Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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.

Author: Peter Ames Carlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416562230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fab An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

Fab  An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

In this authoritative biography, journalist and acclaimed author Howard Sounes leaves no stone unturned in building the most accurate and extensive profile yet of music's greatest living legend.

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007321551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 707

The living embodiment of The Beatles, a musical juggernaut without parallel, Paul McCartney is undoubtedly the senior figure in pop music today. In this authoritative biography, journalist and acclaimed author Howard Sounes leaves no stone unturned in building the most accurate and extensive profile yet of music's greatest living legend.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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 ...

Author: Philip Norman

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316327972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

View: 632

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.
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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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 ...

Author: Philip Norman

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 1780226403

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

View: 539

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.
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Blackbird

Blackbird

Examines the distinct public and private life of the former Beatle

Author: Geoffrey Giuliano

Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019357826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

View: 134

Examines the distinct public and private life of the former Beatle
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LIFE

LIFE

LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet.

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Page: 128

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

That successfully accomplished, she found her a job at a leisure-centre, turning
her life around completely. Paul's four children were far from happy about his
new relationship, especially James, who still missed Linda dreadfully, and
Heather, ...

Author: Philip Norman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297870777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 851

'A thorough, objective telling of McCartney's story - in and out of the most famous band ever.' ESQUIRE The first biography written with McCartney's approval and with access to family members and friends closest to him. In 2013, Sir Paul McCartney granted Philip Norman 'tacit approval' as his biographer. The result is a masterly and complex portrait of the most successful songwriter in history. It gives a unique insight into McCartney's childhood, blighted by the loss of his mother when he was fourteen, and into the creative symbiosis and fierce rivalry between John Lennon and himself that powered the Beatles' music. Here, too, for the first time, is the full story of McCartney's triumphant but troubled post-Beatles years: the tragic death of his first wife, Linda, and the chaotic divorce from his second wife, Heather Mills. Paul McCartney is the definitive life of a long-misunderstood genius that superbly evokes half a century of popular music and culture.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Death of Paul McCartney 1942 66

The Life and Death of Paul McCartney  1942 66

But was it true? In this brilliant book, the leading expert on the London 7/7 subway bombing?who exposed it as a hoax?takes us on an exploration of one of the strangest events in the history of rock and roll.

Author: Nick Kollerstrom

Publisher:

ISBN: 1517283132

Category: Deception

Page: 240

View: 665

An underground culture has arisen around the Beatles since rumors began to surface that Paul had died?apparently in an automobile accident?and had been replaced. The date, ironically, was 9/11 of 1966. But was it true? In this brilliant book, the leading expert on the London 7/7 subway bombing?who exposed it as a hoax?takes us on an exploration of one of the strangest events in the history of rock and roll. He explains what appears to have happened, how and why. --Back cover.
Categories: Deception

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:865558838

Category: Rock music

Page: 96

View: 958

Categories: Rock music

The Life and Death of Paul Mccartney 1942 1966

The Life and Death of Paul Mccartney 1942 1966

But was it true? In this brilliant book, the leading expert on the London 7/7 subway bombing-who exposed it as a hoax-takes us on an exploration of one of the strangest events in the history of rock and roll.

Author: Nicholas Kollerstrom

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1517283132

Category:

Page: 242

View: 455

An underground culture has arisen around the Beatles since rumors began to surface that Paul had died-apparently in an automobile accident-and had been replaced. The date, ironically, was 9/11 of 1966. But was it true? In this brilliant book, the leading expert on the London 7/7 subway bombing-who exposed it as a hoax-takes us on an exploration of one of the strangest events in the history of rock and roll. He explains what appears to have happened, how and why.
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Man on the Run

Man on the Run

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 ...

Author: Tom Doyle

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780804179157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 243

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
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Legends of Rock Roll Paul McCartney Before During After the Beatles

Legends of Rock   Roll   Paul McCartney  Before  During   After the Beatles

This is the second of a series within a series covering the four members of, arguably, the greatest group in music history, The Beatles. I've already covered John Lennon, now it's Paul McCartney's turn. This book is not about the Beatles.

