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PAUL DONATES LINDA MCCARTNEY PHOTOGRAPHS TO GLASGOW MUSEUMS

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Linda’s Pictures comprises 14 photographs, three of which were taken in Scotland. The collection includes portraits of superstar musicians from her early career, as well as intimate and humorous McCartney family photographs taken throughout the 1970s. The images by the former US female photographer of the year will be available to view on request at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre.

The Linda McCartney Retrospective, which is curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, is currently on show for the first time in the UK at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It runs until 12 January 2020. Themes of the exhibition include The Sixties, Family Life, Self Portraits, Animals and Nature, People & Places, Making the Magic, and Scotland.

The gift of works are published in an edition of 150. Many of the people she photographed were and went on to become influential global cultural icons. This set includes images of Mick Jagger and Brian Jones from her first professional photo shoot, complemented by cherished snapshots of her growing family and love of animals, nature and ongoing interest in recording the world around her.

Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The Linda McCartney Retrospective at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has been very warmly received. We were delighted to be the first venue in the UK to show this exhibition and our greatest thanks go to Sir Paul McCartney for his incredibly generous gift. This wonderful addition to our collection ensures visitors to Glasgow Museums can continue to engage with and enjoy Linda McCartney’s stunning work for generations to come.”

Linda became a professional photographer in the mid-1960s, known for her portraits of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, among many others. In 1968 she was the first female photographer whose work was featured as the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, with a portrait of Eric Clapton. In 1974, when Linda and Paul appeared on Rolling Stone’s cover, she became the first person to have been photographed and taken a photo for the cover of the magazine: a neat reflection of Linda’s life both in front of and behind the lens. Following her marriage to Paul in 1969, Linda’s photographs became more intimate and emotional, exploring the natural world, family life and social commentary. Linda continued to work prolifically as a photographer until her death from breast cancer in 1998. Her work has been exhibited by institutions including the International Center of Photography in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Fiona Hayes, curator of social history with Glasgow Museums, said: “Linda McCartney was a talented photographer who showed a real flair for capturing popular culture in the 1960s and the huge changes in attitude, dress and lifestyle that followed. She was at the very heart of these changes and her easy, creative, artistic style of photography perfectly reflected this time.”

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GILES MARTIN INTERVIEW: REMIXING THE BEATLES “ABBEY ROAD” 2019

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GilesMartin talking about the process behind remixing The Beatles‘ last recorded album,as well as his work on the Elton John biopic,released this year.
Full interview Here .


LINDA MCCARTNEY’S UNSEEN PHOTOS OF LIVERPOOL AND WIRRAL TO BE EXHIBITED AT THE WALKER

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The exhibition has been curated by her family, and will range from her iconic depictions of the 1960s music scene of the 1960s to her home life

A major retrospective of Linda McCartney’s photography will be shown at the Walker Art Gallery next year.
Curated by her family, the exhibition will include a selection of images taken in Liverpool and Wirral that have never been on public display. The show will feature more than 200 images that range from her iconic depictions of the music scene of the 1960s to family life with husband Paul McCartney.
They reveal what a prolific photographer Linda was, and how her love for the natural world, her surreal sense of humour, and an exceptional eye for capturing the spontaneous, gave her work an inimitable style. Linda McCartney Retrospective will run from April 25 to August 31 of next year as part of National Museums Liverpool’s 2020 programme, which will also include an exploration of humanity’s relationship with artificial intelligence and a new, permanent gallery in the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Laura Pye, NML’s director, said: “From the photography of Linda McCartney, both iconic and intimate, to a glimpse into the fascinating potential AI has to shape our future, 2020 promises to be an amazing year for National Museums Liverpool, which we hope will challenge, inspire and delight our visitors.

“And this year it’s not just about exhibitions. This spring we are also opening Life on board, a major new gallery at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, which explores more than three centuries of our city’s seafaring history.
“While at World Museum we’re looking forward to a series of interventions that brings fresh perspectives to the World Cultures gallery and addresses current debates.”


RINGO STARR REVEALS A LONG-LOST SECRET MESSAGE THAT JOHN LENNON LEFT FOR HIM ON A DEMO TAPE RECORDED IN 1980

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Grow Old With Me, was written by John Lennon during sessions for Double Fantasy  
    At the start of the track John said: ‘This will be great for you, Ringo’
    Ringo Starr said he only learned of the demo and the personal message years later
    He has now recorded Grow Old With Me featuring Paul McCartney on bass

Ringo has revealed the unexpected message John Lennon left for him on a long-lost demo recorded shortly before his death.
Ringo has teamed up with Paul to record a version of Grow Old With Me, which was written by John during the sessions for Double Fantasy, the final record he made on December, 1980.

Ringo said he only learned of the demo and the personal message from his former Beatles bandmate years later, prompting him to record the song. He was introduced to the song by record producer Jack Douglas, who produced Lennon’s Grammy-winning album, which is also credited to Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono.

Ringo told the BBC: ‘I’d never heard about this track and I bumped into the producer, Jack Douglas. He said ‘Did you ever hear the John cassette?’. ‘(I said) ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ He said ‘I’ll get you a copy.”It says on the beginning ‘This will be great for you, Ringo.’ And so I said ‘I’m going to do the track.’  Of Lennon, he added: ‘He’d have loved it.’

Ringo enlisted the help of Paul, to play bass on the track, which he previously admitted had brought him to tears when he first heard it.
Announcing his new album, What’s My Name, on which Grow Old With Me features, last month, Ringo said: ‘Jack asked if I ever heard The Bermuda Tapes, John’s demos from that time. And I had never heard all this.’The idea that John was talking about me in that time before he died, well, I’m an emotional person.’And I just loved this song. I sang it the best that I could. I do well up when I think of John this deeply. And I’ve done my best. We’ve done our best.’
He added: ‘The other good thing is that I really wanted Paul to play on it, and he said yes.’Paul came over and he played bass and sings a little bit on this with me. So, John’s on it in a way. I’m on it and Paul’s on it.’

Ringo recorded the album, his 20th solo record, in his home studio, known as Roccabella West, enlisting a number of regular contributors and members of his touring All-Starr Band.
The record also features a cover of Barrett Strong’s Motown hit Money (That’s What I Want), famously covered by the Fab Four.
Ringo will also release a new book called Another Day In The Life, in which he reflects on his love of music, travel and nature.

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