What happened for Paul in 2016

On Beatles-related news, 2016 started in March with the sad news that legendary producer George Martin passed away at age 90. In July, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were reunited in Las Vegas to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Beatles LOVE show, by the Cirque du Soleil. In September, they were also together for the world premiere of “Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years”, the Beatles’ documentary about their career as a live band, directed by Ron Howard. The 1977 live album “Live At The Hollywood Bowlwas reissued in September as well, as a companion to the film.

New One On One tour

There was no Archive Collection released this year – even the reissue of “Flowers Of The Dirt” was announced in December, for released in March 2017. To replace, we had a new compilation – “Pure McCartney” – with a mix of remastered tracks from previous Archive Collection releases, some tracks not remastered from recent albums, and some newly remastered tracks for this project.

Recording of Egypt Station started ?

Last updated on March 17, 2021

Singles and EPs released in 2016

Albums released in 2016

Pure McCartney

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Films released in 2016

Ethel & Ernest

2016 • For Various Artists • Directed by Roger Mainwood

Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five

2016 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Can Evgin

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

2016 • For The Beatles • Directed by Ron Howard

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

2016 • For The Beatles

Wonderful Christmastime

2016 • For Various Artists

Concerts, TV & radio shows

One On One Tour

Shows: 35 • Countries: 9

BBC Radio 4 Mastertapes

May 28, 2016 • United Kingdom • London • BBC Maida Vale Studios • Radio show

Summer Festivals 2016

Shows: 2 • Countries: 2

Dine and Disco for Children in Need

Jun 25, 2016 • United Kingdom • Chiddingford • Mulberry Inn

Desert Trip

Oct 08, 2016 • USA • Indio • Empire Polo Club

At Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace

Oct 13, 2016 • USA • Pioneertown • Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace

Desert Trip (2nd night)

Oct 15, 2016 • USA • Indio • Empire Polo Club

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Dec 20, 2016 • USA • New York City • NBC Studios • TV show

Private New Year's Eve party

Dec 31, 2016 • France • Saint-Barthelemy • Saint-Barthelemy

Recording sessions in 2016

Skype "Love Mojis"

Late 2015 or January 2016 ?

Recording "Songbird In A Cage"

Circa 2016 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Rest

"Egypt Station" sessions at Hog Hill Mill

2016-2018 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Egypt Station

"Egypt Station" sessions at Henson Studios

2016-2018 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Egypt Station

Filming for the 'Pure McCartney VR' documentary series

March 2016 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pure McCartney (Deluxe)

"One On One" tour rehearsals

March - April 2016 ?

Recording "In The Blink Of An Eye"

July 2016 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ethel & Ernest (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

2016 interviews

You Gave Me The Answer (2016)

2016 • From

All Songs +1: A Conversation With Paul McCartney

Jun 10, 2016 • From NPR Music

A Pure Conversation With Paul McCartney

Jun 13, 2016 • From NOISEY - Music by Vice

Paul McCartney Looks Back: The Rolling Stone Interview

Aug 10, 2016 • From RollingStone

Sir Paul on Fans, the Beatles and Himself

Aug 10, 2016 • From The New York Times

The Beatles, BritPop and now

Oct 01, 2016 • From Q Magazine

New Q&A: Paul on 2016

Dec 19, 2016 • From

You Gave Me The Answer - Christmas 2016 Edition

Dec 29, 2016 • From


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