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

Blackbird

Blackbird

Examines the distinct public and private spheres of a man who is about to enter his fourth decade as a superstar musician, yet maintains his status as a devoted husband and father to his family

Author: Geoffrey Giuliano

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: UVA:X002622529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

View: 781

Examines the distinct public and private spheres of a man who is about to enter his fourth decade as a superstar musician, yet maintains his status as a devoted husband and father to his family
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fab

Fab

Spanning the entirety of Paul's life, from early childhood right up to the present day, Fab delves deeply into the life of this remarkable and often surprising man.

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 0007237057

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 634

View: 779

Spanning the entirety of Paul's life, from early childhood right up to the present day, Fab delves deeply into the life of this remarkable and often surprising man.
Categories: Rock musicians

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: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316327992

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

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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 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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Author: Jann Wenner

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:2017569493

Category: Rock music

Page: 98

View: 510

Categories: Rock music

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: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534465862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 560

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.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

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: 879

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

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: 418

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

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: 165

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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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: 677

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

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: 394

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Day in the Life of the Beatles

A Day in the Life of the Beatles

One day in September 1968 Don McCullin, then regarded as the world's most accomplished war photographer, received a commission from the Apple Corporation to spend a day photographing the Beatles.

Author: Don McCullin

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847836118

Category: Music

Page: 131

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One day in September 1968 Don McCullin, then regarded as the world's most accomplished war photographer, received a commission from the Apple Corporation to spend a day photographing the Beatles. McCullin had just returned from covering the bitter fighting during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and was the most hardened photojournalist in the field. He was astonished by the invitation. On Sunday 28 July he met the Beatles at the Sunday Times studio and began to photograph them in colour for a Life magazine cover.
Categories: Music

Shaking Hands With Sir Paul McCartney

Shaking Hands With Sir Paul McCartney

I told Paul this was a dream come true for me, he said, “what?”, I said this is a
dream come true for me, I've been wait- ing all my life to meet you, then he
answered and said” Dreams do come true mate” “I said “Paul, thank you for doing
the” ...

Author: Brian Shaw

Publisher: Brian M. Shaw

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page:

View: 565

This book is a true story about a fan, who's dream came true after a 48 year wait. The kindness and genuine enjoyment that Sir Paul shows his fans of all age groups, makes it all worth it! Paul McCartney gave his autograph on a one of a kind item that this fan will cherish forever. The Beatles not only left their imprint on society, but as individuals, they will never be matched!
Categories: Music

TIME Paul McCartney

TIME Paul McCartney

“It was one of the great meetings of my life,” Paul recalled. “I think he liked us. I
think at that time he may have felt a little bit threatened, but he didn't say anything
. . . I only met him that once, and then I think the success of our career started to ...

Author: Editors of TIME Magazine

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 9781603204866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 429

When Paul McCartney played Yankee Stadium in July 2011 for two sold-out concerts, the 69 year old "looked as if he was having a boyish romp," said the New York Times, marvelling at his 35-song performance. Age hasn't slowed down this former Beatle, nor dampened his ambition. As the most successful musician in pop-music history turns 70 this June, the editors of TIME will publish a celebration of Paul McCartney's unparalleled career. Written by James Kaplan, author of the acclaimed Sinatra biography Frank: the Voice, TIME's richly illustrated book will give readers a backstage tour of the many chapters of Mc-Cartney's life: as the precocious son of a Liverpool trumpet player, the "cute Beatle" of the Fab Four years, the prolific song writing partner of John Lennon, the psychedelic seeker, the devoted husband of Linda Eastman, the reborn frontman of the band Wings, the shrewd businessman with a net worth of hundreds of millions, and the social activist with concerns ranging from animal rights to land mines. For McCartney, the adventures never cease. As he told TIME in 2005, when asked if he would still indulge audiences with oldies like "Hey Jude": "They'll get that too, but you have to move forward as well as go back. As they say, the show must go on!".
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Life and Times Quizzes

Life and Times Quizzes

Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool in 1942 and following the break-up of the
Beatles in 1970 he formed his own band Wings. Below are ten rocking riddles on
the life of this lovable moptop. The cover of which Wings album featured a host ...

Author: Christopher Rigby

Publisher: Miles Kelly Publishing

ISBN: 9781842362747

Category: Questions and answers

Page: 95

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Categories: Questions and answers

Another Day in the Life

Another Day in the Life

Featuring Forewords by legendary movie director Lynch and rock photographer Diltz, this title reveals the world as seen through former Beatle Starr's eyes, in more than 500 observational photographs and rare images from the archives, and an ...

Author: Ringo Starr

Publisher: Genesis Publications

ISBN: 1905662580

Category:

Page: 184

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Another Day In The Life is introduced and narrated by Ringo Starr, with forewords by legendary movie director David Lynch and rock photographer Henry Diltz. Ringo shows us the world as seen through a Starr's eyes, in more than 500 observational photographs and rare images from the archives, and an original text of nearly 13,000 words.
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Paul McCartney After the Beatles A Musical Appreciation

Paul McCartney After the Beatles  A Musical Appreciation

This is a musical analysis of Paul McCartney from 1970 to today.

Author: Adrian Allan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244478544

Category: Art

Page: 326

View: 267

This is a musical analysis of Paul McCartney from 1970 to today. It is aimed at students of popular music theory; educators; musicians; and aspiring songwriters. It will also appeal to the general Beatles and McCartney fan who wishes to understand music on a deeper level - A beginner's guide to music theory and glossary are provided. Eighty of McCartney's post-Beatles songs are discussed in the format of short, but accessible essays. For each song, full details are provided concerning date of release; place of recording; instrumentation; and key signature. The description for each song details the musical techniques that McCartney uses, such as chord patterns; structure; use of instruments; vocal harmony; tonality; and key changes. In addition, every chapter details his life and work in each decade. A conclusion identifies the main characteristics of McCartney's style. The appendix details every recording location used. An invaluable guide to the music of the world's most successful songwriter.
Categories: Art

How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney

How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney

Personal Life In 1996, Queen Elizabeth II of England knighted McCartney for his
contribution to music, making him Sir Paul McCartney. He is also a member of the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both for his work with the Beatles and for his solo ...

Author: Miles Raymer

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 161613531X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 492

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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Blackbird Singing

Blackbird Singing

Collects the ballads, love songs, poems, dreams, and lyrics of one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century culture.

Author: Paul McCartney

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393020495

Category: Music

Page: 185

View: 717

Collects the ballads, love songs, poems, dreams, and lyrics of one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century culture.
Categories: Music

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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ISBN:

Category:

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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