Tag: Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney's "The Lyrics": Come for the words, stay for the pictures

If you had a nickel for every time Paul McCartney was asked to write his autobiography, you’d have a lot of nickels. Memoirs from rock music stars usually are formulaic. Here are the basic themes: They grow up poor. There was some form of dysfunction in their childhood. Mediocre to poor students who couldn’t wait... Read more »

Paul McCartney's "Ram": It was a bad album in 1971 and still is fifty years later

It’s late May 1971. I’m home from my first year in college. I walk into a record store and find Paul McCartney’s newest album, “Ram.” Being a big Beatles fan, plus having liked Paul’s first, self-titled album, I’m going to need to hear this album. I put down my four bucks, took my change and... Read more »

On the fiftieth anniversary of John Lennon's album "Imagine", the good and bad

Imagine there’s no heavenIt’s easy if you tryNo hell below usAbove us, only sky September 9, 1971. John Lennon’s second solo/post-Beatles album “Imagine” is released. It’s highlighted by the title track, which immediately became an anti-war anthem. Fifty years later, it remains an iconic part of Lennon’s solo catalog of work, However, there’s more to... Read more »

The legends of rock and roll tell what Charlie Watts meant to them

When Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts, died on Wednesday, it took only minutes before his friends and colleagues in the music world let us know how much Watts influenced them. Some of the words that were used frequently included elegant, dignified and class. Here are a few of the tributes: Paul McCartney: “So sad to... Read more »

What do the Grammy's offer for baby boomers?

Taylor Swift, BTS, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Black Pumas, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Post Malone. Those are some of the biggest stars in the world of popular music. They’ll be the performers at tonight’s... Read more »

Paul McCartney drops latest album McCartney 3: No dice!

Paul McCartney drops latest album McCartney 3: No dice!
K: Dad, does Paul McCartney have a lot of music from after he left The Beatles? H: Well, yeah. He was only in The Beatles a short time compared to his solo career. Why? K: I’m not going to know any of those songs when he plays them. H. That’s okay. Hardly anyone does. We’re... Read more »

On the anniversary of his death, a look at the life of George Harrison

George as a young child.
From 1964 to 1970, he was one of the four most popular musicians in the world. He didn’t write or sing many of their songs, but you could hear his instrument on every single tune. He very rarely was out in front when on stage performing, but the band wouldn’t have been the same without... Read more »

It's way too soon for that December 25th holiday

It's way too soon for that December 25th holiday
It’s beginning to look a lot like….NO! TOO SOON!! WAY TOO SOON!! Yesterday, I’m taking a walk in my hood. I notice a couple walking out of a store. Their shopping bag is filled with wrapping paper. Multiple rolls of wrapping paper. Multiple rolls of festive holiday wrapping paper. I look at my calendar to check the... Read more »

The week in review: The hurricane edition

The week in review: The hurricane edition
Is it me or does each week get stranger than the last? Phew! I knew it wasn’t me. Let’s take a look at a lot of water plus, as usual, more stranger than strange events. That’s all I got. Told you it was stranger than strange. Enjoy your week! Type your email address in the... Read more »

The week in review: Tronc, Trumps and Tunes

The week started with the New York Daily News laying off half of their journalists. Just more cuts by TRONC, which bought the paper a year ago. Do you think the $15 million they paid to Michael Ferro in "consulting fees" would have saved these jobs? Disgusting!
It’s been awhile since there’s been a Week in Review, but the last few days have been special. Journalists are under attack, Trumps are acting up, and a few good music stories. Let’s take a look.   Related Post: Foo Fighters SNL medley is the greatest rock Christmas song of all-time Type your email address... Read more »
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