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Paul McCartney
A man in his early sixties, wearing a white shirt and red suspenders during a concert on FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, 1 August 2009, standing in a pose of victory.
McCartney in Landover, Maryland, 1 August 2009
Background information
Birth name James Paul McCartney
Born 18 June 1942 (1942-06-18) (age 67)
Liverpool, England
Genres Rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, rock and roll, pop, hard rock, classical music
Occupations Composer, musician, artist, activist, record producer, film producer, businessman
Instruments Vocals, bass, guitar, piano, drums, keyboards, ukulele, mandolin
Years active 1957–present
Labels Hear Music, Apple, Parlophone, Capitol, Columbia, EMI, One Little Indian
Associated acts .The Beatles, The Fireman, The Quarrymen, Wings, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Michael Jackson.^ Roger and Dave will be there at City Field July 17 to see Paul McCartney do his 2 song Michael Jackson tribute at the climax of his set on ukulele.

^ Michael Jackson secretly outbidding Paul McCartney for the Beatles catalog is the worst personal betrayal any major artist has ever committed to another major artist.

^ There have been some reports that Michael Jackson left the Beatles catalog to McCartney in his will.

Website www.paulmccartney.com
Notable instruments
Höfner 500/1
Rickenbacker 4001S
Gibson Les Paul
Epiphone Texan
Epiphone Casino
Fender Esquire
Fender Jazz Bass
Wal 5-String Bass
Martin D-28
.Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, record and film producer, poet, painter, and animal rights and peace activist.^ Real Name: Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE Profile: Born 18th June 1942 in Liverpool, England, UK; an English musician and songwriter, most famous for being a member of The Beatles.
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^ John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the greatest composers of the 20th Century.

^ Besides Les Paul and a very few others, recording up till this time was really the documentation of a live performance, like filming a play onstage.

.Formerly of The Beatles and Wings, according to Guinness World Records McCartney is the most successful songwriter in the history of popular music.^ Real Name: Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE Profile: Born 18th June 1942 in Liverpool, England, UK; an English musician and songwriter, most famous for being a member of The Beatles.
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^ Getting Better is a McCartney/Lennon song from that most famous of Beatle’s albums, Sgt.

^ It says something that the most complicated vocal arrangement ever conceived and recorded on any Beatle song was this one, on Because, and that John did it by himself, as he was about to leave the band.

[1]
.McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.^ Let us consider the dilemma of Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

^ Sites: thebeatles.com , beatlesagain.com , MySpace , youtube.com/thebeatlesofficial , Wikipedia , aboutthebeatles.com Aliases: Beat Brothers, The (2) , Johnny And The Moondogs Members: George Harrison , John Lennon , Paul McCartney , Pete Best , Richard Starkey , Stuart Sutcliffe Variations: All .
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^ Ringo was the first member to quit The Beatles; he did so during the recording of this record.

.McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music.^ Musically this song screams McCartney.

^ Musically this song is a success.

^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

[2] .After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine.^ It was written in the period where McCartney was breaking up with the self centered Jane Asher, and was soon to hook up with uber-MILF Linda Eastman.

^ One is on his first solo album, the primal screamathon Plastic Ono Band.

^ In a band with so many good singers there should have been a lot fewer instrumental solos.

McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles in the UK.[3]
.BBC News named his song "Yesterday" the most covered song in history—by over 2,200 artists[4]—and, according to the BBC has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio.^ The latest batch of songs on her new album 'Miserably Happy' will place her on a new level as an artist and songwriter.

^ According to Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick there was lots of eye rolling when George played the song on guitar.

^ Because of its proximity to nearby masterpieces, Don’t Pass Me By has been heard inadvertently more than any other shitty song in all of human history.

[5] .Wings' 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the UK, and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single.^ John became a superfluous celebrity, more valuable dead than alive.

^ But probably because The White Album was his first love, all things bitter and complex appeal more immediately to his character than the sunny side of pop.

[6] .Based on the 93 weeks his compositions have spent at the top spot of the UK chart, and 24 number one singles to his credit, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history.^ It was number one in Billboard for eleven weeks and topped the charts in eleven countries.

^ Real Name: Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE Profile: Born 18th June 1942 in Liverpool, England, UK; an English musician and songwriter, most famous for being a member of The Beatles.
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^ Lennon had another number one single during this period, Whatever Gets You Through The Night.

[7] .As a performer or songwriter, McCartney was responsible for 32 number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart[8][9][10][11], and has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the US alone.^ It was number one in Billboard for eleven weeks and topped the charts in eleven countries.

^ Hey Jude has sold eight million singles.

^ Honey Pie is a Paul McCartney number from the 1968 White Album.

[12]
.McCartney has worked on film scores and classical and electronic music, released a large catalogue of songs as a solo artist, and taken part in projects to help international charities.^ Your friends help you to score drugs so you think you’ve taken an underwater conveyance to a submerged house.” Sorry hippies, just a kids tune.

^ ABOUT THE ARTIST A.L.X. is a New York-based songwriter and guitarist whose music is a modern marriage of classic rock swagger and post-punk exuberance.

^ Having toured England, Poland, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Norway, they now look to relate to people in the USA! They are involved in a variety of music and film projects including the 09 release of the self-titled E.P. BruiserCharles.

He is an advocate for animal rights, vegetarianism, and music education; he is active in campaigns against landmines, seal hunting, and Third World debt. He is a keen football fan, supporting both Everton and Liverpool football clubs. .His company MPL Communications owns the copyrights to more than 3,000 songs,[13] including all of the songs written by Buddy Holly, along with the publishing rights to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, and Grease.^ Music, more than anything else, is an act of The Will.

^ Dave’s favorite line in the song is the pre-chorus, “Jai guru deva, om.” Which sounds like Jaw Ga-ru Dave-Ah.

^ John had access to every chemical and spiritual trend available, and always ultimately concluded that his own common sense, his own sovereign individuality, was more in touch with the larger truths than all the Gurus and Revolutionaries.

McCartney is one of Britain's wealthiest men, with an estimated fortune of £750 million ($1.2 billion) in 2009.

Contents

Childhood

.McCartney was born in Walton Hospital in Liverpool England where his mother, Mary (née Mohan), had worked as a nurse in the maternity ward.^ Real Name: Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE Profile: Born 18th June 1942 in Liverpool, England, UK; an English musician and songwriter, most famous for being a member of The Beatles.
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[14] .He has one brother, Michael, born 7 January 1944.[15] McCartney was baptised Roman Catholic but was raised non-denominationally: his mother was Roman Catholic and his father James, or "Jim" McCartney, was a Protestant turned agnostic.^ Paul’s dad was James McCartney, a/k/a Jim of Jim Macs Jazz Band.

[15]
In 1947 he began attending Stockton Wood Road Primary school. He then attended the Joseph Williams Junior School[16] and passed the 11-plus exam in 1953 with three others out of the 90 examinees, thus gaining admission to the Liverpool Institute.[17] .In 1954 while taking the bus from his home in the suburb of Speke to the Institute, he met George Harrison, who lived nearby.^ Billy Preston, who was brought in by George Harrison to stop the shareholders from bickering, is the standout here.

[18] .Passing the exam meant that McCartney and Harrison could go to a Grammar school rather than a secondary modern school, which the majority of pupils attended until they were eligible to work, but as Grammar school pupils they had to find new friends.^ I am inclined to find the lyrics of Yellow Submarine more revealing than they probably intended.

^ It is a testament to The Beatles frightening fecundity that they could create an entirely new form and structure for pop music and then never use it again.

^ Each of these groups featured guitar virtuosos, far flashier than Harrison, although McCartney could have kept up if he had switched to lead.

[19]
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20 Forthlin Road now attracts large numbers of tourists
In 1955, the McCartney family moved to 20 Forthlin Road in Allerton.[20] Mary McCartney rode a bicycle to houses where she was needed as a midwife, and an early McCartney memory is of her leaving when it was snowing heavily.[21] On 31 October 1956, Mary McCartney, a heavy smoker, died of an embolism after a mastectomy operation to stop the spread of her breast cancer.[22] The early loss of his mother later connected McCartney with John Lennon, whose mother Julia died after being struck by a car when Lennon was 17.[23]
.McCartney's father was a trumpet player and pianist who had led Jim Mac's Jazz Band in the 1920s and encouraged his two sons to be musical.^ Like Led Zeppelin in 1968, two traits viscerally separated The Beatles of 1963 from every other band on earth.

^ What more beautiful gift from a son to a father is there than to stab Jim’s style of music right into the wandering eye of an adoring public?

^ Paul’s dad was James McCartney, a/k/a Jim of Jim Macs Jazz Band.

[24] Jim had an upright piano in the front room that he had bought from Brian Epstein's store. McCartney's grandfather, Joe McCartney, played an E-flat tuba.[25][26] .Jim McCartney used to point out the different instruments in songs on the radio, and often took McCartney to local brass band concerts.^ Now a completely different Paul McCartney song is stitched onto the end.

^ You would have to have a live band playing only acoustic brass band instruments in the same room as the singers, arrayed around the horn of an Edison Phonograph.

^ And the lyric displays McCartney’s characteristic cockiness with chicks, he flatters Jane while pointing out to all his male listeners out there in the movie and radio land that he’s got the hottest girl and they don’t.

[26] .McCartney's father gave him a nickel-plated trumpet, but when skiffle music became popular, McCartney swapped the trumpet for a £15 Framus Zenith (model 17) acoustic guitar.^ The track features acoustic guitars by McCartney, and hand percussion by Ringo.

[27][28] As he was left-handed, McCartney found right-handed guitars difficult to play, but when he saw a poster advertising a Slim Whitman concert, he realised that Whitman played left-handed with his guitar strung the opposite way to a right-handed player.[28][29] .McCartney wrote his first song ("I Lost My Little Girl") on the Zenith, and also played his father's Framus Spanish guitar when writing early songs with Lennon.^ Of course this is the part of the song that Lennon wrote.

^ The song hangs on Lennon’s acoustic guitar, typical of their writing in this period.

^ This amused Lennon immensely and he set out to write a nonsense song to defy analysis.

[30] .He later learned to play the piano and wrote his second song, "When I'm Sixty-Four".[31] On his father's advice, he took music lessons, but since he preferred to learn 'by ear' he never paid much attention to them.^ When that was played back, the tone of the piano became much brighter and harpsichord like.

^ These songs—chapters—are stories about making mistakes, learning lessons and rebirth.

^ (Is it a coincidence that dance music queens Lady Gaga and Madonna both took their name from this song?

[31]
.McCartney was heavily influenced by American Rhythm and Blues music.^ The tune features an incredibly precocious vocal melody over a swinging American Rhythm and Blues form.

^ Influence one, American Black Music, was safe in the hands of The Beatles.

.He has stated that Little Richard was his idol when he was in school and that the first song he ever sang in public was "Long Tall Sally", at a Butlins holiday camp talent competition.^ She gave her first public performance singing Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" to her fifth grade religion class in Catholic school.

^ McCartney reportedly was determined to rough up his voice and sang the song first thing every day for a week.

