical friends should get together. The introduction was made
in the church hall where the Quarry Men were due to play a second set. A plaque
We must also credit him with natural musical talent, some genius even, of which
he was himself already aware. If not misplaced, confidence is very attractive and
by the time he was 15 Paul had his pick of girlfriends. He lost his virginity to a ...
Paul was also quick to advise his band mates on their musicianship. Having
taught himself the rudiments of drumming, he gave Colin pointers. 'He could be a
little bit pushy,' remarks Colin, a sentiment many musicians have echoed.
... so that Duff Lowe got up from the piano and left halfway through one show in
order to catch his bus home. It is also a wonder that their early experiences of the
entertainment industry didn't put them all off trying to make a living as musicians.
Unlike John, whose musical horizon didn't go beyond rock 'n' roll, Paul had wider
tastes and ambitions. The Quarry Men played hardly any gigs during the
remaining months of 1958, and performed only sporadically in the first half of the
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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