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t wasn’t quite the day the music died, but for Beatles fans the world over, it must have felt pretty close.
On April 10, 1970, Paul McCartney issued a press release alongside advance copies of his solo album, which seemed to announce the Beatles’ demise.
Framed as the transcript to a Q&A, he confirmed that he did not miss his band-mates, that he was not planning anything with them, and that he could not foresee writing any future songs with John Lennon. When asked if he enjoyed solo work, he said: “I only had me to ask for a decision, and I agreed with me.”
Lennon responded furiously, but his words seemed to confirm those of his band-mate. “He can’t have his own way, so he’s causing chaos. I put out four albums last year, and I didn’t say a f***ing word about quitting.” In reality, he had privately departed months before.
John Lennon's son felt "cast aside" when he embarked on a relationship with Yoko Ono.
Julian Lennon has recalled how he felt the late Beatles legend had "disappeared off the face of the planet" when he divorced his mother Cynthia in 1968 and got together with the artist because they had very little contact.
Julian said: "Suddenly my dad literally disappeared off the face of the planet. At least, that's how it seemed to me.
"He and Yoko Ono were deeply and publicly in love. And I felt as if my mum and I had been cast aside."
Julian, now 56, felt grateful that his dad's bandmate Sir Paul McCartney didn't "forget" about him.
He added: "Not everyone forgot about us, though. Paul wrote Hey Jules after dropping in to check how my mum and I were doing. (Obviously, the title of the song changed to Hey Jude)."
Source: By Celebretainment/themountaineer.com
The catalogue of The Beatles is undoubtedly one of the most impressive in musical history. But what were John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr’s favourite Beatles album?
As a single unit under the moniker of The Beatles, the four individuals may have at times moved as one but in truth, their individualism would often lead them down different paths. The personalities of The Beatles are part of what endeared them to so many hearts across the world during their explosion in the swinging sixties.
While some of that was down to the marketing of George Martin, it was certainly true that their different tastes and talents were an organic evolution of not only the band but the members as people in their own right.
The Beatles wrote many songs centered on fictional characters, from the title character of “Mean Mr. Mustard” to Desmond and Molly Jones from “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” “Eleanor Rigby” appears to be about a pair of fictional characters – Ms. Rigby and Father McKenzie. But are they fictional?
Originally, Paul McCartney believed he fabricated the names in the song. A visit to a cemetery he went to as a child convinced him otherwise. Here’s the story behind the real people who may have inspired characters in the song.
The song tells the story of a sad, lonely woman named Eleanor Rigby and an ineffectual preacher named Father McKenzie. Rigby dies lonely and unmourned. McKenzie delivers the sermon at her funeral.
The British institution Desert Island Discs is one that far outweighs even the heavy credentials of The Beatles own Paul McCartney. So when the iconic radio show reached its landmark 40th year, it invited the star to take part and create one of the series most cherished moments.
Below we’re taking a dive into the 1982 episode of Desert Island Discs in which they welcome the Beatle to pick eight songs he simply couldn’t live without. His list of tracks pays homage to his musical development as he and host Roy Plomley investigate the Beatles’ very beginning.
The show sees original host Roy Plomley (who had taken charge of all four decades worth of shows at this point) ask his guests to pick eight songs to take with them, should they be stranded on a desert island. It has seen everyone from iconic rock stars to world leaders take on the challenge and in 1982 it was the turn of Paul McCartney.
Ringo Starr is pushing back dates on his upcoming All Starr Band tour “out of an abundance concern and caution for the well being of fans, crew and staff due to the Covid 19 crisis,” according to a news release.
Ringo and his All Starr Band — featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart — will now launch the tour next year.
“This is very difficult for me,” Starr said in a news release. “In 30 years I think I’ve only missed two or three gigs, never mind a whole tour. But this is how things are for all of us now, I have to stay in just like you have to stay in, and we all know it’s the peace and loving thing we do for each other.
“So we have moved the Spring tour to 2021. My fans know I love them, and I love to play for them and I can’t wait to see you all as soon as possible. In the meantime stay safe. Peace and love to you all.”