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 Paul McCartney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
McCartney performed during the pre-game ceremonies at the NFL's Super Bowl XXXVI on 3 February 2002, and was the halftime performer at Super Bowl XXXIX on 6 February 2005.
McCartney was to use his concert backing band in the studio but later, at the suggestion of Godrich, decided to play almost all the instruments himself, including drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, block flute, harmonium, and flugelhorn.
McCartney famously insisted that his wife should be involved with his music — and later tour in his bands so they did not have to be apart while he travelled — in spite of her protests that she was not talented enough.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paul_McCartney   (5491 words)

  
 John Lennon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lennon lived with his parents in Liverpool until his father Alfred (nicknamed Alf, and later "Freddy"), a merchant seaman, walked out on the family when John was five years old (Lennon later met with his father during his musical career).
Lennon would steadily grow to hate the conformity of art school, which proved to be little different from his earlier school experience, and ultimately dropped out.
Lennon had a profound influence on rock and roll and in expanding the genre's boundaries during the 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Lennon   (4788 words)

  
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McCartney's daughter Stella, invited to join her father on stage, wears a shirt proclaiming, "It's about fucking time," a petulant complaint about a perceived delay in her father's entrance into the Hall of Fame.
McCartney, suffering from a case of the stage jitters, flubs his guitar solo on the song "Guitar Boogie".
John Winston Lennon is born during a Nazi air raid in Oxford Street Maternity Hospital, Liverpool, to Julia and Freddie Lennon.
www.angelfire.com /stars/LennonMcCartney/page2.html   (6589 words)

  
 Guardian Lennon and McCartney? Let it be
Lennon and McCartney is still the rock 'n' roll trademark I'm proud to be a part of - in the order it has always been," he said.
Paul McCartney has ended a feud over the Beatles' songwriting credits, saying he is happy to play second fiddle to John Lennon to maintain the band's "rock'n'roll trademark".
McCartney has denied that there is a deep rift between himself and Lennon's widow.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4681561-103690,00.html   (321 words)

  
 Lennon stills sings to us
Lennon had reconciled with Yoko Ono after a separation and was only then beginning to publicly emerge from a period where he concentrated on home life more than music.
McCartney has spent years seemingly saying, "Hey, I was cool, too." Light was struck by how McCartney opens his current concert tour with a video reminding fans of his Beatles exploits, when the music can speak for itself.
Lennon mocked Bob Dylan with a song, "Serve Yourself," when he didn't like "Gotta Serve Somebody." Few others today have the stature or nature to speak up with a contrarian word, and know they'll be listened to.
www.thejournalnews.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051128/LIFESTYLE01/511280322/1031   (1445 words)

  
 Boston.com Latest News Region
McCartney, after 40 years of second billing to his late partner John Lennon, has turned the tables on his Beatles collaborator by reversing the order of the famous Lennon-McCartney songwriting credit.
The back-and-forth continues a nasty feud between McCartney and Lennon's widow, Ono, who in the past accused the Beatles bassist of "opening a Pandora's Box" by changing the credits.
No one disputes that McCartney wrote "Yesterday" by himself or that he was the only Beatle in the studio for its recording.
www.boston.com /news/daily/17/beatles.htm   (571 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Imagine: Music: John Lennon
Lennon was writing structured songs and producing something cohesive, a sign that he would not forever be a rugged, tripped-out specter.
The enduring legacy of John Lennon's best album has overshadowed a glaring historical irony: the Beatles' original architect was also responsible for some of the Fab Four's most erratic solo albums.
Lennon wrote the title track, an absolutely perfect mantra that summed-up his idealist values in a single morning and recorded it in only two takes demonstrated that, excluding "How Do You Sleep?," his absolutely scathing attack on Mr.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000457L2?v=glance   (1497 words)

  
 CNN.com - Encounter sparks a musical revolution - Jul 2, 2004
McCartney, who was well versed in popular music, impressed Lennon by teaching the band to play the Eddie Cochran song "Twenty Flight Rock." He also taught them the song lyrics to "Come Go With Me," which McCartney had studied mercilessly.
McCartney, left, and Lennon pose for a picture in the early 1960s, prior to their first U.S. tour.
McCartney was entranced by Lennon's rendition of the Dell Vikings' song "Come Go With Me," even though Lennon didn't know the words.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/07/02/beatles   (1108 words)

