David Honigmann

The nearest thing to Paul McCartney’s autobiography: his guide to the Beatles’ songbook

Reading his comments on 154 song lyrics would be like watching genius in the process of creation … if we hadn’t heard most of the stories before

Paul McCartney in 1967, at the time of the BBC’s ban of the song ‘A Day in the Life’. [Alamy]

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