Fly Away Paul: How Paul McCartney survived the Beatles and found his Wings (Hardback)
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Fly Away Paul: How Paul McCartney survived the Beatles and found his Wings (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 19/10/2023
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The first account of Paul McCartney's career in Wings and ascent into solo stardom, Jones' meticulously researched and illuminating volume draws on numerous first-hand encounters with the ex-Beatle and his late wife Linda.

Pre-order the remarkable account of Paul McCartney's time in Wings and ascent into solo stardom, by renowned music biographer Lesley-Ann Jones.

No comprehensive biography of the time Paul McCartney spent with Wings has ever been published, until now.

A period often dismissed as McCartney's 'missing' years, in fact the band lasted for a decade: two years longer than the Beatles, and wielded such impact and influence that they at one point achieved the status as the biggest live band in the world. Band on the Run sold over 6 million copies worldwide and became EMI's biggest selling album of the 1970s in the UK.

Music biographer Lesley-Ann Jones has met McCartney many times and knew his late wife Linda. Here she shows how crucial Linda was to the evolution of Wings - at great cost to herself given the ridicule she was to encounter. But Linda saw that McCartney needed the band in the wake of the break up of the Beatles.

Drawing on extensive interviews and her trademark meticulous research, the author shows how this period in Paul McCartney's career was to become crucial not only to his development as an artist, but to his very survival.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781399721776
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 589 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 34 mm


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Absorbing . . . Jones perceptively portrays how Wings were always overshadows by the Beatles' success - Scotland on Sunday

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“From and by Trev Turley, musician and author:”

‘Fly Away Paul’ – Lesley-Ann Jones
(Published 19/10/2023)

I’m a bass player and so is Paul McCartney and that’s where the similarity ends. Having moved my allegiance from the ‘Shad’s’ to the ‘Fab Four’ in around... More

Hardback edition
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“Far have I travelled and much have I seen”

This latest from Lesley-Ann Jones tackles a subject not covered before... everyone homes in on The Beatles and this period has been written and examined from every angle and so something - ANYTHING on Wings is a... More

Hardback edition
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“Get ready for some binge reading!”

Lesley-Ann Jones’ latest offering again hits the mark and delivers. . The ‘conversation’ is relaxed and almost familiar, however, you are constantly provided with information that you thought you might know, or... More

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