Author: James Hoag

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1076937004

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Page: 68

View: 121

"It's All About the Music!"Welcome to another in the Legends of Rock & Roll series.This is, like the others, a mini-biography of one the greatest performers in the music world. This is the second of a series within a series covering the four members of, arguably, the greatest group in music history, The Beatles. I've already covered John Lennon, now it's Paul McCartney's turn. This book is not about the Beatles. While I know that you can't write about Paul McCartney without considering the Beatles, the emphasis of this book is not the Beatles, but instead, the life and music of Paul McCartney as an individual and as a solo performer. In this particular volume, like before, I will discuss Paul's early life and his joining up with three other lads to create what is probably the greatest rock and roll group in the history of the world. But it all ended at one point and Paul had a solo career after the Beatles broke up that still goes on to this day.Come with me for a walk down memory lane as I review the life of Paul McCartney, and especially, the music that he produced. We'll visit each of his hits and find out how they came to be written or how they were recorded; and discuss any trivia that might be associated with the music. This book is about the man but even more importantly, it's about the music. This series is my way of honoring the people that have brought so much joy to our lives over the years.It is an unauthorized fan tribute.The Chapters include: Introduction - A general introduction and a kick-off for the book.Early Childhood - A brief summary of his life before the music started.Music in the Family - Like most performers, Paul grew up in a home with music. His father was a musician and encouraged him.The Quarrymen - How did Paul meet John Lennon and become part of the band that would later become The Beatles?Birth of the Beatles - A brief introduction to the band, as it was getting started.The Beatles Years - Paul was a very important part of the band. It wouldn't have been the same without him.Paul is Dead - Did Paul really die in 1966 and was he replaced with a lookalike? Get the whole story.Drugs - The four guys had their share of experiences with drugs. How it affected the music.Linda Eastman - How did Paul meet the love of his life and first wife, Linda?The Breakup of the Beatles - All good things must come to an end.Wings - Paul's new band, Wings, was the start of another super group.First Tour - Paul didn't want to tour as a Beatle, he wanted to tour in his own right as a single performer."Hi, Hi, Hi" - One of Paul's early fun songs. Is it really about drugs?"Band on the Run" - How the biggest album of Paul's career was recorded."Venus and Mars" - Personnel changes in the band and more hits."Wings at the Speed of Sound" - The next album with another number one single, "Silly Love Songs"."Mull of Kintyre" - Believe it or not, this was the first number one song for Wings in England since the breakup."London Town" - Not one of Paul's better selling albums, Wings was down to just three people and one of them was pregnant."Back to the Egg" - His first album on a new label, Columbia, and the last with the band, Wings.Clipping His Wings - Why did Paul break up the group. Wings was no more."Ebony and Ivory" - The story behind one of the most successful duets of the Eighties.Working with Michael Jackson - Paul and Michael Jackson recorded two big hits together.1984 - 1990 - Paul, now flying solo, finishes out the Eighties.Nineties - Things are slowing down for Paul, but there is still a lot of great music to be played.Losing Linda - In 1998, the love of his life, Linda McCartney, dies of breast cancer. A tragic loss.Twenty-First Century - Paul marries again and continues to work.Legacy of Paul McCartney - Every Legends book has a Legacy section where we review the awards and contributions of the artist.
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Legends of Music The Life and Legacy of Paul McCartney

Legends of Music  The Life and Legacy of Paul McCartney

A biography of musical legend Paul McCartney of the former Beatles rock group.

Author: Charles River Editors

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:949796975

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 64

View: 873

A biography of musical legend Paul McCartney of the former Beatles rock group.
Categories: Rock musicians

In My Life

In My Life

With three generations of one family we share moments that are meant to be savored in this special book that beautifully illustrates the words John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s world-renowned song “In My Life.” There are places I’ll ...

Author: John Lennon

Publisher: Little Simon

ISBN: 9781534465855

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 148

With three generations of one family we share moments that are meant to be savored in this special book that beautifully illustrates the words John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s world-renowned song “In My Life.” There are places I’ll remember, in my life, though some have changed... One gift with a bright bow starts a young girl on a path…one her mother follows with her as she explores, grows, and rides off on her own, only to return again with her own daughter in tow. This hauntingly beautiful book shares the small moments of that journey that are meant to be remembered and savored in the lyrics of this classic song.
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The Paul McCartney Encyclopedia

The Paul McCartney Encyclopedia

- Over 2000 seperate entries and 500,000 words make this the definitive book on Paul McCartney. - Bill Harry is the leading authority on the Beatles and founder of the music paper Mersey Beat, that helped launch the Beatles.

