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Paul and Linda McCartney had one of the most famous celebrity realities ever, so it only makes sense that they fell in love with a song the night they met each other. Paul found the song very mysterious and thought it was inspired by the work of another famous composer. Here’s what he and Linda said about the song.According to the book Paul McCartney: Many years from now, Paul heard Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale” for the first time the night he met Linda and was taken along with her songs. Paul said, “It was the first evening we had ever heard a record called ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ with words that felt the sea.” “The lyrics were all very weird and poetic and the subject was a famous Bach theme, but we didn’t know that. We just thought, ‘God, what an incredible record!’ It was like a marker record. It was a benchmark. “
Paul McCartney is one of a variety of music stars set to appear on Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, a new Apple TV+ docuseries that will premiere on July 30.
The six-part show will follow famed DJ and producer Ronson as he “uncovers the untold stories behind music creation and the lengths producers and creators are willing to go to find the perfect sound.” To do that, he’ll interview artists including McCartney, Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl, and Beastie Boys members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond.
Each episode will end with Ronson debuting a new piece of original music, similar to the 2014 Foo Fighters docuseries Sonic Highways.
Other artists who’ll appear on Watch the Sound include Questlove, Charli XCX and King Princess.
McCartney previously collaborated with Ronson when he co-produced Sir Paul’s 2015 studio album, NEW.
“Dear Prudence” is the instantly recognizable melody found on The Beatles‘ recording known as “The White Album.”
As the story goes, John Lennon wrote the tune for Prudence Farrow, sister of Mia Farrow.
Here’s the story behind Lennon’s inspiration, as well as what Prudence herself has said of the famous tribute to her.
In February 1968, The Beatles traveled to India to meet with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi “to cleanse their minds, bodies, and souls, contemplating the meaning of life at the feet of the Maharishi,” as Ringo Starr biographer Michael Seth Starr (no relation to the Beatle) wrote in Ringo: With a Little Help.
It was George Harrison’s commitment to the Maharishi’s teachings that had inspired in the band a desire for spiritual enlightenment. Thanks to The Beatles, perspectives in the West were changing towards Indian spirituality.
“The Maharishi, who was now billing himself as ‘The Beatles’ Guru,’ would enlighten them in the ways of Transcendental Meditation at his International Center for Meditation, a 14-acre compound surrounded by lush jungle and located in the mountains across the River Ganges near Rishikesh,” Starr wrote.
The John Lennon and Paul McCartney partnership produced some of The Beatles’ biggest and best songs throughout their career. The writing duo found fame with such hits as Let It Be, Help! and Hey Jude. Their writing styles blended together perfectly, but The Who guitarist Townshend previously revealed they were very different in social situations, treating people in vastly different ways.
Speaking in 1968, Townshend told Rolling Stone about hanging out with each member of the Fab Four individually.
He said: “I had an incredible conversation once with Paul McCartney. The difference between the way Lennon and McCartney behave with the people that are around them is incredible.”
The beginnings of Townshend’s theory could be spotted through various parts of the band members’ lives.
Lennon became an eccentric artist in the final years of the band as demonstrated in the works of art and music he created with his second wife, Yoko Ono.
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A half-eaten piece of a Beatle’s toast, touring their hotel room after their first Toronto show and the delicious taste of the bubble gum that came with the band’s collector cards
"Our parents laughed and figured they’d be gone in a year," says retired broadcaster Scott Turnbull about The Beatles.
Sudbury.com invited readers to share their memories of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century.
"The Beatles have had more influence than anything or anyone else. When you look back, you realize they changed everything. Our music. Our clothes. Our haircuts. Our attitudes. They weren’t just a band, they were a cultural phenomenon," says Turnbull, who grew up in Sudbury and worked at CKSO from 1976 to the early 1980s.
The band's beat turned him on to rock, a passion that led to a 43-year career in broadcasting.
Turnbull, who now lives in Sault Ste. Marie, wanted to be a drummer like Ringo Starr.
"Within a year or two, I knew I was never going to be much of a drummer. But I wanted to be part of the whole music thing, so I got into radio. It’s dragged me around a bit. It was lots of fun … met lots of great people."
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In the summer of 1969 the recording of The Beatles’ 11th album, Abbey Road, was almost finished. The band had written and recorded a number of their biggest hits, including Come Together, Something and Here Comes The Sun. Before they wrapped up their album and sent it off to the printers, however, inspiration struck John Lennon one more time.
In an interview with journalist David Sheff, Lennon explained how he was once listening to Ono play the piano.
His new wife, whom he married earlier that year, was tickling the ivories and playing famed composer Ludwig Van Beethoven when he had a brilliant idea.
Lennon recalled: “Yoko was playing Moonlight Sonata on the piano. She was classically trained. I said: ‘Can you play those chords backwards?’ and wrote Because around them.”