Paul McCartney

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1999

Inducted by: Neil Young

Nominated in: 1999

First Eligible: 1993 Ceremony

Snubbed Members: Joe English, Steve Holley, Laurence Juber, Denny Laine, Linda McCartney, Jimmy McCulloch, Denny Seiwell


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2001 (ranked #102) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Band on the Run (1973)
New (2013)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Maybe I'm Amazed (1970)
Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey (1971)
Band On The Run (1973)
Live And Let Die (1973)
Jet (1973)
Silly Love Songs (1976)
Wonderful Christmastime (1979)

Paul McCartney @ Wikipedia

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No Paul McCartney comments? I thought surely somebody would have something entertaining to say about Wings.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 19:05pm


I'm with Metalsmith



I think the Guns N'Roses Live and Let Die is better then the Paul Mcartney and Wings

Posted by Mike on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 16:44pm


I don't think Paul McCartney deserved a solo induction. John Lennon and George Harrison, yes. Paul McCartney? No.

Posted by Mr. Octagon on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 17:39pm


When you get a solo induction, the stuff you did in your previous band isn't supposed to count. There is no way that the RRHOF didn't consider McCArtney in the Beatles when they inducted him. His solo stuff alone would never have gotten him in. Might as well induct Axl Rose!!

Posted by Marty Grass on Monday, 11.17.08 @ 09:25am


McCartney did fine work after the Beatles. "Band on the Run" just by way of example, is a remarkable album.

Posted by Trebor on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 12:24pm


McCartney may have done "fine work" after the Beatles, but was it really fine enough to warrant induction, especially when so many more deserving acts aren't in?

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 16:04pm


I agree, Paul McCartney didn't deserve a solo induction

Posted by Milestones on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 16:19pm


The Beatles suck!! Especially Paul McFartney & Chicken Wings

Posted by Rory on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 16:22pm


Rory, your comment doesn't make sense. Paul McCartney & Wings were a separate band from The Beatles

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 16:23pm


Then they both suck! The BeatLess and The Wankers

Posted by Rory on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 16:24pm


So I'm assuming by "Wankers" you mean Wings? Unless of course you're talking about your own band

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 16:25pm


No, my band is called The Streakers

Posted by Rory on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 16:26pm


Sounds appropriate

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 16:26pm


Rory, you have a good point i n their somewhere but your argument just back fired on you when you referred to PM & The Ws as "McFartney & Chicken Wings". The last guy who went around insulting band names was called Bluntman. I think eventually all his comments got deleted. As for The Streakers...

Posted by Milestones on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 16:29pm


ok, everyone who is saying that paul mccartney shouldn't have recieved a solo, i just can't believe you saying that. first of all, i saw someone say that lennon and harrison, deserved, but mccartney did not. how could you say that? mccartney wrote most of the beatles' greatest songs. he was involved more than john lennon at least. and his music after the beatles sold millions, they were magnificent. don't forget, "yesterday" is the most played and covered songs of all history. all of you who are saying these things probably don't know anything about the beatles or paul mccartney. don't insult unless you have you can back it up.

Posted by matt on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 17:23pm


"mccartney wrote most of the beatles' greatest songs. he was involved more than john lennon at least. and his music after the beatles sold millions, they were magnificent. don't forget, "yesterday" is the most played and covered songs of all history." - matt

Interesting. First of all, SOLO inductions have nothing to do with what you did prior ("wrote most of the Beatles' greatest songs"). Secondly, "greatest songs" is entirely subjective. Thirdly, "selling millions" or having "the most played and covered song of all time" doesn't help seeing as that's not what the criteria for induction is all about. Fourthly, "magnificent" is entirely subjective and finally, do you have any proof of "Yesterday" being the most played song of all time (Last time I checked it was "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling") and as for the most covered song of all time, that would have to be "Happ Birthday to You" or the National Anthem

Posted by Keebord on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 20:11pm


I like Ringo's stuff better than Pauls..
I realy think Lennon ,Harrison and Ringo were better in that order..

But carry on {smile}

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 20:16pm


1st of all, I'm resistant to giving multiple inductions to artists. But OMG! ... people are you serious? Take Sir Paul out of The Beatles, and they NEVER would have become the phenom they were. McCartney was every bit as much a key as Lennon. And McCartney's post-Beatles work has got to be more than Lennon's. Please dont make me do the reseach on this!
BTW: George & Ringo were great, but neither was a "key" player, and post-Beatles, McCartney would make a dwarf of either of them.

