Paul

9th June 1915, born on this day, Guitarist Les Paul, who 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 right arm in a car accident and had […]

23rd May 1970, Paul McCartney's debut solo album, 'McCartney', started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. Apart from Linda McCartney's vocal contributions, McCartney performed (and recorded) the entire album solo. The album featured 'Maybe I'm Amazed', which Rod Stewart and The Faces featured on their 1971 album Long Player. See how […]

10th April 1970, 27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split, (one week before the release of his solo album). McCartney said, 'I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John'. John Lennon, who had kept his much-earlier […]

See how many you can score in our Paul McCartney quiz: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/quizzes/paul-mccartney-quiz/ Paul McCartney Quiz How well do you know Paul McCartney? Our tough (but fun) quiz will test you out, can you get them all! Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161384150835167

Happy birthday to John Paul Jones, born on 3rd January 1946, bass, keyboards, producer with Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single Whole Lotta Love. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven, has sold over 37 million copies. As a session player in the 1960s he […]

Happy Birthday to Paul Rodgers, born on 17th December 1949, singer, guitarist with Free, (1970 UK No.2 & US No.4 single ‘All Right Now’). Bad Company, (1974 UK No.15 single ‘Can’t Get Enough’). Also a member of The Firm, with Jimmy Page and The Law, as well as touring and recording with Queen. Article source: […]

22nd November 1957, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared as Tom and Jerry on ABC-TV's American Bandstand. Close friends through childhood, the first time they appeared on stage together was in a school play, Alice in Wonderland (Simon as the White Rabbit, Garfunkel as the Cheshire Cat). They later began performing together in their junior […]

Towards the end of 1969, the rumors of Paul McCartney's death were growing. So 'Life' magazine, tracked down Paul and wife Linda at their farm near Glasgow, Scotland, to disprove the rumors of his death. On The Nov. 7th Issue of 'Life', Paul was the featured cover story of that week's edition of the magazine, […]

In the fall of 1966, one of the most popular shows on TV was "Batman". On the episode that aired on Nov. 2nd of that year, titled "Dizzoner The Penguin", those of you lucky enought to be watching got to see one of the hottest bands in the country (US), Paul Revere & The Raiders. […]

22nd October 1969, Paul McCartney publicly denied rumors that he was dead. The most recent of many "clues" of this Death Hoax was the fact that he was the only barefoot Beatle on the newly released Abbey Road LP cover. The story was actually started as a prank by Fred La Bour, a sports and […]


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