What happened for Paul in 2017

In March, “Flowers In The Dirt“, Paul McCartney’s 1989 opus, was reissued as part of the Archive Collection. It included a large set of demos recorded by Paul and Elvis Costello in 1987 and 1988. Some of those demos had previously been released on various bootlegs, but some were made available for the very first time.

Paul McCartney continued the recording of his new studio album, “Egypt Station”.

Paul McCartney brought his “One On One” tour in Japan, in the US, in Latin American, and in Australia / New Zealand.

The world celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a special reissue of the album remixed by Giles Martin, George’s son.

On non-music related matters, Paul was awarded Companion Of Honour by the Royal Family, for his major contribution to the arts.

From, December 31, 2017:

Pirates of the Carribean 5:

It’s been a pirates life for us here at as Paul hung up his Hofner to embrace the life of a pirate to embrace an exciting role in the new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film. We can’t wait to here what you think of Paul in the movie! Did you spot ‘Uncle Jack’ in the film?

Paul and Bruce Springsteen at Madison Square Garden:
Fans may remember a few years back that Paul and Bruce Springsteen had the plug pulled on them! To the delight of New Yorkers, Paul and “The Boss” took to the stage together once more at Madison Square Garden this summer for a NY take-over! They performed ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ not once… but twice! And if that wasn’t cool enough, Paul joined Springsteen’s guitarist Stevie Van Zandt on stage later in the year at The Roundhouse to welcome him to the UK!

Paul in Latin America:
There are few things as impressive as a Latin America crowd, and gosh did they treat Paul and his band this year when he played dates in Brazil and Mexico! Our sources on the tour tell us that the streets were lined with people welcoming Paul with deafening screams and applause. Paul also ran competitions online for fans to win tickets to the shows by filming and uploading their own videos. You can check out all the fun on Paul’s Instagram page by clicking HERE!

MFM Film:
Meat Free Monday’s aim is to raise awareness and inspire people to make a change in their diets from an easily achievable starting point. The McCartney family launched the campaign’s new documentary short ‘One Day A Week’, narrated by Paul, and with appearances fom Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. The film describes the delicate balance on which our beautiful exists – a balance we are dangerously disrupting through our insatiable desire for animal products.

Australia and New Zealand:
Can you think of a nicer way to finish your year than a couple of weeks down under in Australia and New Zealand? That’s how Paul closed 2017 and his latest leg of the ‘One On One’ tour. Performing in packed out venues, Paul wowed his way across both countries even bringing sunshine to Melbourne (the Victorian state experiencing some of its worst rainfall on record just before his visit!). was lucky enough to be at one of the Melbourne shows and witnessed first-hand just how loud the Aussie fans can be! Paul also took time out on the trip to meet up with Kylie Minogue and meet a real kiwi in New Zealand.

From Twitter – Paul during the recording of #EgyptStation @AbbeyRoad, November 2017

Last updated on April 28, 2021

Albums Paul McCartney contributed to, released in 2017

Concrete And Gold

By Foo Fighters • Official album

Give More Love

By Ringo Starr • Official album

On Our Way Home

By Mortimer • Official album


By Charlotte Gainsbourg • Official album

Films released in 2017

One Day a Week

2017 • For Various Artists

Concerts, TV & radio shows

One On One Tour

Shows: 42 • Countries: 6

London • The Roundhouse • United Kingdom

Nov 04, 2017 • United Kingdom • London • The Roundhouse

Recording sessions in 2017

"Fuh You" strings recording

2017 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Egypt Station

"Back In Brazil" recording

2017 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Egypt Station

"Egypt Station" sessions

Between 2017 and 2019 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Egypt Station

Recording "We're On The Road Again", "Show Me The Way"

Feb 19, 2017 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Give More Love

Recording "Sunday Rain"

March - April 2017 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Concrete And Gold

Mixing "Live And Let Die"

Sep 26, 2017 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

"Egypt Station" sessions at Abbey Road

Late 2017 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Egypt Station

Mixing "1882"

Oct 17, 2017 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Editing Wild Life outtakes

Oct 27, 2017 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life - Archive Collection

Songs written in 2017

Back In Brazil

Officially appears on Egypt Station

2017 interviews

You Gave Me The Answer (2017)

2017 • From

‘You Gave Me The Answer’ – Sgt. Pepper Special

May 25, 2017 • From

Harry Styles interviewed by Paul McCartney

Jun 07, 2017 • From Another Man

‘You Gave Me The Answer’ – Tim Minchin Asks

Jun 30, 2017 • From

Sir Paul McCartney: ‘I can’t believe I was one of The Beatles’

Jul 02, 2017 • From The Daily Telegraph (Australia)

Paul McCartney Takes 5

Dec 06, 2017 • From Triple J /

Interview for Newstalk ZB

Dec 14, 2017 • From Newstalk ZB

Interview for Harauki

Dec 14, 2017 • From Radio Harauki

You Gave Me The Answer - Christmas 2017 Edition

Dec 23, 2017 • From


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