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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Aside from Paul's parents, his extended Liverpool family, his relatives – what
Paul would call 'the relies' – have played a significant and ongoing part in his life,
so it is worth becoming acquainted with his aunts and uncles. John McCartney
Music played a large part in family life. Granddad Joe played in brass bands and
encouraged his children to take up music. Birthdays, Christmas and New Year
were all excuses for family parties, which involved everybody having a drink and
... that Paul restrung his instrument accordingly and began to make progress.
Schoolmate Ian James also played guitar, with greater proficiency, and gave
Paul valuable lessons on his own Rex acoustic.* As to what the boys played,
As to what the boys played, there was suddenly a whole new genre of music
opening up. Until 1955, the music Paul had heard and enjoyed consisted largely
of the jazz-age ballads and dance tunes Mum and Dad liked: primarily the song ...
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 Little Girl' was of the skiffle
variety, with simple words about a girl who had Paul's head 'in a whirl'. By dint of
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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