[32]

Musical career

1957–1960

At the age of 15, McCartney met John Lennon and The Quarrymen at the St. Peter's Church Hall fête in Woolton on 6 July 1957.[33] He formed a close working relationship with Lennon and they collaborated on many songs. .Harrison joined the group as lead guitarist, followed by Lennon's art school friend, Stuart Sutcliffe, on bass, and Pete Best on the drums.^ On the left Channel a simple part follows the bass drum while on the right a more McCartneyeque riff twists and turns it’s way through the song.

^ Nor was the crime the horrific human sacrifice of Lennon’s best friend Stu Sutcliffe that Satan additionally demanded from him.

^ Each of these groups featured guitar virtuosos, far flashier than Harrison, although McCartney could have kept up if he had switched to lead.

[34][35] .By May 1960, they had tried several new names, including "Johnny and The Moondogs", "The Nerk Twins", and "The Silver Beetles", playing a tour of Scotland under that name with Johnny Gentle.^ Ben They have played many club gigs around New York City including Don Hills and The Knitting Factory sometimes creating chaos when they bring a leafblower filled with money to blow at the audience from stage.

^ They toured and played with black artists a lot.

^ Johnny And The Moondogs was the name of a proto-Beatles group.

They finally changed the name of the group to The Beatles.[36][37]

1960–1970: The Beatles

.From May 1960, The Beatles were booked by Allan Williams,[38] to perform at a club in Hamburg.^ No, the crime wasn’t John Lennon selling his soul to Satan backstage at The Star Club in Hamburg in 1960 in exchange for his subsequent massive material success.

[39] .For the next two years, The Beatles remained in Hamburg for much of the time, performing as a resident group in a number of Hamburg clubs.^ George Martin plays a distorted harmonium that references the indian influences that were to become standard during the next few years of Beatle recordings.

^ George had not played live for two years by this time, and was deeply insecure about his playing.

^ For a year or two he would be the celebrity devotee of the next big thing.

.During their two-year Hamburg residency they returned to Liverpool from time to time, performing at the Cavern club.^ Even though they had rehearsed and recorded Dig A Pony dozens of times, an assistant had to hold a clipboard in front of Lennon with the lyrics on it during the rooftop recording.

^ George had not played live for two years by this time, and was deeply insecure about his playing.

^ Instead, since it was always raining in Liverpool, Hamburg, and London, they wrote about submarines.

Prior to the end of the residency, Sutcliffe left the band, so McCartney, reluctantly, became The Beatles' bass player.[40] The Beatles recorded their first published musical material in Hamburg, performing as the backing group for Tony Sheridan on the single "My Bonnie".[41] This recording later brought The Beatles to the attention of a key figure in their subsequent development and commercial success, Brian Epstein, who became their next manager.[42] .Epstein eventually negotiated a record contract for the group with Parlophone in May 1962.[43] After replacing Best with Ringo Starr on drums, The Beatles became popular in the UK in 1963 and in the US in 1964.^ Ringo was the first member to quit The Beatles; he did so during the recording of this record.

^ Pete Best, Ringo Starr, and Alan White, all recorded versions of the track.

^ Let us consider the dilemma of Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

In 1965, they were each appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).[44] .After performing concerts, plays, and tours almost non-stop for a period of nearly four years, and giving more than one thousand four hundred live performances internationally,[45] The Beatles gave their last commercial concert at the end of their 1966 US tour.^ It is one of the last songs by the Beatles to be completed.

^ It was their first live performance since they terminated touring in 1966.

^ It’s feels more John and Phil and hired hands than Beatles.

[46] .They continued to work in the recording studio from 1966 until their breakup in 1970. In the eight years from 1962 to 1970, the group had released twenty-four UK singles and twelve studio albums, along with further US releases (see discography).^ Papa Dee has released albums for over twenty years.

^ Why did McCartney at his creative peak continue to write and record twee imitation Twenties tunes?

^ In the end of 2007 they went back to Jamaica and recorded an album consisting of classics and some originals.To be in the legendary Anchor Studio with these musicians was a childhood dream come true for Papa Dee..

Since 1970

Black-and-white image of McCartney, in his sixties, playing an electric guitar. He wears a white collared shirt and a black necktie, knotted but loose-fitting, and stands behind a microphone. A small, simultaneous representation of McCartney on a monitor and some recording equipment are visible in the background.
McCartney performing at The Roundhouse in 2007, for the BBC Electric Proms
.After the breakup of The Beatles, McCartney continued his musical career, in solo work as well as in collaborations with other musicians.^ The other three Beatles hated it as well.

^ The Beatles often employed classical or jazz musicians, but almost never other rock players.

^ It’s a good production, but so dissimilar to the rest of The Beatles work that it really makes more sense to compare it to Lennon’s early solo work.

.After releasing his solo album McCartney in 1970, he worked with Linda McCartney to record the album Ram in 1971. Later the same year, the pair were joined by guitarist Denny Laine and drummer Denny Seiwell to form the group Wings, which was active between 1971 and 1981 and released numerous successful singles and albums (see discography).^ The other evidence that McCartney is a Beta Male is that he had a happy 30-year marriage to Linda McCartney.

^ Since returning to New York, he has released two full-length solo albums produced by Bon Jovi producer Luke Ebbin and Cyndi Lauper drummer/producer Sammy Merendino, respectively.

^ Had they released an entire album in the 1960’s using 1920’s song form and technology, they would have been considered crazy.

.McCartney also collaborated with a number of other popular artists including Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Eric Stewart, and Elvis Costello.^ Roger and Dave will be there at City Field July 17 to see Paul McCartney do his 2 song Michael Jackson tribute at the climax of his set on ukulele.

^ Michael Jackson secretly outbidding Paul McCartney for the Beatles catalog is the worst personal betrayal any major artist has ever committed to another major artist.

^ There have been some reports that Michael Jackson left the Beatles catalog to McCartney in his will.

In 1985, McCartney played "Let It Be" at the Live Aid concert in London, backed by Bob Geldof, Pete Townshend, David Bowie, and Alison Moyet. .The 1990s saw McCartney venture into orchestral music, and in 1991 the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society commissioned a musical piece by McCartney to celebrate its sesquicentennial.^ So much so that McCartney moved into her parent's house, sleeping in an attic room usually reserved for music lessons.

[47] He collaborated with Carl Davis to release Liverpool Oratorio;[48] involving the opera singers Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sally Burgess,[49] Jerry Hadley and Willard White, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the choir of Liverpool Cathedral.[50] The Prince of Wales later honoured McCartney as a Fellow of The Royal College of Music[51] and Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music (2008).[52] .Other forays into classical music included Standing Stone (1997), Working Classical (1999), and Ecce Cor Meum (2006).^ Ecce Cor Meum (CD, Album) .
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.It was announced in the 1997 New Year Honours that McCartney was to be knighted for services to music,[53] becoming Sir Paul McCartney.^ Your Mother Should Know is a Paul McCartney song from the disjointed 1967 musical Magical Mystery Tour.

^ Lennon and McCartney came to New York in 1968 to announce the formation of their new company, Apple, at a press conference.

^ McCartney was the first of the group to become involved in avant-garde music, performances, happenings, bookstores, and art galleries in the period 1966-1969.

[54] .In 1999, McCartney was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist and in May 2000, he was awarded a Fellowship by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.^ Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
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^ McCartney’s solid on the lead vocals, and gets to do his imitation Little Richard scream leading into the guitar solo.

^ In 2001, "Hey Jude" was inducted into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Grammy Hall of Fame.

.The 1990s also saw McCartney, Harrison and Starr working together on Apple's The Beatles Anthology documentary series.^ This is the same conclusion a prescient George Harrison came to by the time The Beatles took their first big break from work, in late 66 to early 67.

^ Many of his actions were deliberately provocative from Spring 68, till Fall 69, the last time The Beatles worked together.

.Having witnessed the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks from the JFK airport tarmac,[55][56] McCartney took a lead role in organising The Concert for New York City.^ Jessie Murphy In The Woods is a New York City based all female “chamber pop” trio.

^ As a first call ukulele player in New York City she has appeared on recordings of Adam Green and The Pierces but now it is time for her to shine on her own right.

^ New York City has the tendency to shape one’s character.

In November 2002, on the first anniversary of George Harrison's death, McCartney performed at the Concert for George.[57] He has also participated in the National Football League's Super Bowl, performing in the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVI and headlining the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXIX.
McCartney and Ringo Starr promoting The Beatles: Rock Band in 2009.
.McCartney has continued to work in the realms of popular and classical music, touring the world and performing at a large number of concerts and events; on more than one occasion he has performed again with Ringo Starr.^ Music, more than anything else, is an act of The Will.

^ I’m far from a prude, but there is nothing ickier, or more unpleasant to consider, than the sordid circumstances of one’s own conception.

^ Your Mother Should Know is a Paul McCartney song from the disjointed 1967 musical Magical Mystery Tour.

In 2008, he received a BRIT award for Outstanding Contribution to Music[58] and an honorary degree, Doctor of Music, from Yale University.[59] The same year, he performed at a concert in Liverpool to celebrate the city's year as European Capital of Culture.[60] In 2009, he received two nominations for the 51st annual Grammy awards, while in October of the same year he was named songwriter of the year at The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards.
.On 15 July 2009, more than 45 years after The Beatles first appeared on American television on The Ed Sullivan Show, McCartney returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater and performed atop the marquee of Late Show with David Letterman.^ It’s feels more John and Phil and hired hands than Beatles.

^ Brought to you by Roger and Dave at Tuesday, July 14, 2009 3 comments Links to this post Labels: Jane Asher , The Beatles , Ukulele .

^ It was Paul, not John who made the first tape loops to appear on a Beatles song, Tomorrow Never Knows, from 1966, and You Never Give Me Your Money (one of the last Beatle songs to be completed), also concludes with tape loops prepared by McCartney.

[61]
On 13 December 2009, McCartney performed the final songs of the UK's X Factor talent show. Following his rendition of "Live and Let Die", Simon Cowell quipped, "on behalf of all of us, you're through to the next round."
.McCartney was portrayed in the 2009 film Nowhere Boy, about Lennon's teenage years, by Thomas Sangster.^ ABOUT THE SONG Back In The USSR was written by in India by Paul McCartney in the California style of The Beach Boys.

^ ABOUT THE SONG And I Love Her is a Paul McCartney ballad from the soundtrack of The Beatles debut feature film, A Hard Day’s Night.

Creative outlets

.During the 1960s, McCartney was often seen at major cultural events, such as the launch party for The International Times and at The Roundhouse (28 January and 4 February 1967 respectively).^ Original version recorded January 28, 1967 .

[62] .He also delved into the visual arts, becoming a close friend of leading art dealers and gallery owners, explored experimental film, and regularly attended movie, theatrical and classical music performances.^ Green became close friends with George Harrison after accidentally bumping into him whilst on tour.

^ Along the way, she has performed musical genres from classical to folk and pop.

^ Roger and Dave Roger and Dave are perfomance philanthropists who write songs, create installations, make visual art, write books, produce records, organize performances, produce films, re-create historical events and share a weakness for beauty.

.His first contact with the London avant-garde scene was through John Dunbar, who introduced him to the art dealer Robert Fraser, who in turn introduced McCartney to an array of writers and artists.^ Again it's McCartney not Lennon introducing true avant-garde procedures.

