Christopher Sandford McCartney

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McCartney

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Full of extraordinary revelations, Paul McCartney is a revealing tale of self-destruction, violence and epic excess.

Between 1963 and 1970, Paul McCartney did the following: Sold 160 million albums. Scored 25 Number One singles. Captured the whole thing in A Hard Day’s Night. Experimented with drugs. Offended the church. Established the concept of rock-as-art with Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Persuaded millions of kids to pick up electric guitars. Single-handedly invented the Swinging Sixties. And became one of the most famous Englishmen alive.

The Beatles’ bloody in-fighting, the sex, the drugs, and McCartney’s extraordinary marriages are here revealed in full. Yet while the revelations will genuinely astound, this book remains a celebratory feast for his millions of fans, capturing the glorious rush of the best songs and revealing the untold stories behind them. Paul McCartney is the definitive biography, charting not only the pop legend, but also the man and his era.
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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 New York Times, among others. In 1998 Rolling Stone called him “the pre-eminent author in his field today.”
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McCartney's success has long affronted rock aesthetes as proof that facile talent and showmanship trump soulfulness, an opinion that will be complicated, but not reversed, by this serviceable biography. Sandford, a music journalist and biographer of Kurt Cobain and other rock stars, considers McCartney the Beatles' true visionary, the driving force behind Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and other artistic milestones and a perennially interesting pop innovator throughout his Wings period and recent solo efforts. In contrast, Sandford's unremittingly negative portrait of John Lennon paints the deep one as a musical philistine as well as a morose, spiteful personality, regularly drunk, stoned or strung out on heroin. Nonetheless, McCartney feels far less compelling than his music. He emerges as an ambitious, disciplined artist, a hardheaded businessman and "a genuinely nice, down-to-earth fellow," but his Mozartean gift for melody seems unrooted in any profundity of character. The author has trouble imparting an arc to his story, and the post-Beatles narrative devolves into a busy but aimless routine of record releases, tours, reunion rumors, minor marijuana busts and an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of lawsuits pitting various Beatles against each other and assorted managers, publishers, record companies, memorabilia vendors and copyright violators. Sandford offers more of a comprehensive chronicle than a coherent character study. (Feb. 1)
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