Tuesday 3 September 2013

Man On The Run: Paul McCartney In The Seventies by Tom Doyle. Published 6th September

There are of course many Beatles Beatles related books published every year and over the years it has become a huge industry. However this particular book is certainly one we are looking forward to at Classic Rock Radio. It covers the period  from leaving the Beatles to the dissolution of Paul McCartney';s hugely successful Post Beatles band Wings.  Here is what the publishers say about the book:

"The most famous living rock musician on the planet, Paul McCartney is now regarded as a slightly cosy figure, an (inter)national treasure. Back in the 1970s, however, McCartney cut a very different figure. He was, literally, a man on the run. Desperately trying to escape the shadow of the Beatles, he became an outlaw hippy millionaire, hiding out on his Scottish farmhouse in Kintyre before travelling the world with makeshift bands and barefoot children. 

It was a time of numerous drug busts and brilliant, banned and occasionally baffling records. For McCartney, it was an edgy, liberating and sometimes frightening period of his life that has largely been forgotten. Man on the Run paints an illuminating picture: from McCartney’s nervous breakdown following the Beatles’ split through his apparent victimisation by the authorities to the rude awakening of his imprisonment for marijuana possession in Japan in 1980 and the shocking wake-up call of John Lennon’s murder.

Ultimately, it poses the question: if you were one quarter of the Beatles, could you really outrun your past?"

This book is published on the 6th September and is a must for all Paul McCartney and Beatles fans and comes highly recommended by us here at Classic Rock radio.

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