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📒Paul Mccartney ✍ Philip Norman
📝Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : The definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by bestselling biographer Philip Norman. Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. PAUL MCCARTNEY reveals the complex character behind the façade and sheds new light on his childhood--blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music. This is the first definitive account of Paul's often troubled partnership with John Lennon, his personal trauma after the Beatles' breakup, and his subsequent struggle to get back to the top with Wings--which nearly got him murdered in Africa and brought him nine days in a Tokyo jail. Readers will learn about his marriage to Linda, including their much-criticized musical collaboration, and a moving account of her death. Packed with new information and critical insights, PAUL MCCARTNEY will be the definitive biography of a musical legend.
📒Paul Mccartney ✍ Philip Norman
📝Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : The first biography written with Paul McCartney's approval and with access to family members and friends closest to him. Superbly evoking half a century of popular music and culture, Paul McCartney is the definitive life of a long-misunderstood genius. In this masterly biography, history's most successful songwriter, a man of seemingly effortless talent, beauty and charm, is revealed as a complex, insecure workaholic who still feels as great a need to prove himself in his seventies as when he was a teenager. We learn how his boyhood was blighted by the death of his mother, Mary - later the inspiration for 'Let It Be' - but redeemed by his remarkable father, Jim, a Liverpool cotton-salesman who was his only music-teacher and whose influence has permeated his career. We understand as never before the creative symbiosis between John Lennon and himself that unlocked the extraordinary treasury of their songs for the Beatles when they were barely into their twenties, and the fierce rivalry which lasted beyond the band's break-up to the end of John's life - and still haunts and inspires Paul to this day. Here for the first time is the full story of Paul post-Beatles: his trauma after being brutally sidelined by John, George and Ringo over the appointment of their last manager, Allen Klein; his near-breakdown on his remote Scottish farm and dogged determination to build a new band, Wings, into as big a name in the 1970s as the Beatles had been in the 1960s. Here too is the first inside story of his marriage to Linda Eastman, much criticised at the outset but destined to become the longest and strongest in rock until her death from cancer. Here are the traumatic post-Linda years when his charmed life seemed temporarily to crack up: his whirlwind romance with Heather Mills ending after four years' marriage in one of the most expensive and rancorous divorces in British legal history. As richly fascinating and dramatic as its subject, Paul McCartney: The Biography is the last word on a man whose music has lit up the world.
📒Paul Mccartney In His Own Words ✍ Paul McCartney
📝Paul McCartney in his own words Book Synopsis : Interviews with and photographs of the former Beatle review his career, his opinions, his current activities, and his plans
📒The Words And Music Of Paul Mccartney ✍ Vincent Perez Benitez
📝The Words and Music of Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : "The Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Years" examines the large and varied oeuvre of this deeply personal artist, showing how McCartney's stint as a Beatle continues to inform his solo music, as well as how he has transcended his days as a member of the Fab Four. After a biographical introduction, chronologically arranged chapters explore McCartney's music in the immediate aftermath of the breakup of the Beatles, his work with Wings during the 1970s, his collaborations with other artists during the 1980s, and his compositions of the 1990s, including his first forays into classical music. The examination also covers McCartney's critically acclaimed work in the first decade of the 21st century, including "Memory Almost Full" and "Ecce Cor Meum," a composition written in the style of sacred English choral music. Throughout, the book supplies analytical insights and historical background to a repertoire that, surprisingly, has not previously been covered in detail.
📒Paul Mccartney ✍ Peter Ames Carlin
📝Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : From the acclaimed biographer who brought you the rock biography of Bruce Springsteen comes the life of musician Paul McCartney—from his groundbreaking years with the Beatles to Wings to his work as a solo artist and activist. More than a rock star, more than a celebrity, Paul McCartney is a cultural touchstone who helped transform popular music as one half of the legendary Lennon-McCartney songwriting duo. In this definitive biography, Peter Ames Carlin examines McCartney’s entire life, casting new light not just on the Beatles era but also on his years with Wings and his thirty-year relationship with his first wife, Linda McCartney. He takes us on a journey through a tumultuous couple of decades in which Paul struck out on his own as a solo artist, reached the top of the charts with a new band, and once again drew hundreds of thousands of screaming fans to his concerts. Carlin presents McCartney as a musical visionary but also as a layered and conflicted figure as haunted by his own legacy—and particularly his relationship with John Lennon—as he was inspired by it. Built on years of research and fresh, revealing interviews with friends, bandmates, and collaborators spanning McCartney’s entire life, Carlin’s lively biography captures the many faces of the living legend.
