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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Barber who cut Macca's hair hanging up his scissors after 65 years

Britain's longest serving barber who cut Paul McCartney's iconic Beatles' mop-top is hanging up his scissors, after 65 years. Brian Higgins, 79, has been cutting hair since he was 14. Undoubtedly his most famous customer was Paul McCartney who nipped in for a trim after playing a gig in Worcester in the 1960s.

Source: One News Page
First, Sir Paul McCartney, now Chief Paul McCartney?

Paul McCartney could become the next Chief for Walpole Island First Nation, a reservation on an island bordering Michigan and Canada. The indigenous community's director of operations said Paul, along with Ryan Reynolds, have been nominated by two eligible electors over the weekend, making them official nominees.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, August 10, 2020
Why Paul McCartney had his shoelaces tied by an aide at Glastonbury

Paul McCartney reportedly had one of his assistants crouch down and tie his shoelaces before he performed at Glastonbury, because he had a bad back. Paul is said to have had some help by the aide ahead of his set at Worthy Farm in 2004. Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am revealed he saw the interaction happen while standing backstage.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul McCartney on how Jeff Lynne got Ringo Starr on Flaming Pie

Paul McCartney joined forces with his former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr on his 1997 solo album, Flaming Pie, which marked one of their most significant collaborations together since the band split up in 1970. In a new interview with The Sun, McCartney revealed how Lynne was the mastermind behind the collaboration.

Source: NME, UK
Paul McCartney recalls what Keith Richards told him about the Beatles

During a conversation with GQ, Paul McCartney looked back on The Beatles, how the guys met, their massive impact, and the magic he still feels after all these years. He said, "I remember Keith Richards saying to me, You had four singers. We only had one! I think, Wow. That is pretty uncanny. And writers. Not just singers, but writers."

Source: Ultimate Guitar
Friday, August 7, 2020
Paul McCartney jokes he turns into tour guide when returning to Liverpool

Paul McCartney says he insists on driving himself around when making the trip to his hometown Liverpool, and enjoys showing his friends around the streets where he grew up. He said, "I like driving and I don't want to be driven around Liverpool. On my way I pass all the old haunts and it's like a guided tour, with me as the tour guide."

Source: The Irish Examiner
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Paul McCartney says Vegas is the rockers' graveyard where you go to die

Paul McCartney has slammed Las Vegas as the rockers' graveyard "where you go to die" and "nothing attracts" him about the idea of playing there. Elton John and Rod Stewart have earned tens of millions of dollars playing at the Nevada city, but Paul has no intention of taking up a residency on the famous strip.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul found it hurtful when he was blamed for breaking up The Beatles

Paul McCartney revealed he found it "pretty hurtful" when he was blamed for breaking up The Beatles in 1970. Paul spoke candidly with British GQ on Tuesday about how he felt at the time. Saying people believed the band "hated each other" after their split, he said that the group simply had "disputes" like any other family would.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
The untold story of the Beatles' desegregation rider

On June 5, 2020, McCartney posted a reminder of the historic stand the Beatles took regarding the proposed segregation of a concert they performed in the South. He stated, "In 1964, the Beatles were due to play Jacksonville and we found out that it was going to be a segregated audience. It felt wrong. We said, We're not doing that!"

Source: Culture Sonar
Monday, August 3, 2020
Linda McCartney Retrospective arrives this month in Liverpool

Linda McCartney was an exceptional photographer of huge range, with a portfolio that boasted portraits of some of the most iconic artists and moments from the 1960s. Her photography captured the world as Linda experienced it, representing the people, places and landscape around her in her inimitable spontaneous and experimental style.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
Friday, July 31, 2020
Your last chance for taking a role in McCartney's upcoming fan video

Paul McCartney has made the last call to his fans to take part in the "Great Day Fan Video" project which will premier in McCartney's YouTube channel. He has announced the chance to star in a special video to his followers on Twitter. He asked his fans to submit a video of themselves having fun with the people they love.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Friday, July 24, 2020
Paul McCartney, Steve Miller's rare instrumental from Flaming Pie session

One of the Flaming Pie deluxe edition collection's more interesting curios is "Broomstick," a tune McCartney cut with Steve Miller, who played guitar on most of the album. It came out as a B side to Flaming Pie's "Young Boy" but has since drifted into obscurity. This previously unreleased version will not appear on the box set.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Times
Update: Paul McCartney Flaming Pie gets deluxe editions

Paul McCartney's 1997 album, Flaming Pie, is being significantly expanded as the thirteenth installment in his Grammy Award-winning Archive Collection. An EP, available now, recreates the original 1997 "Beautiful Night" maxi single, including the remastered Flaming Pie single, "Beautiful Night", and a 1995 demo of the song.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Pictures: Paul McCartney holds hands with wife in the Hamptons

