A biography? I don't have time to be a Paperback Writer, say Paul McCartney - Tuesday, August 20, 2013
SIR Paul McCartney has turned down offers of up to £5million to write an autobiography, saying he is too busy touring and making music. The memoirs of the 71-year-old former Beatle have the potential to be one of the most explosive in modern pop culture.
His views on the rise to fame of the group, their bust-ups and eventual split would make compelling reading. Yet Sir Paul, who has just ended a North American tour, is about to release a new record and already has a £500million fortune, said: “I figured so many people have told it so many times, that maybe I don’t need to do it. It is work. That is not something you toss up overnight.
Singer clicks with Beatles pick (with Livingston Sensation finals video) - Monday, August 19, 2013
Vicki Gibbons wasn’t feeling good Sunday, so she picked the Beatles “Oh! Darling” to perform in the finals of the Livingston Sensation competition. “I wanted to pick something I’m comfortable with,” she said of the Paul McCartney song that was on the “Abbey Road” album.
Sir Paul given Key to City - Monday, August 19, 2013
Sir Paul McCartney is the latest recipient of the Key to the City. The 71-year-old Beatle received the key from Mayor Sam Katz before taking the stage at sold-out Investors Group Field on Monday night.
1 I Want to Hold Your Hand 2 I Saw Her Standing There 3 You Really Got a Hold on Me 4 Devil in Her Heart 5 Roll Over Beethoven 6 Misery 7 Long Tall Sally 8 I Call Your Name 9 Please Mister Postman 10 This Boy 11 I’ll Get You 12 You Can’t Do That
The Beatles' Long Tall Sally is The Beatles' final album to be released exclusively in Canada. It was a mono release on the Capitol Records label.
Let It Be is a 1970 documentary film about the Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. The film features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original Beatles release.
The film was originally planned as a television documentary which would accompany a concert broadcast. When plans for a broadcast were dropped, the project became a feature film. Although the film does not dwell on the dissension within the group at the time, it provides some glimpses into the dynamics that would lead to the Beatles' break-up.
The film has not been officially available since the 1980s, although original and bootleg copies of home video releases still circulate. The film's director Michael Lindsay-Hogg has stated that the film may be released on DVD and Blu-ray sometime in 2013. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr collectively won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for the film.