Posts Tagged: PaulMcCartney


The Baby In The Paul McCartney’s Jacket Speaks

(Click on the photo to hear Mary McCartney discuss the iconic cover photo of her and her famous father, as well as three songs from Paul’s first solo album “McCartney”.)

Mary McCartney is the baby in Paul’s jacket in the photo above, and that’s her on the left as well. 

This summer (June 23rd to October 7th, 2012) the Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting an exhibit called “Who Shot Rock & Roll”.  The exhibit also features an original short documentary film produced exclusively for the Annenberg Space for Photography. The film features new photographs, interviews and behind the scenes footage with exhibit photographers Ed Colver, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger and Guy Webster. The documentary was shot in Los Angeles, New York and the United Kingdom, and includes the clip with Mary McCartney discussing the “McCartney” cover photo.

The Annenberg Space for Photography website is here:

Mary McCartney’s own photo site is here:


The Beatles and Her Majesty on the Diamond Jubilee Weekend

(Click on the Photo to hear “Her Majesty” by The Beatles.)

The Central Weekend to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee takes place from Saturday 2 June to Tuesday 5 June 2012, with celebratory activities throughout the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.  Guy Peellaert made the above painting.

Some events include: 

Sunday 3rd June, 2012
:  The Big Jubilee Lunch: Building on the already popular Big Lunch initiative, people will be encouraged to share lunch with neighbors and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This may take the form of a traditional street party or a picnic lunch in small or larger groups. The Big Lunch is organizing this event.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: This event will take place on the Thames and consist of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen will travel in the Royal Barge, which will lead the flotilla. The Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation is organizing this event.

Monday 4th June, 2012:  BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace: There will be a televised Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace with tickets being available to UK residents by public ballot. The musical programmed for the concert is expected to feature British and Commonwealth musicians. The BBC is organizing this event.

Click on the source below for official information on The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Mash-Up):  Bangladesh and Concert for George Versions

(Click here to listen to the song and the combined videos.)

Here’s a great video of two versions of While My Guitar Gently Weeps.  One is from the Concert for Bangladesh and one is from the Concert for George.  Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton are in both videos.  


The Beatles at the Top Ten Club In Hamburg

Drawn by Klaus Voormann.  As a young artist living in Hamburg, Germany in 1960, Klaus was on his way to a successful career in commercial art.  That year he had his first encounter with the music that would eventually take his life in a completely different direction.

One night, Klaus was on the Reeperbahn in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, when he was drawn to the sound of music coming from a basement window.  It was the Kaiserkeller Club.  Klaus went down into the club to better hear and see the band playing onstage.  Despite being alone and feeling out of his element and uncomfortable among the leather-clad rockers, Klaus stayed on for the next band.  It was The Beatles – John, Paul, George, Stuart Sutcliffe on bass, and Pete Best on drums.  Coincidentally, Klaus also saw Ringo Starr that night because he was the drummer for the first band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.

Klaus brought his friends Astrid Kirchherr and Jürgen Vollmer back to see The Beatles the following evening.  Astrid would later be known for creating The Beatles look with haircuts and photography; as well as marrying Stuart; making room for Paul (the clearly better musician) on bass.  And Klaus would go on to draw the cover of Revolver and play bass in the Plastic Ono Band and at the Concert for Bangladesh.

Click on the picture to get to Klaus Voormann’s web site.


Closing Guitar Jam from Last Night’s Grammy Award Program

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh and Dave Grohl are featured in the final minutes of last night’s Grammy Award program.  The songs are Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight followed by The End.  Hang in for the guitar jam during “The End”.  Also can be seen on my YouTube channel (click Source below).


Great Super Bowl Halftime Moments – YouTube Playlist

Click on the photo to hear a YouTube Playlist of the following great Super Bowl Halftime performances:

  1. Walk This Way – Aerosmith, Nsync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly
  2. Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band
  3. Man! I Feel Like a Woman and Up – Shania Twain
  4. Who Are You, See Me Feel Me, We Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
  5. Just A Girl and Message In a Bottle – No Doubt and Sting
  6. Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney
  7. American Girl and I Won’t Back Down – Tome Petty and The Heartbreakers
  8. Sweet Child of Mine – The Black Eyed Peas and Slash
  9. Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
  10. Like A Prayer – Madonna and Cee Lo Green

Click on the picture to get a YouTube playlist.


JamesJams Super Bowl Halftime Edition — Song 6 of 10: Paul McCartney, Live and Let Die

Proving that music and football go together…check out a great Super Bowl halftime moment.

Click on the Source below for the full playlist on YouTube.