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Carroll & Graf, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 430 pages
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Between 1963 and 1970, Paul McCartney sold 160 million albums throughout the world; co-authored with John Lennon twenty-five US and UK number one singles; recorded the first rock album with Rubber Soul and established the concept of rock-as-art with Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As a member of the most important rock band ever, Paul McCartney compelled millions of kids to pick up electric guitars and others to burn vinyl. He helped usher in the Swinging Sixties, the Love Generation, rock n' roll's studio era, and left the world dumbfounded when the Fab Four called it quits in the early 70s. However, to this day McCartney remains one of the world's most beloved and respected musicians.

McCartney is a tale of self-destruction and epic excess as well as creative genius and brilliant music. The Beatles' bloody in-fighting, the sex, the drugs, and McCartney's extraordinary marriages are revealed here in full. Yet, while the revelations will genuinely astound, this book remains a celebratory feast for millions of fans, capturing the glorious rush of the best songs and revealing the untold stories behind them. McCartney is the definitive biography, charting not only the pop legend, but the man and his era.

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User Review  - Gold_Gato - LibraryThing

When I was many years younger, I used to walk around the family flat singing my favorite WINGS songs. Then one day, my older brother told me that the band leader used to play in another group. Really ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The cute Beatle may not have been quite so cuddly.Sandford (Keith Richards, 2004, etc.) rejects the idea that among the Beatles, John Lennon was the caustic poet of depth and insight while Paul ... Read full review

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Christopher Sandford has been writing about pop music for twenty years, his articles appearing in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Spectator and the New York Times, amongst others. In 1998 Rolling Stone called him ‘the preeminent author in his field today’ and ‘a man with his finger on the pulse of pop culture’. His books on major pop figures have been sold to fifteen countries and have featured on both the Sunday Times and the New York Times bestseller lists. He lives in Seattle with his family but returns frequently to the UK.

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