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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
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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.

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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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