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Paul McCartney’s biographer, Howard Sounes, talks Beatles, Wings and Heather Mills, live from London!

Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lenno...The Beatles, image via WikipeiBy BOB ANDELMAN

Howard Sounes won’t deny that there have been an awful lot of books about the Beatles and Paul McCartney. But that didn’t give him pause; he just researched and wrote one of the best: Fab, An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney.


This massive, 634-page biography covers so much time and detail that I wasn’t sure I could read all of it in a timely manner and still conduct an interview in this calendar year. So I proposed a compromise: let’s just talk about the second half of the book: Linda Eastman McCartney, the Wings years, the in-fighting among the ex-Beatles, John Lennon’s death, Linda’s death, George Harrison’s death, his marriage and death to Heather Mills, and so on.

This part of the book is plenty rich and, I think, a little less known and understood than the Beatles years, which have been examined and analyzed.

(We did cheat a little and talk about the breaking news that hit just minutes before the interview was recorded: Beatles for Sale, on iTunes.)

Joining me now – live on tape – from London, England is the author of Fab, Howard Sounes.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=andelmancom&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0306817837&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrHear it now!HOWARD SOUNES audio excerpt: “Heather Mills is revealed by the facts to what she is… a very strong character.” 

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You can LISTEN to this interview with HOWARD SOUNES, author of FAB: AN INTIMATE LIFE OF PAUL McCARTNEY, by clicking the audio player above!

Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.

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