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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as they referred to the star; Paul began to neglect his school work, and spent his
free time practising Elvis's songs, as well as other rock 'n' roll tunes that came
fading in and out over the late-night airwaves from Radio Luxembourg.
His first big show was to feature the American stars Eddie Cochran and Gene
Vincent. Cochran died in a car crash before he could fulfil the engagement. The
concert went ahead with Vincent and a cobbled-together support bill. Williams's ...
Paul was hesitant, weighing up the pros and cons. Then he said he hoped the
Beatles would make it. 'But I'll tell you now, Mr Epstein, I'm going to be a star
anyway.' LONDON EMI The boys put their names to Brian Epstein's 54 FAB.
In fact, countless stars of classical and popular music used the studios, including
Sir Edward Elgar, perhaps the greatest British ... likes of Spike Milligan, writer and
star of the Goons, who became a personal friend of George's and, later, Paul's.
AUF WIEDERSEHEN, STU Before they could audition for EMI, the Beatles had to
return to Hamburg to fulfil an engagement at the newly opened Star-Club on
Grosse Freiheit. John, Paul and Pete travelled to Hamburg together by plane on
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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