Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Madison Square Garden. The Palace of Auburn Hills. Los Angeles. Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. Philips Arena. Ice Palace. National Car Rental Center. Back in the US  . Hartford Civic Center. Conseco Fieldhouse. New Orleans Arena. Until then, it's more or less business as usual, with a few highlights balancing a fair amount of filler. The best moments come from the silly love songs at which McCartney excels, most of which take on an added poignancy given the recent developments in his life.
The restrained sadness of the album-opening "Lonely Road"—a song that's difficult to read as anything but the first of several comments on Linda McCartney's death and Paul's subsequent engagement to new love Heather Mills—only makes it more powerful. They knew why Lennon was not well, and upon hearing where Lennon was, rushed to the roof to retrieve him and prevent a possible accident.
He later reprised the song on his Back in the World Tour. I often try and get on to optimistic subjects in an effort to cheer myself up and also, realising that other people are going to hear this, to cheer them up too. And this was one of those. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Stockholm Globe Arena, May 4, Concert From the concert in Stockholm, Sweden on May 04, A Beautiful Evening In Moscow.
He was awarded for classical compositions of choral and orchestral music. He also wrote the song "Woman" for them, under the pseudonym of Bernard Webb. He was respected by The Beatles producer, George Martin , for his superior musicianship, musical inventiveness and multi-instrumental abilities. Martin said that McCartney was the one with enough attention span to sit at the piano, or in the studio as long as it takes to compose the best melody and harmony for their songs.
He plays piano for the song, "Let It Be". His later musical compositions have included classical works, such as the acclaimed 'Liverpool Oratorio' and 'Standing Stone'. He is in the Guinness Book of World Records with 60 gold discs and sales of over million singles. He owns the double bass that once belonged to Elvis Presley 's bassist Bill Black.
He plays the instrument on his solo sessions at his studio. According to McCartney, the name of the rock group Wings was inspired by daughter Stella McCartney 's birth, which was premature and traumatic; Stella and her mother both almost died. As his daughter was being born by emergency cesarean section, Paul sat outside the operating room and prayed that she be born "on the wings of an angel.
He had wanted The Beatles to do a club tour shortly before they broke up. John Lennon disagreed, thinking that if they did tour again, it should have been in stadium-sized venues. He is an animal-rights activist, vegetarian and anti-landmine activist. He created Paul and Linda McCartney charity foundation and several other charities.
He has donated millions to humanitarian causes across the world and has been involved in charity recordings and concert performances. He owns the copyrights to Buddy Holly 's song catalogue and also numerous other compositions, including "Ramblin' Wreck From Georgia Tech".
He owns a Steinway concert piano model B made in Hamburg. He takes the piano along on his concert tours around the world. He claims his nights in a Japanese prison in were the only time he had been separated from then-wife Linda McCartney.
He was arrested and jailed briefly in Japan in for carrying the same substance. He won a last-minute court order preventing Christie's from auctioning his handwritten lyrics to the song "Hey Jude.
He won prize for drawing of a church at age His daughter, Stella McCartney , was born on September 13, He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in as a solo artist. His first guitar was a Zenith archtop f-hole acoustic. He got it at the Rushworth and Drapers Music Store in Liverpool when he was 14, as a gift from his father brother Mike McGear got a banjo at the same time, but broke his arm at Boy Scout camp a few weeks later. His song "When I'm 64" was written for his father Jim's 64th birthday.
It was never recorded by the Beatles, and was not one of the songs McCartney and Lennon lost in , when their publishing company Northern Songs was sold. Paul has fond memories of lying on his bedroom floor and listening to his father play piano.
Along with writing "Hey Jude" for Julian Lennon the summer his parents broke up, Paul also jokingly proposed to Cynthia Lennon , in the wake of his own breakup with Jane Asher. Cynthia appreciated the laugh they both shared-- and the single red rose that Paul had brought.
He was the only member of The Beatles to graduate from Britain's equivalent of high-school; he majored in Art. He is usually considered the most "conventional" of The Beatles , but McCartney has had his share of far-out ideas, including the germ of the TV-movie Magical Mystery Tour , and a "self-portrait" published as a s magazine cover, a psychedelic painting a la Pablo Picasso.
He set up John Lennon 's "home studio" for him at Kenwood, with its chain of tape decks; Lennon used this setup to make song demos for the Beatles, and later the infamous 'Two Virgins' album with Yoko Ono which Paul gave its cover quote. A lyric sheet to his song "Yesterday" is featured on the front cover of the Marillion album "Script for a Jester's Tear" released It is a common misconception, however that this was the first time he had done this.
He made the same credit change on his live album "Wings Over America" to little or no public scrutiny, and to no public comment from John Lennon who was still alive at the time. The three surviving members of The Beatles appeared on three separate episodes of The Simpsons He is a cousin of Kate Robbins and Ted Robbins. In , his song "Blackbird" was covered by Marillion for their live album "Unplugged at the Walls". In , he produced but did not perform on "Thrillington", an instrumental version of the album "Ram" he recorded with his wife Linda.
