Paul McCartney: A Life

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 3, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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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.
 

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I LOVE this book!!! I don't like Paul McCartney anymore because he grabbed Jimmy McCulloch by his collar and called him bad names and yelled at him. I can't believe Paul, what a jerk!!! Jimmy McCulloch wasn't respected in Wings. That's so NOT cool!!! Jimmy McCulloch should totally be respected for his work. Paul McCartney is talented, but he's so arrogant. This book should be reviewed 10 out of 10!!! :) 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
29
Section 4
43
Section 5
61
Section 6
75
Section 7
89
Section 8
103
Section 14
199
Section 15
213
Section 16
227
Section 17
241
Section 18
255
Section 19
273
Section 20
285
Section 21
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Section 9
121
Section 10
135
Section 11
151
Section 12
167
Section 13
185
Section 22
319
Section 23
337
Section 24
341
Section 25
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About the author (2009)

Peter Ames Carlin has been a senior writer for People, a TV critic for The Oregonian newspaper, and is the author of Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney: A Life. Carlin lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon. Visit PeterAmesCarlin.com.

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