Post by Lieutenant commander jove on Apr 2, 2013 12:27:51 GMT -5
Paul McCartney I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.- Paul McCartney
General Info Members: Paul of course, he sings, plays whatever he feels like (usually bass or piano, but also guitar, keyboard, drums, ukulele, etc.). Paul is joined by his backing band. Biography: A founding member of the Beatles, Paul is one half of the successful Lennon/McCartney songwriting team. The 1960s saw the Beatles go from obscurity to world wide success. After the Beatles break up, paul continued touring and recording as Wings in the seventies, and has maintained a successful solo career from the 1980s to today, The following quote from Wikipedia somes up pauls career, "Guinness World Records described McCartney as the "most successful composer and recording artist of all time", with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles, and as the "most successful songwriter" in United Kingdom chart history. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", more than any other song in history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre", is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999, McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2013 he has sold over 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States.". Major Discography: With the bealtes: Revolver, Sgt. Peppers, The White Album, Abbey Road. With Wings: Band on the Run. Solo: Tug of War, Kisses on the Bottom (his most recent)
Sounds Like Genre: Kinda hard to put paul into a genre, Rock would technically be correct, but that is a really wide term. If anything he is his own genre.
Here is a recent performance from 2009, this is how his current life show basically is. The video contains the entire performance, it is called "Good Evening New York City". You can skip around the video or find individual tracks that include video on youtube.
This is a nice, recent video i found of Paul, his son James, and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones together.
Here is a cool Wings song that he basically never plays live, cool video though.
Here of course is Paul playing with the surviving members of Nirvana, recording the song "cut me some slack" that they played at the sandy relief concert and on snl.
Physical Reaction/Live Show Paul will put on a nice long set, roughly around 3 hours long. Expect to hear primarily Beatles music, with a generous serving of Wings tracks, and some solo material (probably a track or two from his new album will be on heard). Even being over the age of 70, Paul can still has more energy and can outperform artists half his age
Interesting Facts Besides rock music, he is also a painter, here's something he painted:
He also produces classical and electronic music, just don't expect him to be a guest at Pretty lights.
Personal Notes Honestly, I'm excited. Of all the musical acts out their that are still touring, Paul is the one i want to see the most. I originally thought i would never get a chance because he usually doesn't come near my area and tickets would be steep, but the announcement that Macca is headlining this year was amazing. I generally cant predict the future, but i know where i will be on June 14, 2013 at 6ish to midnight.