The songs were presented in orchestral versions, and Paul's work as producer and director was pseudonymously credited to "Percy 'Thrills' Thrillington". The album was not well received by the critics, but is now a much sought-after collectable. He first used the pseudonym "Apollo C. He used the pseudonym because record contract obligations prevented him from using his real name on a rival record label. The band repaid McCartney's efforts with a composition entitled "Mister Apollo", a song about an impossibly perfect body builder.
The only member of The Beatles to have been nominated for an Academy Award in his own right. His favorite singers were Little Richard and Elvis Presley. He met schoolmate George Harrison on the bus to the Institute from his suburban home in Speke; the two got acquainted riding the same bus every day, carrying their first guitars.
After McCartney joined John Lennon 's "Quarrymen," Harrison began turning up at their shows, and filled in when other members weren't available. Lennon objected to having a "kid" join the band, but McCartney persuaded him.
He was born on the same day as film critic Roger Ebert , and two days before fellow musician and composer Brian Wilson. They also topped a similar list complied by VH1. He had been unavailable to take part in the original version. At 5' 11", he was the tallest member of The Beatles , being about half an inch taller than the late George Harrison. Several of his solo albums and those with Wings featured cover photos by first wife Linda McCartney , including "Ram", with a picture of him handling a ram at his Scottish farm John Lennon later parodied this picture in his "Imagine" album, grasping the ears of a pig.
The back cover included a photo of bugs mating; while it was unintentional, several fans thought this illustrated a negative attitude towards the Beatles. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industries in , The Beatles are the biggest popular music act of all time, with over million albums sold officially, while the total number of all Beatles' records sold was over 1 billion copies. He created a collection of oil paintings and had a one man art show in London.
He still owns an interest in Apple Corps, the Beatles's company. His own company MPL Communications owns a sizable publishing catalog, with over three thousand copyrights songs, poems, images, recordings, etc. He and John Lennon quibbled bitterly in the press after the break up of The Beatles.
He and Lennon considered turning up that night together as a joke, but were too tired to follow through. All 34 of his solo albums have made the Billboard Top , something very few solo artists have achieved. As of , has released 34 studio albums, of which 31 feature pop music and 3 feature classical compositions. He has stated that he hopes to compose more classical pieces in the future, as well as a desire to venture into jazz at some point.
He had a remarkable 62 top singles from , under a variety of categories. He won five Grammys, including two with The Beatles. He and his long-time wife, Linda McCartney , said that Young was their favorite performer. He is the father-in-law of Alistair Donald and Alasdair Willis. On Sunday 13 November , he became the very first musician to perform live music for an audience in space.
He has a stepsister Ruth McCartney , adopted by his father when he married Ruth's mother. On 11 November , he was inducted as part of The Beatles into the UK Music Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture.
The hit "Yesterday" does not feature any of the other members of The Beatles. It's just McCartney and a string section. As such, the record company considered releasing it as a McCartney solo song, but decided not to because of objections by Lennon.
In , his knowledge of song lyrics , most notably Eddie Cochran's recording of "Twenty Flight Rock" with its 12 bar blues format, as well as Paul's superior ability to play guitar including being able to tune one impressed John Lennon so much that he invited McCartney to join his band the Quarry Men, which later became The Beatles. He was The Beatles ' lead vocalist, bass player, pianist and songwriter. He was also an accomplished lead guitarist whose vibrato-laced solos can be heard on "Taxman," "Drive My Car," "Ticket to Ride," "Another Girl," and other Beatles' hits.
Because of his divorce, he became the fourth and final member of The Beatles to get a divorce. Among the four, McCartney had the longest marriage to Linda McCartney , although Ringo Starr is still married to his second wife and has been since In , before completion of the film Across the Universe , director Julie Taymor brought the post-production copy to a private screening with Paul McCartney, and he liked the film. Yoko Ono also approved the film.
He turned down the offer to write a new James Bond song for Quantum of Solace , and recommended singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse for the job. Incensed at the tragedy and determined to respond, he composed " Freedom " and helped organise The Concert for New York City , a massive all star show at Madison Square Garden on 20 October where "Freedom" was performed to a very receptive audience.
In November , Driving Rain was released to generally strong reviews but stunned many with its very low sales. The album sold 66, copies in its first week in the US. Reviewing the album for Uncut magazine, Ian MacDonald noted McCartney's spontaneous approach to its recording, such that, "In parts for example, the lengthy closer 'Rinse The Raindrops' , the results are almost ferocious, coming as close to a McCartney-esque Tin Machine as one could reasonably imagine.
Impulsively, McCartney halted the pressing of Driving Rain so that "Freedom" could appear as a hidden track since the artwork had already been printed. The just-released "From a Lover to a Friend" which only reached number 45 in the UK was repackaged with "Freedom", although the single failed to re-chart.
Beginning in April , the Driving USA tour — a significant success which would lead to worldwide tour extensions — was launched. In May , McCartney said there are those who ascribe "militant" connotations to "Freedom" and, because of this, he had decided to remove the song from his setlist, while also suggesting that it could possibly return when he next mounted a US tour. But it got hijacked. And it got a bit of a militaristic meaning attached itself to it, and you found Mr. Bush using that kind of idea rather a lot, in a way I felt altered the meaning of the song.
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