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Paul McCartney: The Life

Paul McCartney:  The Life

by Philip Norman,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 22, 2016

In the mid-1950s, while Jim McCartney sat in the living room of his home in Liverpool, listening to Mantovani on BBC radio, his son Paul was upstairs, with Bakelite headphones strapped to his ears, trying to sing along with and write down the lyrics of recordings by Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry beamed across the English Channel from Luxembourg.

 

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