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Latest news as of Sunday, April 22, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Stella McCartney does not dispel rumors she designed royal wedding dress

Since Meghan Markle announced her engagement to Prince Harry, fans have been wanting to know who will design her royal wedding dress. Now, in an interview with The Guardian, Stella McCartney played coy when asked about designing the dress. When asked if she was, she replied, "How many designers have you said that to today?"

Source: Stylecaster
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Stella McCartney concerned that only 1% of clothing is recycled

Ahead of a new V&A show, fashion designer Stella McCartney has talked about reclaiming her name, the joy of nature and the trouble with fast fashion. She said, "1% of clothing is recycled! Only 1%. I mean, what are we doing? Everything comes from nature. I mean, where does color come from, if not from nature?"

Source: The Guardian, UK
Paul McCartney remembers Linda on the anniversary of her passing

Paul McCartney took a moment Tuesday to remember his late wife, Linda, on the 20th anniversary of her passing. McCartney posted a color photo of Linda on his Twitter and Instagram, one that appears to have been taken in the early 1970s. "Remembering Linda with love today," McCartney wrote.

Source: WFJA FM
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Remembering Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney died 20 years ago Tuesday after a three-year battle with breast cancer. Photography, horses and animal rights were among her interests outside of music. She also inspired a number of songs, most of which were composed by her husband Paul McCartney. But the first one was written when she was just a little girl.

Source: Minnesota Public Radio
Monday, April 16, 2018
Klaus Voormann honored with Lifetime Achievement award

At the German Echo Music Awards in Berlin on Thursday, Klaus Voormann received the lifetime achievement award. The two-time Grammy winner and "fifth" Beatle played with Manfred Mann, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Eric Clapton, and won a Grammy for designing the artwork for the Beatles' Revolver album.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Friday, April 13, 2018
April 13, 1974: McCartney's Band on the Run hits #1

In 1974, Paul McCartney was on a roll. His 1970 debut, McCartney, was a chart topper, as was 1973's Red Rose Speedway. In between, his 1971 set Ram had come close, at #2. Band on the Run was released in December 1973, entering the U.S. chart during Christmas week. It finally claimed the top spot on this day in 1974.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, April 9, 2018
Handwritten Hey Jude lyrics on sale for $375K

A rare piece of Beatles memorabilia, lyrics handwritten by Paul McCartney for the 1968 Hey Jude recording session is going up for sale for $375,000. The same lyrics are seen being used by John Lennon in a videotaped recording, hung from a mike stand. Moments in Time dealer Gary Zimet confirms the lyrics are in Paul McCartney's hand.

Source: Page Six
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Video: Paul McCartney joins celebs honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

As the nation reflects on the death of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago, Stevie Wonder along with over 80 musicians, civil rights activists, politicians and actors created an uplifting video to honor his legacy and share Dr King's message. In the video, Sir Paul McCartney wishes for everyone to live together in harmony.

Source: uDiscoverMusic
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Julian Lennon's Touch The Earth to be turned into animated TV series

French film company Gaumont has made a deal to turn Julian Lennon's book trilogy "Touch The Earth" into an animated TV series. Lennon and his children's book collaborator Bart Davis will be executive producers. Gaumont is also separately developing an animated feature based on Paul McCartney's "High in the Clouds."

Source: Deadline
Monday, April 2, 2018
Looking Back: Top selling albums of 1971

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era dominated the list of 1971's top-selling albums in the U.S. The chart, compiled Record World, features several all-time classics, including George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Paul and Linda McCartney's Ram, and two by John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band and Imagine.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Fan asks Paul McCartney about Latin American music Warning: Page opens with sound

On his official website, Paul McCartney fan Yvonne in the US asked, "You're known to experiment with musical genres. Have you ever thought of exploring some of the Latin American genres?" Paul answered, "My new album actually has something which is decidedly Latin. But I don't know if it will make the cut."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Stella McCartney to buy brand in full from Kering

Kering and fashion label Stella McCartney said on Wednesday they had agreed to end their 17 year partnership, as the British designer behind the brand buys the 50 percent owned by the French luxury goods group. "It is the right moment to acquire the full control of the company bearing my name," Stella said in a statement.

Source: Reuters
Paul McCartney catalog gets 4 more reissues

The reissue of Paul McCartney's vast solo catalog will continue on May 18 with the release of four titles via MPL/Capitol, 1978's Wings Greatest, 2005's Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, 2013's NEW and 1977's Thrillington. They will be issued in CD digipak, 180 gram black vinyl and limited edition 180 gram color vinyl.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Video Interview: How Richard Hewson changed the Beatles' sound

A musician has told how he was paid just 40 for his work turning The Beatles' The Long and Winding Road into a number one hit. Richard Hewson, 74, helped add soaring orchestration to the track in 1969, much to the annoyance of Paul McCartney. The producer went on to work with Diana Ross, Chris Rea and many others.

