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Martha Appreciation Thread
13 October 2019
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50yearslate said
OHMYGOD LOOK AT THIS PICTURE I JUST FOUND:

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Paul with an armful of SHEEPDOG PUPPIES!!! I wonder if/how they are related to Martha...

  

As I recall those were Martha's "grand puppies", they were born around the early 90's or there about.  I think that picture was in Club Sandwich.

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GRANDPUPPIES?

That’s blessed and amazing. 

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GRANDPUPPIES?

That’s blessed and amazing.   

Yes, Martha was a fine lady. a-hard-days-night-george-9 I believe one of them was on the cover of Paul Is Live.

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Indeed! I think their name was Arrow? I could be wrong...

I wonder if Arrow is one of the pups in the picture... (I have no idea when Paul Is Live came out so no idea if the time periods match up at all)

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Paul Is Live was released in late 1993, and presumably the cover photo would have been taken that year. Judging by Paul's hairdo, the puppy photo looks like it could have been taken a few years earlier, in the late '80s. Age-wise, it seems possible that one of those puppies is Arrow.

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The grandpup was called Arrow? I wonder if that was inspired by this song... which has had me wanting to name my future dog Arrow for years now.

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Beatlebug said
Paul Is Live was released in late 1993, and presumably the cover photo would have been taken that year. Judging by Paul's hairdo, the puppy photo looks like it could have been taken a few years earlier, in the late '80s. Age-wise, it seems possible that one of those puppies is Arrow.

It is Arrow, yes. 

As for Martha, I don't know how many recorded examples of her voice exist, but you can hear her bark a few times, and receive a shout-out from Paul in this remarkable (if poorly recorded) impromptu fan-interview from 1967, about one minute in:

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Wow, what a fascinating recording! If that's '67 what TV show is he talking about? I love how generous he is with his time. Also, the stoned-sounding laugh a-hard-days-night-paul-4

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Martha can be heard, and is referenced, on the 1966 BBC Radio programme The Lennon and McCartney Songbook, with Paul and John interviewed at Cavendish Avenue on 6 August (broadcast 29 August, while they were in America and performing their final ticketed concert at Candlestick Park). She can be heard at around 8:10, with Paul mentioning she's 7 weeks old, along with some puns around her being an "Old" English Sheepdog.

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