Friday, May 06, 2016

8 things we learned from the new Paul McCartney biography

Paul McCartney
Philip Norman has written a new biography of Paul McCartney, published today (May 5) Credit: Getty Images

Paul McCartney, who was born on June 18, 1942 in Liverpool, is renowned as a former Beatles star and one of the world's greatest songwriters. Here's some surprising things we learned from Philip Norman’s new 800-plus life story of the singer, Paul McCartney: The Biography.

 1) McCartney believed he was on 'the scrap heap' following the break-up of The Beatles

Despite a post-Beatles career that has produced 17 solo albums and a further seven with his band Wings, McCartney felt that his time as a musician was over when The Beatles split in 1970.
“I don’t know how anyone could have lived with me,” McCartney explains in the book, paying tribute to his first wife, Linda, who died in 1998. “I was on the scrap heap in my own eyes... It was a barrelling, empty feeling that just rolled across my soul.”

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