Paul McCartney’s Solo Trilogy with Philip Norman
Sean is joined by very special guest Philip Norman - novelist, legendary journalist and Beatles biographer - who has written comprehensive biographies on both Paul McCartney and John Lennon, as well as Elton John, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and many more.
With Philip’s deep knowledge on all things Beatles, we discuss the periods around Paul’s solo records - McCartney I (1970) and McCartney II (1980) - in anticipation of a third instalment (McCartney III, of course) which arrives in December 2020.
Philip talks about meeting The Beatles backstage back in the ‘60s, how he managed to get McCartney’s approval to write his biography despite his famed ‘anti-Paul’ stance and much more.
Paul McCartney: The Biography - https://uk.bookshop.org/books/paul-mccartney-the-biography/9781780226408
Here are some great pieces by Philip to dig into:
Philip Norman on George Martin: ‘It could easily have been Lennon, McCartney and Martin’
Beatles biographer Philip Norman: 'Yoko was waiting for me – with two lawyers'
Philip Norman on the 60s: ‘I never took holidays because every day was like one’
Here’s a playlist of all the songs discussed throughout the show:
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