Band on the Run: A History of Paul McCartney and Wings

Band on the Run: A History of Paul McCartney and Wings

by Garry McGee
     
 

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The author traces the history of Wings and delves into the inner dynamics of the group, its commercial and artistic success, and its demise.See more details below

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The author traces the history of Wings and delves into the inner dynamics of the group, its commercial and artistic success, and its demise.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
As a book-length exploration of McCartney's first post-Beatles band, this is the stuff.
Bookwatch
Band On The Run successfully strives to present an accurate portrait of Paul McCartney, the Wings band, and their musical contirbution to popular culture in the twentieth century.
Mundane Sounds
McGee's done his homework, and he has a vast, amazing array of memorabilia... A fun look at a talented (but not always loved) musician.
— Joseph Kyle
Mundane Sounds - Joseph Kyle
McGee's done his homework, and he has a vast, amazing array of memorabilia... A fun look at a talented (but not always loved) musician.
Library Journal
In the mid-1970s, Paul McCartney found some brief, post-Beatles success with Wings. Originally consisting of McCartney, wife Linda, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine, the band pleased both critics and fans with Band on the Run, which was recently rereleased. McGee, who has worked in the film industry for several years, has written a fan's notes on the band's approximate ten-year life span (1971-81) through breakups, arrests, and infighting. Drawing on previously published articles, he chronicles already well-known stories about the band members' denigration of Linda's musicianship, Paul's ego and control over the music, Laine's high-profile split with McCartney, and the McCartneys' constant marijuana use that once got the band kicked out of Japan. In addition, McGee provides brief but graceless and uncompelling analyses of each single and album, as well as exhaustive lists of the band's official permutations, concert tours, album releases and single releases, Grammy nominations and awards, and presence on the U.S. and U.K. record charts. Overall, fans will find no new information about McCartney and Wings here; the lack of interviews with McCartney or Laine means that this book is neither useful nor definitive. Not recommended.-Henry L. Carrigan Jr., Lancaster, PA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878333042
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
1ST TAYLOR
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.62(d)

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