📒Paul Mccartney ✍ Barry Miles
📝Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : An authorized portrait of one of the world's most famous musicians draws on exclusive interviews and access to personal archives to chronicle his private life and successful career
📒Paul Mccartney ✍ Jorie B. Gracen
📝Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : A behind-the-scenes look into the private world of one of the world's finest musician-songwriters features more than two hundred exclusive full-color and black-and-white photographs, taken from 1976 to the present day, capturing music tours, record signings, press conferences, private parties, backstage moments, and personal encounters with friends, family, and colleagues. Reprint.
📒Paul Mccartney And Stella Mccartney ✍ Tim Ungs
📝Paul McCartney and Stella McCartney Book Synopsis : Describes the McCartney family, discussing the success of Paul in the music business and Stella in the fashion industry and looks at family life.
📒Paul Mccartney ✍ Tony Bacon
📝Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : Biografi og analyse af Paul McCartneys (f. 1942) el-basguitarspil baseret på transskriptioner af 9 Beatles-sange.
📒How To Analyze The Music Of Paul Mccartney ✍ Miles Raymer
📝How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : This title explores the creative works of famous musician Paul McCartney. Music analyzed includes Beatles' music, 1970s-era music, 1908s- and 1990s-era music, and Electric Arguments (2008). Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of McCartney. “You Critique It” feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
📒Paul Mccartney ✍ Chris Welch
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📒The Unknown Paul Mccartney ✍ Ian Peel
📝The Unknown Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : Paul McCartney has often initiated and participated in projects that have taken him a long way from the kind of music associated with The Beatles, Wings and his work as a solo artist. These projects include the psychedelic tape loop experiments of the 1960s, the 'Percy Thrillington' diversion in the 1970s and more recent albums recorded, as 'The Fireman' — as well as even more obscure activity, much of which this book reveals in depth for the first time. Ian Peel has interviewed many of McCartney's intimate musical associates from this less familiar side of his career. These include Youth, Super Furry Animals, Nitin Sawhney, playwright Arnold Wesker and, perhaps most surprisingly of all, Yoko Ono. What emerges is a unique insight into an apparently over-familiar public figure—Paul McCartney, experimental musician.
📒High In The Clouds ✍ Paul McCartney
📝High in the Clouds Book Synopsis : Imagine a land where all the animals are free . . . To the creatures of the woodland, the land of Animalia sounds like a dream - a tropical island where all the animals live in harmony. They are over-shadowed by a much more evil community; the polluted Megatropolis, whose dirty skyscrapers block the horizon. And then one day, Wirral the Squirrel's woodland is destroyed by developers and he is thrown into the nightmare world of Megatropolis. But Wirral believes in Animalia and he joins with Froggo, a world-class amphibian balloonist, and Wilhamina, a girl squirrel, to lead the enslaved animals of the city to a new life. So begins an exciting adventure through the mean streets of Megatropolis, over the sea and through the sky. Developed out of an exceptional fusion of creative talents, this story explodes onto every page. The plot is fast, furious and funny; the illustrations are full of rich depth and colour; and the characters live on long after you have turned the final page. It will delight children of all ages and is sure to become an enduring classic. 'Young audiences will delight in the clever wordplay and smartly-drawn comic characters.' Independent
📒The Paul Mccartney Encyclopedia ✍ Bill Harry
📝The Paul McCartney Encyclopedia Book Synopsis : What is the truth behind his relationship with Yoko Ono? What was George Harrison's attitude towards him? Why did he decide to dissolve the Beatles? Did he and John Lennon reach reconcilation? What was Paul's life like behind bars in Japan? Why has his former council house become a shrine? With almost 2000 entries covering his family history from birth, his many love affairs, his opinions about drugs, his songs, records, concerts and honours bestowed upon him over the years, together with a full discography and bibliography, this book packed with new material and unique insights into the life of Paul McCartney.
