Perhaps the greatest Irish band in history.
They came from Liverpool, a city with an Irish population so large that it's known as "The Real Capitol of Ireland
," and with an accent, "Scouse," that betrays its Irish influence
. There were four in the band, and three were of Irish descent. [more inside]
Fifty years ago today, the UK record company EMI Parlophone put out a single by four young lads from Liverpool: Love Me Do
The Oriental Nightfish.
A Chanukah/Christmas gift of sorts. "Listening to Linda proceed tunelessly through "Endless Days" (she "sings" the "song" the way that Ken Lay "protected employees" or Ryan Leaf "quarterbacked") is an experience to be treasured, if by treasured you mean buried in a chest by pirates."
Lennon and McCartney's Studio Reunion.
On March 28, 1974, John Lennon was in a Burbank studio producing Harry Nilsson's "Pussy Cats" album when Paul McCartney dropped in. The room froze and remained silent until John said, "Valiant Paul McCartney, I presume?" Paul responded: "Sir Jasper Lennon, I presume?" The tension broken, a jam session [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
ensued featuring Lennon on guitar and vocals, McCartney on drums and vocals, Stevie Wonder on electric piano and vocals, Harry Nilsson on vocals, Jesse Ed Davis on guitar and Bobby Keys on saxophone. A bootleg
of the session has circulated under the title "A Toot and a Snore in '74"
finds himself £24m ($50m) worse off after his acrimonious divorce
from strong woman / mentalist* Heather Mills
. Mills also loses her appeal
against keeping the text of the ruling private (read it here - PDF
), maybe because of her 10 minute diatribe
on the steps of the court yesterday, or because of her numerous TV appearances
, but probably not because she threw a glass of water
over Macca's lawyer, er, alledgedly. But the main point, of course (and thank you Dallas), was - what the heck was she wearing?
(*delete as approporiate depending upon your POV)
So Paul McCartney is 64, Now What?
[NYT] Sir James Paul McCartney
today. Will we still need him? Will we still feed him? Probably not, given his recent divorce.
Happy Birthday anyway!
America removes offending cancer stick from Sir Paul's hand.
Smoking is bad, bad, bad! Cigarette photoshopped out of cover of Abbey Road (original)
. Open speculation on what's next, but meanwhile if this leaves you jonesing for the real thing, check out this page of Beatles' bootleg covers
, including behind the scenes Abbey Road.
(Features not one but *two* Beatles smoking, imagine that)
Beatles wanted to do Lord of the Rings film in 1960s
John was to play Gollum; Paul would be Frodo; George would play Gandalf; and Ringo would play Sam.