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Philip Norman

Biography

Philip Norman

Philip Norman is an award-winning novelist and biographer who, in 1969–70, was assigned to cover the breakup of Beatles’ own business utopia, Apple Corps. He is the author of SHOUT!: THE BEATLES IN THEIR GENERATION, RAVE ON: THE BIOGRAPHY OF BUDDY HOLLY, and many other books. He lives in London.

Philip Norman

Books by Philip Norman

by Philip Norman - Biography, Entertainment, Music, Nonfiction

Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. PAUL McCARTNEY reveals the complex character behind the façade and sheds new light on his childhood --- blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music.

by Philip Norman - Biography, Music, Nonfiction, Popular Culture

From exclusive interviews with those closest to Mick Jagger, such as ex-girlfriends Chrissie Shrimpton and Cleo Sylvestre, which shed light on little seen aspects of Jagger's personality, to record-straightening revelations about Jagger's infamous 1967 drugs bust and the notorious Altamont concert, Philip Norman's groundbreaking biography crafts a vivid portrait of the real man behind the swagger, little glimpsed and much misunderstood.

by Philip Norman - Biography, Music, Nonfiction

JOHN LENNON: THE LIFE is an intimate look at the troubled genius who --- along with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr --- changed the shape and sound of popular music forever. From his early Liverpool days and heartbreaking childhood tragedies through the heady roller-coaster ride that was The Beatles and far beyond --- his prolific post-“Fab Four” career, his turbulent marriage to Yoko Ono, his peace crusade, and his shocking death on the New York City streets --- JOHN LENNON: THE LIFE is a remarkably fair and honest, utterly enthralling study of an achingly human rock legend.