2021 highlights

New book “Paul McCartney – The Lyrics”



Interview for BBC 4

Oct 23, 2021 • From BBC 4

Paul McCartney Doesn't Really Want To Stop The Show

Oct 11, 2021 • From New Yorker

Interview for River Cafe Table 4 podcast

Oct 06, 2021 • From River Cafe Table 4

Interview for Linda McCartney Foods

Jun 30, 2021 • From Linda McCartney Foods

Paul McCartney Exclusive RAM Special

Jun 18, 2021 • From SiriusXM

My life in meat free food – Paul McCartney

Jun 08, 2021 • From Meat Free Mondays

You Gave Me The Answer - RAM Special!

May 16, 2021 • From paulmccartney.com

Table Manners with Jessie Ware - S11 Ep 18: Paul and Mary McCartney

May 12, 2021 • From Table Manners with Jessie Ware

You Gave Me The Answer - McCartney III Imagined

Apr 19, 2021 • From paulmccartney.com

In conversation with Josh Homme

Apr 16, 2021 • From Instagram

In conversation with Phoebe Bridgers

Apr 16, 2021 • From Instagram

In Isolation With Paul McCartney

Apr 15, 2021 • From Instagram

In conversation with St. Vincent

Apr 15, 2021 • From Instagram

You Gave Me The Answer - Reimagining Songs

Mar 30, 2021 • From paulmccartney.com

Deep Hidden Meaning Radio With Nile Rodgers

Jan 08, 2021 • From Apple Music

“Interview with Paul Dugdale” - Paul or Nothing Bonus Episode #55.

Jan 02, 2021 • From Paul Or Nothing Podcast

You Gave Me The Answer (2021)

2021 • From paulmccartney.com

What happened for Paul in 2021

As “McCartney III” was released end of December 2020, its promotion continued in the first part of 2021, especially with the release of “McCartney III imagined“, a mix of covers and remixes of “McCartney III” by other artists.

2021 marked the 50th anniversary of “Ram” and “Wild Life“. “Ram” was therefore reissued on vinyl, in May.

In July, the six-part documentary series created by Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin, named “McCartney 3,2,1” premiered on Hulu.

2021 was also pretty rich in terms of book publications:

  • Released in November, “Paul McCartney – The Lyrics” was surely the most significant release. In this book, McCartney browses us through 154 songs, from all stages of his career, and describes the circumstances in which they were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now.
  • In September, Paul’s brother, Mike, published a new photography book about Liverpool in the 60s and 70s. Paul McCartney and the Beatles are well represented in this book, with previously unpublished photographs.
  • A new cooking book, co-created with his daughters Mary & Stella, was published in June.
  • The sequel to Paul McCartney’s first picture book, “Hey Grandude!”, published in 2019, was published in September under the title “Grandude’s Green Submarine“.

In terms of Beatles news, The Beatles – Get Back” movie morphed into a 6-hours documentary series and was released on Disney+ streaming platform in November 2021 (it was initially planned to be released in August 2020, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the “Let It Be” album and film). In October 2021, a 50th-anniversary box set of the “Let It Be” album was released, as well as a book “The Beatles – Get Back“.

What else to expect in 2021 :

  • A 50th anniversary vinyl edition of “Wild Life” ?

(photo by Hector Dockrill – from Twitter)

Last updated on September 27, 2021

Albums Paul McCartney contributed to, released in 2021

Macca To Mecca!

By Steven Van Zandt • Official live

Zoom In

By Ringo Starr • EP

Films released in 2021

Deep Deep Feeling (Lyric video)

2021 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Lucy Dyson

Deep Down (Blood Orange Remix / Visualizer)

2021 • For Paul McCartney

Find My Way (feat. Beck)

2021 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Andrew Donoho

Find My Way (Visualizer - by Beck)

2021 • For Paul McCartney

Lavatory Lil (Visualizer)

2021 • For Paul McCartney

McCartney 3,2,1

2021 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Zachary Heinzerling

Pretty Boys (Visualizer)

2021 • For Paul McCartney

Seize The Day (Lyric video)

2021 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Lucy Dyson


2021 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Jack McCoy

Slidin' (EOB Remix / Visualizer)

2021 • For Paul McCartney

Slidin' (Lyric video)

2021 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Lucy Dyson

Slidin' (Official Trailer)

2021 • For Paul McCartney

The Beatles: Get Back

2021 • For The Beatles • Directed by Peter Jackson

The Kiss of Venus (by Dominic Fike)

2021 • For Dominic Fike • Directed by Jack Begert

The Kiss Of Venus (Visualizer)

2021 • For Paul McCartney

Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson

2021 • For Mark Ronson

Concerts, TV & radio shows

Stella McCartney's 50th anniversary birthday party

Sep 18, 2021 • United Kingdom • Cliveden House Hotel, Buckinghamshire



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Richard Wallis 6 months ago

Paul is so lucky to have Alan O’Duffy to work with. Alan has an exceptional music gift which has made life difficult for him. Working with music is his life. Sadly people with this unbelievable gift find ‘normal people’ very difficult to understand. However, Paul understands him which is why they work so well together. The extreme of this gift which is different for different folk, was made into a film “ The Rain Man.” That showed how hard life can be for people like Alan. However, through his life he has worked very hard to learn to live with people. Paul now has a warm ,kind, helpful soul, with extreme talent to work with in Alan Good luck to you both.

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