McCartney by Christopher Sandford

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Between 1962 and 1970, Paul McCartney sold 140 million albums throughout the world: co-authored with John Lennon twenty-six US and UK number one singles: recorded the first rock album (Revolver) and took the whole thing to a pinnacle (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band). As a member of the most important rock band ever, Paul McCartney convinced millions of fans to pick up electric guitars and others to denounce him as a degenerate — or worse. He helped usher in the Love Generation, took a personal stance on the "drug problem," and left the world dumbfounded when the Fab Four called it quits in the early seventies. However, to this day McCartney remains one of the most beloved and respected of musicians, and the biggest box office draw in the world.

McCartney is a tale of self-destruction and epic excess, as well as creative genius and brilliant music. The Beatles' bloody infighting, the sex, drugs, and McCartney's extraordinary marriages are revealed here in full. 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.

About Christopher Sandford

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Christopher Sandford has been a professional writer for 30 years and a frequent writer about the Rolling Stones for 25. His books include Keith Richards: Satisfaction, Kurt Cobain, McCartney, and Polanski. He divides his time between London and Seattle.
Published March 25, 2009 by Da Capo Press. 448 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Sandford (Keith Richards, 2004, etc.) rejects the idea that among the Beatles, John Lennon was the caustic poet of depth and insight while Paul, though he may have had a knack for good tunes, was more interested in commerce than art.

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