Tag: Paul McCartney

Lollapalooza 2015: Day One Choices

St. Paul and the Broken Bones.
My favorite newer band. The soul of an Otis Redding with the horns sound of Memphis. These guys from Alabama already played a pre Lolla show last night and I look for them to be one of the biggest names in music within the next few years.
Lollapalooza 2015 hits Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend. Lots of music. Lots of sun. Lots of people with about 300, 000 expected! As Max Yasgur said at Woodstock “It’s three days of fun and music and nothing but fun and music.” There are fifty performers playing on opening day so here are recommendation with my... Read more »

Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and The Influence Of Sgt. Pepper's

Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and The Influence Of Sgt. Pepper's
The date is June 4, 1967. The place is the Saville Theater, in London. In the audience that night are Paul McCartney and George Harrison of The Beatles. This is what they saw…. The video is Jimi Hendrix playing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. That wouldn’t be so unusual except The Beatles recording of... Read more »

Top Ten List: David Letterman And His Music

Top Ten List: David Letterman And His Music
Tonight will be the final Late Show with David Letterman. I’ve been a huge Letterman fan since the opening NBC show in 1982. There was something about him that made you turn him on every night. It was so much different than anything that was on the air. Bill Murray was the first guest. Chris... Read more »

Happy Mother's Day: A Gallery In Pictures And Songs

My Mother, Lynn
Happy Mother’s Day 2015! It’s a holiday that brings up a wide range of emotions depending on your relationship with Mom. But whatever your feelings about Mom’s Day…here’s some music and pics. Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom…sorry your not here to enjoy it.   Last Father’s Day, I made a similar Gallery for my Dad.... Read more »

Baby You Can Drive My Car

The date: June 18, 2012. I was going to a wake with a friend. She hurt her ankle and had trouble walking. I drove her home. It was the last time I drove a car…until last Friday. There are a few reasons I haven’t been driving. First, I live in an area of Chicago that’s... Read more »

10 Best Post Beatles Albums by John, Paul, George and Ringo

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10. McCartney-Paul's first solo album. He played all the instruments. A little uneven but a few excellent songs including Maybe I'm Amazed.
A friend recommended that I do a piece rating the Beatles albums…worst to best. That’s been done many times. But how about the best post-Beatles albums by The Fab Four? Here’s my Top 10. As always, suggestions, comments, criticisms are welcome.

Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Musical Boycott of Israel

Last week Neil Young was scheduled to play a concert in Tel Aviv. The show was cancelled due to the continuing conflict in the region. The reports still differ as to who cancelled the show, Young or the government, but it was done because it was thought to be too big a target for Hamas... Read more »

Beatles Trivia

 With this Sunday finally being the date of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, I thought I’d start the weekend a little early and warm things up with some Beatles trivia. Most are easy questions…at least for me….and the answers will be at the bottom. NO CHEATING!! Let’s roll… 1.... Read more »

The Beatles Across America

 The Beatles 50 anniversary of coming to the U.S. celebration gets started tonight. Last week we looked at some Chicago events. Today features what’s taking place in other locations. Tonight is the 56th annual Grammy awards from the Staples Center, in Los Angeles. Among the performers will be Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Whether they... Read more »

McCartney 2014

 I was looking at  Rolling Stones list of top albums for last year and sitting in the number 4 spot was “New” by Paul McCartney. Easily the highest ranked album by an artist from my generation.   For this record, McCartney decided he wanted a more upbeat and younger sound. To get that he used... Read more »
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