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Philip Norman

Biography

Philip Norman

Philip Norman is the bestselling biographer of Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Elton John and Mick Jagger, and the author of the classic Beatles biography SHOUT! He is also a novelist and playwright. He lives in London.

Philip Norman

Books by Philip Norman

by Philip Norman - Biography, Music, Nonfiction

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. 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 soloist who ever wielded a pick. Now, with Clapton's consent and access to family members and close friends, rock music's foremost biographer returns to the heroic age of British rock and follows Clapton through his distinctive and scandalous childhood, early life of reckless rock 'n' roll excess, and twisting and turning struggle with addiction in the ’60s and ’70s.

by Philip Norman - Biography, Nonfiction

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, McCartney’s story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with his 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 façade and sheds new light on his childhood --- blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music.

by Philip Norman - Biography, Music, Nonfiction, Popular Culture

From exclusive interviews with those closest to Mick Jagger, such as ex-girlfriends Chrissie Shrimpton and Cleo Sylvestre, which shed light on little seen aspects of Jagger's personality, to record-straightening revelations about Jagger's infamous 1967 drugs bust and the notorious Altamont concert, Philip Norman's groundbreaking biography crafts a vivid portrait of the real man behind the swagger, little glimpsed and much misunderstood.

by Philip Norman - Biography, Music, Nonfiction

JOHN LENNON: THE LIFE is an intimate look at the troubled genius who --- along with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr --- changed the shape and sound of popular music forever. From his early Liverpool days and heartbreaking childhood tragedies through the heady roller-coaster ride that was The Beatles and far beyond --- his prolific post-“Fab Four” career, his turbulent marriage to Yoko Ono, his peace crusade, and his shocking death on the New York City streets --- JOHN LENNON: THE LIFE is a remarkably fair and honest, utterly enthralling study of an achingly human rock legend.