Source: BBC News, UK
Monday, March 26, 2018
Video: Paul McCartney honors John Lennon at march in New York City Warning: Page opens with sound

Paul McCartney attended the March for Our Lives in New York on Saturday, telling CNN the cause was important to him because he lost John Lennon to gun violence. Wearing a t-shirt that said, "We Can End Gun Violence", McCartney said, "One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it's important to me."

Source: WPIX TV, New York
Top Selling Albums of 1973 include Beatles and two solo LPs

Records made by some of the biggest artists of the era dominated 1973's top-selling albums in the U.S on the chart compiled by former music industry trade magazine, Record World. George Harrison's Living in the Material World was #19, Paul McCartney and Wings' Red Rose Speedway was #16, and The Beatles: 1967-70 came in at #12.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Book Review: Conversations with McCartney by Paul Du Noyer

Music journalist and MOJO magazine founder Paul Du Noyer first spoke with Paul McCartney at a press conference in 1979, as McCartney was about to take what would be the final configuration of Wings on a 19-date UK tour. Little did he know at the time, it was the first moment in an association that has continued for nearly 40 years.

Source: The Morton Report
Monday, March 19, 2018
Paul McCartney's classic Lamborghini fails to sell at auction

A classic Lamborghini that once belonged to Paul McCartney and valued at between 400,000 and 500,000 (about $562,000 to $702,300) failed to sell at auction on Sunday. The 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupe is one of only four shipped to Britain, and was converted by McCartney to right-hand drive in the late 1960s.

Source: The Sunday Times, UK
March 1977: Maybe I'm Amazed hits the Top 40

In March of 1977, the playlist on Chicago's Top 40 powerhouse, WLS, featured the live version of Paul McCartney and Wings' Maybe I'm Amazed from their 3-LP Wings Over America, coming in at #18. It would ultimately hit #10 in the U.S. Also, Electric Light Orchestra's cover of Do Ya jumped from #38 to #31.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, March 16, 2018
Paul McCartney stuns fans by sitting with commuters on train

Paul McCartney was spotted rushing onto a train yesterday just before it pulled out of Charing Cross railway station. Rather than opting for first class, down-to-earth Sir Paul settled down in second class, sitting alongside ordinary commuters and their bicycles. He kept a low profile as he sat quietly on his own in the carriage.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Justin Timberlake teams with Stella McCartney on tour wardrobe

Stella Mccartney has designed Justin Timberlake's wardrobe for his Man Of The Woods Tour. Justin kicked off his trek around the world on Tuesday in Toronto, with the star and his dancers all decked out in clothes by the British designer. It comes after Stella dressed Justin for his Super Bowl halftime show in February.

Source: Hollywood.com
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Paul McCartney joined by his lookalike grandson at film screening Warning: Page opens with sound

On Wednesday night, Paul McCartney stepped out with his daughter Mary and his 18-year-old lookalike grandson Arthur, as he attended a screening of the new film My Generation in London. Mary was flanked by her handsome son and father as they posed on the red carpet outside the English capital's BFI Southbank ahead of screening.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Michael Caine hangs out with Paul McCartney to mark 85th birthday

Michael Caine is undoubtedly one of the biggest Brit acting icons of all time. The acting legend turned 85 on Wednesday and to celebrate he attended the My Generation film screening at the British Film Institute. He was joined by Paul McCartney at the unveiling of his new documentary that pays tribute to the swinging sixties.

Source: The Daily Star, UK
Paul McCartney superfan buys signed Sgt. Pepper box set at auction

A Paul McCartney superfan bid 900 (about $1,250) to win a Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band super deluxe six-disc, signed by Paul, in an auction to benefit the Nottingham charity Forever Stars. She said she's been a fan of the Beatles and McCartney for 56 years, even traveling as far as Paris to see him perform.

Source: Nottingham Post, UK
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Paul McCartney donates signed Sgt. Pepper box set to charity Warning: Page opens with sound

Paul McCartney has donated a signed Sgt. Pepper six CD box set to charity. It will be sold in a special sale tomorrow, money raised will go to Forever Stars charity for parents who have lost a child. Richard Daniels of the charity said, "I was in shock when we received the email confirming the gift from Sir Paul McCartney's office."

Source: Burton Mail, UK

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