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The McCartney Legacy

By: Allan Kozinn, Adrian Sinclair
Narrated by: Simon Vance
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Summary

In this first of a groundbreaking multivolume set, THE MCCARTNEY LEGACY, VOL 1: 1969-73 captures the life of Paul McCartney in the years immediately following the dissolution of the Beatles, a period in which McCartney recreated himself as both a man and a musician. Informed by hundreds of interviews, extensive ground up research, and thousands of never-before-seen documents THE MCCARTNEY LEGACY, VOL 1 is an in depth, revealing exploration of McCartney’s creative and personal lives beyond the Beatles.

When Paul McCartney issued a press release in April 1970 announcing that the world’s most beloved band, the Beatles, had broken up no one could have predicted that McCartney himself would go on to have one of the most successful solo careers in music history. Yet in the years after the Fab Four disbanded, Paul McCartney became a legend in his own right. Now journalist and world-renowned Beatles’ historian Allan Kozinn and award-winning documentarian Adrian Sinclair chronicle in technicolor McCartney’s pivotal years from 1969 to 1973, as he recreated himself in the immediate aftermath of the Beatles breakup – a period when, newly married and with a growing family, he conquered depression and self-doubt, formed a new band, Wings, and recorded five epochal albums culminating in the triumphant smash, Band on the Run.

Part 1 of a multivolume set, THE MCCARTNEY LEGACY, VOL. 1 documents a pivotal moment in the life of a man whose legacy grows increasingly more relevant as his influence on music and pop culture remains as relevant as ever. It is the first truly comprehensive biography, and the most finely detailed exploration of McCartney’s creative life beyond the Beatles, ever undertaken.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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©2022 Allan Kozinn (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Perfect

Top Class Book on McCarney - hopefully more to come in the series - Recommended to all Fans

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A good listen

Possibly one of the best books on McCartney I have heard/read yet, exceptionally detailed. I look forward to the next one!

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chronologically superb

if like me you're a little obsessed with chronology then this will not let you down from 69-73 its all there

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Stunning book beautifully read

This book is a must have for any McCartney fan. Exhaustively researched and brilliantly written, this volume is crammed full of amazing facts, stories, and revelations. Follow McCartney’s journey from depression to resurrection - what an amazing and inspiring trip.

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Well done

A lot easier than reading a long book. Await the next instalment as it finishes with the release of Band on the Run

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Intelligent Insight into Post-Beatles McCartney

An altogether excellently written and in-depth exploration of McCartney's early years. Recommended for committed fans of his work, but perhaps a little too comprehensive for others.

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Brilliant

Detailed and hugely interesting. Brilliant is just about all I can say. A little bit Toast of London on the telling but, brilliant all the same

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A star is reborn

Fascinating account of Macca’s period of transition, if a little Alan Partridge as the authors luxuriate in the small print. The lilt of the narration veers towards Jonny Sweet parody at times too, but nothing can take away from the pivotal morning after tale being meticulously woven here. Fab!

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Superb

Just a great book, no stone left unturned but all of it is interesting and relevant to tell the whole story.

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Macca heaven!

For anyone who is not adverse to hearing exactly how much emotional struggle, hard work and relentless dedication went into making it all come out looking like ‘magic’. Well researched and written with a fine narration throughout.🎱~

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