Posted by Telarock on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 09:34am


Bottom line, since Lennon was inducted solo, McCartney should be also.

Posted by Telarock on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 09:37am


BTW: George & Ringo were great, but neither was a "key" player, and post-Beatles, McCartney would make a dwarf of either of them.

Posted by Telarock on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 09:34am
BTW
I still think Lennon,Harrison and Ringo's music was and is better than Paul's I find most of Paul stuff self serving pop .. Very well done to being over cooked ,even burned. It is to bad when he was a Fab Beatle he had fantastic stuff..
ALL YOU NEED IS EARS

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 10:36am


mrxyz, w/due respect, ya need more'n just "ears" to appreciate music ... but I digress. Are you saying McCartney's music is sappy, or superficial? cause thats the common criticism of him. But, I disagree. His "silly love songs" are masterpieces, but also it has to do with the way he performs them. (my opinion) if you want to see McCartney's true genius, just ask, and I'll pony you a video that will blow away the fog of doubt in yor mind.
All you need is a heart and mind and ears!

Posted by Telarock on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 12:33pm


"Bottom line, since Lennon was inducted solo, McCartney should be also"-Telarock

Agreed.

Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 12:53pm


What the hell are you guys talkin' about !!! ???Paul was inducted in the RRHOF in '99.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 13:42pm


Now it's Ringo's turn !!! lol...

Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 13:44pm


Telarock, I'd be interested in seeing that video.

Posted by Ray on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 13:54pm


I think the main problem with Paul McCartney's induction is that the members of Wings weren't included (Linda and that guy with the big nose)

Posted by OKTOBERFEST on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 16:52pm


Oktoberfest...that was probably your first normal comment (and with no capitalization either) congrats

Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 16:53pm


mrxyz calls Paul's post-Beatles work self-serving pop... obviously he's never heard "Hi Hi Hi", "Helen Wheels", "Girls' School", "Junior's Farm", "Jet", "Band On the Run", "Venus And Mars Rockshow", "Getting Closer", etc.

Ringo is rock, but Paul is rock too.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 17:54pm


OKTOBERFEST

"The guy with the big nose" you're talking about is Denny Laine, the guitarist for Wings. Before Wings, Denny sang lead vocals on the Moody Blues debut single from 1965, "Go Now"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 22:25pm


mrxyz calls Paul's post-Beatles work self-serving pop... obviously he's never heard "Hi Hi Hi", "Helen Wheels", "Girls' School", "Junior's Farm", "Jet", "Band On the Run", "Venus And Mars Rockshow", "Getting Closer", etc.

Ringo is rock, but Paul is rock too.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 17:54pm

Huh..?? LOL gosh yes !I think I have heard those tunes,,,Very Rock if your into POp.. Like no edge and it just took me nowwhere ,,I feel very safe gee "band on the run" and "Jet" how about "Ebony an Ivory" oh an Hell on Wheels {Very scary}WOW where is my bubble gum...? I did like "live and let die" great movie music track the best Bond tune ever!!! "Stired but not shaken" kinda like Paul .. I did noticed none of the other Fabs played on his stuff....I would say he is the best POP guy out there,, That does take talent !!! lots of it...!!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 23:57pm


McCartney's true genius, just ask, and I'll pony you a video that will blow away the fog of doubt in yor mind.
All you need is a heart and mind and ears!

Posted by Telarock on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 12:33pm


I am sure if you ask Paul if he is a genius he would agree same with Lennon and George LOL. Also I am not saying he {Paul}is not talented. I am saying he went "POP" nothing wrong with it .... I know he got it in him Gee blow my mind show ME LOL but why should he care he does what he likes.....!

Ringo ...."The luckest drummer in the world " I still think Ringo should be in .. If not for just putting up with the other 3..LOL!!! Also I like his stuff in Beatles and after .... The guy is one smooth Rocker ! Heck He was FAB

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 00:25am


"Go Now"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 22:25pm

Do you want me to go as in leave this site, or is that a reference to the song or is it both?

