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Paul McCartney

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When the most successful pop group in the world disbanded in 1970, its four members went in radically different directions, and none was more successful than Paul McCartney. Free at last to take control of his own songwriting, McCartney used his new group, Wings, to produce popular, classy music, most notably the "Band on the Run album. Since those early days of freedom, M ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published February 15th 2003 by Sanctuary Publishing (first published February 2003)
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Tobin Elliott
I don't know if it's a case of getting used to Clayson's horrid writing, or if he just liked Paul more than John. Either way, this book was a touch...just a touch, mind you...more palatable than Lennon's.

Still, Clayson's annoying habit of bouncing around in time for no apparent reason, his habit of name-checking other bands to the point where I wonder exactly who the man is writing about, while giving short shrift to the things that actually apply to McCartney...things like the "Paul is dead" ru
Worst series of Beatle books ever. Author uses "thick as a paving slab" in all four books to describe the Beatles anthology. Lazy.
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Alan Clayson (Dover, England, 1951) is of a late 1970s vintage of composer-entertainers that also embraces the likes of Wreckless Eric, Tom Robinson, Elvis Costello and John Otway. While he is still making regular concert appearances, he has become better known as an author of around thirty books - mostly musical biography. These include the best-sellers "Backbeat" (subject of a major film), The Y ...more
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