^ It is not beyond belief that John would deign to give a pity hand job to the man who had made him rich and famous.

^ Initiated by a poet who had first turned The Beatles onto Benzedrine.

.McCartney later became involved in the renovation and publicising of the Indica Gallery in Mason's Yard, London—John Lennon first met Yoko Ono at the Indica.^ Lennon was passive aggressively turning the Beatles into a Beckett play starring John and Yoko as the only people on earth.

^ To which I always respond “Paul Lennon” or “John McCartney.” It was the two of them together that did the trick.

^ Many people, including Roger & Dave, have had less than complimentary things to say about Yoko Ono but it can not be denied that she has always fiercely protected what she sees as The John Lennon legacy.

[63] [64] The Indica Gallery brought McCartney into contact with Barry Miles, whose underground newspaper, The International Times, McCartney helped to start.[65] Miles would become de facto manager of the Apple's short-lived Zapple Records label, and wrote McCartney's official biography, Many Years From Now (1997).
.While living at the Asher house,[66] McCartney took piano lessons at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which The Beatles' producer Martin had previously attended.^ This is the same conclusion a prescient George Harrison came to by the time The Beatles took their first big break from work, in late 66 to early 67.

^ Jane's father was a prominent doctor and broadcaster, and her mother was a music teacher who taught George Martin, the Beatle's producer, how to play oboe.

^ So much so that McCartney moved into her parent's house, sleeping in an attic room usually reserved for music lessons.

[67][68] McCartney studied composers like Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Luciano Berio.[69] .McCartney later wrote and released several pieces of modern classical music and ambient electronica, besides writing poetry and painting.^ ABOUT THE ARTIST A.L.X. is a New York-based songwriter and guitarist whose music is a modern marriage of classic rock swagger and post-punk exuberance.

.McCartney is lead patron of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, an arts school in the building formerly occupied by the Liverpool Institute for Boys.^ What if America had sent those 514K boys to Art School instead of Vietnam?

^ McCartney was the first of the group to become involved in avant-garde music, performances, happenings, bookstores, and art galleries in the period 1966-1969.

[70] The 1837 building, which McCartney attended during his schooldays, had become derelict by the mid-1980s.[70] On 7 June 1996, Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the redeveloped building.[70]

Electronic music

.After the recording of "Yesterday" in 1965, McCartney contacted the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in Maida Vale, London, to see if they could record an electronic version of the song, but never followed it up.^ Original version recorded December 3, 1965.

^ Lennon came up with the “See how they run” line, which is a reference to an I Am The Walrus lyric from the previous year.

^ Musically they could write this kind of song in their sleep, which they often had to do due to the touring, recording, promotional schedule of 1964/7 .

[71] .When visiting John Dunbar's flat in London, McCartney would take along tapes he had compiled at Jane Asher's house.^ It was written in the period where McCartney was breaking up with the self centered Jane Asher, and was soon to hook up with uber-MILF Linda Eastman.

^ Let me translate into Reality-Speak what Paul McCartney was actually thinking while writing “We Can Work It Out” to his then paramour, Jane Asher.

^ If McCartney was really writing about black folks, then he would have said, “take your broken wings”.

[72] .The tapes were mixes of various songs, musical pieces and comments made by McCartney that he had Dick James make into a demo record for him.^ "Tomorrow Never Knows" (1966) was the first pop song to make use of tape loops.
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[73] Heavily influenced by John Cage, he made tape loops by recording voices, guitars and bongoes on a Brenell tape recorder, and splicing the various loops together. He reversed the tapes, sped them up, and slowed them down to create the effects he wanted, some of which were later used on Beatles' recordings, such as "Tomorrow Never Knows". McCartney referred to the tapes as "electronic symphonies".[74]
.In the spring of 1966 McCartney rented a ground floor and basement flat from Ringo Starr at 34 Montagu Square, to be used as a small demo studio for spoken-word recordings by poets, writers (including William Burroughs) and avant-garde musicians.^ Lots of kids were turned onto the avant garde by R#9 including Dave.

^ Pete Best, Ringo Starr, and Alan White, all recorded versions of the track.

^ During the recording of Revolver, McCartney began entering the studios with bags full of reels of tape loops he had experimented with at home.
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[75] .The Beatles' Apple Records then launched a sub-label, Zapple with Miles as its manager, ostensibly to release recordings of a similar aesthetic, although few releases would ultimately result as Apple and The Beatles slid into business and personal difficulties.^ George Martin plays a distorted harmonium that references the indian influences that were to become standard during the next few years of Beatle recordings.

^ (The Beatles should have recorded an entire album in India, that would have been profound.

^ What started out as a few "demos" has now turned into an EP release entitled "Black & White Matinee".

[75]
.In 1995, McCartney recorded a radio series called "Oobu Joobu"[76][77] for the American network Westwood One, which he described as being "wide-screen radio".[78] During the 1990s, McCartney collaborated with Youth of Killing Joke under the name of the Fireman,[79] and released two ambient electronic albums: Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest (1993) and Rushes (1998).^ Arguably, John Lennon released the two worst albums by a major artist in the 20th Century.

^ Bill has also released two classic albums “Bill Clift” on Proper Records and the self released “ Smokescreen”.

^ They released two albums to critical success but found little commercial revenue and disbanded sometime after 1998.

In 2000, he released an album titled Liverpool Sound Collage[80] with Super Furry Animals and Youth, utilising the sound collage and musique concrete techniques that fascinated him in the mid-1960s. .In 2005, he worked on a project with bootleg producer and remixer Freelance Hellraiser, consisting of remixed versions of songs from throughout his solo career which were released under the title Twin Freaks.^ We have bootlegs of the many attempts and versions of the song.

^ DOWNLOAD HERE Song - We Can Work It Out Artist - Like Trains And Taxis Original version recorded October 20, 1965 .

[81] The Fireman's third album Electric Arguments was released on 25 November 2008.
In January 2009 interview with L.A. Weekly newspaper, McCartney explained what he saw as the most significant difference between the music he creates as The Fireman and the rest of his catalogue. "Fireman is improvisational theatre", McCartney said. ."When I sit down to write a song, it's a kind of improvisation, but I formalise it a bit to get it into the studio, and when I step up to a microphone, I have a vague idea of what I’m about to do.^ ABOUT THE ARTIST Craig writes songs.

^ That being said, writing a song about an affair, however obscure, and releasing it on a Beatles album in 1965 is not quite an act of discretion.

^ Well, technique is all well and good, but inquiring minds want to know; "Who did he write this song about?"

.I usually have a song, and I know the melody and lyrics, and my performance is the only unknown.^ We only know her today obliquely as the object of this song that John wrote long ago.

^ It has the fewest words of any Beatle song, excepting Flying, which only uses the lyric “La”.

In this case, I had neither lyrics nor melody to go on—and it felt great."[82]

Film

.McCartney was interested in animated films as a child, and later had the financial resources to ask Geoff Dunbar to direct a short animated film called Rupert and the Frog Song, in 1981. McCartney was the producer, he wrote the music and the script, and also added some of the characters voices.^ Musically this song screams McCartney.

^ Your Mother Should Know is a Paul McCartney song from the disjointed 1967 musical Magical Mystery Tour.

^ McCartney reportedly was determined to rough up his voice and sang the song first thing every day for a week.

[83] .McCartney wrote and starred in the 1984 film Give My Regards to Broad Street.^ Give My Regards To Broad Street (LP) .
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^ Give My Regards To Broad Street (LP, Album) .
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^ Give My Regards To Broad Street (Album) ◄ (3 versions) .
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.The film and soundtrack featured the popular hit "No More Lonely Nights", and the album reached #1 in the UK, but the film did not do well commercially or critically.^ No More Lonely Nights (12", Promo) .
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^ No More Lonely Nights (12", Single) .
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^ No More Lonely Nights (12") .
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[84] .Roger Ebert awarded the film a single star and wrote, "You can safely skip the movie and proceed directly to the sound track".[85] Dunbar worked again with McCartney on an animated film about the work of French artist Honoré Daumier, in 1992, which won both of them a Bafta award.^ McCartney always writes well about the things he loves, his work reveals a deep abiding adoration for two things, Women, and Money.

^ Love Me Do sounds like an inexperienced 16-year old kid fiddling around in his bedroom while skipping school wrote it.

^ McCartney deservedly has just about the best feminist reputation of any major male rock star.

[86] .They also worked on Tropic Island Hum, in 1997.[87] In 1995, McCartney directed a short documentary about The Grateful Dead.^ Tropic Island Hum (CD, Ltd, pic) .
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^ Tropic Island Hum (7") .
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^ Tropic Island Hum ◄ (2 versions) .
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.In May 2000, McCartney released Wingspan: An Intimate Portrait, a retrospective documentary that features behind-the-scenes films and photographs that Paul and Linda McCartney (who had died in 1998) took of their family and bands.^ John may have written the song Instant Karma, but we may now have to face the fact that a major power on our planet is Paul McCartney’s Karma.

^ ABOUT THE SONG And I Love Her is a Paul McCartney ballad from the soundtrack of The Beatles debut feature film, A Hard Day’s Night.

^ Paul’s dad was James McCartney, a/k/a Jim of Jim Macs Jazz Band.

[90] Interspersed throughout the 88 minute film is an interview by Mary McCartney with her father. .Mary was the baby photographed inside McCartney's jacket on the back cover of his first solo album, McCartney, and was one of the producers of the documentary.^ As one can see below from their solo album covers Lennon reveals, McCartney conceals.

^ One is on his first solo album, the primal screamathon Plastic Ono Band.

^ The modern touch that Vaughn Trapp adds is a lyrical political mindset, with one of the aspects being the title of his debut solo album, Amerika.

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Painting

.In 1966, McCartney met art gallery-owner Robert Fraser, whose flat was visited by many well-known artists.^ McCartney was the first of the group to become involved in avant-garde music, performances, happenings, bookstores, and art galleries in the period 1966-1969.

[92] McCartney met Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Peter Blake, and Richard Hamilton there, and learned about art appreciation.[92] McCartney later started buying paintings by Magritte, and used Magritte's painting of an apple for the Apple Records logo.[93] He now owns Magritte's easel and spectacles.[94]
McCartney's love of painting surfaced after watching artist Willem de Kooning paint, in Kooning's Long Island studio.[95] .McCartney took up painting in 1983.[96] In 1999, he exhibited his paintings (featuring McCartney's portraits of John Lennon, Andy Warhol, and David Bowie) for the first time in Siegen, Germany, and included photographs by Linda.^ John singing Fame with David Bowie.

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^ It was written in the period where McCartney was breaking up with the self centered Jane Asher, and was soon to hook up with uber-MILF Linda Eastman.

.He chose the gallery because Wolfgang Suttner (local events organiser) was genuinely interested in his art, and the positive reaction led to McCartney showing his work in UK galleries.^ Wogan's show is the biggest in all of the UK and Europe (9 million listeners daily), and support such as this has led to JJ's emergence on the international music scene.

[97] The first UK exhibition of McCartney's work was opened in Bristol, England with more than 500 paintings on display. .McCartney had previously believed that "only people that had been to art school were allowed to paint"—as Lennon had.^ Lennon was passive aggressively turning the Beatles into a Beckett play starring John and Yoko as the only people on earth.

