When He *Was* 64: Happy 70th Birthday Paul McCartney
June 18, 2012
A great big BRI Happy Birthday to The Walrus!
Now let’s get the argument started.
I asked Uncle John to give it to us straight: What’s the best Paul McCartney song ever? His answer:
Oh, so many. Solo album: Ram. From that, probably “Ram On.” Other favorites: “Oh,Woman, Oh Why,” “Mull of Kintyre,” “Wonderful Christmastime.”
Beatle faves: “Fool on the Hill,” “Get Back,” “Hello Goodbye,” “I Will” – and all his other songs.
When I asked, What about these songs: “Let it Be,” “Blackbird,” “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Helter Skelter.”
Uncle John’s pick: “Helter Skelter.”
“Hey Jude” gets a special award because is was daring to make a 7-minute single and it was the first Beatles single on Apple records. I have the sleeve from the “Hey Jude” single. It’s all black with one line of text: “The Beatles on Apple”. I showed it to my 17-year-old niece. Her comment: What do the Beatles have to do with Apple computers?
Happy Birthday, Paul.
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