- Hardcover: 112 pages
- Publisher: Time (June 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1618930249
- ISBN-13: 978-1618930248
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #952,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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TIME Paul McCartney: The legend rocks on Hardcover – June 5, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
Overall, this is a nicely put together book, although it is certainly a tribute rather than a biography and merely glosses over his life story. The photographs are nice - I had seen most of them, but there are a handful I haven't seen before, which make it worthwhile. As you would imagine, there is much focus on Paul's relationship with John and also with Linda and there are some interesting comments from members of his family and those he has worked with. There are also interviews and tributes from other musicians, for example from Billy Joel about Paul appearing with him at the last Shea Stadium show The Last Play at Shea). It is not a must have book, but there is enough to make this an enjoyable addition to my library.
After a brief introductory chapter, Kaplan journeys back to that fateful July 1957 meeting where Paul met John and history was made. He then takes the reader on a guided tour down Paul's 'Long and Winding Road' during which the Beatles conquer the world, Paul finds Linda and goes solo, Paul loses his groove before conquering the air-waves once again, Paul marries Heather/Paul divorces Heather, Paul becomes a musical mega-success and finds happiness - we genuinely hope(!) - with Nancy, is knighted, etc.
The McCartney story has been told in much greater detail several times before but Kaplan's book, a 2012 TIME Books release, benefits from its currency, a crisp yet affectionate narrative and a nice batch of pix. Recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very interesting and enjoyable for McCartney fans.I would have preferred more information regarding each step in his career but for a light read, a good book.Published on June 25, 2014 by Martin J. Lipman
I haven't read much about the Beatles.....only listened to them! Thus, I found this book informative and an interesting read. I'd recommend it! Read morePublished on May 8, 2014 by BarbaraStover
Its interesting, but there wasn't much in there I didn't already know. But I have to admit, I couldn't stop reading it till I was done!Published on February 14, 2014 by aquattro
An ok book on Macca - nothing out of the ordinary I'm afraid - a might expensive by the time.. it arrived in New ZealandPublished on January 7, 2014 by Terry T
Macca rocks on! Great pictures and article! I missed it on the news stand, but picked it up here. A great purchase!Published on August 26, 2013 by Steve Lukas
This was not readily available in the supermarkets for very long. It is a great piece to my collection of McCartney memorabilia. Some wonderful pictures and great reading.Published on April 14, 2013 by vulture12