He may have lost his privacy, but he’s never lost his talent
Paul McCartney, one of the world’s greatest songwriters, has released a book spanning eight decades of lyrics
From looking for inspiration on the bus to finding titles in dreams, Paul McCartney looks back on his life in a new book recounting how he wrote some of the world’s most famous songs.
Described as “a self-portrait in 154 songs”, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present spans McCartney’s eight decades of songwriting — as a teenager, a member of the Beatles, his time with rock band Wings and as a successful solo artist.
Released last week, the two-tome set is arranged alphabetically, with lyrics to songs such as Hey Jude, A Hard Day’s Night and Penny Lane accompanied by their inspiration...