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by Chet Flippo

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ISBN:
0385234821
Author:
Chet Flippo
Category:
Music
Language:
English
Publisher:
Doubleday; 1st edition (July 1, 1988)
Pages:
400 pages
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Traces the life and times of Paul McCartney, from his humble beginnings to the height of Beatlemania. Thus I consider myself well-read on this topic

Traces the life and times of Paul McCartney, from his humble beginnings to the height of Beatlemania. Thus I consider myself well-read on this topic. Yesterday: The Unauthorized Biography of Paul McCartney by Chet Flippo came out in 1989 yet I hadn't read it until now. It was on my Beatles bookshelf for over twenty years. In Yesterday Flippo quotes extensively from other Beatles and Paul books, the overwhelming majority of which I own in the bibliography, so I learned nothing new about McCartney.

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Yesterday: The Unauthorized Biography of Paul McCartney (1989). a b c d Paul Vitello, "Chet Flippo, Journalist Who Championed Country Music, Dies at 69", New York Times, June 23, 2013. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: My On-the-Road Adventures With the Rolling Stones (1989). Everybody Was Kung-Fu Dancing: Chronicles of the Lionized and the Notorious (1991). Graceland: The Living Legacy of Elvis Presley (1993). Retrieved 24 March 2016.

Yesterday : The Biography of a Beatle. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780385234825. Release Date:July 1988.

He left Rolling Stone in 1980 to write books of music biography. Yesterday: The Unauthorized Biography of Paul McCartney (1989). These included Your Cheatin’ Heart, a biography of Hank Williams, published in 1981. He also contributed to the New York Times, Texas Monthly and Q magazine. He later moved to Tennessee, where he taught journalism at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville between 1991 and 1994, and became the Nashville bureau chief for Billboard magazine.

Now read on. - PaulPaul McCartney biography by Eddie Izzard. Paul's father was Jacques Cousteau, the famous fisherman, who changed the family name to McCartney after his boat hit a cart. Everyone made jokes and the name stuck. Jacques Cousteau attempted to keep Paul away from the local sectarian violence and in 1962 he encouraged him to wear a snorkel and flippers to school. This didn't work as both Catholic and Protestant school kids would poke fun at Paul shouting, "Why are you wearing a snorkel?" This has stayed with him his whole life and even today he never wears a snorkel except when swimming.

by Chet Flippo For all their fame as a group, the individual Beatles have remained enigmas. But the book lacks the details to make this section interesting. There and throughout Yesterday, Flippo’s tone is restrained, very unlike most rock biographers’ purple prose. Then again, he’s detailing a career that outstrips most hyperbole. Once Flippo reaches the point where the band changes its name-from the Silver Beetles-in 1960, the flow of events carries him along.

They told McCartney's father, Jim McCartney, whom they expected to be shocked at the news, but found him delighted at the prospect of. .Yesterday: The Unauthorized Biography of Paul McCartney. New York City, NY: Doubleday

They told McCartney's father, Jim McCartney, whom they expected to be shocked at the news, but found him delighted at the prospect of becoming a grandfather  . New York City, NY: Doubleday. The Beatles Anthology DVD (DVD).

Chester White "Chet" Flippo (October 21, 1943 – June 19, 2013) was an American music journalist and biographer. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, he studied at Sam Houston State University, served in the .

Traces the life and times of Paul McCartney, from his humble beginnings to the height of Beatlemania, his relations with the other Beatles, and his marriage to Linda Eastman
  • Oveley
I am a huge Beatles fan and have two hundred books on the group and its solo members. Thus I consider myself well-read on this topic. Yesterday: The Unauthorized Biography of Paul McCartney by Chet Flippo came out in 1989 yet I hadn't read it until now. It was on my Beatles bookshelf for over twenty years. In Yesterday Flippo quotes extensively from other Beatles and Paul books, the overwhelming majority of which I own in the bibliography, so I learned nothing new about McCartney. In fact, he cites some passages word for word directly from the source material and I could identify which book he had consulted, even though Flippo doesn't footnote where these passages came from.

