miércoles, 4 de septiembre de 2013

Man on the Run Paul McCartney in the 1970s

Un libro se adentra en la década oscura de Paul McCartney
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Publicado el 3 sep, 2013

Los años setenta fueron una época oscura, y olvidada, de Paul McCartney. Tom Doyle  se adentra en ella en el libro “Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s”, que se pone a la venta este viernes (6 de septiembre). La separación de los Beatles le produjo a McCartney problemas de ansiedad y de autoconfianza que lo llevaron a recluirse en las drogas y en su granja de Escocia.
“Día tras día, su estado había ido empeorando constantemente”, se lee en un extracto del libro publicado por “The Sunday Times”. “A menudo, pasó sus noches de insomnio temblando de ansiedad, mientras que sus días se caracterizaron por un consumo excesivo de alcohol y auto-sedación con marihuana. Por primera vez en su vida, se sentía completamente inútil”. Entrevistado por Doyle, McCartney asegura que “Fue Linda [su mujer] la que me salvó”. Finalmente, Paul McCartney salió de su década oscura en 1980, de forma abrupta, con su detención en Japón por posesión de marihuana y el asesinato de John Lennon.


Man on the Run Paul McCartney in the 1970s
Tom Doyle

Price £13.49
304 pages

Man on the Run Paul McCartney in the 1970s by Tom Doyle

Man on the Run Paul McCartney in the 1970s by Tom Doyle
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?

About the Author
Tom Doyle
Tom Doyle is an acclaimed music journalist, author and long-standing contributing editor to Q, whose work has also appeared in Mojo, the Guardian, Marie Claire, Elle, The Times and Sound on Sound. Over the years he has been responsible for key magazine-cover profiles of Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Kate Bush, Elton John, R.E.M. and U2, amongst many others. He is the author of 'The Glamour Chase: The Maverick Life of Billy MacKenzie' (Bloomsbury 1998, Polygon 2011) which has attained the status of a classic rock biography since its original publication.
Tom Doyle

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