Tag Archives: Paul McCartney

Happy Birthday Paul! Part 4, Wings

The following post has been modified from its original form, having first been posted on April 5, 2012. This week we’d like to talk to you about…Wings.  Now before you run screaming expecting some of the more mellow fare that, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul! Part 3, Paul The Guitarist

Earlier we recognized Paul the bassist.  But what many people might not know is that some of The Beatles best known guitar solos were played by none other than Paul McCartney.   Paul’s guitar of choice from 1965 on was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul! Part 2 – Paul The Bassist

There were great bass guitar players before Paul McCartney switched from guitar to bass in 1962 (James Jamerson and Carol Kaye to name just two).  And there have been better technical players after Paul (John Entwistle, Chris Squire, Les Claypool, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul McCartney!

Today we’d like to celebrate the life of the great Sir Paul McCartney on his 70th birthday with four posts dedicated to one of the true musical geniuses of modern music.  According to the Guinness Book of World Records he … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

Here we have Paul McCartney embracing the relatively new medium of music video in 1979 with his hit “Coming Up.”  Paul plays all of the members of the band (with help from Linda) in this clever video.  Bonus points if … Continue reading

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Congratulations Paul and Nancy

Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell yesterday in a small civil ceremony at the same register office in which he married Linda Eastman in 1969.  Well, as small as could be managed by one of the most famous men in the … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

Paul is back this week with a song from his underappreciated 1971 album Ram.  Sure, the album spawned the mega hit “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.”  But you never hear any of the other songs mentioned very often.  This song, “Too Many … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul McCartney!

Paul McCartney celebrates his 69th birthday today and we could not be happier. If you really think about it, has there been a more prolific songwriter in the history of popular music? How about in the 20th century? And if … Continue reading

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Beatles Trivia Quiz – Question 1

What was the biggest selling single that Paul McCartney ever wrote or co-wrote (solo or with The Beatles)? Answer below the fold.

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Beatles Song of the Week

Gripweed here. I am reminded of a joke from the amazingly funny British sitcom, I’m Alan Partridge. Alan:  I’ve got a broad taste. From the Britpop bands like UB40 and Def Leppard, right back to classic rock, like Wings. Bellboy: … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney Announces Engagement

Congratulations to Sir Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Nancy Shevell who, it has been revealed, are engaged to be wed. Paul McCartney and his girlfriend of four years Nancy Shevell have got engaged, it emerged today. The 68-year-old musician started … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week – Bond Edition

With the passing of John Barry this week we thought it might be a good opportunity to feature one of the great James Bond themes of all time -albeit one that John Barry had nothing to do with. In 1973 … Continue reading

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