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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He married a local girl named Florence Clegg and had ten children, the fifth of
whom was Paul's dad. Aside from Paul's parents, his extended Liverpool family,
his relatives – what Paul would call 'the relies' – have played a significant and ...
One of Jim's colleagues was a clerk named Albert Kendall, who married Jim's
sister Milly, becoming Paul's Uncle Albert (part of the inspiration for another of
Paul's Seventies' hits, 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey'). It was perhaps because Jim
... family has remained untold until now. Here it is. In 1924 Paul's aunt Edie, Dad's
sister, married a ship steward named Alexander William Stapleton, known to
everybody as Will. Edie and Will took over Florence McCartney's corporation
Two more schoolboys were of special significance: a clever, thin-faced lad
named Neil 'Nell' Aspinall, who was in Paul's class for art and English and
became the Beatles' road manager; and a skinny kid one year Paul's junior
As he says: 'John was the local Ted' (meaning Lennon affected the look of the
aggressive Teddy Boy youth cult). 'You saw him rather than met him.' John
Winston Lennon, named after Britain's wartime leader, was a full year and eight
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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