Posted by OKTOBERFEST on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 07:17am


"What the hell are you guys talkin' about !!! ???Paul was inducted in the RRHOF in '99." - Joe-Skee
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Ooops! Yor right. No wonder no voting buttons!
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".. Like no edge and it just took me nowwhere ,,I feel very safe gee "band on the run" and "Jet" how about "Ebony an Ivory" oh an Hell on Wheels {Very scary}WOW where is my bubble gum...?"
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You want bubble gum, mrxyz? Go get it from Pat Boone, whom you like to tout. Wow, now there be a rocker, huh brother?
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"I'd be interested in seeing that video." - Ray
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Comin at ya brotha, gimme a few minutes.

Posted by Telarock on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 08:15am


McCartney demos how to do "Ever Present Past":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8FzxXd12Jw

This was not the video I had in mind, but it'll do. There is a PBS show where McCartney uses the audiences input to improvise a totally new song with all instruments. It really shows his true genius.

Posted by Telarock on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 09:23am


Spies Like Us ...

Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 11:45am


Paul Petered out by the end of 1980. All that kept him on the radar after that was the duets with various African American singers.

Posted by classicrocker on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 23:06pm


One of which (IMO) was one of the worst songs of all time called "Ebony and Ivory" right up there with "We Are the World"

Posted by Milestones on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 07:25am


Yes, its true Milestones. The two songs you name are commonly referred to as among the "worst" hit songs ever. Nonetheless, they could also be called "important" songs (if you will)?

Posted by Telarock on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 08:39am


Paul had a few good songs throughout the 80s, too. "Ballroom Dancing" is one of my faves. "Take It Away", "Tug Of War", "The Pound Is Sinking", "Spies Like Us", "This One", and into the 90s with "Off The Ground" and "The World Tonight". He didn't rock as hard after the 70's, but he was still making pretty good music.

mrxyz... those songs I had mentioned as examples for you are much more rock than pretty much anything Ringo did. And I believe Ringo should be inducted. Ringo played with a "good time rock'n'roll" style reminiscent of the Lovin' Spoonful. Paul's style is a bit more reminiscent of the DC5. May have been "safe", but it was also very explosive rock'n'roll, packed with energy.

P.S., Bond's vodka martinis were "shaken, not stirred."

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 16:29pm


all of you are crazy! what the hell is your problem? keebord, yes he did write most of the beatles' best songs. john lennon didnt do shit towards the end. all he did was work on his crappy screaming albums with yoko ono. and ringo starr is better than paul mccartney??? no you didnt! i know you didnt just say that! I am better than ringo on the drums. ringo was a crappy mediocre drummer that couldnt right songs if his life depended on it. they even said they laughed at him whenever he tried to right something. gosh. are you serious? you guys are morons. ringo star is just all personality. hes a cool guy, but you cant compare him to paul mccartney. and yes, mccartney had WAY better solo albums than john lennon.

Posted by matt on Wednesday, 10.28.09 @ 18:42pm


"keebord, yes he did write most of the beatles' best songs. john lennon didnt do shit towards the end. all he did was work on his crappy screaming albums with yoko ono. " - matt

You missed my point entirely. I wasn't talking about Paul McCartney's contribution to The Beatles, I was talking about how his work with the Beatles shouldn't come into play when considering Paul McCartney as a SOLO artist!
People!!

Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 10.29.09 @ 10:56am


all of you are crazy! what the hell is your problem? keebord, yes he did write most of the beatles' best songs. john lennon didnt do shit towards the end. all he did was work on his crappy screaming albums with yoko ono. and ringo starr is better than paul mccartney??? no you didnt! i know you didnt just say that! I am better than ringo on the drums. ringo was a crappy mediocre drummer that couldnt right songs if his life depended on it. they even said they laughed at him whenever he tried to right something. gosh. are you serious? you guys are morons. ringo star is just all personality. hes a cool guy, but you cant compare him to paul mccartney. and yes, mccartney had WAY better solo albums than john lennon.

Posted by matt on Wednesday, 10.28.09 @ 18:42pm


Crazy all of us..? LOL Many crazys think they are ok and the world is crazy...LOL
Any who .. I like all of them{Beatles} but I would say Pauls albums were not as enjoyable to listen to as the other 3...That is why I think good old Ringo should be in.. Also I like his{Ringo} drumming he has a great pocket..Love his stuff on Lennon's LP's, His LP'S and the Beatles.. real feel..

