Hello Piccadilly

Written by Paul McCartneyUnreleased song

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions

Recording "McGear" album

January - February 1974

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Song facts

Hello Piccadilly” is a short radio jingle recorded by Paul and Linda McCartney, during the sessions for the “McGear” album (in January / February 1974).

It was aired on April 2, 1974, on day one of the Manchester-based Piccadilly Radio. From Wikipedia:

The station began broadcasting at 5am on Tuesday 2 April 1974 as Piccadilly Radio on 261 m (1151 kHz then) AM/MW and on 97.0 MHz FM (from the same transmitter in Saddleworth that is now used by Hits Radio Manchester). The station was named after Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, and Piccadilly Plaza was home to the station’s first studios until 1996, when it relocated to the Castlefield area of Manchester.

Piccadilly’s founding managing director was Philip Birch, who previously ran the highly influential pirate station Radio London until it closed down ahead of the Marine Offences Act in August 1967. The first presenter on air was Roger Day – himself an ex-pirate radio presenter – and the first song played on air was Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys. […]

In September 2021, The Strawberry Archive restored it from the original tapes and published a complete version online.

Tape box containing “Hello Piccadilly” – Courtesy of Peter Wadsworth, from the Strawberry Archive

Last updated on September 2, 2021


Where Footprints Never Go - Unofficial Rarities - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

0:17 • Studio versionA

Session Recording:
January - February 1974
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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