Focusing On Yesterday And The Era In Which It Was Created, Author Ray Coleman Who Was Close To The Beatles Story From The Very Beginning Draws A Fresh New Portrait Of McCartney, Then And Now In Candid Interviews, McCartney Discusses His Rich, Often Mercurial Relationship With John Lennon, As Well As A Wide Range Of Other Subjects Coleman Has Also Written Authorized Biographies Of John Lennon And Eric Clapton Of Exclusive Photos. Ugh Probably the worst book on the Beatles I ve ever read which is surprising in light of Coleman s highly enjoyable biography of John Lennon A complete waste of time Don t bother. I m astounded it took me so long to complete such a brief book, even brief because of the large type face It s always difficult to find time to read before Christmas and this was nearly entirely completed during breaks at work This is a sort of frivolous book if you ask me, not much insight into the man Paul McCartney really rather an exercise by the author to showcase his collection of trivial knowledge of the Beatles The book is all about the song Yesterday , where it was written, who heard it when, who covered it or rather the notable covers , and the most interesting part of the book covers the way Yesterday and all the other Lennon McCartney compositions left their control and how they now are part of Sony Music via Michael Jackson The only real insight into the man is his avoida
This book has a very strange combination of topics It is primarily about the song Yesterday, the writing of the song and its history However, this book is also part musical history, biography, and tale of how Paul McCartney and John Lennon
One of the better Beatle biographies One thing I like about this one is the author s discussion of the idea that many of Paul s famous songs are largely subconsciously about his mother who died when he was fourteen Paul apparently thought that he was right Not just the obvious Le
Nothing to write home aboutexcept the Fuck Day story.and how him Jane Asher used to get very petty with each otherlike one would open the window and the other would slam it shut.. Overall the book wasn t too shabby I just thought that the glorification of the song Yesterday was a tad over the top. Coleman is a very good biographer This bio is almost as well written as the one he did on John Lennon.
- 194 pages
- McCartney: Yesterday ... and Today
- Ray Coleman
- 12 December 2018 Ray Coleman