Author: Bill Harry

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111867136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 935

View: 117

The Paul McCartney Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive book about Paul McCartney ever written. By best-selling author and Beatles expert Bill Harry, this A-Z of over half a million words will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century. What is the truth behind his relationship with Yoko Ono? What was George Harrison's attitude toward him? Why did he decide to dissolve the Beatles? Did he and John Lennon come to a reconciliation? What was his opinion about taking LSD? 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 bibliogaphy, this book is packed with new material and unique insights into the life of Paul McCartney. - Over 2000 seperate entries and 500,000 words make this the definitive book on Paul McCartney. - Bill Harry is the leading authority on the Beatles and founder of the music paper Mersey Beat, that helped launch the Beatles.
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LIFE Paul at 75

LIFE Paul at 75

LIFE celebrates the 75th birthday of renowned musician Sir Paul McCartney.

Author: The Editors of LIFE

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 9781683302063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 160

LIFE celebrates the 75th birthday of renowned musician Sir Paul McCartney.
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LIFE 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography

LIFE 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography

... 2/26 Snowmobiles GREAT FROM LADS LIFE BACKSTAGE WITH ALI AND
FRAZIER LIFE TOUGH GOING IN LAOS LIFE NORMAN MAILER ON THE FIGHT
How the U.S. Army LIFE LIFE LIFF LIFE Paul McCartney THE EX BEATLE TELLS
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Publisher: Life

ISBN: PSU:000062474122

Category: Photography

Page: 304

View: 596

Honoring seven decades of outstanding work, a superlative assemblage of photographic images offers unforgettable moments from the past seventy years, capturing each era's greatest celebrities, horrific battlefield sequences, and everyday American life.
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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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

Author: Barry Miles

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805052496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 696

View: 289

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
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Life on Two Legs

Life on Two Legs

Funny, fascinating and occasionally irreverent - and with a foreword by Sir Paul McCartney -this is an unmissable memoir that brings to vivid life some of rocks greatest characters.

Author: Norman J. Sheffield

Publisher:

ISBN: 0957513313

Category: Rock groups

Page: 287

View: 185

The Original Manager of Queen and founder of Trident Studios, London, breaks his silence for the first time in an explosive autobiography about how Queen were discovered and what really went on behind the studio doors with Queen, The Beatles, Bowie, Elton John and many more . Recording some of the biggest selling songs of all time such as "Hey Jude"-The Beatles, "Space Oddity"-David Bowie, "Candle in the Wind"-Elton John and many others, Trident was at the epicentre of the music industry's biggest names but it was one band in particular that caught the eye of the ex-drummer - a four piece unknown band called Smile. That band, under Sheffield's management, went on to become one of the biggest selling artists in the world - that band was Queen. It was a tumultuous relationship filled with twists, turns, trials and tribulations, scandal and rumour and one that ultimately led to an acrimonious split. Queen's volatile leader Freddie Mercury famously dedicating the opening track on their Night of the Opera album to Norman: Death on Two Legs. Funny, fascinating and occasionally irreverent - and with a foreword by Sir Paul McCartney -this is an unmissable memoir that brings to vivid life some of rocks greatest characters. With original unseen photography and copies of the original 1972 Queen Contracts- this book shines a light on a time that could never exist in today's society, a place in rock and roll history that - in Freddie Mercury's own words - was guaranteed to blow your mind. The book also provides access to a exclusive music playlist for your PC or mobile device so you can listen to the music behind the story.
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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Paul never misbehaved . He could hold his drink . The party was held at his
Aunty's house . He was always one for his family life . It was bred into him . When
they made the ' James Paul McCartney ' TV show , they had a scene where they ...

Author: Chris Welch

Publisher: Proteus Publishing Company

ISBN: 0862761255

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 156

View: 321

Categories: Rock musicians