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 10.29.09 @ 11:46am


and yes, mccartney had WAY better solo albums than john lennon.

Posted by matt on Wednesday, 10.28.09 @ 18:42pm

An opinion. And IMO Lennon's "Imagine" LP was better than any of sir Paul's solo records.
And Lennon's first solo Lp "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" was a seminal recording at the time of its release and remains an important recording to this day. As for Ringo being "better" than Paul...I don't think so.

Posted by mrabc on Friday, 10.30.09 @ 11:17am


An opinion. And IMO Lennon's "Imagine" LP was better than any of sir Paul's solo records.
And Lennon's first solo Lp "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" was a seminal recording at the time of its release and remains an important recording to this day. As for Ringo being "better" than Paul...I don't think so.

Posted by mrabc on Friday, 10.30.09 @ 11:17am

Paul went POPish and it is the Best. Ringo is rock and roll.. I like Rock and Roll better than Pop and Roll ..
just my opinion on likes and dis likes...

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 10.30.09 @ 11:24am


If you like uninspiring, drab, radio-friendly, safe schlock, then he's the guy for you. McCartney never met a career risk he couldn't avoid. Milquetoast, middle-of-the-road dreck.

Posted by Ralph on Friday, 10.30.09 @ 11:45am


Axel Rose --inducted as a solo act --BARF--Live and Let Die by Paul McCartney is the best --Guns and Roses made a TERRIBLE version ---McCartney wrote the some of the greatest songs in rock history --no one will ever touch his talent, not even a fly by night performer as Axel Rose --can Axel be around for five decades--DOUBTFUL!!!!

Posted by jim on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 21:56pm


Well I have to say that if I were to compile a list of my personal "Worst Songs of All Time," "Freedom," "Band on the Run," and "Ebony and Ivory" would all make that list.

Posted by Bassmaster on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 09:42am


In fact, here we go. Bassmaster's "Worst Songs of All Time"

1. "We Are the World" - USA For Africa
2. "Seasons in the Sun" - Terry Jacks
3. "My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion
4. "American Life" - Madonna
5. "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" - Toby Keith
6. "Ebony and Ivory" - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
7. "Crank Dat" - Soulja Boy
8. "Axel F" - Crazy Frog
9. "Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani
10. "My Humps" - The Black Eyed Peas
11. "One Week" - Barenaked Ladies
12. "I Kissed a Girl" - Katy Perry
13. "Hand In My Pocket" - Alanis Morissette
14. "I'll Be There For You" - The Rembrandts
15. "Honey" - Bobby Goldsboro
16. "Barracuda" - Heart
17. "My Dick" - Mickey Avalon
18. "Unfaithful" - Rihanna
19. "We Are Family" - Sister Sledge
20. "Push th' Little Daises" - Ween
21. "1999" - Prince
22. "Before He Cheats" - Carrie Underwood
23. "Don't Tell Me" - Avril Lavigne
24. "Bennie and the Jets" - Elton John
25. "Hurt" - Christina Aguilera
26. "Invisible" - Clay Aiken
27. "I Wanna Sex You Up" - Color Me Badd
28. "Hangin' Tough" - New Kids On The Block
29. "Insane in the Brain" - Cypress Hill
30. "Muskrat Love" - Captain & Tennille

I would finish the list, but I don't want to vomit.

Posted by Bassmaster on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 10:04am


Not a Bobby Goldsboro fan, huh Bassmaster? I take it you don't want to watch Scotty grow? LOL (or should I say, VOMIT). Nice list.

Posted by Milestones on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 10:07am


Bassmaster, although I agree with you about most of the songs on your list, I do like:

6. "Ebony and Ivory" - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

11. "One Week" - Barenaked Ladies

24. "Bennie and the Jets" - Elton John

29. "Insane in the Brain" - Cypress Hill

I guess there's no accounting for taste.


Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 13:02pm


You "like" as in you like that I have those on my list, or you like as in you like those songs? (I have a feeling you mean the latter, but please do clarify, thanks)

Posted by Bassmaster on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 13:21pm


Heh, I like about a third of those songs, though some just guilty pleasures. Still, some very important omissions from your list. This is just my Top 5:

1. "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John
2. "Sunglasses At Night" by Corey Hart
3. "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward
4. "I Love Onions" by Susan Christie
5. "Scar Tissue" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Other honorable mentions:

"Tik Tok" by Ke$ha... proof that is, in fact, to rap off-key.
"In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins... so boring.
"My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson... Smokey Robinson's turning over in his grave and he's not even dead yet.
"Christmas Shoes" by Newsong... I love Christmas music and I hate this song.
"Hotel California" by the Eagles... I love most songs by the Eagles, some I like, some I don't mind... this one I hate.
"Reach Out In The Darkness" by Friend And Lover... kids, this is why LSD is bad.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 19:11pm


Ah crap... for Ke$ha, that's supposed to be proof that it is, in fact, possible to rap off-key. Forgot a word.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 19:15pm


Bassmaster, it's 'like' as in I like listening to them (at times). Of the 4, I like 'One Week' & 'Bennie & the Jets' more than the other two.

No problem with you thinking they stink.

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 12.30.09 @ 06:07am


Thanks Paul. And Philip, I agree with all the songs you mentioned, apart from "Hotel California"...but you probably get that a lot.

I might be off the internet for a few days, so Happy New Year everybody!!

Posted by Bassmaster on Wednesday, 12.30.09 @ 07:37am


Bassmaster, I hope you & all the other regular posters to this site (and the site crew themselves) have a wonderful New Year!

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 12.30.09 @ 10:40am


Happy New Year to you too, Bassmaster. And Paul in KY, too. I'll be ringing in the New Year here at work, so I'll be here to wish the others a Happy New Year as well.

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 12.30.09 @ 18:32pm


Paul McCartney is an idiot for getting involved with Heather Mills and losing his fortune to her! Did he really need to have sex again that bad? Did he need a male heir? He didn't get one. He got a second daughter. The smart thing to do would have been to just enjoy the rest of his life as a single man. Chill out! Breathe! He had already been married once to the love of his life, Linda, and had a daughter with her.

Posted by oozie on Thursday, 08.26.10 @ 06:16am


THE 2010 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

Merle Haggard
Jerry Herman
Bill T. Jones
Paul McCartney
Oprah Winfrey

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.8.10 @ 16:59pm


Right, i'm trying to find out which is the best album by paul mmcartney. What would you's say?

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 01.8.11 @ 15:37pm


I would say it's a toss-up between Venus And Mars and Band On The Run. I like most of the tracks on Tug Of War, too, but wouldn't call it the best.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 01.8.11 @ 17:52pm


jajajaja Sir Paul is gonna make history , when Wings enter to this , he is gonna be the one with three !!!!!!!!!

Posted by balo on Wednesday, 03.2.11 @ 07:36am



Iaul dont think wings was the right back up for
Paul. He needed a band with more creativity.

Posted by David on Wednesday, 09.19.12 @ 03:41am


Uh Dave, I think Paul was the creativity in Wings. When you have Paul McCartney, you don't need more creativity (IMO).

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 09.19.12 @ 09:20am


The Macca still has it! Saw Mr. McCartney at Bonnaroo. Best headlining set. Played for 2.5 hours. Played 25 or so Beatles tunes, 3 or 4 Wings songs (but no Helen Wheels or Jet). Was kicking ass on bass, lead guitar & piano.

Played 8 Days a Week live for 1st time ever (Beatles played it once for a TV show). Killer fireworks show at end.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 06.20.13 @ 08:43am


The Macca still has it! Saw Mr. McCartney at Bonnaroo. Best headlining set. Played for 2.5 hours. Played 25 or so Beatles tunes, 3 or 4 Wings songs (but no Helen Wheels or Jet). Was kicking ass on bass, lead guitar & piano.

Played 8 Days a Week live for 1st time ever (Beatles played it once for a TV show). Killer fireworks show at end.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 06.20.13 @ 08:43am
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I wish I was there for all of what you described. Bonnaroo sounds like it was great this time out.

You said you'd been to three of them in another post. Which of the three did you like best? (This is if you can find a way to choose, of course...).

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 06.21.13 @ 05:40am


Cheese, I've been to the last 3. Best camping experience was this year, as I went VIP & was up close, free showers, some special seating, etc. Mostly it was the closeness, as the other 2 years I was on the backside of forever & had to hike a couple of miles thru dust to get to music. Headliners-wise, this year was best. For non-headliner music, I liked 2011 best.

