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Sir Paul McCartney
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 9th, 2013
Let’s take a quick poll:
Who wants to buy a pair of leather trousers? OK, now of the people who just said yes, who wants to buy a pair of leather trousers that are over 50 years old, and have been worn by two previous owners?
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 11th, 2013
Today, 50 years ago, the Beatles released “Please Please Me” as a single. It did very well for them in the UK, rocketing to the very top of the charts, or the very next spot down, depending on which magazine’s chart ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 1st, 2013
Consider this a new year’s resolution. Rather than wasting everyone’s time with a list of self-improving abstract demands, like “read more books” or “get some exercise,” we have a very specific idea ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on December 13th, 2012
The curious thing about yesterday’s Hurricane Sandy benefit performance by Sir Paul McCartney is not that it happened, not that he brought out Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, the three former members of Nirvana ...
It’s been a long time since the Beatles headed for India, seeking a rest from their tumultuous lives and a chance to develop the spiritual tools to help them make sense of their preposterously influential position in the world. ...
Well, sort of. It seems everyone’s favorite living Beatle (guitar division) is set to receive a prestigious Légion d’Honneur medal in Paris, this Saturday (September 8).
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 30th, 2012
Let’s face facts, Sir Paul McCartney – national treasure that he is, global unificator, former Beatle, former Wing, and generally energetic and breezy presence at the rock ‘n’ roll tea party – is not going to last ...
When the magician and show-off David Blaine came to London to do one of his endurance feats – the one in a box suspended from a crane, for ages – the natural response of the good people who live there was to take the mickey: eggs ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on June 18th, 2012
Note: This isn’t in any sense a complete list, or a selection of his greatest songs, as we’d need far more than ten choices. You could live your life by almost any Paul McCartney melody, even “Silly Love Songs.