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Engraved powder horns of the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War era /
by Nathan L. Swayze ; [drawings by Don Troiana].
Yazoo City, Ms. : Gun Hill Pub. Co., c1978.
235 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
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Yazoo City, Ms. : Gun Hill Pub. Co., c1978.
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Bibliography: p. 235.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Garry McGee is a Wings authority who has devoted over twenty years to collecting materials and interviews for this book. He has also worked in the Los Angeles film industry and is currently producing a documentary on the last surviving hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2003-04-01:
In the mid-1970s, Paul McCartney found some brief, post-Beatles success with Wings. Originally consisting of McCartney, wife Linda, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine, the band pleased both critics and fans with Band on the Run, which was recently rereleased. McGee, who has worked in the film industry for several years, has written a fan's notes on the band's approximate ten-year life span (1971-81) through breakups, arrests, and infighting. Drawing on previously published articles, he chronicles already well-known stories about the band members' denigration of Linda's musicianship, Paul's ego and control over the music, Laine's high-profile split with McCartney, and the McCartneys' constant marijuana use that once got the band kicked out of Japan. In addition, McGee provides brief but graceless and uncompelling analyses of each single and album, as well as exhaustive lists of the band's official permutations, concert tours, album releases and single releases, Grammy nominations and awards, and presence on the U.S. and U.K. record charts. Overall, fans will find no new information about McCartney and Wings here; the lack of interviews with McCartney or Laine means that this book is neither useful nor definitive. Not recommended.-Henry L. Carrigan Jr., Lancaster, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Review Quotes
As a book-length exploration of McCartney's first post-Beatles band, this is the stuff.
Band On The Run successfully strives to present an accurate portrait of Paul McCartney, the Wings band, and their musical contirbution to popular culture in the twentieth century.
McGee's done his homework, and he has a vast, amazing array of memorabilia... A fun look at a talented (but not always loved) musician.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
Garry McGee traces the history of Wings, the group McCartney formed after the break-up of the Beatles. The text delves into the inner dynamics of the group, the role of Linda McCartney, its commercial and artistic success and its demise.
Long Description
After the breakup of the Beatles in 1971, Paul McCartney formed Wings with his wife Linda on keyboards, ex-Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine, and American session drummer Denny Seiwell. For ten dramatic and turbulent years, the band weathered the critics, endured pot busts, survived a harrowing recording stint in Nigeria, changed drummers constantly, and produced a great deal of remarkable music. McGee's tale of one of the most successful bands of the seventies--the first book to focus exclusively on Paul's post-Beatles years-tells the stories behind the #1 hits "Listen To What the Man Said," "My Love," "Band on the Run," "Jet," "With a Little Luck," and "Coming Up." McGee reveals the band's inner dynamics and its relationship with the press and public, examining Paul's determination to pursue a new sound, the criticisms Linda initially got from fans and bandmates, and the character conflicts that kept the lineup changing. Appendices include interviews with former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough, a complete discography, a list of singles with Paul's comments on each, and rankings from the sales charts. Band on the Run also includes a trove of rare Wings promotional material--album covers, posters, ads, and candid photos of the band on tour.
Main Description
Based on original interviews and ten years of research, the book traces the history and inner dynamics of the super-group, including the role of Linda McCartney, the band's commerical and artistic success, and its untimely demise. Many rare photographs of Paul, Linda and family are included.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prologuep. xi
Children, Childrenp. 1
Get on the Right Thingp. 17
Don't Let It Bring You Downp. 45
Rock Showp. 71
Hands across the Waterp. 91
Spin It Onp. 109
Letting Gop. 135
Epiloguep. 153
Interview with Henry McCulloughp. 159
Official Wings Lineupsp. 169
Concert Toursp. 171
Album Releasesp. 18
Single Releasesp. 195
Additional Wings Releasesp. 223
Grammy Awardsp. 227
U.S. Chartsp. 231
U.K. Chartsp. 239
U.S. versus U.K.p. 243
U.S. Record Awardsp. 247
Unreleased Songsp. 251
Sourcesp. 255
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 261
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