“James Paul McCartney” TV special announced

March 1973

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James Paul McCartney

1973 • For Wings

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In January 1973, ATV had announced that they would release a Paul McCartney TV special later in the project. In March, US broadcaster ABC gave more details, announcing the title – “James Paul McCartney” – and a US release date – April 16, 1973.

Paul McCartney Appears In First Solo TV Special

NEW YORK – Paul McCartney will appear in his first solo TV special set for April 16th on the ABC network. The announcement came from president of ABC entertainment division Martin Sager.

The program slated to air from 8-9 PM EST will also feature Paul’s wife Linda and Paul’s new group, Apple’s Wings. Titled “James Paul McCartney,” the hour special is currently being taped in London and Liverpool. Location shots include a concert and an informal look at McCartney through the eyes of friends and relatives at a Liverpool pub. One portion of the special is a Hollywood extravaganza in the style of Busby Berkeley. Although Wings will be featured, material from Paul’s days with the Beatles will also be included. Among others, “Yesterday” will be performed.

Emmy award-winning producers Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion will collaborate on the program with Hemion directing. ABC and ITC are coordinating the project.

From Cashbox Magazine, March 24, 1973
From Cashbox Magazine, March 24, 1973

Last updated on March 23, 2022

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