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  • Philip Norman

    For more than a quarter century, biographer Philip Norman's internationally bestselling Shout! has been unchallenged as the definitive biography of the Beatles. Now, at last, Norman turns his formidable talent to the Beatle for whom being a Beatle was never enough. Drawing on previously untapped sources, and with unprecedented access to all the major characters, Norman presents the comprehensive and most revealing portrait of John Lennon ever published. This masterly biography takes a fresh and penetrating look at every aspect of Lennon's much-chronicled life, including the songs that have turned him, posthumously, into a near-secular saint. In three years of research, Norman has turned...read more

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    A shattering new biography of rock music’s most outrageous—and tragic—genius. Over fifty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970) is celebrated as the greatest rock guitarist of all time. But before he was setting guitars and the world aflame, James Marshall Hendrix was a shy kid in Seattle, plucking at a broken ukulele and in fear of a father who would hit him for playing left-handed. Bringing Jimi’s story to vivid life against the backdrop of midcentury rock, and with a wealth of new information, acclaimed music biographer Philip Norman delivers a captivating and definitive portrait of a musical legend. Drawing from unprecedented access to Jimi’s brother, Leon...read more

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    The definitive biography of the much-loved star Elton John Elton John is one of the biggest stars in the world, a man whose extraordinary career has resulted in timeless songs and sold-out world tours. But how did the sensitive boy from Pinner, become such an iconic figure? Philip Norman's acclaimed biography paints a frank but sympathetic portrait, from Elton's rise to success to the attempted suicides, from football club chairman to flamboyant Versace shopaholic, and the extraordinary moment in Westminster Abbey when ‘Candle in the Wind' turned into a requiem for his friend Diana Princess of Wales. ...read more

  • Philip Norman

    Live fast, love hard and die young!' Fast 50 Jahre nach seinem einsamen Tod wird Jimi Hendrix in der ganzen Welt immer noch geliebt und verehrt. Im September 1970 verstarb die Legende in einem schäbigen Londoner Hotelzimmer und hinterließ eines der größten ungelösten Geheimnisse der Rockwelt. Der Starbiograf Philip Norman wird dem musikalischen und politischen Wirken des Ausnahmetalents nachspüren und die noch verborgenen Facetten dieses kurzen Lebens durchleuchten - er erhielt Zugang zu bisher unveröffentlichten Dokumenten und sprach mit bislang stillen Zeugen aus dem engsten Kreis des Musikers. So wird Normans bewegendes Porträt von Hendrix nicht nur zu einer Hommage an den...read more

  • Philip Norman

    Author Phillip Norman, whose previous bestseller, John Lennon: The Life, was praised as a “haunting, mammoth, terrific piece of work” (New York Times Book Review) and whose classic Shout! is widely considered to be the definitive biography of the Beatles, now turns his attention to the iconic front man of the Rolling Stones, “the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world.” Norman’s Mick Jagger is an extraordinarily detailed and vibrantly written in-depth account of the life and half-century-long career of one of the most fascinating and complex superstars of rock music—the most comprehensive biography to date of the famously enigmatic musician. Keith Richards had his say in...read more

  • Philip Norman

    From the bestselling author of Shout!, comes the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, a Rock legend whose life story is as remarkable as his music, which transformed the sound of a generation. For half a century Eric Clapton has been acknowledged to be one of music's greatest virtuosos, the unrivalled master of an indispensable tool, the solid-body electric guitar. His career has spanned the history of rock, and often shaped it via the seminal bands with whom he's played: the Yardbirds, John Mavall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes. Winner of 17 Grammys, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame's only three-time inductee, he is an enduring influence on every other star...read more

  • Philip Norman

    Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, 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 facade and sheds new light on his childhood – blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to...read more

  • Philip Norman

    Since the age of 21, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock 'n' roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now 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: The Life reveals the complex character behind the facade and sheds new light on his childhood-blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music. This is the first definitive account of Paul's often troubled partnership withJohn Lennon, his personal trauma after the Beatles' breakup, and his subsequent struggle to get back to the top with...read more

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    La primera biografía autorizada de un mito del pop de todos los tiempos La historia de Paul jamás contada fue confiada al cronista por antonomasia de la vida y obra de estos improbables semidioses; seres por los que nadie daba un duro en sus inicios, ni siquiera el que fuera su mentor, Tony Sheridan. Philip Norman ya nos deleitó con su enciclopédica biografía del compañero de andanzas de Paul, John Lennon, en un abrumador alarde de apabullante erudición, solo apto para conversos, voyeurs insaciables y amantes de la obra ilustre del cuarteto de escarabajos. No menos ambiciosa es esta segunda entrega dedicada al que muchos consideran el rey sin corona de la banda. Con el consentimiento...read more