Paul

In the early 80’s, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson were best of friends. Michael often sought Paul’s advice, which Paul readily gave. That McCartney, he’s such a nice boy… Then: On Aug. 14, 1985, Michael, acting on the advice of Paul, invested his “Thriller” money in music publishing. Michael Jackson secretly made a winning bid […]

13th August 2009, Guitarist Les Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia. Paul is credited with developing one of the first solid-body electric guitars, which went on sale in 1952 and contributed to the birth of rock. He also developed other influential recording innovations […]

How many of you have been to a concert where they have said ‘no photos or video recording’ and did it anyway? There are some artists who have no problem with you taking pics, but some do have a problem with it. Sir Paul McCartney did a benefit concert the other night at the Cavern […]

14th July 1958, The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John “Duff” Lowe on piano and Colin Hanton on drums, recorded a vanity disc at a small studio in an electronics shop owned by a man named Percy Phillips. The band recorded ‘That’ll Be The Day’ and ‘In Spite Of Danger’ in one […]

6th July 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene […]

OK, here’s a time check…… How many of you remember the TV show “Where The Action Is”????? The first episode was aired 53 years ago today. It was Dick Clark’s latest rock n’ roll variety show on ABC-TV. The episode featured performances by Jan & Dean, Dee Dee Sharp and Linda Scott, and also introducing […]

Happy 76th birthday to Paul McCartney, born on 18th June 1942, The Beatles Wings, solo. The most successful rock composer of all time. McCartney first met John Lennon on July 6th 1957, who was impressed that Paul could tune a guitar. With The Beatles he scored 21 US No.1 & 17 UK No.1 singles plus […]

11th June 2002, Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills at St Salvator Church, Ireland. Guests included Ringo Starr, David Gilmour, Jools Holland and Chrissie Hynde. Heather walked down the aisle clutching a bouquet of 11 ‘McCartney’ roses. Mills had first met McCartney at the Pride of Britain Awards event in London in April 1999, which […]

In the Dec. 10, 2009 issues of The Daily Mail (a London based newspaper) Paul McCartney admitted that marring Heather Mills was his ‘biggest mistake.” With that said: On June 11, 2002, three hundred guests, including Elton John, David Gilmour, Chrissie Hynde, and former bandmate Ringo Starr, attended the wedding of Paul McCartney to former […]

9th June 1915, Born on this day, guitarist Les Paul, inventor of the Gibson Les Paul guitar who also had a 1953 UK No.7 single with ‘Vaya Con Dios’ and the US No.7 single ‘Hummingbird’ with Mary Ford featuring his multi-layered recording techniques. He also pioneered ‘close miking’ and echo delay recording. He broke his […]


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