Tag Archives: Paul McCartney

Revisiting McCartney’s ‘Press to Play’ 35 Years Later

Bill King takes another look at the 1986 album that Macca has all but disowned due to its lack of success. Paul McCartney was not really in a good place, creatively or careerwise, in late summer 1986, when his “Press … Continue reading

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The Beatles and Motown

The Fab Four and Hitsville USA made a great combo, as Kit O’Toole recounts in this expanded version of an article published in Beatlefan #250. When The Beatles first conquered the U.S. in February, 1964, they forever changed American music.  … Continue reading

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More on Our Favorite Solo B-Sides

Quite a few unique tracks have shown up on the flip side of solo Beatles singles through the decades. In Beatlefan #248, we flipped over many solo singles and presented some of our contributors’ favorite B-sides. However, due to space … Continue reading

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Previewing Ringo’s ‘Zoom In’ EP

Ringo Starr has a new five-track EP, “Zoom In,” due out March 19 from Capitol/Universal. Here, Bill King provides a preview. … When Ringo Starr released his most recent album, “What’s My Name,” in 2019, he said he thought it … Continue reading

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Catching Up With Macca

Paul McCartney did a lot of press to promote his recent “McCartney III” album. Here are highlights of some of those interviews. … Talking with the BBC, Macca addressed his off-and-on gray pandemic beard, saying, “what I do is, I … Continue reading

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Paul’s pandemic album: Not top-drawer McCartney, but not bad

Beatlefan Publisher Bill King reviews Paul McCartney’s forthcoming “McCartney III” album. … I have to admit that the first time I listened to “McCartney III,” my reaction was not all that positive. However, this is Paul McCartney — master of … Continue reading

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More Pie!

Tom Frangione sends along this wrapup of the extra “Flaming Pie” stuff floating around out there that he did for Joe Johnson’s BeatleBrunch …   Well, if the five CDs and two DVDs in the newly released Archive Collection edition … Continue reading

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When did The Beatles break up?

This is the complete, unedited version of Duncan Driver’s article excerpted in Beatlefan #243. ‘… don’t you know that you can count me out, in.’ — Sung by John Lennon on the song ‘Revolution I’ (1968). One of the most … Continue reading

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GETTING NASTY: A Rutle Remembers

Al Sussman pays tribute in Beatlefan #242 to Neil Innes, creator of the brilliant Beatles musical parodies used by The Rutles in addition to playing the band’s Lennon figure, Ron Nasty. Innes was a member of the legendary Bonzo Dog … Continue reading

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Why the skimpy bonus material on the ‘Abbey Road’ deluxe box?

Beatlefan reader Mike Edsall discusses his mixed feelings about the “Abbey Road” 50th anniversary deluxe edition. First, let me state where I’m coming from. I am a first-generation Beatles fan who owns close everything they’ve ever released, both group and … Continue reading

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