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Miscellaneous questions about Paul McCartney
19 January 2017
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Why does it seem like your always right when you reply to something I said.

Maybe you should try posting more.

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Because , Ron Nasty is a rouge Google bot who got stuck by lightning and gained sentience.

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@HMBeatlesfan said
Why does it seem like your always right when you reply to something I said.  

Hell, I'd looked at in detail. The premise of what you said was right, that Paul would gain his rights back in 2019, you'd just missed that it needed doing before the run-out date, and the law provides for claims to go in from six months prior to that date onwards.

That is the only reason that Paul's claims to reclaim his share of Lennon/McCartney US publishing rights begins in 2018.

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Because , Ron Nasty is a rouge Google bot who got stuck by lightning and gained sentience.  

I promise you that I am not at all red!

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My mental image of you as a crayon is forever altered.

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I'm probably a little purple, or a little too purple.

You'd have to check with @Ahhh Girl.

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Not too purple. Maybe just a little more purple at times. But not too often.

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Hi. I need some help! I'm trying to find an account of Paul's return from Hamburg, possibly the second trip in 1961, when Jim McCartney was appalled by his appearance – rake thin, looking malnourished etc.

Lewisohn quotes Mike McCartney from his book Thank U Very Much (legs "as thin as Dad's pipe cleaners"), as does Philip Norman in his PM biog, but I'm sure I've read a first-hand quote from Jim before. I've checked in Shout!, Hunter Davies and elsewhere, and I can't for the life of me find it. I'm beginning to think it might not even exist. Anyone have any ideas? Please @mention me if you can help.

I'll keep looking in Hunter Davies. That book jumps around so much it's hard to find anything. And my copy (from 1968) doesn't have an index, frustratingly.

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Not to worry. I found this in Anthology, which is probably what I was thinking of:

PAUL: HAMBURG TOTALLY WRECKED US. I REMEMBER GETTING HOME TO ENGLAND AND MY DAD THOUGHT I WAS HALF-DEAD; I LOOKED LIKE A SKELETON. I HADN'T NOTICED THE CHANGE, I'D BEEN HAVING SUCH A BALL!

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If you keep looking through Hunter Davies, I'm pretty sure you'll find something on it. I remember reading about their return back, but I may be confusing books. 

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How good is Paul at doing impressions?

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Let's just say that he's so good at impersonating John Lennon that until about 3 years ago, I thought that John sang lead vocals on Tell Me What You See , but considering I used to think that George played bass on Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da , that John played rhythm guitar on Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and that Paul played the intro guitar solo on I Want You (She's So Heavy), take this with a grain of salt, or if you're hip and trendy, a spoonful of cinnamon.

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For McCartney Lennon impersonations, look no further than Let Me Roll It .

So Lennon it's hard to believe it's not Lennon.

He also does a pretty good Elvis, and a mean Little Richard.

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I wasn't sure where to put this but Mark Lewisohn has done a podcast discussion mainly about Paul I believe but I haven't listened to it yet.  

 

EDIT: Actually I'm half way through this and I think it's exceptionally good and well worth a listen. I'm not sure who the other two presenters are but they have a lot of great background info and had personal contact with Paul for his record promotion and tour activities in the US. 

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As you all know, The Beatles performed Hey Jude and Revolution  on The David Frost Show on September 4th, 1968, but if you look at the instruments they're using for Revolution , you will notice something weird.

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At first everything seems to be normal, John's using his Casino as expected, George's using his Les Paul which although he did not use this guitar on this song in the studio, it's understandable why he would in this performance, but then we get to Paul. Why is Paul using his Hofner instead of his Rickenbacker and on top of that, why is he using his old Hofner instead of his new one. You could say that this is similar to why Brian May didn't use his Red Special in the music video for We Will Rock You and that he didn't want to expose his Rickenbacker to harsh conditions, but first of all, there are no harsh conditions and second of all, John and George both don't seem to have a problem using their guitars over here. You could also try to say that they are all using the same instruments they used in the studio but this is false because George didn't have Lucy at the time the song was being recorded. You could also try to say that Paul was getting his Rickenbacker sanded down that night, but that is a little far fetched that he would choose this night and it also doesn't explain why he is using his old Hofner instead of his new one.

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Did Paul write + record a song about George Harrison after his death?

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Yes. Friends to Go.

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 I'm afraid I cannot agree with @Starr Shine? that Friends to Go is a song about George, @William Shears Campbell.

According to Paul:

The funny thing about it was I felt as if I was almost George Harrison during the writing of that song. I just got this feeling, this is George. So it was like I was writing - I was like George - writing one of his songs. So I just wrote it, it just wrote itself very easily 'cause it wasn't even me writing it.

I would therefore, say, inspired by but not about.

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I didn't know that was about George. Excellent song. 

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It was, about George possessing Paul.

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@Ron Nasty said
 I'm afraid I cannot agree with @Starr Shine? that Friends to Go is a song about George, @William Shears Campbell.

According to Paul:

The funny thing about it was I felt as if I was almost George Harrison during the writing of that song. I just got this feeling, this is George. So it was like I was writing - I was like George - writing one of his songs. So I just wrote it, it just wrote itself very easily 'cause it wasn't even me writing it.

I would therefore, say, inspired by but not about.  

I saw that Friends To Go was written when Paul felt that George was in the room, but I wondered if there was another one.

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