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Author: Philip Norman
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316327992
Book Pages: 864
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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.


Author: Paul McCartney
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780525648673
Book Pages: 32
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Grandude brightens a dreary weekend for his visiting grandchildren, Lucy, Tom, Em, and Bob, by using his magic compass and postcards to take them on adventures around the world.


Author: Bill Harry
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Virgin Books Limited
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111867136
Book Pages: 935
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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.


Author: Alan Clayson
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Sanctuary Pub Limited
ISBN: 1860744826
Book Pages: 308
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

When the most successful pop group in the world, The Beatles, disbanded in 1970, its four members went off to spearhead radically different projects, and none was more successful than Paul McCartney. Free at last to take control of his own songwriting destiny, his new group, Wings, produced a steady stream of quality music, most notably the Band On The Run album and the million-selling single 'Mull of Kintyre'. Since those early days of freedom, Paul has established himself as one of the most creative artists of his generation and a British showbusiness treasure. With wide-ranging projects such as the soundtrack to the movie Give My Regards To Broad Street and the more recent and critically acclaimed Liverpool Oratorio, he has also proved that his talents have transcended the writing of what ex-bandmate John Lennon once called 'granny music'. Celebrating his four decades of unparalleled success in the business, Paul McCartney is a multi-faceted account of one of the world's most fascinating musicians.


Author: Paul McCartney
Genre: Arrangement (Music)
Publisher:
ISBN: 1844491994
Book Pages: 192
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This title contains the first of two collections containing the finest moments of Paul McCartney's song-writing genius, spanning the period from 'Please Please Me' to the Wings album 'Red Rose Speedway'.


Author: Paul McCartney
Genre: Music
Publisher: Hal Leonard
ISBN: 9781705130995
Book Pages:
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 11 songs from the brand new album by the legendary Sir Paul McCartney. Our folio includes: Deep Deep Feeling * Deep Down * Find My Way * The Kiss of Venus * Lavatory Lil * Long Tailed Winter Bird * Pretty Boys * Seize the Day * Slidin' * Winter Bird / When Winter Comes * Women and Wives.


Author: Peter Ames Carlin
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416562230
Book Pages: 384
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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.


Author: Ian Peel
Genre: Music
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 9781781162750
Book Pages: 192
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Internationally acclaimed, knighted and immortalised in music's pantheon, Paul McCartney nevertheless remains one of the least fully appreciated of modern icons. Throughout his career, McCartney has initiated and participated in projects that have taken him very far away from the kind of music associated with his career in The Beatles, in Wings, and as a solo artist. From as far back as the 1960s there have been experimental solo projects, both under his own name and incognito. These include the legendary 'Carnival of Light' sixties freak-out, the Percy Thrillington diversion in the 70s, techno, ambient and chill-out releases as The Fireman, pure noise performance art as well as less-publicised activity, much of which Ian Peel now reveals in depth in print for the first time. What emerges is a unique, critical insight into an apparently over-familiar public figure - Paul McCartney, avant-garde musician. Undertaking extensive research for this book, Ian Peel interviewed many of McCartney's intimate musical associates from this less-familiar side of his career, including: Super Furry Animals - on their carrot chewing percussion and electronic sound collage collaborations. Youth - the three-times BRIT-nominated producer speaks in depth for the first time ever on his two albums of techno ambient and chill-out recorded with McCartney as The Fireman. Nitin Sawhney - on McCartney's first tentative steps into drum & bass, holed up in Sawhney's London bedsit. Richard Hewson - breaks a 20-year silence on the Thrillington project and pseudonym. David Vaughan - the renowned psychedelic artist and organiser of 60s 'happenings' airs his strong views on Carnival of Light, The Beatles' most legendary unreleased track. Other interviewees include Yoko Ono, bassist Herbie Flowers, Gong's Daevid Allen, Frank Zappa's guitarist Mike Keneally, JJ Jeczalik (Art of Noise) and members of Wings.


Author: Garry McGee
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780878333042
Book Pages: 270
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Based on original interviews and ten years of research, the book traces the history and inner dynamics of the super-group, including the role of Linda McCartney, the band's commerical and artistic success, and its untimely demise. Many rare photographs of Paul, Linda and family are included.


Author: Peter Ames Carlin
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416562230
Book Pages: 384
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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.