The McCartney Legacy: Not a beat missed in retelling of McCartney’s post-Beatles career

Biography of the musical legend is one for the fans with no detail left out and it covers only the four years after the Beatles broke up

The McCartney Legacy paints Paul McCartney as a classic extrovert, addicted to the spotlight. Picture: Getty

Paul McCartney usually dislikes people writing books about him. “Everybody seems to have their opinion, who did this and who did that,” the former Beatle complained in an autobiographical song from 2013 called Early Days. “But as for me, I don’t see how they can remember when they weren’t where it was at.”

Even McCartney, however, must be impressed by the devotion to accuracy in Allan Kozinn and Adrian Sinclair’s mammoth account of his early ...