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Book Review: The Lyrics, by Paul McCartney • Glam Adelaide

Book Review: The Lyrics, by Paul McCartney • Glam Adelaide

Book Review: The Lyrics, by Paul McCartney • Glam Adelaide
February 07
11:43 2022

In June of 2022, Sir James Paul McCartney will celebrate his 80th birthday. It is hard to imagine a man who has had more of an impact on songwriting and beyond than the man affectionately known as “Macca”. His story is well known. He grew up in Liverpool to loving parents and then in his late teens he met another Liverpudlian called John Lennon. They realised that they worked well together at writing songs and eventually they formed a band with Paul’s friend George Harrison and, after a number of other drummers, Ringo Starr. And an iconic outfit called The Beatles began to set the world on fire.

This magnificent volume (900 pages across two hardcover books in a slipcase weighing in at 4 kgs) is the closest we are ever likely to get to an autobiography from the man himself. And what a way to tell his story.

The Lyrics takes 154 of Paul’s songs across his career and, through many interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, the man himself tells us the wheres, whys and hows of each song. From early demos with Lennon, through his many wonderful numbers with The Beatles and then his subsequent career (including his album McCartney III released last year and his foray into classical music, the Liverpool Oratorio) we get to know a lot about what makes the man tick.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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