Sir Paul McCartney to receive US Library of Congress Songwriting Award | Paul McCartney | Fab forum

Please consider registering
Guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —





— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Sir Paul McCartney to receive US Library of Congress Songwriting Award
18 November 2009
5.55pm
Starrdog
Guest

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/.....type=music

Paul has been awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He is only the third recipient, and the first non-US awardee.

So, what do you think? Should it have been a Lennon/McCartney award? Should they give it to John next year? Should they wait until Yoko is not available to accept, then give one to John?

19 November 2009
2.10pm
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 3883
Member Since:
31 March 2008
Offline

Hey, thanks for that. I'd heard about the award but didn't really register the significance of it. It's hardly been reported here in the UK.

I think the award was for more than just his work with The Beatles, although in honesty it's hard to imagine he'd have had the award without it. I don't know about the rules for awarding it, but I don't suppose they give it posthumously - aren't recipients supposed to donate something and perform at a ceremony? It'd be interesting to see how that could be done for Lennon Surprised

Besides, I think Lennon/McCartney got enough plaudits back in the day. McCartney's done some great things with his legacy, and I think he deserves this one on his own.

I've added a news piece here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/20.....ular-song/

Thanks again for the info.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: Zig, meanmistermustard, trcanberra, Annadog40, Matt Busby, Bongo, HongKongLady
58 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 12324

Ahhh Girl: 7264

mr. Sun king coming together: 6931

parlance: 6637

Annadog40: 6390

Mr. Kite: 5584

Zig: 5458

mithveaen: 4633

Ron Nasty: 3685

fabfouremily: 2968

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 88

Members: 3016

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 34

Topics: 3362

Posts: 157529

Newest Members: daisylowe588, Ryde Ticket, Lend27, ednew, josekelly637

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 7264, meanmistermustard: 12324, Zig: 5458, Joe: 3883

Administrators: Joe: 3883, Ellie: 1

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: None