Beatles biographer Philip Norman: 'Yoko was waiting for me – with two lawyers'

He has charmed Elton John, angered Paul McCartney – and horrified Yoko Ono. What will he uncover about the ‘murky’ death of Jimi Hendrix? The great rock writer reveals the pain – and pleasure – of chasing starsSlowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton is my eighth rock biography since Shout! The True Story of the Beatles in 1981. It left me feeling more than ever that writing books about such people is no job for a grownup and determined never to be talked into another one.I had intended Shout! to stand alone, but it started a chain reaction that has kept me chained ever since, with only temporary breaks for novels, short stories, plays, TV documentaries, musicals and journalism.Yoko asked me: 'How can you say that John masturbated?' Related: Slowhand by Philip Norman review – Eric Clapton and the years of excess Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman reveals inspiration behind Secret Commonwealth at sold-out launch

Philip Pullman officially launched The Secret Commonwealth to huge cheers at a sold-out Alexandra Palace last night, where the author appeared in conversation with journalist Zing Tsjeng on stage after readings from actors including Anne-Marie Duff and Niamh Cusack. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 18:20:42 UTC ]
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In New Filing, Audible Lawyers Insist ‘Captions’ Copyright Case Should Be Tossed

Lawyers for Audible are doubling down on their claim that a lawsuit filed by seven publishers over Audible’s forthcoming Captions program is fundamentally a contract dispute. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Morris in talks to reunite With Altria

Philip Morris International, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes in overseas markets, is in talks to reunite with Altria Group more than 10 years after the tobacco giants split their operations. The deal would be the biggest since AT&T Inc. bid for Time Warner in 2016. Philip Morris had a... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-08-27 18:36:32 UTC ]
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Sheen returns to narrate new Philip Pullman audiobook

Michael Sheen, who narrated the first volume of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust series, will return to the studio to narrate volume two, The Secret Commonwealth. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-29 23:25:29 UTC ]
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The dad-rock book tie-in we’ve all been waiting for: a Metallica children’s book.

God, Metallica is getting dangerously close to grandad-rock* (Lars Ulrich is 55), but it’s obviously a very rock and roll thing to keep fathering kids until you die (what’s up Rod Stewart). And look, everyone knows that parenthood does weird things to your brain, like making you think your... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-11 15:22:05 UTC ]
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Things to Do While You Wait for Netflix’s Sarah Dessen Adaptations

What to do while you wait for Netflix’s Sarah Dessen Adaptations: Obviously, get thee to a bookstore and read her ... Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-06-29 10:31:00 UTC ]
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Looking back on the life of advertising legend Philip Geier

Philip H. Geier, Jr., the long-time chairman and CEO of the advertising giant known as The Interpublic Group of Companies, died on Wednesday, June 19, at the age of 84. Over the course of his nearly six-decade-long career, Geier made a name for himself in the worlds of both advertising and... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-24 19:42:28 UTC ]
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Publishers Wait for Daunt to Take B&N

As Elliott Advisors’ bid for B&N moves forward, publishers pin their hopes on incoming CEO James Daunt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hey Harry Potter fans, the magical Vans sneakers you’ve been waiting for are here

Are you a Harry Potter fan who also wears shoes? Harry Potter, but make it fashion.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-06-07 12:17:16 UTC ]
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Footage of Beatles' only Top of the Pops live show found

David Chandler raids his attic to find a 90-second film of the Fab Four performing Paperback Writer. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2019-05-29 15:58:58 UTC ]
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Biographer Robert Caro on his own life’s work

The painstaking author offers tips and anecdotes from his decades at the typewriter. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-05-17 12:20:32 UTC ]
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Eve Ensler waited decades for an apology from her abusive father. She finally wrote one herself.

“I needed to understand what led my father to do what he did,” the “Vagina Monologues” playwright says. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-05-11 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder scoops ‘remarkable’ memoir by Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired the memoir of Princess Margaret’s former lady-in-waiting Lady Anne Glenconner, with plans to publish in October.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trapeze pre-empts 'page-turner' debut by lawyer Katz

Trapeze has pre-empted the “addictive page-turner” by debut author Erica Katz – a New York lawyer writing under a pseudonym. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman wins J M Barrie Award

Author Sir Philip Pullman is the winner of this year’s J M Barrie Award, given annually in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement in delighting children. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Norman Erikson Pasaribu | 'I want to resist the idea of queer absence'

The Java-born poet is using his work to challenge gender and sexuality norms in his homeland—and hopes his words reach further afield, too.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The FutureBook’s Breath-Holding Conference: Waiting for Clarity

Brexit is set to take place at the end of March 2019. Will the UK's FutureBook Live be able to call itself Europe's largest publishing innovation conference next year? The post The FutureBook’s Breath-Holding Conference: Waiting for Clarity appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Murder trial lawyer’s hit legal memoir seeks wider audience with Quercus

Quercus is publishing the hit legal memoir of barrister William Clegg QC, who has acted as counsel in high profile murder trials including the acquittal of Colin Stagg during the Wimbledon Common Murder case and the shooting of Jill Dando. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: The Beatles Yellow Submarine

Marking the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed 1968 animated musical fantasy 'The Beatles Yellow Submarine,' Titan Comics is releasing an authorized, full-color graphic novel adaptation of the film, written and illustrated by cartoonist Bill Morrison. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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