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Paul McCartney is considering cutting a maxi-single for release prior to the debut album by his new group, which is due out in mid-November. The tracks for the single would be recorded specially for this purpose, and would not subsequently be included on the LP. Paul is understood to be anxious to give record buyers full value for money and, in view of this, his London office is investigating the maximum amount of playing time it is possible to condense on to a single. Paul may even decide to make it 33 rpm single, in order to give buyers the longest possible duration.
Shelley Turner, Paul’s London representative, told the NME that the album is now in the mixing stage and that Paul and Linda are interested in the maxi-single “because of the high cost of records today” – they are likely to write some new numbers for this purpose in the very near future.
Paul has decided against issuing his current American single “Uncle Albert / Admiral Hasley” – in Britain. This is because both titles are from the “Ram” album, and he does not want to “keep selling the past.”
On the subject of Paul’s new band making live appearances, Shelley said: “Linda’s baby is imminent, and once it has arrived and Paul is free from the Beatles contract, he can go ahead. There will quite definitely be no appearances with the Beatles – his whole head is turned towards the new band.”From New Musical Express, September 18, 1971
Last updated on May 6, 2022
The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After The Break-Up 1970-2001
"An updated edition of the best-seller. The story of what happened to the band members, their families and friends after the 1970 break-up is brought right up to date. A fascinating and meticulous piece of Beatles scholarship."
We owe a lot to Keith Badman 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 after the break-up and how their stories intertwined together!
The Beatles - The Dream is Over: Off The Record 2
This edition of the book compiles more outrageous opinions and unrehearsed interviews from the former Beatles and the people who surrounded them. Keith Badman unearths a treasury of Beatles sound bites and points-of-view, taken from the post break up years. Includes insights from Yoko Ono, Linda McCartney, Barbara Bach and many more.
Maccazine - Volume 40, Issue 3 - RAM Part 1 - Timeline
This very special RAM special is the first in a series. This is a Timeline for 1970 – 1971 when McCartney started writing and planning RAM in the summer of 1970 and ending with the release of the first Wings album WILD LIFE in December 1971. [...] One thing I noted when exploring the material inside the deluxe RAM remaster is that the book contains many mistakes. A couple of dates are completely inaccurate and the story is far from complete. For this reason, I started to compile a Timeline for the 1970/1971 period filling the gaps and correcting the mistakes. The result is this Maccazine special. As the Timeline was way too long for one special, we decided to do a double issue (issue 3, 2012 and issue 1, 2013).
Maccazine - Volume 47, Issue 1 - The birth of Wings
"Maccazine is a hard copy magazine (a bound paperback) about Paul McCartney. It is published twice a year. Due to the fact that the Internet has taken over the world and the fact that the latest Paul McCartney news is to be found on hundreds of websites, we have decided to focus on creating an informative paper magazine about Paul McCartney."
"In this issue we take you back to the early days of Paul McCartney’s solo career when he decided to form a new group. With Wings he proved there was life after The Beatles. This Maccazine features a detailed timeline of ‘the birth’ of the band with interesting entries including many new facts and unpublished photos. Follow-up timelines will be published in the upcoming years."
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