Since the age of 21, 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: The Life reveals the complex character behind the facade 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 withJohn 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: The Life will be the definitive biography of a musical legend.
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"If you're not a fan of Paul McCartney when you start this book, you will be when you're done. Narrator Jonathan Keeble recounts McCartney's life story, starting with his tough childhood and early performing years in Liverpool and Berlin. It would have been criminal to have an American read Philip Norman's tell-all book. Keeble's delightful British accent makes it sound real. The lengthy production is full of amazing stories and could be twice as long. It puts McCartney under a microscope and pulls no punches about the ex-Beatle's ego; legendary cheapness; love of his late first wife, Linda; and stormy relationship with John Lennon, as well as the breakup of The Beatles. (It was actually a slow disintegration.) Overall, McCartney comes across as a great musician, caring father, and incredible human being. M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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