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've met lots of people, [but] I have never met anyone as interesting, or as
fascinating, or as wise, as my Liverpool family.' Liverpool is not only the city in
which Paul McCartney was born; it is the place in which he is rooted, the
wellspring of the ...
Although Dad urged Paul to learn to read music, so he could play properly, Paul
never learned what the dots meant. 'I basically never learned anything at all [
about music at school].' Yet he loved the Inny, and came to recognise the head
'It was something I'd never bothered to try, and it seemed quite a feat to me. I
thought, He's written a tune! So we went up to his bedroom and he played this
tune, [and] sang it.' Created from three elementary chords (C, F and G), 'I Lost My
(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 ...
EARLY SHOWS That summer Rod Davis went to France on holiday and never
rejoined the Quarry Men. John Lennon left Quarry Bank High, having failed his O-
levels, and was lucky to get a place at Liverpool College of Art, which happened
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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