[97]
In October 2000, Yoko Ono and McCartney presented art exhibitions in New York and London. .McCartney said, "I've been offered an exhibition of my paintings at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool where John and I used to spend many a pleasant afternoon.^ Paul McCartney said that he was being driven by a chauffer to John Lennon’s house to write songs and asked the driver how he was.

^ McCartney was the first of the group to become involved in avant-garde music, performances, happenings, bookstores, and art galleries in the period 1966-1969.

So I'm really excited about it. I didn't tell anybody I painted for 15 years but now I'm out of the closet."[98][99]
.As an artist, Paul McCartney designed a series of six postage stamps issued by the Isle of Man Post on 1 July 2002. According to BBC News, McCartney seems to be the first major rock star in the world who is also known as a stamp designer.^ Roger and Dave will be there at City Field July 17 to see Paul McCartney do his 2 song Michael Jackson tribute at the climax of his set on ukulele.

^ Hats off to Paul McCartney for his stellar session man contributions to this song.

^ So in January 1969, John is a sabotaging all of McCartney’s serious efforts to create world-class product, something they had been doing together spectacularly for 6 years.

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Writing and poetry

Black-and-white profile picture of a man in his early twenties, wearing a suit and tie.
McCartney's English teacher, Alan Durband, in 1946
When McCartney was young, his mother read him poems and encouraged him to read books. .McCartney's father was interested in crosswords and invited the two young McCartneys (Paul and his brother Michael) to solve them with him, so as to increase their "word power".[101] McCartney was later inspired—in his school years—by Alan Durband, who was McCartney's English literature teacher at the Liverpool Institute.^ Real Name: Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE Profile: Born 18th June 1942 in Liverpool, England, UK; an English musician and songwriter, most famous for being a member of The Beatles.
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^ Roger and Dave will be there at City Field July 17 to see Paul McCartney do his 2 song Michael Jackson tribute at the climax of his set on ukulele.

^ It’s a very interesting and under-discussed topic, that Lennon and McCartney split all of their song writing income 50/50, regardless of who contributed what.

[102] Durband was a co-founder and fund-raiser at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, where Willy Russell also worked, and introduced McCartney to Geoffrey Chaucer's works.[103] .McCartney later took his A-level exams, but passed only one subject—Art.^ Upon arriving at the studio he would do one and only one take each session, an approach bordering on Conceptual or Process Art.

[104][105]
.In 2001 McCartney published 'Blackbird Singing', a volume of poems, some of which were lyrics to his songs, and gave readings in Liverpool and New York City.^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

^ Smitch arranged and sang duets and performed in various choirs and groups in New Hampshire before moving on to sing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

^ Jessie Murphy In The Woods is a New York City based all female “chamber pop” trio.

[106] .Some of them were serious: "Here Today" (about Lennon) and some humorous ("Maxwell's Silver Hammer").^ Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (File, MP3, 192) .
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[107] In the foreword of the book, McCartney explained that when he was a teenager, he had "an overwhelming desire" to have a poem of his published in the school magazine. He wrote something "deep and meaningful", but it was rejected, and he feels that he has been trying to get some kind of revenge ever since. His first "real poem" was about the death of his childhood friend, Ivan Vaughan.[106]
In October 2005, McCartney released a children's book called High In The Clouds: An Urban Furry Tail. In a press release publicising the book, McCartney said, "I have loved reading for as long as I can remember", singling out Treasure Island as a childhood favourite.[108] McCartney collaborated with author Philip Ardagh and animator Geoff Dunbar to write the book.[109]

Contact with fellow ex-Beatles

This section is about social and other general interactions. For creative collaborations, see Collaborations between ex-Beatles.

John Lennon

.Although McCartney's relationship with John Lennon was troubled, they became close again briefly in 1974 and even played together for the only time since the Beatles split (see A Toot and a Snore in '74).^ A harmonica that had been shoplifted by John Lennon, and that he played.

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^ The Word is pivot al song for The Beatles and John Lennon in particular.

In later years, the two grew apart again.[110] McCartney would often call Lennon, but was never sure of what sort of reception he would get,[111] such as when McCartney once called Lennon and was told, "You're all pizza and fairytales!" [111] McCartney understood that he could not just phone Lennon and only talk about business, so they often talked about cats, baking bread, or babies.[112] .According to May Pang, during Lennon's "Lost Weekend" with her they planned to visit McCartney in New Orleans, where McCartney was recording the Venus and Mars album, but Lennon went back to Ono the day before the planned visit after Ono said she had a new cure for Lennon's smoking habit.^ Getting Better is a McCartney/Lennon song from that most famous of Beatle’s albums, Sgt.

^ Well, Lennon’s dad was in the merchant marine, he sailed away one day, and he never came back.

^ During the recording of Revolver, McCartney began entering the studios with bags full of reels of tape loops he had experimented with at home.
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[113]
In a 1980 interview, Lennon said that the last time he had seen McCartney was when they had watched the episode of Saturday Night Live (May 1976) in which Lorne Michaels had made his $3,000 cash offer[114] to get Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr to reunite on the show.[115] .McCartney and Lennon had seriously considered going to the studio, but were too tired.^ The Lennon/ McCartney partnership, once the greatest in the world, is not going well at this point.

[116] This event was fictionalised in the 2000 television film Two of Us. .His last telephone call to Lennon, which was just before Lennon and Ono released Double Fantasy, was friendly.^ The last verse is a lament about the annoying realities of partners and accountants and taxes and divorce and lawyers just litigating Lennon’s entire reality into oblivion.

.During the call, Lennon said (laughing) to McCartney, "This housewife wants a career!"^ Paul McCartney said that he was being driven by a chauffer to John Lennon’s house to write songs and asked the driver how he was.

[117] which referred to Lennon's househusband years, while looking after Sean Lennon.[118] In 1984, McCartney said this about the phone call:
Yes. That is a nice thing, a consoling factor for me, because I do feel it was sad that we never actually sat down and straightened our differences out. But fortunately for me, the last phone conversation I ever had with him was really great, and we didn't have any kind of blowup.[119]
Linda McCartney, speaking in the same 1984 interview stated:
.I know that Paul was desperate to write with John again.^ It’s fascinating, that even at this fetal stage of their development, the dichotomous tensions between John and Paul’s writing and worldview were already in evidence.

^ Writing is never easy, but imagine you are George or Ringo, working in the same room as John and Paul.

^ Paul McCartney said that he was being driven by a chauffer to John Lennon’s house to write songs and asked the driver how he was.

And I know John was desperate to write. Desperate. .People thought, Well, he's taking care of Sean, he's a househusband and all that, but he wasn't happy.^ Free love was all well and good but Hippie Chicks were still expected to cook and clean and take care of the babies.

^ The subject of the song is so very pretty, that even somebody as clever as Lennon will take the time to listen to all her unformed idiot thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams.

He couldn't write and it drove him crazy. And Paul could have helped him... easily.[119]
Reaction to Lennon's murder
.On the morning of 9 December 1980, McCartney awoke to the news that Lennon had been murdered outside his home in the Dakota building in New York.^ Lennon and McCartney came to New York in 1968 to announce the formation of their new company, Apple, at a press conference.

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^ December 8, 1980 - vocals, guitar, keyboards), Paul McCartney (b.
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[120] Lennon's death created a media frenzy around the surviving members of The Beatles.[121] .On the evening of 9 December, as McCartney was leaving an Oxford Street recording studio, he was surrounded by reporters and asked for his reaction to Lennon's death.^ But not even death can depress McCartney.

^ Speaking of death, it’s time to trot out Lennon and McCartney’s big fat artistic advantage.

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[122] .He was later criticised for what appeared, when published, to be an utterly superficial response: "It's a drag". [123] McCartney explained, "When John was killed somebody stuck a microphone at me and said: 'What do you think about it?'^ I think John’s talking about consciousness, his own consciousness, observing itself, watching the ripples created on the surface of time from everything he says.

^ Verse one: “I dig a pony, Well you can celebrate anything you want, Well you can celebrate anything you want, Ooh.” This is John talking about his 1968 present.

^ Paul McCartney said that he was being driven by a chauffer to John Lennon’s house to write songs and asked the driver how he was.

I said, 'It's a dra-a-ag' and meant it with every inch of melancholy I could muster. .When you put that in print it says, 'McCartney in London today when asked for a comment on his dead friend said, "It's a drag."'^ Paul McCartney said that he was being driven by a chauffer to John Lennon’s house to write songs and asked the driver how he was.

It seemed a very flippant comment to make."[123]
.McCartney was also to recall: {{cquote|I talked to Yoko the day after he was killed and the first thing she said was, "John was really fond of you."^ A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today (7", RE) .
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^ A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today (7", Single, Mono) .
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The last telephone conversation I had with him we were still the best of mates. .He was always a very warm guy, John.^ John scores two points for subconsciously attacking religion, which always warms my heart.

His bluff was all on the surface. He used to take his glasses down, those granny glasses, and say, "It's only me." .They were like a wall, you know?^ You don’t know what it’s like to listen to your fears.” This is down right mean.

^ Invest in what you know is great classic Warren Buffett-like financial advice.

A shield. Those are the moments I treasure. [124]
In 1983 McCartney said:
I would not have been as typically human and standoffish as I was if I knew John was going to die. I would have made more of an effort to try and get behind his "mask" and have a better relationship with him.'[124]
In a Playboy interview in 1984, McCartney said that he went home that night and watched the news on television—while sitting with all his children—and cried all evening.
McCartney carried on recording after the death of Lennon but did not play any live concerts for some time. He explained that this was because he was nervous that he would be "the next" to be murdered.[125][126] .This led to a disagreement with Denny Laine, who wanted to continue touring and subsequently left Wings, which McCartney disbanded in 1981.[127] Also in June 1981, six months after Lennon's death, McCartney sang backup on George Harrison's tribute to Lennon, "All Those Years Ago", which also featured Ringo Starr on drums.^ Let us consider the dilemma of Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

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^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

.McCartney would go on to record "Here Today", a tribute song to Lennon.^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

^ It must have been George Martin’s idea, Lennon and McCartney’s self taught yet impeccable taste would have precluded such a vulgarity.

^ The Lennon/ McCartney partnership, once the greatest in the world, is not going well at this point.

George Harrison

In 1977, Harrison had this to say about working with McCartney:
."There were a lot of tracks though where I played bass...because what Paul would do, if he's written a song, he'd learn all the parts for Paul and then come in the studio and say, 'Do this.'^ It sounds just like what he would normally play on electric bass.

^ Even though vocal harmony is the Beatles best known effect, there are not too many instances where they actually sing 3-part harmony.

^ McCartney’s bass playing is livid, it is incensed and angry, and is by far the fastest and busiest playing he ever does on a Beatle song.

.He'd never give you the opportunity to come out with something.^ Something you should never, ever do.

^ You Never Give Me Your Money is not really a song, but 4 separate song fragments that initially feel arbitrarily stuck together.

^ The lyric meanwhile is "You never give me your money, you only give me your funny paper."

.Paul would always help along when you'd done his ten songs-- then when he got 'round to doing one of my songs, he would help.^ I Want You functions on one level as pure sex song.

