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PAUL, ELTON JOHN,BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & MORE TAKING PART IN 60th ANNIVERSARY GRAMMY SPECIAL

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The 60th Annual Grammys will be held on January 28, 2018, and in honor of the milestone, CBS is airing a retrospective TV special about the award show.

Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special, a star-studded TV extravaganza looking back at 59 years of Grammy history, will air November 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. The two-hour program will include appearances from Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Sting, among others.

The special will feature archival footage, exclusive interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the award show’s most memorable moments and performances, including McCartney’s Abbey Road medley that also featured Springsteen, Joe Walsh and Dave Grohl at the 2012 ceremony, and Aretha Franklin‘s unexpected operatic performance from the 1998 event.

“As we approach this milestone in Grammy history, we are excited to give music fans a glimpse into what artists, musicians, producers, set designers, and others do to make those unforgettable Grammy Moments,” says Neil Portnow, the Recording Academy’s president and CEO.

“This special will take audiences on a new journey as they relive those extraordinary moments that can only be seen on the GRAMMYs.” Other stars who will appear on the special include Coldplay‘s Chris Martin, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban.

 

source:ABCradio


PAUL PENS LETTER URGING TEXAS BUSINESS TO PROVIDE PROPER CARE FOR MISTREATED DOGS

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“I have had dogs since I was a boy and loved them all dearly, including Martha who was my companion for about 15 years and about whom I wrote the song ‘Martha, My Dear.'”

Paul has joined forces with PETA to petition to the parent company of The Pet Blood Bank’s distributor, Patterson Veterinary Supply, to provide proper care for some 150 greyhounds living in squalor in dirt-floored pens. On Tuesday (Oct. 10), Paul penned a letter appealing for better treatment of the animals.

“I join my friends at PETA in asking you to pay these greyhounds back, and to let them retire from the dirt-floored, barren conditions in which they are kept isolated and alone, some of them cringing at the footfall of the person coming to take their blood again and again,” Paul wrote. “They had a hard life on the racetrack, and they will die without love if left where they are. I’ve seen pictures of how they have suffered from nails that have grown back into their paw pads, as well as from infected gums and rotted teeth, and I’m told that some have apparently even died from a lack of water.”

The Pet Blood Bank provides canine blood products for veterinary transfusions across the country. It began in 2004 initially seeking volunteers and using a bloodmobile, but that did not bring in enough blood and the company turned to retired greyhounds it houses in a kennel on a private farm outside Austin, Texas.

Following an exposé by PETA and coverage by the Washington Post last month that detail shocking conditions with photos showing the greyhounds in bad shape with overgrown nails, emaciated figures and tartar-filled teeth, The Pet Blood Bank, Inc. had promised to ensure the dogs’ care, according to a PETA spokesperson, but reneged on that pledge. That prompted McCartney to write his letter to parent company Patterson Companies CEO James Wiltz.

“I have had dogs since I was a boy and loved them all dearly, including Martha who was my companion for about 15 years and about whom I wrote the song ‘Martha, My Dear,'” wrote Paul about the classic Beatles track. “I’m sure you know that dogs need affection and comfort—a bed to lie on, warmth in the winter, the opportunity to run and play, and just like you and me, they crave happiness and companionship.”

Paul has been a longtime supporter of PETA, participating in interviews on the animal rights organization’s website and featuring in pro-vegetarian ads.

 

 

 

Read his full letter here:

Dear Mr. Wiltz,

I am writing to appeal to you to step up, make good on your earlier pledge, and rescue the dogs whose blood your company has used for many years, knowing that these 150 or so dogs—who were allowed to get into appalling shape and who are now kept in a-mile­less-than-ideal conditions—helped your business at a cost to their wellbeing.

I have had dogs since I was a boy and loved them all dearly, including Martha who was my companion for about 15 years and about whom I wrote the song “Martha, My Dear.” I’m sure you know that dogs need affection and comfort—a bed to lie on, warmth in the winter, the opportunity to run and play, and just like you and me, they crave happiness and companionship.

I join my friends at PETA in asking you to pay these greyhounds back, and to let them retire from the dirt-floored, barren conditions in which they are kept isolated and alone, some of them cringing at the footfall of the person coming to take their blood again and again. They had a hard life on the racetrack, and they will die without love if left where they are. I’ve seen pictures of how they have suffered from nails that have grown back into their paw pads, as well as from infected gums and rotted teeth, and I’m told that some have apparently even died from a lack of water.

Good people, professional greyhound rescuers, are standing by to place these dogs in good homes and to transport them to those homes at no cost to anyone. Please do the right thing and win the support of all kind veterinarians and all kind souls the whole world over.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Sir Paul McCartney

 

source:billboard


WATCH: PAUL SINGS “MAGGIE MAE” IN PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN BTS CLIP

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Footage has emerged of Paul singing behind the scenes on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean, while Johnny Depp completely fangirls over him.

Paul made a cameo in Dead Men Tale No Tales, and the clip sees him serenade the crew with Maggie Mae, which features on their 1970 Let It Be album.
The song is actually a traditional Liverpudlian folk song or sea shanty about a prostitute who robbed a sailor.

Huge Beatles fan Johnny Depp looks on in amazement during the candid clip, which the filmmakers describe as “the most emotional moment of the day”.


PAUL ARRIVING AT SHERATON HOTEL IN PORTO ALEGRE

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Paul McCartney arrives at Sheraton Hotel, in Porto Alegre.

The Band: Abe Laboriel Jr, Brian Ray and Rusty Anderson, with fans in Porto Alegre.

 


ICONIC MARYLEBONE TOWN HALL NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

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Iconic Marylebone Town Hall now open for bookings

The diary is now open for bookings at one of London’s most recognisable civil wedding venues, The Old Marylebone Town Hall, a celebrity favorite for weddings including Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Reopening in January 2018, the Town Hall will offer intimate ceremonies for four people to larger weddings for up to 100 guests.


HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY PAUL AND NANCY !

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Paul started dating Shevell in November 2007. She was a member of the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority as well as vice president of a family-owned transportation conglomerate that includes New England Motor Freight. She resigned from the MTA board in January 2012.

It was announced on 6 May 2011 that the two had become engaged. On 9 October 2011 Paul and Nancy were married at Old Marylebone Town Hall where his first wedding took place in 1969. The couple attended Yom Kippur synagogue services prior to the wedding, out of respect for Shevell’s Jewish faith, but did not seek a religious blessing for their union. Upon their marriage, Shevell became Lady McCartney.

Paul wrote the song “My Valentine”, from his 2012 album Kisses on the Bottom, about Shevell. She is a cousin of broadcast journalist Barbara Walters.