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Author: Random House

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780525648673


Page: 32

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Paul McCartney

The Biography

Author: Philip Norman

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9781780226408

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

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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.

Paul McCartney

The Life

Author: Philip Norman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316327999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

View: 9589


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.

How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney

Author: Miles Raymer

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781616135317

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8945


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.


the life and times of Paul McCartney

Author: Geoffrey Giuliano

Publisher: Da Capo Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

View: 7386


Examines the distinct public and private life of the former Beatle

Band on the Run

A History of Paul McCartney and Wings

Author: Garry McGee

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461732514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1229


After the breakup of the Beatles in 1971, Paul McCartney formed Wings with his wife Linda on keyboards, ex-Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine, and American session drummer Denny Seiwell. For ten dramatic and turbulent years, the band weathered the critics, endured pot busts, survived a harrowing recording stint in Nigeria, changed drummers constantly, and produced a great deal of remarkable music. McGee's tale of one of the most successful bands of the seventies—the first book to focus exclusively on Paul's post-Beatles years-tells the stories behind the #1 hits "Listen To What the Man Said," "My Love," "Band on the Run," "Jet," "With a Little Luck," and "Coming Up." McGee reveals the band's inner dynamics and its relationship with the press and public, examining Paul's determination to pursue a new sound, the criticisms Linda initially got from fans and bandmates, and the character conflicts that kept the lineup changing. Appendices include interviews with former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough, a complete discography, a list of singles with Paul's comments on each, and rankings from the sales charts. Band on the Run also includes a trove of rare Wings promotional material—album covers, posters, ads, and candid photos of the band on tour.

Paul McCartney

A Life

Author: Peter Ames Carlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416562238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8726


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.

Paul McCartney

the definitive biography

Author: Chris Welch

Publisher: Proteus Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780862761257

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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Paul McCartney Chord Songbook Collection

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1783233265

Category: Music

Page: 416

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A definitive collection of songs written by Paul McCartney covering his career with Wings and his solo output, specially arranged from the actual recordings in the original keys. Each of the 175 songs includes complete lyrics,chords symbols and guitar chord boxes. Playing Guide included.

Paul McCartney, Paintings

Author: Paul McCartney,Brian Clarke

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780821226735

Category: Art

Page: 146

View: 8363


Paintings exhibited for the first time last year in Siegen, Germany are collected in a volume that is complemented by candid photographs by the knighted former Beatles star's late wife, Linda, and a lengthy interview with the artist.

Paul McCartney

Many Years From Now

Author: Barry Miles

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805052497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 654

View: 6056


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

Man on the Run

Paul McCartney in the 1970s

Author: Tom Doyle

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0804179158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9192


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.

Paul McCartney

Now and Then

Author: Tony Barrow,Robin Bextor

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0634069195

Category: Music

Page: 144

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In this book, Paul McCartney - the most prolific member of the Beatles, founder of Wings and enduring solo artist - speaks in his own words of his private life, his life as a singer, musician, composer, and businessman, of how the greatest band in the world came to be, and how and why they broke up. Paul McCartney Now and Then is the inside story from the man himself. Includes commentary from Sir George Martin, Steve Miller, Pete Best, Brian Wilson, Peter Asher, and others. Complemented throughout by rare, many previously unseen photos shot over a career spanning more than four decades. Robin Bextor is a well-known documentary film maker and writer who has formed a close relationship with Paul McCartney over the years. Tony Barrow, who coined the phrase "Fab Four," was head of the Beatles' Press Office from 1962-1968.

Paul McCartney

I Saw Him Standing There

Author: Jorie B. Gracen

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823083695

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 7930


A behind-the-scenes look into the private world of one of the world's finest musician-songwriters features more than two hundred exclusive full-color and black-and-white photographs, taken from 1976 to the present day, capturing music tours, record signings, press conferences, private parties, backstage moments, and personal encounters with friends, family, and colleagues. Reprint.

The Words and Music of Paul McCartney

The Solo Years

Author: Vincent Perez Benitez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031334969X

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 4185


"The Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Years" examines the large and varied oeuvre of this deeply personal artist, showing how McCartney's stint as a Beatle continues to inform his solo music, as well as how he has transcended his days as a member of the Fab Four. After a biographical introduction, chronologically arranged chapters explore McCartney's music in the immediate aftermath of the breakup of the Beatles, his work with Wings during the 1970s, his collaborations with other artists during the 1980s, and his compositions of the 1990s, including his first forays into classical music. The examination also covers McCartney's critically acclaimed work in the first decade of the 21st century, including "Memory Almost Full" and "Ecce Cor Meum," a composition written in the style of sacred English choral music. Throughout, the book supplies analytical insights and historical background to a repertoire that, surprisingly, has not previously been covered in detail.

High in the Clouds

Author: Paul McCartney,Geoff Dunbar,Philip Ardagh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571225026

Category: Animals

Page: 96

View: 3000


Imagine a land where all the animals are free . . . To the creatures of the woodland, the land of Animalia sounds like a dream - a tropical island where all the animals live in harmony. They are over-shadowed by a much more evil community; the polluted Megatropolis, whose dirty skyscrapers block the horizon. And then one day, Wirral the Squirrel's woodland is destroyed by developers and he is thrown into the nightmare world of Megatropolis. But Wirral believes in Animalia and he joins with Froggo, a world-class amphibian balloonist, and Wilhamina, a girl squirrel, to lead the enslaved animals of the city to a new life. So begins an exciting adventure through the mean streets of Megatropolis, over the sea and through the sky. Developed out of an exceptional fusion of creative talents, this story explodes onto every page. The plot is fast, furious and funny; the illustrations are full of rich depth and colour; and the characters live on long after you have turned the final page. It will delight children of all ages and is sure to become an enduring classic. 'Young audiences will delight in the clever wordplay and smartly-drawn comic characters.' Independent

Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007321554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 4699


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.

Paul McCartney

Author: M. Howard Gelfand

Publisher: Creative Company

ISBN: 9780898131000

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 31

View: 9885


A brief biography highlighting the career of the only member of the popular Beatles to continue performing as a full-time singer and composer.

TIME Paul McCartney

The legend rocks on

Author: Editors of TIME Magazine

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1603204865

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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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!".

Paul McCartney, Now & Then

Intimate Portrait of the World's Most Successful Singer & Songwriter

Author: Tony Barrow,Robin Bextor,Julian Newby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844428229

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 144

View: 7715


The 'now' part of this book is drawn from Robin Bextor's exclusive interviews with Paul McCartney during which he talked candidly of his private life, of his life as a singer, musician, composer and businessman. Tony Barrow looks back on McCartney as he was 'then', offering an account of life inside the Fab Four camp.