The Beatles were in Cannes, France
At some point during the day John gave a brief interview to US television reporter Martin Ogronsky, screened a week later - June 1st (Tues...
As a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, Paul McCartney is a world-class musician. To reach great artistic heights, he was inevitably inspired by other artists. Some fans might be surprised to know that he was inspired by Taylor Swift.
Paul’s latest album is called Egypt station. He presents a song called “Who Cares” which is inspired by Swift’s public life. Plus, Swift has a lot to say about Paul.
How Taylor Swift inspired “Who Cares”
Many of Paul’s most famous post-Beatles songs, from “Silly Love Songs” to “Wonderful Christmastime”, are very dynamic and upbeat. “Who Cares” is no exception. However, it has more of a rock side than most Paul hits from the 80s.
“Who Cares” is not like a Swift song. Despite this, he was directly influenced by Swift and his young fans. Paul told the BBC, “I was actually thinking of Taylor Swift and her relationship with her young fans and how it is sort of a fraternal thing. And I imagined talking to one of these young fans and saying, “Have you ever been bullied? Are you being bullied? »»
After a career that’s spanned 50 years, Jimmy Buffett has a good idea what his albums should sound like. But after a seven-year gap before his new LP, Life on the Flip Side, which came out today, he had the benefit of receiving advice from Paul McCartney on how to bring the best out of its 14 songs.
Buffett, like many other artists, planned the release to coincide with a tour, but the coronavirus pandemic has shut down those plans, meaning he’s at home during the summer for the first time in 44 years.
“You hear all about people running out of material later in life because a lot of them don't make it this far with a career,” he told Billboard in a new interview. “I’ve heard a lot about writer's block, but I've never had that problem, 'cause I figure as a traveling man and as a nomad, you run into so many more stories than you can possibly imagine, and the source is always there and it always has been for me.”
Elvis Presley and The Beatles are the most successful music acts of all time. And while the Fab Four sold more records that The King, they’ve admitted over the years how much they were influenced by Elvis growing up as kids in the fifties. Sir Paul McCartney only made his first visit to Graceland in 2013, where he honoured The King in the most touching way.
Graceland’s official Instagram account have reposted The Beatles legend’s picture from his visit.
Captioned “Paying Respects #OutThere at #Graceland”, the photo sees Sir Paul leaning over Elvis’ grave in the Meditation Garden.
Graceland wrote of the event: “May 26, 2013: Sir Paul McCartney made his first visit to #Graceland during the Memphis stop of his Out There tour.
“The #Beatles legend placed a personal guitar pick on Elvis' grave and said it was ‘so Elvis can play in heaven.’”
Source: George Simpson/express.co.uk
Dehradun is a quaint little town in the lap of Himalayas. The place that is known for its beautiful mountains, its serene views and great boarding schools, has also been visited by the world-renowned band, The Beatles and they fell in love with it.
How do we know that? George Harrison, a member of The Beatles, wrote a song Dehradun, which never officially released. But the song is available in Harrison's voice on YouTube. Acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh recently discovered the song and tweeted the video. He is also in love Dehradun and has studied in one of those renowned boarding schools.
An alumnus of The Doon School, the writer of The Hungry Tide shared the George Harrison song with the caption, "Just discovered that George Harrison wrote a song about the town where I went to school - Dehra Dun. (sic)"
Source: Amitav Ghosh/indiatoday.in
If “1970 in Beatles history” conjures mental images of a miserable-looking John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr sitting around playing The Long and Winding Road in a dark, depressing studio, you’re missing out, my friends.
First of all, all those long faces seen in the band’s 1970 film, Let It Be, were filmed in early 1969. During the bulk of ’70, all four Beatles were diving head first into their brand-new solo careers, and it was an exciting, fun time for all involved - fans included. That energy comes through in the dynamic guitar work of all three Beatles guitarists on their debut solo albums - and let’s not forget that Ringo was hangin’ with some serious pickers himself.
Here are nine studio albums that explain exactly what John, Paul, George and Ringo (and his guitarists) were up to in that crazy year we call 1970. The albums are organized by release date. Enjoy!
During their run together in the The Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney didn’t just write songs they sang themselves. Along the way, the famed songwriting team passed off songs to Peter and Gordon, The Rolling Stones, and, of course, fellow Beatle Ringo Starr.
While most music fans know “With a Little Help My Friends” is a Lennon-McCartney song featuring Ringo on vocals, it’s easy to overlook songs bearing the same songwriting credit that went to George Harrison in the Fab Four’s early years.
That’s because George became famous for writing his own material, including classics such as “Something” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” But George’s run as a songwriter didn’t start until August ’63.
By then, The Beatles’ busy schedule was already kicking into gear. As of 1964, they had to record multiple albums per year. So for A Hard Day’s Night John and Paul wrote one to keep a spot on the record for George.