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‘YOU GAVE ME THE ANSWER’ – Louisa from the US asks…

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We love January in London. Of course, there are always two sides to every coin and we think the best thing about cold, short days is that we have the perfect excuse to stay in and cosy up with a book / album / film [delete as appropriate!].

If, like us, you have found that spending more time than usual with your loved ones over the holiday season also seems to result in more time spent in front of the telly, you are not alone! In fact, this month’s question has sparked a huge office debate over the ultimate TV programme! And if you thought those kinds of important discussions were off limits to someone like Paul… well, think again!

Louisa from the US got in touch to ask Paul:

“What are your favourite American television shows of all time?”

Paul: “Thanks for your question, Louisa. Well, you know it depends what genre. I mean, if it’s a series then I liked ‘Breaking Bad’ a lot. And then game shows? I like ‘Family Fortunes!’” (AKA ‘Family Feud’ in the US!)

PM.com: “We’ve seen you watching that on tour!”

Paul: “I nearly always have that on in the dressing room before a show because you don’t have to think too hard and it’s not depressing. You know, whereas if you’ve got the news channel something could come on that can makes me think, ‘Oh, my God!’ And then you’ve got to try and do a show!

“So, I like Steve Harvey in America doing ‘Family Fortunes’. I just like guessing at, you know [does impression] ‘100 men, were asked what…’ And I like trying to get the top answer! I just think it’s a fun show, you know. So that’s nice and light. And then as I say, series probably ‘Breaking Bad’ and I like ‘Veep’, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She’s very funny and I think it’s a hilarious look at her being the Vice President. It’s very like the British series ‘The Thick of It’.”

source:paulmccartney.com

ON THIS DAY: GEORGE PERFORM ‘THIS SONG’ ON ZDF-TV’s ‘DISCO’77’ 41 YEARS AGO

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George Harrison perform “This Song” at ZDF Studios in Unterföhring (Munich), West Germany, for the Feb. 5, 1977, airing of the ZDF TV music show Disco ’77 as part of a European promotional tour for his album Thirty-Three and 1/3.




PAUL REVEALS HIS PRE-GIG RITUAL INVOLVES WATCHING “FAMILY FORTUNES” IN HIS DRESSING ROOM

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Paul admitted that he loves tuning in to episodes of Family Fortunes before he takes to the stage.

The revelation came about when the star was asked by a fan to name his favourite American TV shows of all time.
Paul said: “Well, you know it depends what genre. I mean, if it’s a series then I liked Breaking Bad a lot. And then game shows? I like Family Fortunes!.
“I nearly always have that on in the dressing room before a show because you don’t have to think too hard and it’s not depressing. You know, whereas if you’ve got the news channel something could come on that can makes me think, ‘Oh, my God!’ And then you’ve got to try and do a show!
“So, I like Steve Harvey in America doing Family Fortunes. I just like guessing at, you know [does impression] ‘100 men, were asked what…’
“And I like trying to get the top answer! I just think it’s a fun show, you know. So that’s nice and light. And then as I say, series probably Breaking Bad and I like Veep, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She’s very funny and I think it’s a hilarious look at her being the Vice President. It’s very like the British series The Thick of It.”
The game show – which is based on the American version Family Feud – ran on ITV from 1980 to 2002, before being revived by the same channel in 2006 under the title of All Star Family Fortunes.
The game involves two families providing answers to everyday questions that were surveyed by 100 members of the British public before the show to win cash prizes.
The top answers are displayed on a large electronic board, known as “Mr. Babbage”, which famously sounds a wrong answer “Eh-uhh” sound effect and its accompanying X to signal the strike, as well as a “ding” for a right answer.Past presenters include Bob Monkhouse, Max Bygraves and Les Dennis.

source:mirror

MAYFAIR HOME WHERE THE BEATLES ONCE HUNG OUT GOES ON THE MARKET FOR £9m

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The Grade-II listed house in Mayfair, central London, has four bedrooms and is on sale for £9 million
It was once HQ for the Beatles’ record label, Apple Corps, and later home to Tory Norman St John-Stevas
A Georgian townhouse in Mayfair that was once HQ for the Beatles’ record label and home to one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest advisers has gone on the market for £9million.
The Grade-II listed house in Charles Street, Mayfair, was owned in the late 1960s by Apple Corps, the Beatles’ music company.
The Fab Four spent time at the grand London property before they split.
John Lennon painted graffiti on to the tiles in the kitchen, but unfortunately for Beatles fans the scribbles were later sold at auction more than a decade ago.
The band posed together for a photo in the bath that stood in the middle of the sitting room in the adjoining mews house.
This one-bedroom property, linked to the main house at basement level, comes as part of the sale.
Apple’s headquarters were also in the Mayfair area, in Savile Row, and the band played their final live performance on the roof of Apple Corps HQ in January 1969.
There are four more en suite bedrooms in the main house, with a family room, large basement reception area, drawing room and dining room, plus a patio courtyard and a roof terrace.It doesn’t have a garden but Berkeley Square gardens and Hyde Park are a short walk away.Much of the cornicing, flooring and plasterwork date from the time of its construction in the mid-18th century.
Following the Beatles-era at Number 27 Charles Street, the house belonged to flamboyant Conservation politician Norman St John-Stevas, a member of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet.
David Lee, from Pastor Estates, said: ‘The house will no doubt appeal to a family buyer looking to be close to all that Mayfair has to offer; including the various private members clubs, fine dining restaurants and luxury boutiques of Bond Street.
‘The house has huge scope for further alteration and adaption with the added benefit of separate mews accommodation to the rear accessed via Hay’s Mews.’

source:dailymail

FORGOTTEN PHOTOS OF BANDS INCLUDING THE BEATLES SOLD

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Forgotten photos of bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones have been auctioned in Cambridge.

Paul Berriff took the snaps when he started out as a press photographer, and 50 years later found the negatives stored in his loft. It is the first time they have been sold at auction and went for as much as £850 (about $1,200) each.

source:itv