Since Yesterday was from 1989, it of course does not deal with McCartney's world tour later that same year (after a thirteen-year layoff) and it does not talk about wife Linda's battle with and eventual death from cancer in 1998. The first three hundred pages are about Paul's early musical career before and then during the Beatles, while the next nineteen years from 1970 to 1989 are summed up in a speedy 78 pages. I was disappointed that more time was not spent talking about Paul in the 1980's: there were a mere 21 pages devoted to that decade, with just one page dealing with Paul's reaction to the murder of John Lennon in December of 1980.

I will not argue the conflicts that I encountered in this book versus what I have read in other biographies. For example it really doesn't matter to me whose idea it was, whether Paul's or John's, for the endless inner groove of gibberish on the UK pressings of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP. What irked me most were all the factual errors. Not a matter of who told whom what and getting a different opinion depending upon which Beatle you spoke to. I do not like to see mistakes in information that could be so easy to verify. I stopped writing them down shortly after Flippo started talking about Paul's solo career, but some statements--all wrong--that Flippo made are:

The Beatles never played in or toured Finland. They did tour Sweden in 1963 and played two concerts there a year later. The Beatles' 1966 UK album is entitled A Collection of Beatles Oldies...but Goldies!, not Goodies. The Beatles' single "Lady Madonna" had a remarkably poor showing on the US Billboard charts, peaking at only #4. While it did hit #1 in England, Flippo claims that it topped the charts in both countries. The collection of the first four 45 rpm singles released on Apple Records was entitled "Our First Four" and not "The First Four". One of those singles was "Thingumybob" and not "Thingummybob". The track on the Band on the Run album that was released as a single on the European continent was "Mrs. Vandebilt" and not "Mrs. Vanderbilt". And one of the rarest albums in the solo Beatles canon is Thrillington by Paul masquerading as Percy "Thrills" Thrillington. Flippo claims it was only released in England. I own this disc and it is an American original copy from 1977. The album was released in both territories.

Flippo paints a portrait of Paul as one who must always be in charge, and is a total control freak. His head always in a cloud of marijuana smoke, one wonders how Paul could be in charge of anything if he is high all the time. Flippo also writes that Paul reveals nothing of himself in interviews. During the Beatle years Paul had many a microphone thrust before his face and he has learned the tricks of a quick wink and a one-liner. Fans like myself find his media act boring and entirely predictable. As long as fans scream and swoon Paul believes that he can simply give them the thumbs up and a smile and nothing more. What we'd really like is a sincere answer and not the cookie-cutter interview he's been giving for the past thirty years.

The final part of Yesterday is spent on Paul's 1984 box office failure "Give My Regards to Broad Street", a bomb of a movie which nonetheless found me in movie theatres every day of its brief two-week Toronto run. I appreciated Flippo's details in the making of the movie and in the aftermath of its critical drubbing.

You won't learn anything new about Paul McCartney in Yesterday. Flippo has credentials as a rock journalist so this biography reads well and even though there were no scoop revelations in Yesterday Flippo made McCartney's life story flow like a real page-turner.
  • Jack
Utter waste of time. The fact that this is out of print and it's being sold for 1 cent, is testimony enough. The cover photo is really nice though. I removed it before I used the book for what it was really meant for....to house train my dog. And Amazon, there should be an option to give a book no stars. This piece of **** doesn't even deserve one star. I feel bad about that.
  • Gamba
Writers and journalists who have obvious scorn for their subject can't be objective. One again, another baised "McCartney hater" succumbs. Paul is tossed off as a lightweight and blamed for the Beatles breakup. Other than some interesting 60's passages, this is pretty much a waste of time.
  • Sharpbringer
There are so many more books on the market that tell a more interesting and worthwhile story about Macca. One part of this book is almost a direct rip-off of Francie Schwartz's book Body Count (She was Macca's girl in 1968). A much better story of her intense time spent during the White Album sessions and a very close look at the man with the other lads.
  • SmEsH
Suggestion.....if you are a McCartney or Beatles fan, do not buy this book. Had I not loved Paul and his music beforehand, I would hate him after reading this book. Chet Flippo is a Flippo. He trashes Paul completely, showing only his worst sides. Lots of it isn't true.