Saturday, February 12, 2022

Paul McCartney - The Lyrics

If you are a Beatles and Paul McCartney fan and want to know some background on their songs and history THIS is the book.  When I picked this up from the library I couldn't believe the size of these two volumes.  I am reading it much faster than I had thought I might.

The volumes cover 1956 to the present and organized alphabetically by song. Each song title has the lyrics and a story written by McCartney explaining the inspiration or an antedote from his life growing up.

There are also many photos of the Beatles, individual ones of John, Ringo and George and so many of Paul's family with Linda.

This is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it for fans.  The Rocky Raccoon story is especially amusing explaining how Paul had a cut lip from  a motorbike accident.  The doctor who arrived at his cousin's home was drunk and you could smell the gin. He did such messed up job of stitching the lip that Paul grew a mustache to cover the bump.

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  1. I've never been a big fan of the Beatles, but I think I'd enjoy this book!

  2. What a great way to look at the songs in more depth.

  3. Wow, that’s a chunkster. Being a fan it sounds fascinating though. I loved watching the recent documentary and watching them write songs.

    1. Shelleyrae, I am a huge fan and loved every bit of this book. Can'r wait to see the documentary!


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