Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

by Howard Sounes


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Howard Sounes, the bestselling author of Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life, turns his considerable reporting and storytelling skills to one of the most famous, talented—and wealthiest—men alive: Paul McCartney.

Fab is the first exhaustive biography of the legendary musician; it tells Sir Paul's whole life story, from childhood to present day, from working-class Liverpool beginnings to the cultural phenomenon that was The Beatles to his many solo incarnations.

Fab is the definitive portrait of McCartney, a man of contradictions and a consummate musician far more ruthless, ambitious, and moody than his relaxed public image implies. Based on original research and more than two hundred new interviews, Fab also reveals for the first time the full story of his two marriages, romances, family feuds, phenomenal wealth, and complex relationships with his fellow ex-Beatles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306820472
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 287,423
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Howard Sounes is known for writing detailed and revelatory biographies of a wide range of extraordinary personalities, including author Charles Bukowski (Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life) and musicians Bob Dylan (Down the Highway) and Paul McCartney (Fab). He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Part 1 With The Beatles

1 A Liverpool Family 3

2 John 16

3 Hamburg 34

4 London 52

5 The Mania 71

6 America 90

7 Yesterday 108

8 First Finale 127

9 Linda 148

10 Hello, Goodbye 168

11 Paul Takes Charge 183

12 Weird Vibes 197

13 Wedding Bells 214

14 Creative Differences 236

Part 2 After The Beatles

15 He's Not A Beatle Any More! 255

16 The New Band 271

17 In The Heart Of The Country 286

18 The Good Life 305

19 Go To Jail 327

20 Into The Eighties 347

21 Trival Pursuits 363

22 The Next Best Thing 382

23 Music Is Music 400

24 A Three-Quarters Reunion 419

25 Passing Through The Dream Of Love 435

26 Run Devil Run 451

27 That Difficult Second Marriage 474

28 When Paul Was Sixty-Four 491

29 The Ever-Present Past 506

Acknowledgements 529

Source Notes 533

Bibliography 567

Index 571

Picture Credits 601

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