Who's your favorite Beatle?
Mine has always been the outrageously talented Paul McCartney. I can trace my affection for him back to when I was a little girl and used to sing songs about meeting him and how handsome he was. Those songs definitely did not showcase any songwriting or singing talent on my part, but McCartney's genius has been an almost constant companion in my life.
McCartney celebrates his 75th birthday on June 18, so for this Throwback Thursday, let's take a look at some recent releases that trace his legendary career and show just how amazing he is.
Philip Norman, a rock biographer who covered the other half of the world's most successful songwriting duo in John Lennon: The Life, got unprecedented access to McCartney's family (his stepmother) and associates (his lawyer speaks for the first time on record) for Paul McCartney. This comprehensive look at one of the most famous men in the world is well worth the read.
The tagline for Ron's Howard's Eight Days A Week is, "The band you know. The story you don't." The 2016 documentary takes a close look at the band's touring years and includes tons of archival footage and new interviews.
McCartney has made so much music in his life, it can be hard to choose what to listen to. Pure McCartney is a great place to start. McCartney personally curated the song selection, which covers the range of his career since the Beatles. McCartney's newest album, New, was released in 2013.