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Interviews


Interview for BBC Radio One

December 1970 • From BBC Radio One


Beatles' future - by Paul

Aug 29, 1970 • From Melody Maker


Interview with Melody Maker

Aug 15, 1970 • From Melody Maker



Who does Paul McCartney think he is?

May 02, 1970 • From Melody Maker


Paul McCartney Returns!

Apr 30, 1970 • From RollingStone


Paul & Linda McCartney send a telegram to Disc & Music Echo

Apr 25, 1970 • From Disc And Music Echo


Interview for the Evening Standard

Tuesday, April 21-22, 1970 • From Evening Standard


"McCartney" press release Q&A

Apr 09, 1970 • From Apple Records

What happened for Paul in 1970

From Wikipedia:

For the still unfinished Get Back album, one last song, Harrison’s “I Me Mine“, was recorded on 3 January 1970. Lennon, in Denmark at the time, did not participate. In March, rejecting the work Johns had done on the project, now retitled Let It Be, Klein gave the session tapes to American producer Phil Spector, who had recently produced Lennon’s solo single “Instant Karma!” In addition to remixing the material, Spector edited, spliced and overdubbed several of the recordings that had been intended as “live”. McCartney was unhappy with the producer’s approach and particularly dissatisfied with the lavish orchestration on “The Long and Winding Road“, which involved a fourteen-voice choir and 36-piece instrumental ensemble. McCartney’s demands that the alterations to the song be reverted were ignored, and he publicly announced his departure from the band on 10 April, a week before the release of his first self-titled solo album.

On 8 May 1970, Let It Be was released. Its accompanying single, “The Long and Winding Road”, was the Beatles’ last; it was released in the US, but not in the UK. The Let It Be documentary film followed later that month, and would win the 1970 Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. Sunday Telegraph critic Penelope Gilliatt called it “a very bad film and a touching one … about the breaking apart of this reassuring, geometrically perfect, once apparently ageless family of siblings”. Several reviewers stated that some of the performances in the film sounded better than their analogous album tracks. Describing Let It Be as the “only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews”, Unterberger calls it “on the whole underrated”; he singles out “some good moments of straight hard rock in ‘I’ve Got a Feeling‘ and ‘Dig a Pony‘”, and praises “Let It Be“, “Get Back”, and “the folky ‘Two of Us‘, with John and Paul harmonising together”.

McCartney filed suit for the dissolution of the Beatles’ contractual partnership on 31 December 1970. Legal disputes continued long after their break-up, and the dissolution was not formalised until 29 December 1974, when Lennon signed the paperwork terminating the partnership while on vacation with his family at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

From Wikipedia:

On 10 April 1970, in the midst of business disagreements with his bandmates, McCartney announced his departure from the group. He filed suit for the band’s formal dissolution on 31 December 1970. More legal disputes followed as McCartney’s attorneys, his in-laws John and Lee Eastman, fought Lennon, Harrison, and Starr’s business manager, Allen Klein, over royalties and creative control. An English court legally dissolved the Beatles on 9 January 1975, though sporadic lawsuits against their record company EMI, Klein, and each other persisted until 1989.

After the Beatles’ break-up in 1970, McCartney continued his musical career with his first solo release, McCartney, a US number-one album. Apart from some vocal contributions from Linda, McCartney is a one-man album, with Paul providing compositions, instrumentation and vocals.

I woke up and didn’t have a job anymore! Oh Jesus! No band. What do I do? I’ve got to work out something for myself now.

Paul McCartney

Last updated on March 28, 2022

Albums released in 1970


Christmas Album

By The Beatles • Official album


From Then To You

By The Beatles • Official album





Films released in 1970


Let It Be

1970 • For The Beatles • Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg


Maybe I'm Amazed (version 1)

1970 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Charlie Jenkins

Sessions


Recording "Little Lamb Dragonfly"

Nov 19, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway


Recording "Smile Away", "Heart Of The Country"

Nov 16, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Little Woman Love"

Nov 13, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (UK)


Recording "Too Many People"

Nov 10, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"

Nov 06, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Monkberry Moon Delight"

Nov 05, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Oh Woman, Oh Why"

Nov 03, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Another Day / Oh Woman Oh Why


Mixing "Sunshine Sometime"

Nov 02, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram - Archive Collection


Recording "Sunshine Sometime"

Oct 29, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram - Archive Collection


Recording "Long Haired Lady"

Oct 27, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "A Love For You", "Hey Diddle"

Oct 26, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram - Archive Collection


Recording "The Back Seat Of My Car", "Rode All Night"

Oct 22, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "When The Wind Is Blowing"

Oct 20, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life - Archive Collection


Recording "I Lie Around"

Oct 19, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Live And Let Die


Recording "3 Legs", "Eat At Home"

Oct 16, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Get On The Right Thing"

Oct 14, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway


Recording "Another Day"

Oct 12, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Another Day / Oh Woman Oh Why


"Ram" sessions (CBS Studios, New York City)

Oct 12 to Nov 20, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram



Mixing "Let It Be" album

Apr 02, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Overdubs for "Let It Be" album

Apr 01, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing "Let It Be" album #5

Mar 30, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing "Let It Be" album #4

Mar 27, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing "Let It Be" album #3

Mar 26, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing "Let It Be" album #2

Mar 25, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Tape copies of the "McCartney" album

Mar 23, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Mixing "Let It Be" album #1

Mar 23, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mastering of the "McCartney" album

Mar 21, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Playback of "Oo You"

Mar 16, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Home recordings

Circa 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney - Archive Collection


Mixing "For You Blue"

Feb 28, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Recording "Man We Was Lonely"

Feb 25, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Mixing "Hot As Sun", "Every Night"

Feb 24, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Recording "Every Night"

Feb 23, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


"McCartney" sessions at Abbey Road Studios

February 21 to March 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Recording "Maybe I'm Amazed", mixing "That Would Be Something", "Valentine Day"

Feb 22, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Mixing "The Lovely Linda", "Momma Miss America", "Singalong Junk"

Feb 21, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Recording "Kreen - Akrore"

Feb 18, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


"McCartney" sessions at Morgan Studios

Feb 12-20, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Mixing "The Inner Light"

Jan 27, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on The Beatles




Recording and mixing "Let It Be"

Jan 04, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)


Recording "I Me Mine" for the "Get Back" album (4th compilation)

Jan 03, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)

Songs written in 1970


4th Of July

Officially appears on 4th of July



Glasses

Officially appears on McCartney


Kreen - Akrore

Officially appears on McCartney


Man We Was Lonely

Officially appears on McCartney


Maybe I'm Amazed

Officially appears on McCartney


3 Legs

Officially appears on Ram


Eat at Home

Officially appears on Ram


Heart Of The Country

Officially appears on Ram


Long Haired Lady

Officially appears on Ram


Monkberry Moon Delight

Officially appears on Ram



Smile Away

Officially appears on Ram



Too Many People

Officially appears on Ram


Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

Officially appears on Ram


Some People Never Know

Officially appears on Wild Life



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