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Paul Du Noyer - Author

About the Author

Paul Du Noyer was born in Liverpool and educated at the London School of Economics. His music books and journalism cover almost 30 years of direct involvement with the scene. Nowadays Paul divides his time between Liverpool and London.

Featured books by Paul Du Noyer

Conversations with McCartney

Conversations with McCartney

Author: Paul Du Noyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney's office in London and asked to interview the star as they had met once before and enjoyed a good raport. In the years that followed, Paul Du Noyer continued to meet, interview and work for Paul McCartney on a regular basis, producing magazine articles, tour programmes, album liner notes, press materials and website editorial. It's likely that Du Noyer has spent more hours in formal, recorded conversation with McCartney than any other writer.

Other books by Paul Du Noyer

Conversations with McCartney

Conversations with McCartney

Author: Paul Du Noyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney's office in London and asked to interview the star as they had met once before and enjoyed a good raport. In the years that followed, Paul Du Noyer continued to meet, interview and work for Paul McCartney on a regular basis, producing magazine articles, tour programmes, album liner notes, press materials and website editorial. It's likely that Du Noyer has spent more hours in formal, recorded conversation with McCartney than any other writer.

Conversations with McCartney

Conversations with McCartney

Author: Paul Du Noyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney's office in London and asked to interview the star as they had met once before and enjoyed a good raport. In the years that followed, Paul Du Noyer continued to meet, interview and work for Paul McCartney on a regular basis, producing magazine articles, tour programmes, album liner notes, press materials and website editorial. It's likely that Du Noyer has spent more hours in formal, recorded conversation with McCartney than any other writer. Conversations with McCartney is the culmination of Du Noyer's long association with McCartney and his music. It draws from their interview sessions across 35 years, coupling McCartney's own, candid thoughts with his observations and analysis.

Deaf School The Non-Stop Pop Art Punk Rock Party

Deaf School The Non-Stop Pop Art Punk Rock Party

Author: Paul Du Noyer, Suggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/10/2013

Liverpool's dynamic music scene gave the world The Beatles. What city could hope to follow that? But 12 years later, in 1974, lightning nearly struck twice. Deaf School were a band formed in John Lennon's old art college, rehearsing in the very same rooms. With their chaotic and wildly entertaining brand of rock cabaret, Deaf School were tipped for instant stardom and signed up by Warner Brothers in California. But suddenly, with the world at their feet, Deaf School were swept aside by Britain's punk rock revolution. A great band, said the Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren. But it's just as bad being too early as too late. Though their hopes were dashed the band has never surrendered. And 40 years on, Deaf School's influence is acknowledged by British bands from Madness to Dexy's Midnight Runners. Their reunion shows, still madly glamorous and eccentric, are tribal gatherings for a fanbase that never forgot them. The band's first full-length biography is written by British music writer Paul Du Noyer, a follower since Deaf School's early days in Liverpool. Deaf School are such a delicious secret, he says. It's almost a shame to reveal it.

Punk The Brutal Truth

Punk The Brutal Truth

Author: Paul du Noyer, Hugh Fielder Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2012

Punk: The Brutal Truth by Hugh Fielder (foreword by Paul du Noyer) is a buzzing, powerful new book offering a race through the first decade of punk, a climactic explosion that changed the face of music for a generation. It takes you from early-to-mid-'70s New York with rough and ready bands such as The Ramones, Television and Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers playing at the CBGB club, and the young, angry scene of London with the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Generation X and X-Ray Spex, to the late '70s, when punk rock began to split into sub-genres, spawning the New Wave of punk with the likes of Elvis Costello, Blondie and the Talking Heads. Publication is timed to celebrate the iconic Sex Pistols TV interview that launched punk to a shocked and delighted audience just over 35 years ago.

Working Class Hero The Stories Behind Every John Lennon Song

Working Class Hero The Stories Behind Every John Lennon Song

Author: Paul Du Noyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2010

There are many books about John Lennon's life and about The Beatles' music. What is often overlooked is the extraordinary solo work that John produced in the final decade of his life, 1970 to 1980, between the end of The Beatles and his murder in New York City. This unique book recounts John's life after The Beatles in this fascinating and revealing track-by-track analysis of the stories behind each song that he wrote.

In the City A Celebration of London Music

In the City A Celebration of London Music

Author: Paul Du Noyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

'A dense and colourful account of one of the most vibrant musical centres in the world, In the City almost puts you on that train to London' Guardian In this fascinating history of London's music, which was the 2009 Sunday Times 'Music Book of the Year', Paul Du Noyer, critically-acclaimed music writer and founding editor of MOJO, celebrates the people and places that have made London the most exciting and diverse musical city on earth. The West End musicals, Ronnie Scott's jazz club, Abbey Road, mod culture, the Kinks, the Who and the Rolling Stones are just as much a part of London as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the Routemaster. Du Noyer's captivating book charts the city's music history and landmarks and will appeal to residents, visitors and exiles alike.

Liverpool - Wondrous Place From the Cavern to the Capital of Culture

Liverpool - Wondrous Place From the Cavern to the Capital of Culture

Author: Paul Du Noyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2007

No other city in the world is as well known or loved for its vibrant and definitive musical history as Liverpool. In 2002, Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles voted Liverpool 'World Capital of Pop', recognising that Liverpool's homegrown talent has produced more number one hit singles per capita than anywhere else in the world. In 2008, Liverpool will celebrate its crown as European Capital of Culture. Paul Du Noyer's acclaimed book takes us on a tour of the rich musical history of his hometown, from the world-famous Cavern Club in Mathew Street, host to the Beatles' debut performance in 1961, to the city's musical future with contemporary bands like The Zutons. Featuring interviews with key figures of the music scene, this book reveals the creative impulse behind Britain's most musical city. Find out why Liverpool is not just a place where music happens. The city is the reason music happens.

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