Beginning the night of February 9, 1964, John Cherry was a Beatle fan. The group provided the best of music until their breakup in 1970. As solo artists, each Beatle continued to provide excellent music. Cherry makes the case that Paul McCartney was the most successful Beatle and the most successful solo artist from the group. The comparison is appropriately made to John Lennon's work, both as a Beatle and solo artist. The book is an in-depth examination of McCartney and Lennon music based on their fan's preferences. It also compares their individual talents and presents the opinions of those that worked with them or closely followed their music.
The author with his first book, a small part of a collection of Beatles and Wings keepsakes, and the backing of a portion of his collection of numerous pictures and posters. This is the second book from Cherry. His first, War On U.S. How Policies and People are Destroying America, was released August of 2008.
If you are a Lennon fan, than this book is not for you. The author of this book, not only titled it perfectly, but he clearly states he is a McCartney fan. This book, to me, is just a fan's strong viewpoints on the Beatles, as a group and individually, with some valid information thrown in to keep interest.
As for the content that was valuable, I learned a lot. I was a Beatles fan before, and yes a Lennon fan too, and will continue to be, but now I know more about their actual successes. I do wish however, that the author had thrown more in about George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were kinda left out for the most part, and both had solo careers as well. In fact, Ringo still does!
All in all I am on the fence about this book. It's like spinach, and acquired taste... some will love it, and the rest will hate it. To each his own.
~I received a free copy from AME. I was not compensated for my opinion.~