📒The Paul Mccartney Story ✍ George Tremlett
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📒Man On The Run ✍ Tom Doyle
📝Man on the Run Book Synopsis : An illuminating look at the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon—the only McCartney biography in decades based on firsthand interviews with the ex-Beatle himself. As the 1970s began, the Beatles ended, leaving Paul McCartney to face the new decade with only his wife Linda by his side. Holed up at his farmhouse in Scotland, he sank into a deep depression. To outsiders, McCartney seemed like a man adrift—intimidated by his own fame, paralyzed by the choices that lay before him, cut loose from his musical moorings. But what appeared to be the sad finale of a glorious career was just the start of a remarkable second act. The product of a long series of one-on-one interviews between McCartney and Scottish rock journalist Tom Doyle, Man on the Run chronicles Paul McCartney’s decadelong effort to escape the shadow of his past, outrace his critics, and defy the expectations of his fans. From the bitter and painful breakup of the Beatles to the sobering wake-up call of John Lennon’s murder, this is a deeply revealing look at a sometimes frightening, often exhilarating period in the life of the world’s most famous rock star. Sensing that he had nowhere to go but up, Paul McCartney started over from scratch. With emotional—and musical—backing from Linda, he released eccentric solo albums and embarked on a nomadic hippie lifestyle. He formed a new band, Wings, which first took flight on a ramshackle tour of British university towns and eventually returned Paul to the summit of arena rock superstardom. In Man on the Run, Doyle follows McCartney inside the recording sessions for Wings’ classic album Band on the Run—and provides context for some of the baffling misfires in his discography. Doyle tracks the dizzying highs and exasperating lows of a life lived in the public spotlight: the richly excessive world tours, the Japanese drug bust that nearly ended McCartney’s career, his bitter public feuds with his erstwhile Beatle bandmates, and the aftermath of an infamous drug-and-alcohol-fueled jam session where McCartney helped reconcile the estranged John Lennon and Yoko Ono. For Paul McCartney, the 1970s were a wild ride with some dark turns. Set against the backdrop of a turbulent decade, Man on the Run casts the “sunny Beatle” in an entirely new light. Praise for Man on the Run ““Tom Doyle’s detailed chronicle, which includes rare interviews with McCartney and former Wings members, portrays a band that was far more contentious than eager-to-please hits like 1976’s ‘Let ’Em In’ had us believe, fronted by a legend who wanted to be both boss and buddy. The book is larded with tales of Seventies rock-star excess, Paul and Linda’s love of weed, docked paychecks, and grousing musicians.”—Rolling Stone “Well-researched but still breezy and engaging, the book offers a comprehensive tour of the shaggy, bleary-eyed decade when the hardest-working ex-Beatle reached the zenith of his creative and commercial success. . . . Man on the Run makes an excellent contribution to the burgeoning literature devoted to McCartney’s post-Beatles career.”—The Boston Globe “In the 1970s, a depressed, heavy-drinking Paul McCartney walked away from The Beatles and reinvented himself as the leader of another hitmaking rock ’n’ roll band. A new book by longtime Q magazine contributing editor Tom Doyle about that turbulent period in the legendary rock star’s life, Man on the Run, catches him in mid-flight.”—Billboard From the Hardcover edition.
📒Band On The Run ✍ Garry McGee
📝Band on the Run Book Synopsis : After the breakup of the Beatles in 1971, Paul McCartney formed Wings with his wife Linda on keyboards, ex-Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine, and American session drummer Denny Seiwell. For ten dramatic and turbulent years, the band weathered the critics, endured pot busts, survived a harrowing recording stint in Nigeria, changed drummers constantly, and produced a great deal of remarkable music. McGee's tale of one of the most successful bands of the seventies—the first book to focus exclusively on Paul's post-Beatles years-tells the stories behind the #1 hits "Listen To What the Man Said," "My Love," "Band on the Run," "Jet," "With a Little Luck," and "Coming Up." McGee reveals the band's inner dynamics and its relationship with the press and public, examining Paul's determination to pursue a new sound, the criticisms Linda initially got from fans and bandmates, and the character conflicts that kept the lineup changing. Appendices include interviews with former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough, a complete discography, a list of singles with Paul's comments on each, and rankings from the sales charts. Band on the Run also includes a trove of rare Wings promotional material—album covers, posters, ads, and candid photos of the band on tour.
