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PAUL WILL WRITE FOR THE 1ST EDITION OF A FORMER REGIONAL DAILY JOURNALIST´S NEW MAG

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Paul will write for the first edition of a former regional daily journalist’s new magazine. Paul is set to pen a ‘Last Word’ feature for Good Taste magazine, which has been created and edited by former Liverpool Echo entertainment writer Jade Wright.

Last year, while still working at the Echo, Jade became the first journalist at the newspaper to carry out a sit-down interview with both McCartney and fellow surviving Beatle Ringo Starr since the Liverpool group’s break-up more than 45 years ago.

She left the Echo earlier this year to found Good Taste, which aims to cover Merseyside’s hospitality sector and will go to print for the first time next month.
Said Jade: “It’s such an honour to have Sir Paul McCartney doing our Last Word feature in the first edition.

“I’ve been lucky enough to interview him a number of times over the years and he’s always been hugely supportive. “Last time we met I was heavily pregnant with my little girl Beatrice, who shares her name with his daughter, and we had a chat about my plans for the future. “When I launched the magazine I asked him for some words on Meat Free Monday, not expecting he’d be able to do anything, so when the answer came back I was over the moon.”


SUPPORT THE DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION AND SING “GET BACK” ON STAGE WITH PAUL!

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Be Paul’s VIP in New York! Sing ‘Get Back’ on stage with Paul during soundcheck (and more!)

Support the David Lynch Foundation and Sing “Get Back” on Stage with Paul McCartney

YOU AND A FRIEND WILL:

Score VIP tickets to Paul McCartney’s show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center
Join Paul (aka, one of music’s most iconic artists ever) on stage during sound check and sing “Get Back” with him. Get flown out to NY and put up in a 4-star hotel

Paul is performing a huge arena show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and while there’ll be tens of thousands of loyal fans, Paul’s bringing just one on stage with him: YOU. Not only will you and your guest score VIP tickets to the show, you’ll also get exclusive access to the sound check earlier in the day. That’s where you’ll see the master at work, getting everything perfect for the main event. That’s ALSO where you’ll join Paul—one of the world’s most legendary musicians ever in the history of the world—ON STAGE and sing “Get Back” with him! You can freak out now. We don’t have to tell you how incredible this experience is, do we? Flights and hotel included.

The David Lynch Foundation (DLF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005, targets the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on urban youth in underserved schools, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others.


PAUL WATCHES THE SOLAR ECLIPSE – MORE PHOTOS

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Paul McCartney watches the solar eclipse.


PAUL: “WHAT ECLIPSE?”

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Paul McCartney: What eclipse? 🌕🌖🌗🌔🌓🌒 #eclipse2017 Photo by @maryamccartney


THE LONDON TOWN ALBUM – ARTWORK

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London Town is the sixth studio album by Wings, released in 1978. The album had a long and tumultuous gestation which saw the loss of two band members, the birth of James and the release of the then best-selling single in British history.

In February 1977, Wings began recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios, which continued until the end of March. Here, Wings recorded five songs: “Girls’ School”, “Name and Address”, “London Town”, “Children, Children” and Linda McCartney’s “B-Side to Seaside”, later issued as the flip-side of the Wings single “Seaside Woman” (issued under the name “Suzy and the Red Stripes”).The initial plan of touring the US again was thwarted by Linda’s discovery that she was pregnant with her and Paul’s third child. With the knowledge that they were not going to tour and had time at their disposal – and once again looking for different locales to record in – Wings found themselves moored on a yacht called “Fair Carol” in the Virgin Islands during the month of May where several new songs were recorded. Reflecting the nautical locale, the album’s initial working title was Water Wings. As Linda’s pregnancy progressed, the band halted the sessions for the album, save for the recording of a new track called “Mull of Kintyre” that August and the completion of the already begun “Girls’ School”, which would be released as a single – Wings’ one and only release in 1977.

Before the single’s release came two defections from Wings: drummer Joe English had become homesick for America and returned home, and lead guitarist Jimmy McCulloch left to join the Small Faces that September. For the first time since 1973’s Band on the Run, Wings were down to the core three of Paul, Linda and Denny Laine, reflected on the picture sleeve of the single, which showed the three remaining members. In November, two months after the birth of son James, and shortly after sessions for London Town resumed, the Scottish tribute “Mull of Kintyre” was released to enormous commercial success, becoming the UK’s biggest-selling single (outstripping The Beatles’ largest seller “She Loves You”). Although it would be topped in 1984 by Band Aid, “Mull of Kintyre” still ranks as the UK’s fourth biggest selling single and the largest selling non-charity single.

After some final overdubbing in January 1978, London Town was completed and preceded by the US No. 1 “With a Little Luck” that March, while the album was released a week later.

London Town LP artwork

Uncropped photo of the London Town LP cover.

This is the original un-cropped photo that was used for the cover of the London Town album.

Original background used for the cover and labels :

 

The official album:

 

Vinyl :

Personnel

  • Paul McCartney – vocal, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion, violin, flageolet, recorder
  • Denny Laine – vocal, guitar, bass, flageolet, recorder, percussion
  • Linda McCartney – vocal, keyboards, percussion
  • Jimmy McCulloch – guitar, percussion
  • Joe English – vocal, drums, percussion, harmonica

 


JOHN’S LETTER TO CYNTHIA SELLS FOR $30,000 AT AUCTION

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The letter John wrote to Cynthia, urging her to stop talking to the press about their romance and split, has sold at auction for over $30,000 (GBP23,100). The note, in which John dismisses rumours Yoko Ono ended his marriage in 1968, sold as part of an RR Auction online event.
A second letter, written to the editor of an unidentified magazine on the same day, urging him or her to print John’s side of the story following the publication of excerpts of Cynthia’s book in the News of the World was also part of the auction prize, which was expected to go under the hammer for $10,000 (GBP7,700).