Archive for April, 2012

April 27, 2012

Tug of War 30th Anniversary

Happy 30th Anniversary to Paul McCartney’s solo album Tug of War, originally released on April 26th, 1982! The album was McCartney’s first after the passing of fellow former Beatle John Lennon, and contained the hit singles “Ebony and Ivory,” “Take It Away” and “Tug of War”. It also commemorated the year of McCartney’s 40th birthday.

April 27, 2012

Paul McCartney on ’30 Rock’

Paul McCartney made a surprise appearance on the special live episode of NBC’s 30 Rock that aired on April 26th, 2012. McCartney’s cameo included a hunt for Jack Donaghy’s secret bathroom and a slap on the face for actor Alec Baldwin.

Watch the full episode on!

April 25, 2012

John Ono Lennon

Following his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, John Lennon officially changed his middle name to Ono. His given middle name was previously Winston.

April 24, 2012

Eleanor Rigby

The Beatles began recording Paul McCartney’s “Eleanor Rigby” on April 20th, 1966. None of the Beatles played any instruments on the track, although McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison contributed vocals. The song was eventually released on the album Revolver and as the b-side to the single “Yellow Submarine.”

Watch the video for “Eleanor Rigby” after the jump!

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April 23, 2012

Bert Weedon

Bert Weedon was a famous English guitarist, whose style was very popular throughout the country in the 1950s and 1960s. Wheedon was a big influence on many British guitar players, including Paul McCartney. The guitarist passed away on April 20th, 2012, at the age of 91.

See Paul McCartney’s tribute to Bert Weedon on

April 19, 2012

Levon Helm

Levon Helm, founding member, drummer and singer of the legendary southern rock group The Band, has passed away due to complications from cancer at age 71.

George Harrison was a huge fan of The Band, even spending some time with them at their Big Pink studio in Woodstock, NY during his short departure from The Beatles in 1969.

RIP Levon Helm, 1940-2012.

April 19, 2012

Ram Remastered Tracklistings

The tracklistings for the new special editions of Paul and Linda McCartney’s Ram has officially been announced.

See the tracklistings and the video trailer after the jump!

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April 18, 2012

RIP Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney, wife of Paul and mother to 4 of his children, died on April 17th, 1998. Linda had suffered from breast cancer for several years before passing away peacefully at her family home in Arizona.

RIP Linda Eastman / McCartney, 1941-1998.

April 17, 2012

The Beatles in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, their first year of eligibility. Paul McCartney opted not to attend the ceremony, while George Harrison and Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s sons Sean and Julian Lennon, accepted the award.

April 17, 2012

My Valentine Video

Paul McCartney has directed new videos for his single “My Valentine” from his recent album Kisses on the Bottom. The videos feature actors Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman performing sign language, and a third combines the 2 performances.

Watch the video for “My Valentine” after the jump!

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