^ For me as a listener, this song always reminds me of my childhood when John wasn't dead.

^ Michele, Girl, and one of John's best songs, In My Life.

It was silly. It was very selfish, actually.[128]
While being interviewed circa 1988, Harrison said McCartney had recently mentioned the possibility of he and Harrison writing together, to which Harrison laughed, "I've only been there about 30 years in Paul's life and it's like now he wants to write with me."[129]
In September 1980, John Lennon had this to say about Harrison and McCartney's working relationship:
."I remember the day he called to ask for help on "Taxman", one of his bigger songs.^ Last week I played every Beatles song on ukulele in one day with dozens of guest musicians.

^ It’s as if they recorded 10 songs in one day, and this was just one of them.

^ We at Roger And Dave usually spend two days on one song.

.I threw in a few one-liners to help the song along, because that's what he asked for.^ In this two-minute song he mentions drinking to help him sleep and smoking because he can’t sleep.

^ It says something that the most complicated vocal arrangement ever conceived and recorded on any Beatle song was this one, on Because, and that John did it by himself, as he was about to leave the band.

.He came to me because he couldn't go to Paul, because Paul wouldn't have helped him at that period.^ In this two-minute song he mentions drinking to help him sleep and smoking because he can’t sleep.

^ It wasn’t going to get a lot of effort because it wasn’t John or Paul’s idea.

^ John, couldn’t you have given him a little help?

[130]
.In late 2001, McCartney learned that his former classmate, neighbour and bandmate, and friend of over 45 years, George Harrison, was losing his battle with cancer.^ Green became close friends with George Harrison after accidentally bumping into him whilst on tour.

^ This is the same conclusion a prescient George Harrison came to by the time The Beatles took their first big break from work, in late 66 to early 67.

^ There is a clear lineage to The Beatles in particular -- both middle year Lennon McCartney tunes and latter day George Harrison arrangements are a major influence on many of the cuts here.

.Upon Harrison's death on 29 November, McCartney told Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, Good Morning America, The Early Show, MTV, VH1 and Today that George was like his "baby brother". Harrison spent his last days in a Hollywood Hills mansion that was once leased by McCartney.^ The backing vocals, which sound like Harrison and McCartney doubling themselves, are Perfuckto.

^ I like my job and friends plenty, but the truth is that the happiest hour of my day is spent reading the papers over breakfast by myself in the morning.

^ ABOUT THE SONG Don’t Bother Me is the first song written by George Harrison and it sounds like it, young and insecure.

[131]
.On 29 November 2001, the day Harrison died, McCartney said "George was a fantastic guy...still laughing and joking...a very brave man...and I love him like...he's my brother."^ I like my job and friends plenty, but the truth is that the happiest hour of my day is spent reading the papers over breakfast by myself in the morning.

^ Hope you need my love babe, just like I need you.” .

^ The backing vocals, which sound like Harrison and McCartney doubling themselves, are Perfuckto.

[132]
.While guesting on Larry King Live alongside Ringo Starr, McCartney had this to say about the last time he saw Harrison; "We just sat there stroking hands.^ I think John’s talking about consciousness, his own consciousness, observing itself, watching the ripples created on the surface of time from everything he says.

^ The last verse is a lament about the annoying realities of partners and accountants and taxes and divorce and lawyers just litigating Lennon’s entire reality into oblivion.

^ The track features acoustic guitars by McCartney, and hand percussion by Ringo.

.And this is a guy, and, you know, you don't stroke hands with guys, like that, you know it was just beautiful.^ But if you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out?

^ Now if you know anything about guys, this makes no sense whatsoever.

^ For early Beatles though, Don’t Bother Me is very off message, especially compared to the celebratory teen anthems like She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand that they were then trafficking in.

.We just spent a couple of hours and it was really lovely it's was like...a favourite memory of mine."^ Martin really didn’t like Love Me Do.

^ I like my job and friends plenty, but the truth is that the happiest hour of my day is spent reading the papers over breakfast by myself in the morning.

^ Hope you need my love babe, just like I need you.” .

[133]
.On the first anniversary of George Harrison's death, McCartney played Harrison's "Something" on a ukulele at the Concert for George.^ I was watching the film of Paul, George, and Ringo sitting around playing ukuleles in the kitchen around the time of “Free As A Bird”.

^ ABOUT THE SONG Don’t Bother Me is the first song written by George Harrison and it sounds like it, young and insecure.

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Personal relationships

Dot Rhone

.One of McCartney's first girlfriends, in 1959, was called Layla, a name he remembers being unusual in Liverpool at the time.^ Real Name: Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE Profile: Born 18th June 1942 in Liverpool, England, UK; an English musician and songwriter, most famous for being a member of The Beatles.
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^ For No One is a Paul McCartney song about a fight with his girlfriend.

^ As a first call ukulele player in New York City she has appeared on recordings of Adam Green and The Pierces but now it is time for her to shine on her own right.

[134] .Layla was slightly older than McCartney and used to ask him to baby-sit with her.^ In 1964, the reel-to-reel tape machines used on Beatle records were in a completely different room than where the producer and engineer were sitting.

Julie Arthur, another girlfriend, was Ted Ray's niece.[134] .McCartney's first serious girlfriend in Liverpool was Dot Rhone, whom he met at the Casbah club in 1959.[135] McCartney chose clothes and make-up for Rhone, and he paid for her to have her hair styled like Brigitte Bardot's.^ McCartney reportedly was determined to rough up his voice and sang the song first thing every day for a week.

^ She cannot, because, in her mind, you will only ever be an extension of herself, like her hair, or her clothes.

[136][137] .When McCartney first went to Hamburg with The Beatles, he wrote regularly, and she accompanied Cynthia Lennon to Hamburg when The Beatles played there again in 1962.[138] The couple had a three-year relationship, and were due to marry until Rhone lost the baby she was expecting.^ McCartney’s bass playing is livid, it is incensed and angry, and is by far the fastest and busiest playing he ever does on a Beatle song.

^ George Martin plays a distorted harmonium that references the indian influences that were to become standard during the next few years of Beatle recordings.

^ Getting Better is a McCartney/Lennon song from that most famous of Beatle’s albums, Sgt.

[139]

Jane Asher

McCartney first met the British actress Jane Asher on 18 April 1963, when a photographer asked them to pose together at a Beatles' performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.[140] The two began a relationship and McCartney took up residence with Asher at her parents' house at 57 Wimpole Street London, where he lived for nearly three years before the couple moved to McCartney's own house in St. John's Wood.[66] .McCartney wrote several songs while at the Ashers', including "Yesterday" and several inspired by Asher, among them "And I Love Her", "You Won't See Me", and "I'm Looking Through You".[67] McCartney and Asher had a five-year relationship, and they planned to marry, but Asher broke off the engagement when she discovered McCartney had become involved with another woman, Francie Schwartz.^ She Loves You is a very dishonest song.

^ The marvel is that they wrote songs at all.

^ It is the first of several masterpieces he wrote for his then girlfriend, Jane Asher.

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Linda McCartney

.In 1969, McCartney married American photographer Linda Eastman, whom he described as the woman who gave him "the strength and courage to work again" after the breakup of The Beatles.^ Linda Eastman finally whipped him.

^ It was written in the period where McCartney was breaking up with the self centered Jane Asher, and was soon to hook up with uber-MILF Linda Eastman.

^ Life is very short,” warns Lennon, because he’s liable to kill any woman who upsets him sufficiently.

[143] The pair had met previously at a 1967 Georgie Fame concert at The Bag O'Nails club,[90][144] during her UK assignment to take photographs of "Swinging Sixties" musicians in London. Paul and Linda were both vegetarian and supported the animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals[145]. They had four children; Linda's daughter Heather (who was adopted by Paul), Mary, Stella and James) and remained married until Linda's death from breast cancer in 1998.

Heather Mills

In 2002, McCartney married Heather Mills, a former model and anti-landmines campaigner. .The couple had a child, Beatrice, in 2003. They separated in May 2006 and were divorced in May 2008.[146] Widespread animosity towards McCartney's wives was reported in 2004. "They [the British public] didn't like me giving up on Jane Asher", McCartney said.^ May 16, 2008 at 12:42 Report Abuse what an influence and voice he would be if he were still alive.
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^ It was written in the period where McCartney was breaking up with the self centered Jane Asher, and was soon to hook up with uber-MILF Linda Eastman.

^ They are like bores who, because they like the smell of their own gas, persistently fart in public.

."I married a New York divorcee with a child, and at the time they didn't like that."^ As a first call ukulele player in New York City she has appeared on recordings of Adam Green and The Pierces but now it is time for her to shine on her own right.

^ George was a fine singer, they just didn’t spend enough time on it that day.

[147]

Nancy Shevell

.McCartney has been dating Nancy Shevell since November, 2007.[148] She is a member of the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority as well as vice president of a family-owned transportation conglomerate which includes New England Motor Freight.^ Lennon and McCartney came to New York in 1968 to announce the formation of their new company, Apple, at a press conference.

^ As a first call ukulele player in New York City she has appeared on recordings of Adam Green and The Pierces but now it is time for her to shine on her own right.

^ She just loved singing along with the boys, so she moved to New York and hasn't stopped playing with boys since.

[149]

Lifestyle

Recreational drug use

McCartney's introduction to drugs started in Hamburg, Germany.[150] .The Beatles had to play for hours, and they were often given "Prellies" (Preludin) by German customers or by Astrid Kirchherr (whose mother bought them).^ That’s why all the classical geezers were so particular about what key a given piece was written in; so particular that they would often put the name of the key in the title.

^ That the Beatles appeared on the first television show to be broadcast via satellite ever, and that the song they played was All You Need Is Love, is telling.

^ The Beatles could record this song in 20 minutes because they had a gazillion hours of live experience to fall back on.

.McCartney would usually take one, but Lennon would often take four or five.^ It must have been George Martin’s idea, Lennon and McCartney’s self taught yet impeccable taste would have precluded such a vulgarity.

^ "One two three four five six seven, all good children go to heaven."

^ Elton John dared John Lennon that if their version of Lucy went to number one, John would have to play the song live onstage with him at Madison Square Garden.

[151]
.McCartney remembered getting "very high" and giggling when The Beatles were introduced to cannabis by Bob Dylan in New York, in 1964.[152] McCartney's use of cannabis became regular, and he was quoted as saying that any future Beatles' lyrics containing the words "high", or "grass" were written specifically as a reference to cannabis, as was the phrase "another kind of mind" in "Got to Get You into My Life".[153] John Dunbar's flat at 29 Lennox Gardens, in London, became a regular hang-out for McCartney, where he talked to musicians, writers and artists, and smoked cannabis.^ The Beatles used the word Love 613 times in the lyrics of their songs.

^ Next phrase, “Because the wind is high it blows my mind”.

^ Once you can tell the Beatles voices apart it is a very reliable way to know who wrote what.

