February 7, 2012
Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney to play concert to mark Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
SIR Paul McCartney is set to play at the official concert to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.According to reports the former Beatle is being lined up to open and close the show planned to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the mthrone.Other names mentioned as possible performers include Sir Tom Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey and boyband JLS.Macca raised the possibility of getting involved in the Jubilee during an interview last month when he said he “could easily” make an appearance.
The rock legend, who performed at the party in Buckingham Palace for the Golden Jubilee in 2002, said he was a “big fan of the Queen”.http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-entertainment/beatles/2012/02/07/beatles-legend-sir-paul-mccartney-to-play-concert-to-mark-queen-s-diamond-jubilee-100252-30282226/
February 7, 2012
S.W.A.L.K. This Way
Paul McCartney is in love again and he's also released a new album that's a love letter to the golden era of songs he grew up listening to in Liverpool. Alan Corr meets the once and forever Beatle in London and talks about his old band (not Wings), growing up in Liverpool, and the future."I took piano lessons when I was 21 and they wanted to take me back to the basics but by then I'd written Eleanor Rigby and I did not want to go back", says Paul McCartney. He raises his eyebrows in mock surprise and an impish smile plays across his curiously youthful face. This is classic Macca - an acknowledgment that hey, he's just a normal lad from Liverpool but hey, let's face it, he's also a Beatle.http://www.rte.ie/ten/2012/0207/mccartney.html