📒Fab ✍ Howard Sounes
📝Fab Book Synopsis : He is one of the most famous, most wealthy people on the planet, and yet he remains little-known and understood as a personality. At long last, Paul McCartney is the subject of a major, deeply researched, psychologically acute biography. It tells a story that will illuminate and surprise. The publication finds McCartney - who turns 70 in 2012 - revitalized as a performer (touring with a set of mostly Beatles songs) and a man buffeted by profound changes in recent years: the death of his first wife, Linda; the death of George Harrison; a second marriage, to Heather Mills, and its spectacular failure, the fall-out from which is still crashing around him. From the Hardcover edition.
📒I Buried Paul ✍ Steven Radice
📝I Buried Paul Book Synopsis : A strange rumor surfaced in the mid to late '60s about Paul McCartney. Songs were inspired and written, conspiracy theories rapidly developed, and people wondered whether the unthinkable was true: Did Paul McCartney die? If so, who was the person posing as Paul? Three university marketing students writing a report on The Beatles accidentally stumbled upon this long-buried mystery while researching the band. Twenty-two year old Max, his ex-girlfriend Lil Lane, Lil's rowdy and beautiful friend Nancy, and Chele, Nancy's sister, decide to find out if this decades-old theory is true or false. As they begin to get closer to what really happened, they'll run into those who have an agenda for letting sleeping dogs lie. But why? Will the real Paul McCartney please step forward? That is, if he can. This smartly written fiction blends '60s pop culture with present-day opinions and attitudes of an information-obsessed youth culture. Capturing the nostalgic hippy mindset and fickle nature of youth, along with tidbits of historical relevance, I Buried Paul will resonate with those who lived through that magical time, and those who need to be inspired and informed about a musical phenomena and era that will live on forever. Steven E. Radice is no stranger to music and show biz, having worked decades as a stage hand, from the Metropolitan Opera House to soap operas. He is currently writing his next novel and lives near New York City. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/IBuriedPaul.htm
📒Paul Mccartney ✍ Peter Ames Carlin
📝Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : Paul McCartney is a cultural touchstone. As one half of the legendary Lennon-McCartney song-writing duo he helped transform popular music, moving from the simplistic pop of ‘Love Me Do’ to the avant-garde symphonies of ‘A Day in the Life’ to generation-binding anthems such as ‘Hey Jude’. McCartney’s own ambitions fuelled much of the group’s progress. But even as he steered himself from childhood tragedy to his meeting with John Lennon to the gestation of the Beatles and their rise to international acclaim, the same appetites that drove the group to its greatest creative and commercial heights also served to tear the band members apart. Neither McCartney’s career nor the bonds between the Beatles ended with the Beatles’ break-up. And in this definitive biography, Peter Ames Carlin examines McCartney’s entire life, casting new light not just on the Beatles era, but also on his years with Wings and his thirty-year relationship with his first wife, Linda McCartney. Carlin presents McCartney as a musical visionary, capable of crafting pop gems such as ‘Band on the Run’ and ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’. But he also reveals a layered and often conflicted figure, as haunted by his legacy – and particularly his relationship with John Lenin – as he was inspired by it. Built on years of research and fresh, revealing interviews with friends, bandmates and collaborations spanning McCartney’s entire life, Carlin’s lively biography captures the many faces of Paul McCartney and paints a vivid portrait of one of our era’s living legends. Peter Ames Carlin is author of bestselling Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. He is a journalist and lives in the States.
📒John Lennon Paul Mccartney ✍ Bruce Glassman
📝John Lennon Paul McCartney Book Synopsis : Looks at the dynamics of one of the most successful songwriting teams in history