[73] In 1965, Miles introduced McCartney to hash brownies by using a recipe for hash fudge he found in the Alice B. Toklas Cookbook.[154] During the filming of Help!, he and the other Beatles occasionally smoked a spliff in the car on the way to the studio during filming, which often made them forget their lines.[155] Help! director Dick Lester said that he overheard "two beautiful women" trying to cajole McCartney into taking heroin, but he refused.[155]
McCartney's attitude about cannabis was made public in the 1960s, when he added his name to an advertisement in The Times, on 24 July 1967, which asked for the legalisation of cannabis, the release of all prisoners imprisoned because of possession, and research into marijuana's medical uses. .The advertisement was sponsored by a group called Soma and was signed by 65 people, including The Beatles, Epstein, RD Laing, 15 doctors, and two MPs.^ The Beatles and Bob Dylan were like two bodies orbiting each other circa 64-65.

[156]
.McCartney was introduced to cocaine by Robert Fraser, and it was available during the recording of Sgt.^ During the recording of Revolver, McCartney began entering the studios with bags full of reels of tape loops he had experimented with at home.
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.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
.^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (CD, Album) .
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[157][158] .He admitted that he used the drug multiple times for about a year but stopped because of the unpleasant comedown.^ George had not played live for two years by this time, and was deeply insecure about his playing.

^ What is it about unpleasantness that stretches time, why does the boring go by so slowly?

[159]
.In 1967, on a sailing trip to Greece[160] (with the idea of buying an island for the whole group)[161] McCartney said everybody sat around and took LSD, although McCartney had first taken it with Tara Browne, in 1966.[162][163] He took his second "acid trip" with Lennon on 21 March 1967 after a studio session.^ Paul McCartney said that he was being driven by a chauffer to John Lennon’s house to write songs and asked the driver how he was.

^ In real life John, George and their wives took their first acid trip after being secretly dosed at dinner by their dentist.

^ Typically though, McCartney was the first to publicly announce that he had tripped.

[164] .McCartney was the first British pop star to openly admit using LSD, in an interview in the now-defunct "Queen" magazine.^ I’m Paul The Most Eligible Bachelor On Earth McCartney in 1965 and you should be thanking your lucky stars that you even know me on a first name basis.

^ "Tomorrow Never Knows" (1966) was the first pop song to make use of tape loops.
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[165] His admission was followed by a TV interview in the UK on Independent Television News on 19 June 1967, when McCartney was asked about his admission of LSD use, he said:
I was asked a question by a newspaper, and the decision was whether to tell a lie or tell him the truth. I decided to tell him the truth ... but .I really didn't want to say anything, you know, because if I had my way I wouldn't have told anyone.^ Once you can tell the Beatles voices apart it is a very reliable way to know who wrote what.

^ Verse one: “I dig a pony, Well you can celebrate anything you want, Well you can celebrate anything you want, Ooh.” This is John talking about his 1968 present.

^ I roll a stoney, well you can imitate everyone you know.” Lennon is on record as saying that The Rolling Stones copied everything The Beatles ever did, and he has a point.

I'm not trying to spread the word about this. But the man from the newspaper is the man from the mass medium. .I'll keep it a personal thing if he does too, you know ...^ In fact if you any problems whatsoever, especially those of a personal or intimate nature, let us know and we will do what we can, and then gossip about it later.

^ I’ll Get You does sound like a bit of a rush job.

^ He wants you to know that blonds are his "thing", but only in reference to dogs.

if he keeps it quiet. .But he wanted to spread it so it's his responsibility, you know, for spreading it, not mine.^ Do You Want To Know A Secret / Thank You Girl (7", Single) .
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.In spite of his statements then, and his admission (in 2004) that he had used cocaine, McCartney was not arrested by Norman Pilcher's Drug Squad, as had been Lennon, Harrison, Donovan, and several members of the Rolling Stones.^ It was written mainly by Paul McCartney, with help from Donovan and John Lennon.

^ I roll a stoney, well you can imitate everyone you know.” Lennon is on record as saying that The Rolling Stones copied everything The Beatles ever did, and he has a point.

^ Lennon had learned the finger picking style he uses on Julia from Donovan in India earlier in the year (1968).

[159] In 1972, however, police found cannabis plants growing on his Scottish farm.[166]
On 16 January 1980, Wings went to Tokyo for 11 concerts in Japan.[167] As McCartney was going through customs, officials found 7.7 ounces (218.3 g) of cannabis in his luggage.[167] He was arrested and taken to a Tokyo prison while the Japanese government decided what to do. McCartney had been previously denied a visa to Japan (in 1975) because he had been convicted twice in Europe for possession of cannabis.[159] Public figures called for McCartney to be put on trial for drug-smuggling. Had he been convicted, he would have faced up to seven years in prison.[167] The members of Wings cancelled the tour and left Japan. After ten days in jail, McCartney was released and deported. He was told that he would not be welcome in Japan again, although a decade later he played a concert in Tokyo.[167] In 1984, Paul and Linda McCartney were both arrested for possession of cannabis.[168][169]

Meditation

On 24 August 1967, McCartney met the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the London Hilton, and later went to Bangor, in North Wales, to attend a weekend 'initiation' conference.[170] McCartney said that although he does not meditate daily, he still uses the mantra that the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi gave him in Bangor.[171] .The time McCartney later spent in India at the Maharishi's ashram was highly productive, as practically all of the songs that would later be recorded for The White Album and Abbey Road were composed there by McCartney, Lennon, or both together.^ We are fortunate that there is a film of the Beatles recording this song in Studio B at Abbey Road.

^ Because is a song by John Lennon from the Abbey Road album.

^ Revolution 1 was the first song recorded for what was to become the White Album.

[172] .Although McCartney was told that he was never to repeat the mantra to anyone else, he did tell Linda McCartney,[173] and said he meditated a lot while he was in jail in Japan.^ McCartney never did that.

^ If McCartney is really the genius I think he is, then he probably showed the song to Jane and said, “Look honey, I wrote you another masterpiece.” Then when he met Linda he told her, “Look honey, I just wrote “I Will” for you.

[171] .In 2009, McCartney, along with Ringo Starr, headlined a benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall, raising three million dollars for the David Lynch Foundation to fund instruction in Transcendental Meditation for at-risk youth.^ ABOUT THE ARTIST La Res formed in 2007 when its three members got together and decided to create the music they couldn't find on the radio or in the store.

^ Luckily the recent benefit concert Roger And Dave organized for her Legal Defense Fund was a big success.

^ The song Revolution, along with the concept of a youth rebellion, had it’s ass kicked by McCartney and the Silent Majority.

[174][175][176]

Activism

McCartney, in his late sixties, sitting on a white stool in front of an off-white wall. He wears a black hat, black pants, and white and black shoes, and a black T-shirt bearing the words EAT NO above a picture of a four-legged animal. He points with his left hand to the logo. The image also includes text in German.
McCartney in an advertisement for PETA's Go Veggie! campaign, 2008.[177]
Paul and Linda McCartney became outspoken vegetarians and animal-rights activists. They said that their vegetarianism was realised when they happened to see lambs in a field as they ate a meal of lamb.[178] McCartney has also credited the 1942 Disney film Bambi—in which the young deer's mother is shot by a hunter—as the original inspiration for him to take an interest in animal rights.[179] In his first interview after Linda's death, he promised to continue working for animal rights.[180][181]
In 1999, McCartney spent £3,000,000 to make sure Linda McCartney's food range remained free of GM ingredients.[182] In 2002, McCartney gave his support to a campaign against a proposed ban on the sale of certain vitamins, herbs and mineral products in the European Union.[183] Following his marriage to Heather Mills, McCartney joined with her to campaign against landmines;[184][185] both McCartney and Mills are patrons of Adopt-A-Minefield.[184] In 2003, he played a personal concert for the wife of a wealthy banker and donated his one million dollars to the charity.[186] He also wore an anti-landmines t-shirt on the Back in the World tour.[185]
McCartney, in his late sixties, playing an orange electric guitar and wearing a red shirt that bears, in white writing, the words "no more land mines." His eyes are closed.
McCartney's campaign against landmines
In 2006, the McCartneys travelled to Prince Edward Island to bring international attention to the seal hunt (their final public appearance together). Their arrival sparked attention in Newfoundland and Labrador where the hunt is of economic significance.[187] The couple also debated with Newfoundland's Premier Danny Williams on the CNN show Larry King Live. They further stated that the fishermen should quit hunting seals and begin a seal watching business.[188] McCartney has also criticised China's fur trade,[189][190] and supports the Make Poverty History campaign.[191]
.McCartney has been involved with a number of charity recordings and performances.^ McCartney was the first of the group to become involved in avant-garde music, performances, happenings, bookstores, and art galleries in the period 1966-1969.

.In 2004, he donated a song to an album to aid the "US Campaign for Burma", in support of Burmese Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi,[192] and he had previously been involved in the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea, Ferry Aid, Band Aid, Live Aid, and the recording of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" (released 8 May 1989) following the Hillsborough disaster.^ This was the first song recorded for the Revolver Album.

^ Had they released an entire album in the 1960’s using 1920’s song form and technology, they would have been considered crazy.

^ The sequencing of records, that is to say, the order the songs are placed on an album, has an enormous effect on the listeners emotional experience.

[193][194]
In a December 2008 interview with Prospect Magazine, McCartney mentioned that he tried to convince the Dalai Lama to become a vegetarian. In a letter to the Dalai Lama, McCartney took issue with Buddhism and meat-eating being considered compatible, saying, "Forgive me for pointing this out, but if you eat animals then there is some suffering somewhere along the line." The Dalai Lama replied to McCartney by saying his doctors advised him to eat meat for health reasons. .In the interview McCartney said, "I wrote back saying they were wrong."^ Insipid, they said "bestbuy" to the charred muffin, picked up their instruments and struck a mighty "E" chord...until it struck back.

[195]

Football

.The Beatles were advised by Epstein to make no comments about the football clubs they supported because it could alienate some fans, though it was well known that McCartney was a supporter of Everton Football Club, and that his father and relatives used to take him to matches.^ They make cartoons about submarines.

^ Even though vocal harmony is the Beatles best known effect, there are not too many instances where they actually sing 3-part harmony.

^ You can tell because they have no sense of humor whatsover.

[196][197] .His allegiance later shifted to Liverpool F.C.,[198][199] as on 28 July 1968, The Beatles were photographed in a photographer's studio at 192-212 Gray's Inn Road, with McCartney wearing a Liverpool F.C. rosette.^ This vocal tour de force by Paul McCartney appears on the final Beatle album, Abbey Road.

^ We are fortunate that there is a film of the Beatles recording this song in Studio B at Abbey Road.

^ Beatles version recorded - July 16 1968 .

[200] Linda McCartney later said: "We spent last night listening to Liverpool football team on the radio, wanting them to win so badly. Paul supports Liverpool. He was Everton for a while because of his family - but it's all Liverpool now."[198][201][202]
.Lennon and McCartney were present to watch the 1966 FA Cup Final at Wembley, between Everton and Sheffield Wednesday, and McCartney attended the 1968 FA Cup Final (18 May 1968) which was played by West Bromwich Albion against Everton.^ That is, the love between Lennon and McCartney is over.

^ Lennon and McCartney came to New York in 1968 to announce the formation of their new company, Apple, at a press conference.

[203] After the end of the match, McCartney shared cigarettes and whisky with other football fans.[202] The ex-Liverpool player, Albert Stubbins, was the only footballer shown on the Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover.^ Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, was druggy and gay and eccentric but not really dangerous.

