Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

The Life

Book - 2016 | 1st north American edition
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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 favßade 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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2016
Edition: 1st north American edition
ISBN: 9780316327961
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 MCC 2016
Characteristics: 853 pages : illustrations (part color)


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Oct 07, 2018

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May 31, 2018

" ( The news about John's being shot and killed): '...It's a drag, isn't it? Ok, cheers,' The remark made headlines for its apparent flippancy, indifference even. " " When the Beatles made the Decca tape, Best had still been with them, so was due a share of royalties from ten tracks used on the ANTHOLOGY. The first he knew about it was a phone call from the one who'd been so keen to get rid of him---the first time they'd spoken since he'd been let go. ' Some wrongs need to be righted, ' Paul told him. ' There's some money here that's owing to you and you can take it or leave it.' Best took it." " To make matters worse, many of the drugs used in Linda's chemotherapy had been tested on animals in the ways she so abhorred. Paul would not hear of her refusing the treatment.In October, she and Paul had appeared as characters in THE SIMPSONS, opening thoughtful Lisa Simpson's eyes to the connection between frisky little lambs and lamb chops. The major benefit of going veggie, Linda had always stressed, was increasing resistance to cancer." P.S.: the news is the comment, as above the P.S., was prevented from attaining the RECENTLY REVIEWED column. Hmmmm....makes me wonder who and how I had offended them ( assuming a censorship process available).... You are encouraged to reread the comment with this P.S. in mind. What was offensive? Are they projecting a thought pattern that is not there....but, because they are psychologisms,i.e. naive in their knowlege, they are in reality seeing what they project onto me, from their futilely shallow intellect-systems. Psychology and its power to manipulate others is endlessly fascinating for that reason to some: unfortunately, if you are not grounded in a stable moral system, this science can become a tool of destruction, worthy of a napoleon or a hitler. it is quite addictive, especially to those insecure about themselves, underneath it all. they just can't give it up. it is their only real modus. try to take it away from them, and they will wreak havoc on your life, in automatic response.* " Under the stimulus of his affair with Yoko and his new sense of liberation, John travels through a remarkable creative spectrum from the visceral YER BLUES and the taunting SEXY SADIE, a coded swipe at the Maharishi..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . *automatic response is key. often they are highly educated, ph.ds even, but once the horrid nescience of their own version of what they were taught takes hold of them, they start taking hostages, and causing divisions and bitter struggles amongst families and clans and corporations and dear friends . . .."

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