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George Harrison is most famous for his time with The Beatles. He wrote some of his most classic songs like “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something.” So, you’d think his time in The Beatles would’ve been the first thing he showed his son Dhani. Paul McCartney’s kids were practically born on tour and got to see their father’s music, both in The Beatles and beyond, from an early age.
When Dhani was a kid, he used to tell his friends that his dad “pushed buttons” for a living. He had no idea that those buttons were making hit albums.
“I hung out with my parents. I was always trying to be with the big kids, and the big kids at my house were like (ELO frontman) Jeff Lynne,” Dhani told Daily Mail. “You’d come home and it was like, ‘Bob Dylan’s here.’ It’s hard to get a bit of perspective on, like, ‘How did your school test go today?'”
One in three members of Gen Z is unfamiliar with The Beatles, Queen, and Elvis, according to a new study conducted by Roberts Radio. Roberts surveyed 2,000 UK residents from different generations to see how familiar they were with various artists, and the results are surprising to say the least.
The study found that Gen Zers are less familiar with older artists than one might expect. In addition to one-third of Gen Z not knowing who The Beatles are, the report says that two-thirds are unfamiliar with Aretha Franklin. U2 and The Supremes were also found to be unfamiliar to more than half of the generation, while Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and Prince all hovered around the 50% mark. Queen was just slightly higher at 66.81%, perhaps due in part to the band’s popular biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Source: James Sissler/liveforlivemusic.com
George Harrison needed to do a few things before he asked Jeff Lynne to help him produce Cloud Nine. First, George needed to overlook that he’d once called Lynne a Beatles copycat. Secondly, George needed to get to know Lynne to see if they’d be good songwriting partners.
When those things were out of the way, George knew Lynne started work. The former Beatle enjoyed their collaboration because it made him feel like he was in a band again.
Paul McCartney‘s “My Love” doesn’t sound much like George Harrison’s songs. Despite this, “My Love” and one of George’s songs battled for chart supremacy. Notably, Paul called “My Love” “a bunch of roses” for someone he loved.
During a 2002 interview with Hot Press, Paul contrasted his song “Maybe I’m Amazed” with “My Love.” “Well, y’know, it’s not all roses,” he opined. “As you say, that one [‘Maybe I’m Amazed’] was written early days with [Linda McCartney] and just being so in love and so chuffed at this idea of starting a family.
“If it’s going well, that’s a great, great moment in your life,” he added. “And it was for us. But, yeah, there is a bit of that sort of, ‘Here’s a little disclaimer here,’ I’m not going the whole way here whereas ‘My Love’ is. That’s roses: here’s a bunch of roses for you.”
Paul McCartney said a song from The Beatles’ Abbey Road is about things going wrong unexpectedly.
His wife, Heather Mills, called the song “a chilling poem.” Abbey Road became a massive international hit.
Heather Mills didn’t know one of The Beatles‘ songs before she met her future husband, Paul McCartney. She had a strong reaction to the lyrics of a song from The Beatles’ Abbey Road. On the other hand, Paul felt the song was “daft.”In the 1997 book Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now, Paul discussed the origin of a song from The Beatles’ Abbey Road. “‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’ was my analogy for when something goes wrong out of the blue, as it so often does, as I was beginning to find out at that time in my life,” he recalled.
Paul McCartney said making songs for The Beatles and Wings was like writing comedy. He cited the use of a “wacky” instrument on The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” as an example of this. Subsequently, Paul revealed what he thought of The Beatles’ and Wings’ willingness to experiment.During a 2002 interview with Hot Press, Paul discussed working with The Beatles’ producer, George Martin. “Well, y’know, me and John would arrive at 10:30 in the morning,” he said. “We’d show George, Ringo and George Martin what the song was.”