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[197]
McCartney tried to listen (on a radio) to the Liverpool v Manchester United 1977 FA Cup Final, while sailing in the Caribbean,[197] and the video for McCartney's Pipes of Peace (in 1983) recreated the 1915 football game played between German and British troops during World War I, at Christmas.[204][205]
.At the end of the live version of Coming Up recorded in Glasgow in 1979 (later to become a US number one single) the crowd begins to sing "Paul McCartney!" until McCartney takes over and changes the chant to "Kenny Dalglish!", referring to the current Liverpool and Scotland striker.^ As we stumbled home that evening in tears, it never occurred to us that this many years later, you would not have returned a single, solitary, one of our phone calls.

^ Honey Pie is a Paul McCartney number from the 1968 White Album.

^ C) Good Night, is the lullaby you finally come up with that puts the little bastard down to sleep so you can have one fucking second of grown up peace.

At the same concert, Gordon Smith, former football player who played for Rangers and Brighton & Hove Albion, met the McCartneys, and later accepted an invitation to visit their home in East Sussex, in 1980. Smith later said that McCartney was "thrilled I knew Kenny Dalglish", to which Linda added: "I like Gordon McQueen of Man United", and Smith replied, "I know him too."[206]
.McCartney attended the 1986 FA Cup Final between Liverpool and Everton,[202] and in 1989, he contributed to the Ferry Cross the Mersey charity single that was recorded to aid victims of the Hillsborough Disaster, which happened during a match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.^ Ferry 'Cross The Mersey (Single) ◄ (7 versions) .
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[207] McCartney performed at the Liverpool F.C. Anfield stadium on 1 June 2008, as a part of Liverpool's European Capital of Culture year.[208] Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters sang with McCartney on Band on the Run, and played drums on Back in the USSR.[209] Ono and Olivia Harrison attended the concert, along with Ken Dodd, and the Liverpool F.C. football manager Rafael Benítez.[210][211][212]
In an interview in interview in 2008, McCartney ended speculation about his allegiance when he said:
."Here's the deal: my father was born in Everton, my family are officially Evertonians, so if it comes down to a derby match or an FA Cup final between the two, I would have to support Everton.^ C) Good Night, is the lullaby you finally come up with that puts the little bastard down to sleep so you can have one fucking second of grown up peace.

^ There's an understandable confusion here between sex and violence, the two most interesting of human activities.

.But after a concert at Wembley Arena I got a bit of a friendship with Kenny Dalglish, who had been to the gig and I thought 'You know what?^ Once you can tell the Beatles voices apart it is a very reliable way to know who wrote what.

^ She is a woman with a past who has a thoughtful present for you in the very bright future.

^ Who knows how long I’ve loved you, You know I love you still, Will I wait a lonely lifetime?

.I am just going to support them both because it's all Liverpool and I don't have that Catholic-Protestant thing.'^ Because of its proximity to nearby masterpieces, Don’t Pass Me By has been heard inadvertently more than any other shitty song in all of human history.

^ But probably because The White Album was his first love, all things bitter and complex appeal more immediately to his character than the sunny side of pop.

So I did have to get special dispensation from the Pope to do this but that's it, too bad. I support them both. They are both great teams, but if it comes to the crunch, I'm Evertonian."[213]

Business

.McCartney is today one of Britain's wealthiest musicians, with an estimated fortune of £750 million ($1.2 billion) in 2009,[214] although Justice Bennett, in his judgement on McCartney's divorce case found no evidence that McCartney was worth more than £400 million.^ I’m far from a prude, but there is nothing ickier, or more unpleasant to consider, than the sordid circumstances of one’s own conception.

^ Probably much more so in Liverpool 50 years ago than today.

^ For No One is a Paul McCartney song about a fight with his girlfriend.

[146] .In addition to his interest in Apple Corps, McCartney's MPL Communications owns a significant music publishing catalogue, with access to over 25,000 copyrights.^ Universal Music (China) , MPL Communications .
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[215] McCartney earned £40 million in 2003, making him Britain's highest media earner.[216] This rose to £48.5 million by 2005.[217] In the same year he joined the top American talent agency Grabow Associates, who arrange private performances for their richest clients.[218] Northern Songs was established in 1963, by Dick James, to publish the songs of Lennon/McCartney.[219]
The Beatles' partnership was replaced in 1968 by a jointly held company, Apple Corps, which continues to control Apple's commercial interests. .Northern Songs was purchased by Associated TeleVision (ATV) in 1969, and was sold in 1985 to Michael Jackson.^ Roger and Dave will be there at City Field July 17 to see Paul McCartney do his 2 song Michael Jackson tribute at the climax of his set on ukulele.

For many years McCartney was unhappy about Jackson's purchase and handling of Northern Songs.[220]
.MPL Communications is an umbrella company for McCartney's business interests, which owns a wide range of copyrights,[221] as well as the publishing rights to musicals.^ McCartney is a musical and business genius.

[222] .In 2006, the Trademarks Registry reported that MPL had started a process to secure the protections associated with registering the name "Paul McCartney" as a trademark.^ I’m Paul The Most Eligible Bachelor On Earth McCartney in 1965 and you should be thanking your lucky stars that you even know me on a first name basis.

[223] .The 2005 films, Brokeback Mountain[224] and Good Night and Good Luck, feature MPL copyrights.^ ABOUT THE SONG And I Love Her is a Paul McCartney ballad from the soundtrack of The Beatles debut feature film, A Hard Day’s Night.

[225]
In April 2009, it was revealed that McCartney, in common with other wealthy musicians, had seen a significant decline in his net worth over the preceding year. It was estimated that his fortune had fallen by some £60m, from £238m to £175m.[226] The losses were attributed to the ongoing global recession, and the resultant decline in value of property and stock market holdings.[226]

Critique, recognition and achievements

McCartney performing in Prague, 6 June 2004
McCartney is listed in The Guinness Book Of Records as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history with sales of 100 million singles and 60 gold discs[3], "Sir Paul McCartney became the Most Successful Songwriter who has written/co written 188 charted records, of which 91 reached the Top 10 and 33 made it to No.1 totalling 1,662 weeks on the chart (up to the beginning of 2008)."[227]
.In the US, McCartney has achieved thirty two number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including twenty one with The Beatles,[8], one as a co-writer on Elton John's cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds",[11] nine solo, with Wings or other collaborators,[9] and one as the composer of "A World Without Love", a number one single for Peter and Gordon.^ Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Sweet Apple Trax 1 (12") .
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[10] .In the UK, McCartney has been involved in more number-one singles than any other artist under a variety of credits, although Elvis Presley has achieved more as a solo artist.^ Roger and Dave believe that George flowered more than any other Beatle between 1962-70.

^ I’m far from a prude, but there is nothing ickier, or more unpleasant to consider, than the sordid circumstances of one’s own conception.

^ Because of its proximity to nearby masterpieces, Don’t Pass Me By has been heard inadvertently more than any other shitty song in all of human history.

.McCartney has twenty four number-one singles in the UK, including seventeen with The Beatles, one solo, and one each with Wings, Stevie Wonder, Ferry Aid, Band Aid, Band Aid 20 and one with "The Christians et all".[228] McCartney is the only artist to reach the UK number one as a soloist ("Pipes of Peace"), duo ("Ebony and Ivory" with Stevie Wonder), trio ("Mull of Kintyre", Wings), quartet ("She Loves You", The Beatles), quintet ("Get Back", The Beatles with Billy Preston) and as part of a musical ensemble for charity (Ferry Aid).^ Love is all love is you.” .

^ The Beatles have an agenda, it is one word; Love.

^ Sadly, for the only Beatle song that has the word "Guitar" in its title, George didn't feel he was up to the job of guitar soloist.

[229]
McCartney was voted the "greatest composer of the millennium" by BBC News Online readers and McCartney's song "Yesterday" is thought to be the most covered song in history with more than 2,200 recorded versions[4] and according to the BBC, "The track is the only one by a UK writer to have been aired more than seven million times on American TV and radio and is third in the all-time list. .Sir Paul McCartney's Yesterday is the most played song by a British writer this century in the US."[5] After its 1977 release, the Wings single "Mull of Kintyre" became the highest-selling record in British chart history, and remained so until 1984.[230] (Three charity singles have since surpassed it in sales; the first to do so, in 1984, was Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?", whose participants included McCartney.^ McCartney’s bass playing is livid, it is incensed and angry, and is by far the fastest and busiest playing he ever does on a Beatle song.

^ It was their first live performance since they terminated touring in 1966.

^ Roger and Dave will be there at City Field July 17 to see Paul McCartney do his 2 song Michael Jackson tribute at the climax of his set on ukulele.

)
On 2 July 2005, he was involved with the fastest-released single in history. His performance of "Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" with U2 at Live 8 was released only 45 minutes after it was performed, before the end of the concert.^ Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, was druggy and gay and eccentric but not really dangerous.

^ You would have to have a live band playing only acoustic brass band instruments in the same room as the singers, arrayed around the horn of an Edison Phonograph.

^ You can catch up with her on the latest Easy Star Records release Lonely Hearts Dub Band and their highly acclaimed “reggae re-imaginings” Dub Side of the Moon and Radio Dread .

[231] The single reached number six on the Billboard charts, just hours after the single's release, and hit number one on numerous online download charts across the world.[232] McCartney played for the largest stadium audience in history when 184,000 people paid to see him perform at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 21 April 1990.[233]
.McCartney's scheduled concert in St Petersburg, Russia was his 3,000th concert and took place in front of 60,000 fans in Russia, on 20 June 2004.[234] Over his career, McCartney has played 2,523 gigs with The Beatles, 140 with Wings, and 325 as a solo artist.^ McCartney’s bass playing is livid, it is incensed and angry, and is by far the fastest and busiest playing he ever does on a Beatle song.

[235] however, the outlook on the upcoming concert looked dim, after several days of rain. .Only his second concert in Russia, with the first just the year before on Moscow's Red Square as the former Communist U.S.S.R. had previously banned music from the Beatles as a "corrupting influence", McCartney hired 3 jets, at a reported cost of $36,000 (€29,800) (£28,000), to spray dry ice in the clouds above Saint Petersburg's Winter Palace Square in a successful attempt to prevent rain.^ George Martin plays a distorted harmonium that references the indian influences that were to become standard during the next few years of Beatle recordings.

^ Isabella is tired, sleepy and irritable, as only a 7 year old can be when she has found a pint of iced coffee in the fridge mixed it with 8 ounces of sugar and downed the lot an hour before bedtime.

^ There have been some reports that Michael Jackson left the Beatles catalog to McCartney in his will.

[236]
The day McCartney flew into the former Soviet country, he celebrated his 62nd birthday, and after the concert, according to RIA Novosti news agency, he received a phone call from a fan; then-President Vladimir Putin, who telephoned him after the concert to wish him a happy birthday.
McCartney in 2008
.In the concert programme for his 1989 world tour, McCartney wrote that Lennon received all the credit for being the avant-garde Beatle,[65] and McCartney was known as "baby-faced", which he disagreed with.^ Again it's McCartney not Lennon introducing true avant-garde procedures.

