Paul McCartney

Author: Peter Ames Carlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416562238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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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.

The Words and Music of Paul McCartney

Author: Vincent Perez Benitez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031334969X

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 5712

"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.

Paul McCartney

Author: Philip Norman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297870777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 4300

'A thorough, objective telling of McCartney's story - in and out of the most famous band ever.' ESQUIRE The first biography written with McCartney's approval and with access to family members and friends closest to him. In 2013, Sir Paul McCartney granted Philip Norman 'tacit approval' as his biographer. The result is a masterly and complex portrait of the most successful songwriter in history. It gives a unique insight into McCartney's childhood, blighted by the loss of his mother when he was fourteen, and into the creative symbiosis and fierce rivalry between John Lennon and himself that powered the Beatles' music. Here, too, for the first time, is the full story of McCartney's triumphant but troubled post-Beatles years: the tragic death of his first wife, Linda, and the chaotic divorce from his second wife, Heather Mills. Paul McCartney is the definitive life of a long-misunderstood genius that superbly evokes half a century of popular music and culture.

The Unknown Paul McCartney

Author: Ian Peel

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1781162751

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 7322

Paul McCartney has often initiated and participated in projects that have taken him a long way from the kind of music associated with The Beatles, Wings and his work as a solo artist. These projects include the psychedelic tape loop experiments of the 1960s, the 'Percy Thrillington' diversion in the 1970s and more recent albums recorded, as 'The Fireman' — as well as even more obscure activity, much of which this book reveals in depth for the first time. Ian Peel has interviewed many of McCartney's intimate musical associates from this less familiar side of his career. These include Youth, Super Furry Animals, Nitin Sawhney, playwright Arnold Wesker and, perhaps most surprisingly of all, Yoko Ono. What emerges is a unique insight into an apparently over-familiar public figure—Paul McCartney, experimental musician.

Paul McCartney

Author: Paul McCartney

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458447111

Category: Music

Page: 152

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(Guitar Chord Songbook). Play 60 of Sir Paul's most endearing works, including: Ballroom Dancing * Band on the Run * Ebony and Ivory * Jet * Maybe I'm Amazed * Mull of Kintyre * My Brave Face * No More Lonely Nights * Pipes of Peace * Press * Say Say Say * Silly Love Songs * Spies like Us * Tug of War * Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey * We All Stand Together * With a Little Luck * Wonderful Christmastime * and more.

Paul McCartney and His Creative Practice

Author: Phillip McIntyre,Paul Thompson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030791009

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 4597

This book provides fresh insight into the creative practice developed by Paul McCartney over his extended career as a songwriter, record producer and performing musician. It frames its examination of McCartney’s work through the lens of the systems model of creativity developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and combines this with the research work of Pierre Bourdieu. This systems approach is built around the basic structures of idiosyncratic agents, like McCartney himself, and the choices he has made as a creative individual. It also locates his work within social fields and cultural domains, all crucial aspects of the creative system that McCartney continues to be immersed in. Using this tripartite system, the book includes analysis of McCartney’s creative collaborations with musicians, producers, artists and filmmakers and provides a critical analysis of the Romantic myth which forms a central tenet of popular music. This engaging work will have interdisciplinary appeal to students and scholars of the psychology of creativity, popular music, sociology and cultural studies.

Paul McCartney A Short Unauthorized Biography

Author: Fame Life Bios

Publisher: Fame Life Bios

ISBN: 1634976142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

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Paul McCartney: A Short Unauthorized Biography is a short unauthorized biography produced from electronic resources researched that includes significant events and career milestones. Ideal for fans of Paul McCartney and general readers looking for a quick insight about one of today's most intriguing celebrities. This must-read short unauthorized biography chronicles: Who is Paul McCartney Things People Have Said about Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney is BornGrowing Up with Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney Personal RelationshipsThe Rise of Paul McCartneySignificant Career MilestonesPaul McCartney Friends and FoesFun Facts About Paul McCartneyHow The World Sees Paul McCartney Paul McCartney A Short Unauthorized Biography is one of the latest short unauthorized biographies from Fame Life Bios. Check it out now!

The Paul McCartney Catalog

Author: Ted Montgomery

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476676445

Category: Music

Page: 217

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This complete discography of Paul McCartney's solo and other post-Beatles work examines his entire catalog. It covers his studio and live albums and compilations, including the trance, electronic, classical and cover albums and selected bootleg recordings; all of the singles; videos and DVDs; and the 15 radio shows he made as Oobu Joobu. Each song is reviewed in depth, providing a wealth of information for both dedicated McCartney fans and those just discovering his music.

How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney

Author: Miles Raymer

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781616135317

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

View: 3898

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.


Author: Ray Coleman

Publisher: Phoenix Books

ISBN: 0787110388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 8985

This is not only the story of one of history's most popular songs, "Yesterday"... this is unique insight into one of the world's most accomplished recording artists, Paul McCartney. Recorded over half-a-century ago at the peak of the Beatles' triumphs, "Yesterday" remains at the top of the most recorded songs ever, with over 2,500 cover versions. As a Beatle, Paul McCartney was a brilliant songwriter and performer. Today, he is a shrewd businessman, musician, composer, and philanthropist. Focusing on "Yesterday" and the era in which it was created, author Ray Coleman, who was close to the Beatles' story from the start, draws a fresh portrait of McCartney, then and now. Coleman relates candid interviews with McCartney on a wide rage of subjects, including his rich and often mercurial relationship with John Lennon.