Man on the Run

Man on the Run

Paul McCartney in the 1970s

eBook - 2013
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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?
Publisher: Edinburgh : Polygon, 2013
ISBN: 9780857906267
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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multcolib_susannel Aug 31, 2014

I have always loved Paul's music- but I didn't know much about the time after he split with the Beatles.
Using Paul's own words and interviews with other musicians and acquaintances the author fills in the gaps between then and now.

KARINLITWIN Jul 22, 2014

When I saw this book on the NEW shelf I thought to myself "what else can they possibly say about this man?" I was, however surprised to find that it was interesting. It was more of a peek into Sir Paul's psyche during this time. I liked that it was not biased -- I felt it was true and didn't always talk about Paul in a positive light. I say if you are a true fan -- pick up this book!

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Jul 19, 2014

all in all...........tedious. I was hoping for an entertaining glimpse into the post Beatle years, and got bored instead.

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