• May 29, 2023

Greetings Sir Paul, the McCartney legend turns 80

If your name is Paul McCartney, how do you celebrate an important milestone like 80 years? Simple, playing on tour, just like his old rival friends Rolling Stones (Jagger And Richards will celebrate them next year). Faithful to the promises, Saturday 18 June the legendary Beatles blows out its eight dozen candles while busy in the United States with Got backthe new concert series that has an almost inevitable title.

Got back, on the one hand it indicates the return to live after the pandemic, during which the baronet has recorded IIIhis latest solo album, on the other he plays with Get backthe title of the formidable, and in some respects shocking for beauty and depth of discoveries, documentary signed by Peter Jackson on the making of Let it be.

Nobody, neither the fans nor “Macca”, can today reflect on the Beatles without thinking about those images: and in fact in his concerts Paul has some clips projected, up to launch into a virtual duet with John Lennon on I got a feelinga sign that time soothes wounds and pains.

Preview “Paul McCartney The lyrics: 1965 to the Present”: in the trailer of the book the intimate Beatles

And to think that the Beatles disbanded in 1970, when McCartney was 28 and had already done what probably no one else in the history of pop music could: change the world. Between that date that still hurts fans and today more than half a century (52 years, to be precise) has passed, the time of a lifetime, during which Sir Paul built a career that would have earned him a place in history anyway. . But the Beatles are and will remain a separate story, an unrepeatable magic.

McCartney 3, 2, 1, the series between memories and tales of the former Beatles with Rick Rubin

To play the songs written with Lennon live, McCartney waited for the disbandment Wings and the unforgettable world tour, between 1989 and 1990, which gave fans the wonder of those melodies played with a super band made in UK. Thirty years later he is still touring with the energy to play 36 songs and fly the Ukrainian flag.

Also from the point of view of commitment he has never pulled back: he is a vegetarian, in the front row with the movement for the cancellation of the debt of Third World countries and to make the teaching of music in schools compulsory. He also fights against landmines and seal hunting.

McCartney 3,2,1: Sir Paul between memories and tales from the Beatles onwards

Particularly not negligible is also one of the richest musicians in the world: second Forbes in 2018, it had assets of $ 1.2 billion. Also, the magazine Rolling Stone ranked him 11th in the list of the 100 best singers and third in that of the best bass players.

Paul McCartney, a life in 154 songs

Beyond an enviable health, his strength was not to remain a prisoner of the Beatles: after the first years in which he tried in some way to detach himself from it, he simply became aware of being a unique character and went on facing different projects, including compositions of cultured music or for films, animating the most diverse collaborations, always remaining vital and well inserted in the present thanks to music and his immense personal prestige.

For the rest it will be just the umpteenth opportunity to look at his story as a boy from Liverpool, (before the Beatles a city that did not exist for show business), which grew up after the war and with three friends, thanks to music he changed forever the the very meaning of writing songs. A boy who goes through the 1900s and enjoys the 21st century with a well-deserved reputation as a legend. It is difficult to ask destiny for more.

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