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16 April 2014
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* A positive account of the new 4K restoration of
A Hard Day's Night at the Examiner. [x-posted at the AHDN 50th thread]

* Also at the Examiner, a blurb about an upcoming book on Paul's bass playing, The Beatles and Their Revolutionary Bass Player, by Dennis Alstrand. [x-posted at the new books thread]

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* Paul's added a show in Salt Lake City.

* And he's rumored to be headlining a show in Lubbock, TX on June 14.

[x-posted to the Out There thread]

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More Paul shows added:

June 14: Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena

June 16: Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

June 21: Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena

June 22: Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

June 25: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

August 7: Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena

 

[x-posted to the Out There thread]

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shows added:

June 14: Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena

June 16: Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

June 21: Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena

June 22: Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

June 25: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

August 7: Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena

 

[x-posted to the Out There thread]

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Cool...if all goes well, @Ahhh Girl and I (and spouses) will be seeing Paul in June, Ringo in July, and then my wife and I will be flying to Vegas in August for The Beatles Love.

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More pics of Paul in LA: 1 2 3

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* Paul is urging people to go vegetarian for Good Friday rather than the traditional fish option. [x-posted to the Paul's activism thead]

* More pics of Paul in LA from yesterday.

* Peter Blake will appear at the Mumbles Marvellous Weekend festival in South Wales.

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I should have been a Beatle, too: Macca's little brother reveals HE was the band's first drummer - until a Scout camp accident wrecked his dream

Snippets from the article...there's a lot more there.

Then Mike lobs in his hand grenade of a confession. ‘I was nearly in The Beatles,’ he says. ‘I was The Beatles drummer, but I broke my arm in the Scouts.’ Hang on, Mike. Rewind. You were a Beatle?

‘It was when John [Lennon] used to come to the house in Forthlin Road with The Quarrymen, before George [Harrison] was even there. I broke my arm at camp and it affected the nerves that control the wrist. They were dead.

‘Dad bought me a banjo and Paul a Spanish guitar after she died. He used to play the piano, which gave him a way of escaping the poverty of his childhood. So, we began playing.

‘If Mum hadn’t died, there wouldn’t have been a musical existence for me or my brother. She’d have wanted us to go into the professions. I guess that was fate or luck. Mum’s death is not what you want, but Paul and I had an affinity with that.

‘We had an affinity with John, who lost his mum, too. Only people who have had death forced upon them like that understand. It’s the things you don’t say.’

Paul met John Lennon in the summer of 1957, when he was playing with The Quarrymen at a fete. Paul joined his band and they began rehearsing in the McCartneys’ front room at 20 Forthlin Road. Mike, then 13, soon moved from the banjo to the drums.

‘I remember doing the drum test with my brother,’ he says. ‘I’d say, “Walk down the street and see how far you get before you don’t hear me. I started to bash the drums and, apparently, he could still hear me a few blocks away. With drumming, you’re either a natural or you’re not.’

By which, I take this modest man to mean, he was. Two summers later, Mike was at Scout camp, near Sheffield, when he broke the humerus in his left arm. Today, it’s noticeably weaker than his right. ‘I was on a cliff on a zip wire, getting logs up to the camp. The wire was released too fast and I went into a tree,’ he says.

‘You could look at this another way. If I hadn’t broken my arm, if I had joined The Beatles, maybe we’d have ended up fighting like Liam and Noel Gallagher in Oasis. So, it’s fortuitous and lucky I didn’t join. I have a nice, close, stable relationship with my brother.’

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More pics of Paul in LA: 1 2 3

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Three more US dates announced for Paul's tour:

July 12: Fargo, ND - Fargodome
July 14: Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 16: Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center

[x-posted at the Out There tour thread]

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Two more dates added to the list:

July 9: Chicago, IL – United Center
August 2: Minneapolis, MN – Target Field

[x-posted to the Out There thread]

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* Paul and Beyonce were spotted working out together at the hotel gym in LA.

* Paul is selling his boat, Barnaby Rudge. Commenters have said this is the boat seen in parts of Anthology.

 

* A couple of articles on Pandora's legal battles with record companies, including Capitol, for failing to pay for using music recorded before 1972: 1 2

 

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* Paul and Beyonce were spotted
working out together at the hotel gym in LA.

* Paul is selling his boat, Barnaby Rudge. Commenters have said this is the boat seen in parts of Anthology.

 

* A couple of articles on Pandora's legal battles with record companies, including Capitol, for failing to pay for using music recorded before 1972: 1 2

 

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''Beyonce and Paul McCartney are secret gym buddies'' Love that! I can totally see it.

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