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Paul McCartney: The Stories Behind the Classic Songs

Paul McCartney: The Stories Behind the Classic Songs

Welbeck Publishing

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Paul McCartney's masterpieces, usually penned with John Lennon in The Beatles era, are well-known worldwide. Now, this collection looks closer at 50 of the works he's produced since the split of the Fab Four, in a five-decade career, in Paul McCartney: The Stories Behind 50 Classic Songs.

Paul McCartney is a pop sensation, a revolutionary innovator, and an esteemed music figure. This book dives into 50 of the most iconic tunes from his expansive discography and chronicles fifty years of groundbreaking music from this legendary artist.

Each track features complete account data, performer lists, and chart info, explored in-depth - from original spark to finished product. Inspirational words from session musicians, recording staff (and guest luminaries like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, and Kanye West) bring each song to life, plus stacks of related pics, both inside and outside the studio.

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  • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
  • 192 pages, with 125 illustrations
  • Publication Date:
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.0 × 8.5 × 0.875 inches
    (27.9 × 21.6 × 2.2 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 2.22 lb (35.6 oz; 1009 g)
  • SKU010010028 | ISBN: 9781787397378

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About Mike Evans

A musician on the Sixties rock scene, Mike Evans began writing about popular music in the 1970s while a broadcaster in local radio, his work appearing in a variety of publications including Sounds, Cream, the Guardian, Elle and as a regular contributor to the UK's top music weekly newspaper Melody Maker. He wrote the much-acclaimed The Art of the Beatles in 1984, and the bestselling Elvis: A Celebration, which he researched and wrote in collaboration with the Elvis Presley Estate in Memphis and The Art of British Rock in 2010. Fleetwood Mac: The Definitive History was published in 2011, and in 2012 Neil Young and Ukulele Crazy. He lives and works in Hastings, on England's south coast.

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