Paul mccartney the life by philip norman
Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip NormanThe 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, Pauls story is told by rock musics foremost biographer, with McCartneys 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 mothers death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music.
This is the first definitive account of Pauls 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 by Philip Norman review – the Beatle finally gets his due
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
World domination: Paul McCartney and the other Beatles in the late s. Philip Norman wrote the essential and brilliant Beatles biography, Shout! To this day McCartney refers to Shout! Instead he waited until , when he got an old friend from the s countercultural movement, Barry Miles, to write his biography, Man Years f rom Now. It was McCartney, we were told, who was hanging out with Bertrand Russell and Harold Pinter, taking mind-expanding drugs and pioneering the use of tape loops and backwards recordings on Beatles songs, while Lennon was changing nappies. A few years ago Norman sent off a Hail Mary email to McCartney, saying he wanted to write his biography. We will never know if this tacit approval would have been removed depending on questions asked and answers given by the cast list of contributors, but we do have the text.
See a Problem?
Norman delivered arguably the first literary look at Beatledom: the book divided their career into four parts — Wishing, Getting, Having and Wasting — and told the story in gleaming prose. But Shout! Norman went on to write John Lennon: A Life. Now, eight years later, comes this new book, introduced with a blunt mea culpa. This is, then, a capably executed biography, brimming with detail. But there are also three big problems.