Paul McCartney made sure to take a time out from his crusade for urgent action in live music industry as he walked hand-in-hand with his wife Nancy Shevell while running errands in The Hamptons earlier this week. Paul showcased his low-key style in a pair of black shorts and T-shirt with a pair of grey-coloured trainers.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Video: Ringo Starr celebrates with star-studded livestream concert

On Tuesday, Ringo Starr marked his 80th birthday with his own Big Birthday Special livestream concert. Ringo took a seat at his drum kit to play a number of long-distance performances, including It Don't Come Easy, Helter Skelter with former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney, and a duet with Sheila E. for Come Together.

Source: iHeart Radio
Friday, July 3, 2020
Brian Epstein to get the Hollywood treatment in new biopic

The life of The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein is being brought to the big screen. Billed as the "true and truly extraordinary story" of the man dubbed the Fifth Beatle, it will be directed by Jonas Akerlund, best known for his music videos with Beyonce, Madonna and Lady Gaga as well as Paul McCartney.

Source: ITV, UK
Thursday, July 2, 2020
The #1 singles of 1971 include former Beatles

In 1971, only 3 songs stayed at the top for four weeks or more. No less than 31 singles reached #1 that year, including a nifty feat by the members of the Beatles. Singles that year included George Harrison's My Sweet Lord, John Lennon's Imagine, Paul McCartney's Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey and Ringo Starr's It Don't Come Easy.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Ringo Starr's 80th birthday event to include Paul McCartney performance

Ringo Starr will celebrate his 80th birthday with a special show that will air on AXS TV and on Starr's YouTube channel. The legend will be joined, most prominently, by Paul McCartney. Others announced for the July 7 event include Starr's brother-in-law Joe Walsh, plus Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Sheila E and Ben Harper.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Paul McCartney wants mandatory meat taken out of school meals

Paul McCartney has spoken out against the serving of meat in schools, arguing that the practise shouldn't be mandatory. Co-signed by daughters Stella and Mary, as part of a PETA-backed campaign, the letter coincides with a consultation process for a review of Britain's food system called the National Food Strategy.

More Information  Source: Metro, UK
Paul McCartney mourns original Beatles bassist who passed away at 21

Paul McCartney, shared a picture from the very first times the band was playing on Instagram to celebrate their late bassist Stuart Sutcliffe's birthday. The Scottish musician and painter Stuart Sutcliffe was the original bassist of The Beatles until the time he left the band to pursue his painting career.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Monday, June 22, 2020
Video: Paul McCartney plays trumpet with Elvis Costello and Dave Grohl

On a fundraising broadcast, Paul McCartney played trumpet on "When the Saints Go Marching In." He was joined by Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, Dave Matthews, Jim James, Irma Thomas and Nathaniel Rateliff during the benefit for the New Orleans Preservation Hall Foundation. Paul originally recorded the song with the Beatles in 1961.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The Beatles song that Paul McCartney wrote for Frank Sinatra

There was one song that McCartney had written specifically with Frank Sinatra in mind, one of his previously constructed music hall ditties. "When I wrote 'When I'm Sixty Four' I thought I was writing a song for Sinatra," he said. Eight years later, McCartney picked the song back out of the pile and recorded it for thier upcoming Beatles album.

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
From the Archives, 1964: Stadium birthday party for Beatle Paul

From The Sydney Morning Herald on June 19, 1964: Birthday presents rained on Paul McCartney throughout the Beatles' two Sydney Stadium concerts last night. About 20, 000 wildly ecstatic fans made it Paul's night, yesterday was his 22nd birthday, and turned the performances into a deafening celebration.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, June 12, 2020
Paul McCartney Flaming Pie gets deluxe editions

Paul McCartney's 1997 album, Flaming Pie, is being significantly expanded as the thirteenth installment in his Archive Collection. The new editions of the album, with a wealth of previously unreleased material, arrive on July 31 as a 5-CD/2-DVD/4-LP Collector's Edition, a 5-CD/2-DVD Deluxe Edition, and as 3-LP, 2-LP and 2-CD editions.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, June 1, 2020
Record Store Day to include John Lennon and Paul McCartney releases

It was announced that Record Store Day 2020 would be three separate "Drop" dates, allowing shoppers to socially distance and support independent music retailers. In August, an exciting array of titles will include a 2020 remix of John Lennon's Instant Karma! and a special half-speed master of Paul McCartney's 1970 solo debut, McCartney.

Source: U Discover Music

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