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Miscellaneous questions about Paul McCartney
18 September 2014
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I've moved the three immediately above posts as i agree with Kite that they should be here, i do like things organised.

You know, its quite a scary moment moving certain posts from a huge thread elsewhere as i always fear i'll either move every single post by mistake or all the ones i shouldn't (preceding or succeeding). There is always that moment where i have to run the meanings of preceding and succeeding thru my head.

 

I've got nothing to post about Questions for Paul.a-hard-days-night-paul-4a-hard-days-night-paul-7ahdn_paul_01a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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How did Paul's mom dress?

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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Like a nurse for work.

I remember having a discussion with @meanmistermustard even before he became a mod about whether to move bits and pieces of conversations from their original place to a new thread. It is a delicate decision/balance. This was a good move.

This is odd

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It pulled the 470 from the Derail thread. At first I was wondering what-all-in-the-heck mmm had pulled together to make this thread 470 pages long. He hadn't consulted me on THAT merge!!! I was relieved to see that this thread is 5 pages long.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8One day folk will come on to find i've demolished the place by somehow merging every sub-forum together.a-hard-days-night-john-7

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Mr. Kite said

They just worded it wrong. He obviously couldn't sing and play trumpet, but from what I've read I believe he thought it'd be hard to sing with the calluses on his lips caused by trumpet playing.

Thank you, Kite. Here's a page from Shout that does a better explanation. Paul had become more comfortable singing in public so he wanted to switch to the guitar. The page also mentions that Paul learned about the calluses.

http://books.google.com/books?.....CDQQ6AEwCA

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In an interview with Tony Webster for Beat Instrumental in September 1964, Paul said:

Of course, I immediately fancied myself as Louis Armstrong, but I only got as far as learning When the Saints Go Marching In before I got fed up with it. It used to hurt my lip and I didn't fancy the thought of walking around like a beat-up boxer.

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Ahhh Girl said

Mr. Kite said

They just worded it wrong. He obviously couldn't sing and play trumpet, but from what I've read I believe he thought it'd be hard to sing with the calluses on his lips caused by trumpet playing.

Thank you, Kite. Here's a page from Shout that does a better explanation. Paul had become more comfortable singing in public so he wanted to switch to the guitar. The page also mentions that Paul learned about the calluses.

http://books.google.com/books?.....CDQQ6AEwCA

That was where I read it... Thanks AG.

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How many units wings have sold worldwide ?

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ahdn_paul_06 I've roughly estimated by myself that wings have sold 20-30 M units worldwide.

 

I was on tumblr again and was looking at beatles pic then this one popped out 

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Its caption was "Yoko crying because Paul pulled her hairs", da the hell man did that really happen or another fan made rubbish.

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Hey Jude ! said
ahdn_paul_06 I've rought estimated by myself that wings have sold 20-30 M units worldwide.

 

I was on tumblr again and was looking at beatles pic then this one popped out 

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Its caption was "Yoko crying because Paul pulled her hairs", da the hell man did that really happen or another fan made rubbish.

ahdn_paul_06Maybe that's her reaction to George's reprimand (when she ate away his biscuits)a-hard-days-night-george-4. Just kidding ahdn_george_06.

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That pic should have been posted in "Caption it!". I would have written:

Yoko: "Is Paul still around?"

John: "Nope, he's torturing George now."

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That's a pic from the Get Back book, which was included in the Let It Be box set.

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Was just listening to the clarinets in 'When I'm Sixty-Four ' isolated and there is a small part at 1:44 (and earlier) that also appears in a Wings track (or later). Can anyone remember what song it is, it's doing my head in trying to place it?

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8It came to mind. Its not exact but very similar (at 1:04 and elsewhere) to my ears.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....In9z2v9KJo

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I still can't get my head out of Beatles so I have listened to a very few solo songs.

My question is "If wings never existed, would pop stars like Mj, Prince and Madonna have a chance in industry. Wings were the only hit rock/pop band while other hit band like led, floyd and queen were hard and prog rock''.

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I don't quite get your question, @Hey Jude !.

However, there were plenty of '70s bands that were neither hard or prog rock. The Eagles, Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Electric Light Orchestra, Chicago, The Cars, Blondie, Journey... and there was no shortage of very successful solo artists, Elton John and David Bowie immediately spring to mind.

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Well, 

@Ron Nasty  I agree with you but whenever someone mention 70s popular pop band/musician(s) Paul always pops up in my mind. There were plenty of other bands but it seems me to that wings were the most commercially successful (i didn't live in 70s so i might be a little wrong).

I thought if Paul didn't stick to pop/rock and experimented like other beatles, there would be no sign of Pop in 80-90 . Also no one can deny that early and mid 80s popular band/musicians(s) were metal and hard rockers

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I'm not sure I understand where you're coming from either.

Paul has played a variety of styles of music including pop, and I would not say that Wings were the most popular band in the 70's. Abba was popular. The Bee Gees were popular.

Pop has pretty much always been around--Paul had nothing to do with inventing it.

There were some popular hair metal bands in the 80's but there were also new wave pop groups like A Flock of Seagulls and Human League, and alternative bands like Depeche Mode, The Cure and The Smiths. I wouldn't say that any of them owed their existence to Wings--they played entirely different sounds.

I would say Wings was a more straightforward rock band than anything else.

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@Hey Jude ! The '70s were a very difficult decade for Paul, with his work often derided and commercially not huge. In retrospect it has gained an appreciation that wasn't there at the time. There were many bands that were regularly outselling him. Paul's best-selling album of the '70s was Band On The Run It comes in as the 84th best-selling album of the decade, beaten by The Beatles' Let It Be  (64th) and George Harrison 's All Things Must Pass  (36th). Nothing Paul did matched up saleswise to the giants of the decade, ignoring heavier groups, things like Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (3rd) and The Eagles Hotel California (6th).

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And while metal and hard rock had its share of success in the early and mid-80s, it is hard to argue that they dominated. You only need look at the most successful UK bands of the era, and those associated with what became known as the "Second British Invasion" of the US (the "First" being led by The Beatles) - Culture Club, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits, Elvis Costello, Wham, Soft Cell, Simply Red, Simple Minds, Eurythmics... none of which could possibly be described as "metal and hard rock".

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