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EX-BEATLE PAUL IN HUSH-HUSH VISIT Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney is seen here in an exclusive” Chronicle” picture, rehearsing in secret with members of his new group Wings, behind the locked and bolted doors of the disused ABC Cinema, North End Road. Fulham. At last the “Chronicle” has soh ed the ” pop ” ni) stery which has bewildered residents near the disused picture house. Loud music could be heard coming from the Wilding but the doors to the fo)er were bolted and barred. A note on the door referred callers to the back of the cinema, but the Press were turned awe). • DISCOVERED A “Chronicle” reporter however, discovered Paul in the unlikeliest of all places. lie was sitting with other members of his group lunchiii’ in a Fulham Road snack bar. But es CH though the snack bar had a glass frontage passers-by didn’t seem to notice. The didn’t realise that one of the pop idols of the ” sixties” was eating sausages eggs yards away. Manager of “The Dining Car,” Mr. Jack Bannon said: “People walked past and then looked back quickly. They obtiously could not believe it. None had the courage to come in.”
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With 25 albums of pop music, 5 of classical – a total of around 500 songs – released over the course of more than half a century, Paul McCartney's career, on his own and with Wings, boasts an incredible catalogue that's always striving to free itself from the shadow of The Beatles. The stories behind the songs, demos and studio recordings, unreleased tracks, recording dates, musicians, live performances and tours, covers, events: Music Is Ideas Volume 1 traces McCartney's post-Beatles output from 1970 to 1989 in the form of 346 song sheets, filled with details of the recordings and stories behind the sessions. Accompanied by photos, and drawing on interviews and contemporary reviews, this reference book draws the portrait of a musical craftsman who has elevated popular song to an art-form.
We owe a lot to Chip Madinger and Mark Easter for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details!
Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium is the ultimate look at the careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr beyond the Beatles. Every aspect of their professional careers as solo artists is explored, from recording sessions, record releases and tours, to television, film and music videos, including everything in between. From their early film soundtrack work to the officially released retrospectives, all solo efforts by the four men are exhaustively examined.
As the paperback version is out of print, you can buy a PDF version on the authors' website