More from year 1966
February 23 or 24, 1966
Mar 24, 1966
May 27, 1966
May 28, 1966
Jun 12, 1966
Dec 01, 1966
Jan 08, 1967
Spread the love! If you like what you are seeing, share it on social networks and let others know about The Paul McCartney Project.
On this day, Paul McCartney saw 15-year-old Stevie Wonder perform at the Scotch Of St James club in London. Pete Townshend was also there and told Q Magazine in 2002 that this was the best concert he had ever attended.
After the performance, Paul and Stevie chatted and were photographed, joined by Charlie Foxx (from the duo Inez and Charlie Foxx).
When on tour I have to write essays about the places I visit. In the essay I’ll be writing when I get back I’ll certainly include my meeting with Paul McCartney. I met him in the Scotch Of St James club. He’s a really swinging guy, the only Beatle I’ve met.Stevie Wonder – NME, February 18, 1966
Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder would end up working together in 1981, for the recording of the “Tug Of War” album in Montserrat.
About The Scotch Of St James club:
The hideaway where the music world met in the swinging sixties.
On 14th July 1965, The Scotch Of St James officially opened for business. Amongst those who attended the launch were three members of the Beatles, all but Charlie from the Rolling Stones, as well as members of The Who, The Kinks, The Animals and The Hollies. In fact just about every known face from the 1960’s music scene could have been spotted that night, making their way through Mason’s Yard, as yet unaware of the Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty they were to become, or the role that The Scotch Of St James would play in their lives.
It was at ‘The Scotch’ that an unkempt musician played for the first time ever under the stage name ‘Jimi Hendrix’. It was also where the head of Atlantic Records discovered the 20 year old, blonde guitarist, Eric Clapton, jamming in the boozy basement after a ‘Wicked Wilson Picket’ performance. It was where American artists, Sony and Cher, shot a short film for their new song ‘I Got You Babe’ and it was the very spot where Paul McCartney first met Stevie Wonder. Perhaps one of the most significant meetings that The Scotch Of St James inspired was the one between Yoko Ono and her husband-to- be, John Lennon when a late night led to an after-party at the Indica Gallery & Bookshop next door. It was also where Chas from The Animals used a Scotch Of St James napkin to draft up a contract between Track Records and Jimi Hendrix; an act which later inspired the decision to premier his entire ‘Are You Experienced’ album live on the Scotch stage. Tom Jones, Elton John and Rod Stewart were all loyal regulars and ‘The Who’ debuted their album ‘Tommy’ at the little late-night hideaway too. That opening night, as the upper echelons of Rock ‘n’ Roll trod the cobbled pavements of Mason’s Yard, nobody could have known that this small after-hours nightclub would become the very epicentre of the swinging sixties.
Last updated on November 9, 2022
"With greatly expanded text, this is the most revealing and frank personal 30-year chronicle of the group ever written. Insider Barry Miles covers the Beatles story from childhood to the break-up of the group."
We owe a lot to Barry Miles for the creation of those pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - a day to day chronology of what happened to the four Beatles during the Beatles years!
If we like to think, in all modesty, that the Paul McCartney Project is the best online ressource for everything Paul McCartney, The Beatles Bible is for sure the definitive online site focused on the Beatles. There are obviously some overlap in terms of content between the two sites, but also some major differences in terms of approach.