Tag: McCartney

  • McCartney in 1972/3: Red Rose Speedway

    McCartney in 1972/3: Red Rose Speedway

    Introduction: I have a friend, Steve, who has never heard any of Paul McCartney’s solo and Wings LPs, except for, as he put it, the Frog Chorus, the one about no man’s land at Christmas, and Ebony and Ivory. He’s not much of a fan of (who some might describe with justification as) England’s greatest […]

  • The Story of Paul and Linda McCartney’s Ram:

    The Story of Paul and Linda McCartney’s Ram:

    Are Paul McCartney’s solo and Wings albums worth buying? Was Wings really “the band the Beatles could have been”? This is the third in a series of McCartney articles, but you can read each one independently should you prefer. The first part is here I have a friend, Steve, who has never heard any of […]

  • 2020 May You Rot And Burn In Hell! A Year In Review

    2020 May You Rot And Burn In Hell! A Year In Review

    Plus: The ERTAS 2020 Albums of the Year In case you hadn’t noticed, 2020 was a terrible, terrible year for pretty much everyone and everything. Even Coronavirus, which had a better 2020 than most, received bad news in the shape of vaccines that threaten to eliminate it. That’s how bad 2020 was – even a […]

  • 45 Years Ago Today – The Beatles White Album: But Is It Better As A Single LP?

    45 Years Ago Today – The Beatles White Album: But Is It Better As A Single LP?

    Today is the 45th anniversary of the release of “The Beatles”, which was released on 22nd November 1968. Today’s news that a track listing has surfaced of The Beatles White Album as a single LP – drawn up collectively by the band in September 1968 – and found in a box of papers once belonging […]

  • Paul McCartney Plays Covent Garden. Best. Busker. Ever.

    Paul McCartney Plays Covent Garden. Best. Busker. Ever.

    Friday lunchtimes don’t get much better than today’s. If it wasn’t enough stopping the traffic on Hollywood Boulevard and Times Square, Paul McCartney decided to add the woes of London’s traffic wardens by parking his great big lorry outside the Punch and Judy Tavern in Covent Garden today. “This is a change from the sixties […]

  • It’s The 40th Birthday of Alan Partridge’s Favourite Beatles Album!

    It’s The 40th Birthday of Alan Partridge’s Favourite Beatles Album!

    Ben: I didn’t know you were into music. I know you’re a DJ, but I’ve heard your show. Alan: Yeah, I like all the bands. I’ve got a broad taste, from the Brit-pop bands like UB40, Def Leppard, right back to classic rock, like Wings. Ben: Who’s Wings? Alan: They’re only the band The Beatles […]