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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... sister, Mildred (Milly), after whom came the youngest, Joe, known as Our
Bloody Joe, a plumber who married Joan, who outlived them all. Looking back,
Joan recalls a family that was 'very clannish', amiable, witty people who liked
St Patrick's Day could also degenerate into street violence, as fellow Merseysider
Ringo Starr recalls: 'On 17th March, St Patrick's Day, all the Protestants beat up
the Catholics because they were marching, and on 12th July, Orangeman's [sic] ...
'I discovered that he had a trumpet and he found out that I had a guitar, and we
got together,' George recalled. ... enough to get into the Inny in the first place,
schoolboy contemporaries recall George as being a less impressive lad than
This was not easy. Indeed, Paul recalls hearing his father crying at night. It was
thanks to the 'relies' rallying round, especially Aunts Ginny, Milly and Joan, that
Jim was able to carry on at Forthlin Road, the women taking turns to help clean
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 been 150 boys around him, ten deep,
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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