You should go one year (assuming here that you have not been). Very economical way to see a crapload of killer music.

Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 06.21.13 @ 07:53am


I was there too! I knew his performance was going to definitely blow everyone away since I saw his show back in St. Louis in November. This was noted by Rolling Stone as 'the best Bonnaroo performance of all-time'. While this was my first Bonnaroo, I can't really judge, but I know there have been countless renowned headliners who were probably good.

By the way, Paul in KY, I envy you bigtime. While I made some great camping neighbors and I got to mingle with the 'masses' out in the main area, I would have done VIP too. I just don't understand why they weren't sold individually. It was great to experience it though. Also, since I was very bummed about Mumford (I do respect their reasons) and even worse, I hate soccer-mom pop like Jack Johnson I really benefitted from it by reserving my seat for Weird Al in the front row. And I'm glad that I did. I could go on about my favorite moments there. It was such a happy place to be. I'm sure while you were in VIP you got to see and meet some celebrities. I just now heard Uncle Jesse (or John Stamos) was there too.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Friday, 06.21.13 @ 20:20pm


Hey Jason, glad your Roo experience was fine. VIP tics are only sold in batches of 2. I wish they were sold individually also. Only 'celeb' I saw was the guitarist for 'Of Monsters and Men' who was in the VIP area watching 'Portugal. The Man',

Glad you got to see Weird Al. There was a woman camping nearby who had seen him 50 times in last year. I think she stalks him!

If you are down South, you need to attend The Hangout next year. Hope you got to see 'Delta Rae'. Wonderful band. Lead singer is like a white, younger Sharon Jones.

You might put up a few personal recaps of artists you saw there.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 06.24.13 @ 07:39am


I'm a huge Weird Al fan, apparently so is Paul McCartney (lol) despite of him not letting Al parody 'Live and Let Die' into 'Chicken Pot Pie'.

I actually live in Illinois (Glen Carbon) which is 20 minutes from St. Louis. I talked to some people at Bonnaroo from Alabama and they mentioned The Hangout which I had never heard of before until then. It sounded cool. On Labor Day weekend, St. Louis is having a miniature festival of its own called 'Lou Fest' which features several indie bands, some of them which were at Bonnaroo this year. Maybe in the future though

Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 06.24.13 @ 21:01pm


Jason, I looked at Lou Fest & it looks really cool. I might go, but I'm very busy at work this year & might not be able to take off the couple of days I would have to.

Hope you go to it, some killer bands playing.

In July, I am going to Bunbury in Cincinatti. Nice 3 day festival.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 06.25.13 @ 10:48am


Bluebird-Buffalo Springfield 1967
Bluebird-Paul McCartney & Wings 1973

Don't Let It Bring You Down-Neil Young 1970
Don't Let It Bring You Down-Wings 1978

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 20:32pm


Send a tweet to Paul McCartney. Tell him to tell the Rock Hall to induct Wings, the way he told them to induct Ringo Starr.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 09.27.15 @ 18:36pm


McCartney's work since the Beatles has been prolific and often amazing. 9 number one's on Billboard's charts.

Those 9 songs are nowhere near his best work for the most part and don't include things like "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Jet," "1985," "Beware My Love," "Live and Let Die," and "Junior's Farm."

Some of his best work sits on the B-sides of singles "Girls' School" and "Daytime Nighttime Suffering." He was far more experimental and adventerous than Lennon or Harrison. Too many people judge him off of 2 or 3 singles that old ladies love. He's continued to put out great records into his 70's.

Posted by Matt on Tuesday, 05.31.16 @ 13:36pm


Saw Sir Paul for the 3rd time last night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. His shows are never a letdown. For every music fan, it should be on everyone's 'once-in-a-lifetime' list!

Posted by Jason Voigt on Sunday, 08.14.16 @ 23:59pm


If McCartney wanted Wings in, it would happen. Look at the strings he pulled for Ringo to get in last year.
It would be a great honor for his late wife Linda and Denny Laine, but it is said that Paul is still mad at Denny for sleeping with Linda while he was in jail in Japan.

Posted by david on Tuesday, 10.11.16 @ 14:53pm


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