With 2018 just a few days away, Paul McCartney has shared what he’s hoping to achieve in the New Year… and it involves the release of a brand new album.
In a Q&A conducted by his official website, McCartney reveals, “I’ll probably be putting out a new album. So, I’d like that to be something I really love and then hopefully the fans will love it too!”
Sir Paul reports that he’s “putting the finishing touches [on the project] now and at the beginning of next year,” and would “like to achieve making that a really great album. Fingers crossed!”
He adds, humorously, “That’s not what it’s called, but fingers crossed!” He then declares, following a pause, “It could be… it COULD be the new album title!”
McCartney has previously reported that he’s been working on the album with Greg Kurstin, who produced and co-wrote three songs on Adele‘s Grammy-winning album 25, including her smash hit “Hello.”
Back in June, the ex-Beatles star revealed that he’d written a song about President Donald Trump that will appear on the record.
George Harrison is attacked at his Friar Park home
Thursday 30 December 1999 George Harrison
George Harrison was seriously injured after being stabbed multiple times by an intruder in his home, Friar Park near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
Michael (Mick) Abram, a mentally ill man born in 1966 in Huyton, Liverpool, had scaled a perimeter wall and walked up the drive to the mock-Gothic mansion. Although security cameras were positioned by the main gates and the back entrance, the boundary fence in parts of the grounds was in a state of such disrepair that it was easy for an intruder to gain access.
At around 3.30am in the morning of 30 December 1999, Abram threw a statue of George and the Dragon through a window to gain access. Harrison's wife Olivia awoke first, initially thinking a chandelier had fallen before realising an intruder was in their house.
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"When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me/Speaking words of wisdom: Let it be."
Dreams have always been good to Paul McCartney. One morning in 1965 he famously awoke with the tune for “Yesterday” fully formed, its melancholy melody belaying his ultra sunny reputation as the Cute Beatle. His troubles had seemed so far away during these heady days of mop-topped mania, but three years later the dream shared with his band mates had transformed into a nightmare of creative disagreements, business squabbles, and personality clashes. “I was going through a really difficult time around the autumn of 1968,” McCartney later recalled in Marlo Thomas’ book, The Right Words at the Right Time. “It was late in the Beatles’ career and we had begun making a new album, a follow-up to the ‘White Album.’ As a group we were starting to have problems. I think I was sensing the Beatles were breaking up, so I was staying up late at night, drinking, doing drugs, clubbing, the way a lot of people were at the time. I was really living and playing hard.”
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He returned to his favourite winter sun spot for his annual New Year's break just four months after Hurricane Irma ravaged the luxury destination.
But Sir Paul McCartney, 75, made island life look idyllic again on Thursday, when he was seen enjoying quality time with family on the beach in St Barts.
The Beatles rocker was far from kicking back because he was instead spending an energetic day with his glamorous wife Nancy Shevell, 58, and stylish daughters Stella, 46, and Mary, 48.
He's been enjoying a relaxing holiday with his wife and grandchildren ever since Boxing Day.
And Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney was still seen to be enjoying the idyllic surroundings of St. Barts on Wednesday, just three months since Hurricane Irma threatened to destroy the holiday hotspot.
The 75-year-old singer was enjoying a festive break with his American heiress wife Nancy Shevell, 58.
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The news has leaked that Ringo Starr is to receive a knighthood for services to music and charity in the New Year Honours List.
At the age of 77, he will become the second of The Beatles to be knighted after Sir Paul McCartney, some 52 years after the Fab Four were honoured by the Queen with MBEs. John Lennon famously sent his back to Buckingham Palace in 1969 in protest against Britain’s support of America in the Vietnam war and over UK involvement in the “Nigeria-Biafra thing”, as he called the civil war in that country.
WASN’T STARR THE WACKY ONE?
RINGO coined the phrase A Hard Day’s Night, which became the title of The Beatles’ No.1 hit. His fine comedic performance in the film of the same name showed that he could act, sing and play his drums, about which more later. It also showcased his outgoing personality, and he went on to have the central role in the second Beatles film, Help!
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So, which song had a profound influence on one of rock’s most influential musicians? As part of the End the Silence charity campaign, Paul McCartney reveals that Gene Vincent‘s “Be-Bop-A-Lula” had a huge impact on him as a youth.
“‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ was the very first record I bought,” says the Beatles legend in a video interview. “I saved up all my pocket money and I went down to the city center in Liverpool, there was a little shop called Currys and it was really an electrical goods store but in the back, there was a little record booth and I knew I could get the record there.”
He's just returned from his exciting Australia and New Zealand concert tour dates.
And Sir Paul McCartney looked absolutely thrilled to be spending Christmas with his wife Nancy Shevell as he took to Instagram with a festive clip.
Embracing his wife, 58, in front of the Christmas tree, the Beatles musical icon, 75, wished his 1.6 million followers a happy festive season before the couple sealed the deal with a kiss.
'Happy Christmas everyone!' Sir Paul McCartney, 75, looked absolutely thrilled to be spending Christmas with his wife Nancy Shevell, 58, as he took to Instagram with a festive clip
Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell spread Christmas cheer
Clad in a casual blue sweater, Paul couldn't wipe the smile from his face as he hugged Nancy, before looking to the camera and saying: 'Happy Christmas everyone, all over the world!
'We love you and wish you a beautiful New Year!' he enthusiastically continued.
Proving just how happy they were, the pair - who wed in 2011 - went on to lock lips.
The married couple are more loved-up than ever before and recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in October.
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The film was received with such fury that the band were forced to apologize for making it. The critics were wrong
The consensual first misstep in the Beatles’ career occurred the day after Christmas, 1967. In England, this is what is known as Boxing Day, when the postman and others in the service industries, however broadly defined, can expect to receive a present in a box — or they once could, anyway. It’s a big shopping day, a big post-Christmas sit-around-and-bask day, and an ideal day for some light television entertainment.
It was into that market that the Beatles wished to step as their once glorious 1967 campaign drew to a close. The year had begun with their release of the finest single we have, in “Penny Lane”/”Strawberry Fields Forever,” then reached a zeitgeist-bending high water mark in the early summer with "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Later in that summer, manager Brian Epstein died.
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A handwritten note penned by Beatles icon John Lennon is going up for sale for $35,000.
The note sees the Beatles legend accuse the EMI record label of blocking distribution on his 1968 experimental album Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, because he appears nude on its cover with Yoko Ono, who became his wife in 1969.
In the letter, Lennon angrily writes: "EMI (who have the real control) wrote warning letters to all their puppets around the world telling them not to handle it in any way."
Lennon's ambition was to ensure that he would avoid a repeat of his experiences with EMI, which also distributed The Beatles' Apple Records releases.
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