^ The reason people don’t notice all the flubs on this song is the fantastic sound of 2 McCartney’s and 2 Lennon’s singing super in tune with each other.

^ The Lennon/ McCartney partnership, once the greatest in the world, is not going well at this point.

[237] People also assumed that Lennon was the "hard-edged one", and McCartney was the "soft-edged" Beatle,[23] although McCartney admitted to "bossing Lennon around."[238] Linda McCartney said that McCartney had a "hard-edge" — and not just on the surface — which she knew about after all the years she had spent living with him.[23][239] McCartney seemed to confirm this edge when he commented that he sometimes meditates, which he said is better than "sleeping, eating, or shouting at someone".[173]
The minor planet 4148, discovered in 1983, was named "McCartney" in his honour.[240]
On 18 June 2006, McCartney celebrated his 64th birthday, a milestone that was the subject of one of the first songs he ever wrote, at the age of sixteen,[241] the Beatles song "When I'm Sixty-Four". Paul Vallely noted in The Independent:
."Paul McCartney's 64th birthday is not merely a personal event.^ Michael Jackson secretly outbidding Paul McCartney for the Beatles catalog is the worst personal betrayal any major artist has ever committed to another major artist.

It is a cultural milestone for a generation. Such is the nature of celebrity, McCartney is one of those people who has represented the hopes and aspirations of those born in the baby-boom era, which had its awakening in the Sixties."[242]

Discography

Tours

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Notes

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In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away.
The long and winding road that leads to your door
Will never disappear,
I've seen that road before it always leads me here,
Leads me to your door.
.Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is a British rock musician, song-writer and composer, who became famous as a member of The Beatles.^ He became famous for busting rock stars.

^ The Beatles often employed classical or jazz musicians, but almost never other rock players.

^ Roger and Dave will be there at City Field July 17 to see Paul McCartney do his 2 song Michael Jackson tribute at the climax of his set on ukulele.

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  • Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
    Now it looks as though they're here to stay.^ Never trip with a dentist, they're all suicidal sadists.

    ^ All the way the paper back was on my knee, man I had a dreadful flight.” It’s a miracle The Beatles survived the 60’s, because they were constantly flying.

    ^ It’s sends the message “Look, we’re being sophisticated and tasteful here”.


    .Oh, I believe in yesterday.
  • Why she had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say
    I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.^ It would be nice to say something positive about the production of Don’t Bother Me.

    ^ Why don’t they help all the worlds’ children?

    ^ Blows Your Mind” is now what every cool person says about something that impresses them.

    .
    • "Yesterday", from Help! (1965)
  • Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
    Now I need a place to hide away.

    Oh, I believe in yesterday.^ That the Beatles appeared on the first television show to be broadcast via satellite ever, and that the song they played was All You Need Is Love, is telling.

    • "Yesterday", from Help! (1965)
  • She's lovely, great. She was very friendly. She was just like a mum to us.
    • About Queen Elizabeth II, in an interview after the Beatles received their MBEs from her (26 October 1965)
  • I want her everywhere
    and if she's beside me I know I need never care.^ Here There And Everywhere (File, MP3, 192) .
    • Paul McCartney Discography at Discogs 2 February 2010 9:19 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]


    But to love her is to need her
    .Everywhere, knowing that love is to share
    each one believing that love never dies
    watching her eyes and hoping I'm always there.
    ^ In that spirit, we present our version of Tomorrow Never Knows, featuring the colorful and peace loving Declan Zimmerman.

    ^ The lyric should be changed from "no one will be watching us" to "everyone one will be watching us", and always will be, because we are Beatles.

    ^ We believed a love like ours, could never die.

    .
    • "Here, There and Everywhere" (1966)
  • Lovely Rita, Meter Maid, nothing could come between us.^ Song: Here, There And Everywhere .
    • The Beatles Guitar Tabs, Bass Tabs, Chords And Guitar Videos | Guitar World Tabs 13 January 2010 8:54 UTC tabs.guitarworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    When it gets dark I'll tow your heart away
    • "Lovely Rita" from Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
  • Will you still need me,
    will you still feed me,
    when I'm sixty-four?^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (CD, Album) .
    • Beatles, The Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Cass, Album, Comp) .
    • Beatles, The Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (LP, gat) .
    • Beatles, The Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    • "When I'm Sixty-Four" from Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
  • Hey Jude, don't make it bad
    Take a sad song and make it better.

    Remember to let her into your heart
    Then you can start to make it better.^ It makes you take stock.

    ^ Once you discern this, it actually makes Hey Jude cooler.

    ^ Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, was druggy and gay and eccentric but not really dangerous.

    .
  • And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
    • "The End"; The last full song track of Abbey Road (1969) the last Beatles album to be recorded before the band broke up.^ Good Night is the last song on the terrifying 1968 Beatle’s White Album.

      ^ It makes you take stock.

      ^ This song tucks you in at the end of the record, at the end of the day, at the end of your life.

      .(Let It Be was the last album released, but had been recorded earlier.^ Bill has also released two classic albums “Bill Clift” on Proper Records and the self released “ Smokescreen”.

      ^ Since January they had been to America for Ed Sullivan, toured America, filmed and released A Hard Days Night, recorded and released the album A Hard Days Night, toured England and Europe, America again, Australia and Japan.

      )
    • .
  • The long and winding road that leads to your door
    Will never disappear,
    I've seen that road before it always leads me here,
    Leads me to your door.
  • I thought the only lonely place was on the moon.^ This happened once before, when I came to your door, No Reply.” .

    ^ I once saw a copy of Fleur De Mal eaten through by bookworms in Key West, but I’ve never seen a song attacked by parasites.

    ^ The lyric meanwhile is "You never give me your money, you only give me your funny paper."

    .
  • You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs
    I look around me and I see it isn't so
    Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs
    And what's wrong with that?^ She Loves You is a very dishonest song.

    ^ These silly Beatle love songs were a welcome gin and tonic for tense times.

    ^ Kiddeaux is working with Boots on material as we type this (You may remember Boots' former band The Getaway People).


    .I'd like to know
    'Cause here I go again...

    I love you.^ The backing vocals are ooh-has, and then go to “Yea Yea Yea,” a Beatle in joke, the hook of their breakthrough single She Loves You.

    ^ Like when you stub your toe and go "Fuck!

    ^ Who knows how long I’ve loved you, You know I love you still, Will I wait a lonely lifetime?

    .
    • "Silly Love Songs", 1976
  • We thought we'd be really big in Liverpool.^ Paul is the one who is singing in the dead of night.

    ^ Besides Les Paul and a very few others, recording up till this time was really the documentation of a live performance, like filming a play onstage.

    ^ You may have seen her on your television set on The Late Show With David Letterman, Saturday Night Live or Late Night With Conan O'Brien or heard her on the theme song for the NY Mets before every game.

    • On the Beatles' early expectations of their success (2007 interview with Larry King)
I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. .But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.
  • With life and all I've been through, I do have a belief in goodness, a good spirit.^ Well, technique is all well and good, but inquiring minds want to know; "Who did he write this song about?"

    ^ Did he know how big it all would get?

    .I think what people have done with religion is personified good and evil, so good's become God with 'o' out, and evil's become Devil with a 'd' added.^ Good out of the box thinking.

    That's my theory of religion.
    • The Beatles Anthology Book

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  • By the time we made "Abbey Road", John and I were openly critical of each other's music, and I felt John wasn't much interested in performing anything he hadn't written himself
  • I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death.^ For me as a listener, this song always reminds me of my childhood when John wasn't dead.

    ^ It’s the harmony vocals of Because without any other instruments , sung by John Lennon overdubbing to himself, with George & Paul, on the then new 8 track technology.

    ^ Verse one: “I dig a pony, Well you can celebrate anything you want, Well you can celebrate anything you want, Ooh.” This is John talking about his 1968 present.

    But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.
  • I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity — to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. .It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.
  • I now realize that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache.
  • I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird.^ Having reached the absolute pinnacle of human society by 21, he could see by personal experience, combined with a Holden Caulfield-like clarity of perception, that everybody in power was a Phony.

    ^ Now if you know anything about guys, this makes no sense whatsoever.

    ^ But what Harrison really began in India was his personal spiritual trip, which like drugs, he took extremely seriously.

    .Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
  • I have no problem with bootlegs, although every time I say that, my lawyer says, "Oh yes you do."
  • It [LSD] opened my eyes.^ Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up My Number) (7", Single) .
    • Beatles, The Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Let It Be / You Know My Name (7") .
    • Beatles, The Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]
    • Paul McCartney Discography at Discogs 2 February 2010 9:19 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (7", Single, RE) .
    • Beatles, The Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    We only use one-tenth of our brain. Just think of what we could accomplish if we could only tap that hidden part! .It would mean a whole new world if the politicians would take LSD. There wouldn't be any more war or poverty or famine.
  • It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music.^ While spending more than nine months in the hospital and being told he was dying he learned who he really was—not Shake as the world called him—but Sammy Louis as his doctor's referred to him.

    ^ We start the song from the Latin beat that doesn’t fit into the original and take it from there.

    ^ It would take George more than 5 years to write a truly great song (Something), but hey, you gotta start somewhere.

    When I heard "Heartbreak Hotel" I thought, this is it.
  • She's absolutely gorgeous. Heather and I are having a wonderful time. .I could go on for hours and drag the photographs out, but I'd never get back to the studio.^ While the Beatles had thousands of hours of live singing experience, doubling their own voice was something that could only happen in the studio.

    ^ The Beatles could record this song in 20 minutes because they had a gazillion hours of live experience to fall back on.

    • about his daughter, Beatrice McCartney
  • Somebody said to me,"But the Beatles were anti-materialistic." That's a huge myth. .John and I literally used to sit down and say, "Now, let's write a swimming pool".
  • We did it this way because both John and I had a number of songs which were great as they were but which we'd never finished.^ He will never let you down.

    ^ I’ve never liked this song and I think it’s because I don’t like the idea of a Beatle groveling for anybody.

    ^ He has heard great stories about Toni Morrison, John Mayer, and Michael Jackson (R.I.P.), and is saddened that they don't intersect.

    .
  • We don't eat anything that has to be killed for us.^ Lennon’s sadness continues unabated on side two, with the self-pitying I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party.

    ^ The piece appears as the third track of side two of Abbey Road, and begins what becomes an 8-song suite, which resembles more of a classical or art song form than anything previously heard in popular music.

    .We've been through a lot and we've reached a stage where we really value life.
  • We probably seem to be anti-religious...none of us believes in God.^ Believe me when I tell you that every girlfriend I've ever had has expected a hell of a lot more from me than a failure to hurt her.

    .
    • Hit Parader, January 1970
  • Dear Mailbag,
    In order to put out of its misery the limping dog of a news story which has been dragging itself across your pages for the past year, my answer to the question "will the Beatles get together again...^ But Lennon is not just referencing Jimi Hendrix, (who was inspired by Dylan’s vocal style) but he’s punning on “The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,” Dylan’s biggest hit.

    ^ And John dithered away his last 5 years, ultimately putting out a pathetic pussy-whipped final album in 1980.

    ^ And whenever anyone talks to you about the Beatles, they always ask the same question, “who’s your favorite Beatle?” .

    is no.
    - Paul McCartney.
    • Letter to New Musical Express magazine

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