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Waterstones in Liverpool’s city centre is hosting an exclusive event for the launch of Paul McCartney’s book The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present.
The Liverpool-born legend shot to fame with The Beatles, making history and leaving a legacy on the music industry that still lasts to this day.

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney is an intimate self-portrait from one of the greatest songwriters of all time, with the musician tracing his life from boyhood to the present day through the lyrics to 154 iconic songs, alongside captivating commentary and never-before-seen photographs, drafts and letters.

On November 1, Waterstones Liverpool will be hosting an evening of celebration for the launch of the book.
Customers are invited to join the bookshop team for an evening of music, visual splendour and Beatles themed fun, leading up to the midnight release of Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics.
The night will also include a performance from the band The Bootleg Beatles, a Beatles themed quiz and much more.

Tom Hawley, bookshop manager at Waterstones Liverpool, said: “We’re tremendously excited to be hosting this event in celebration of Paul McCartney’s hugely anticipated The Lyrics. Let the Beatlemania begin.”

Dressing up and costumes are welcome, and there will be a prize for the most inventive costume.

Further details of the evening’s entertainment will be announced nearer the time.


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Mary McCartney has fondly recalled memories of growing up in Sussex. Mary was raised by Paul and mum Linda on the family’s farm in Peasmarsh, near Rye. The stunning 160-acre plot – dubbed Blossom Wood Farm – was purchased by Paul in 1973.

Speaking ahead of National Vegetarian Week, Mary said watching children try chive leaves and parsley reminded her of her idyllic childhood.
Mary said she regularly snaffled peas from the vegetable patch.
“I thought it was really naughty of me to go and take them off, pick them open and eat them because they tasted so sweet,” she told.

Mary also revealed her reasons for championing a meat-free life are both the animal rights issues, and the environmental damage caused by meat production.

“Originally it was because, as a family, we were very conscious of where our food came from – my mum was a great cook and I didn’t want to eat animals or have anything killed for me to eat it,” she said. “When you’re a little girl you’re thinking, ‘I’m not going to eat Bambi’. “The industry and the bad impact on the environment added another element to my strength of feeling. “You might think a burger looks good, but can you really eat it knowing how it got to your plate?”

Last year, Mary spent lockdown isolating with dad Paul in Sussex.
Paul, was due to embark on a series of European concerts in 2020 including a Saturday night performance on the Somerset festival’s Pyramid Stage.
Instead, he spent lockdown on his farm in East Sussex with his daughter Mary and four grandchildren, recording his solo album, McCartney III.

In December, Paul revealed he regularly speaks to George Harrison through a tree at the entrance to his home in Peasmarsh. He told American radio presenter Mary Louise Kelly that the tree was given to him by George shortly before his death in 2001 and his spirit now inhabits it. Paul said he it brings him “comfort” to know his spirit lives on within the giant fir.


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Ram On: The 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram, which you can pre-order now, was co-produced by former Wings drummer Denny Seiwell, who played on the original album, and veteran producer and session guitarist Fernando Perdomo.

Seiwell plays drums on most of the tracks on Ram On, which features new renditions of all of Ram’s 12 songs, plus versions of “Another Day” and “Oh Woman Oh Why,” the A-side and B-side of a non-album single issued shortly before Ram’s May 1971 release.

Over 100 musicians contributed to Ram On, including Elton John guitarist Davey Johnstone, former Heart bassist Dan Rothchild, Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago, and Pink Floyd backup singer Durga McBroom.

Besides Seiwell, two other musicians who played on “Ram On” also lent their talents to the project, guitarist Dave Spinozza and flugel horn player Marvin Stamm, who recreated their respective parts for “Another Day” and the chart-topping “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.”

RAM ON is produced by Fernando Perdomo and Denny Seiwell.

Released on May 17, 1971, Ram was McCartney’s second post-Beatles project. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, and sold a million copies in the U.S.

Track list:

“Too Many People” — featuring Dan Rothchild
“3 Legs” — featuring The Dirty Diamond and Durga McBroom
“Ram On” — featuring Pat Sansone
“Dear Boy” — featuring Adrian Bourgeois
“Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” — featuring Bebopalula
“Smile Away” — featuring Timmy Sean
“Heart of the Country” — featuring Dan Rothchild
“Monkberry Moon Delight” — featuring Timmy Sean
“Eat at Home” — featuring Dead Rock West
“Long Haired Lady” — featuring Rob Bonfiglio and Carnie Wilson
“Ram On Reprise” — featuring Pat Sansone
“Backseat of My Car” — featuring Brentley Gore
“Another Day” — featuring Gordon Michaels
“Oh Woman Oh Why” — featuring Eric Dover and Lauren Leigh
“Too Many People (Slight Return)”



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Eddie Klein was a recording engineer who collaborated with Paul McCartney since the early 1980s. He helped to create the Hog Hill Mill Studios, the personal studio from Paul McCartney, and worked with him since then.
Former Abbey Road engineers Peter Vince and Eddie Klein sadly passed away in the last week. […] Eddie Klein worked at Abbey Road in the ’60s and then left to work at Apple’s studio in Savile Row. He later came back to Abbey Road in 1974, going on to work for @PaulMcCartney in the early 1980s and was still working for Paul until very recently. Our sincerest condolences go to their families and friends.⁣

Photo: Eddie Klein (seated) with George Harrison, Billy Preston, Klaus Voorman, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr and Gary Wright. ⁣

Paul said today on Facebook account:
“People often say “words cannot express” etc. and that is how I feel about Eddie. There were so many sides to his character that it seems impossible to mention all of them.

He was a loving man with a twinkling sense of humour and a love of good music. We would hug when we met and he would sometimes bow slightly and call me “my liege”. We go back many years and my first memories were in the studios and corridors of Abbey Road where he worked. We were the crazy artists experimenting with techniques and Eddie and his mates were the engineers who had to make it happen.

When he put my recording studio together, it was done with great expertise and I think the only person who knew what every fader and knob did was Eddie. When we talked music, as we often did, he would often sing in his rich baritone voice to remind me of the melody most people would have forgotten.

I love him for his wit, his skills and his loyalty. I will always remember him and the things we did together with great fondness. What a great man. But as I said at the beginning “words cannot express”.

Love you Ed,
From Paul