  
 The Chemistry of Lennon & McCartney
McCartney is a fairly common name, as is Lennon, and if you look in any telephone book in most major cities in the world, you'll find a slew of 'em.
On a dank, blustery evening in October 1940 at the Oxford Street Maternity hospital in Liverpool, Julia Stanley Lennon gave birth to a bouncing bundle of boy joy whom she named John Winston.
Almost a year before the sudden passing of Julia Lennon, a coincidental collision of cosmic proportions took place at St. Peter's Parish Church in Woolton Village.
www.mccartney.com /ruth/chemistry/beatles.html   (1581 words)

  
 BBC NEWS Talking Point Lennon-McCartney: Who do you give credit to?
Their worst work appeared after the partnership foundered, and as McCartney produced marginally more rubbish during this period than Lennon, I'd have to say that Lennon, as a stand-alone talent, was the better of the two.
I also think Harrison wrote the best of the Beatles songs, Lennon and McCartney were of equal talent in my opinion.
McCartney is just another one among the burgeoning group of ludicrous, self possessed, wealthy folk of this world.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/talking_point/2588861.stm   (2216 words)

  
 Paul McCartney
Eventually McCartney brought Harrison on board as well (despite some initial reluctance from Lennon), bringing the Quarrymen three-quarters of the way toward becoming The Beatles.
McCartney was the first of the four to be given somewhat of a 'solo' spotlight, the single Yesterday featuring a backing orchestra and none of the other members of the band; this song would eventually become one of the most covered compositions in popular music.
In his early teens, shortly after the premature death of his mother from breast cancer, McCartney's interest in music became more prominent and he began making his first attempts at songwriting; it was during this time that he became friends with George Harrison, a schoolmate and fellow aspiring musician who shared the same bus route.
www.nndb.com /people/070/000023001   (1887 words)

  
 Pneumonia Ceilings
Lennon and McCartney remained in London, writing songs, visiting nightclubs, listening to the new crop of records, and taking in an occasional concert or two.
Lennon and McCartney were divided on the issue of Bob Dylan.
Lennon, McCartney felt, was digging it too, but didn't want to say so and prove McCartney correct.
www.cs.usm.maine.edu /~welty/dylan/pneumonia.html   (1385 words)

  
 Paul McCartney says Lennon haunted record - teentoday.co.uk
Sir Paul McCartney believes John Lennon haunted the recording of the 1995 Beatles single 'Free As A Bird' - in the form of a white peacock.
McCartney has also admitted he still misses John and his other late bandmate, George Harrison.
McCartney also believes John made his presence felt on the single's B-side.
www.teentoday.co.uk /gossip/gossipstory808.shtml   (240 words)

  
 Joe Cocker covers Lennon and McCartney
McCartney's original version was on his first solo album 'McCartney' from 1970 and Lennon's 'Jealous Guy' was from 'Imagine' 12 months later.
Joe Cocker has covered many a Lennon and McCartney song over the years but for the first time is about to release an album with both a song by John Lennon and another by Paul McCartney.
That same year, he also released his second self titled album and recorded another Lennon - McCartney song 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' as well as George Harrison's 'Something'.
www.undercover.com.au /news/2004/oct04/20041010_joecocker.html   (248 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : Buried Treasure
The first thing McCartney played on the morning of January 3rd, while waiting for Harrison and Lennon to show up for work, was a solo piano stab at "Adagio for Strings," a 1938 piece by the American composer Samuel Barber.
But they are a revelation: the sound of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr as ambitious, arguing, fatally human musicians, the four behind the myth.
The project was McCartney's brainstorm, a back-to-roots campaign -- a return to touring and live, honest rock and roll -- that he hoped would reignite the brotherly fire of the Beatles' Liverpool days, of their electrifying shows at the Cavern Club.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/5939964/buried_treasure   (2911 words)

  
 Being There
Through the 1970s, one can say Lennon and McCartney were in constant competition with one another and went on to make music that was quite different than what they had done during the Beatles era.
Whether Lennon’s Walls and Bridges is better than McCartney’s Venus and Mars is a matter of taste – both have their fans, and both are considered let-downs by others.
After The Beatles ultimately broke up, we had to accept the fact that Lennon and McCartney would start releasing their own albums.
www.beingtheremag.com /content/0503/adamm.html   (1138 words)

  
 Lennon - McCartney
John Lennon met Paul McCartney on Saturday July 6th, 1957, at Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete, Liverpool.
This website is entirely based upon the most unique and truly fantastic musical partnership of the 20th Century.
Amongst a fancy dress parade and a police dog display was the appearance of 'The Quarry Men' skiffle group - who John led.
www.angelfire.com /stars/LennonMcCartney   (188 words)

  
 McCartney and peers still rockin' for the ages
Lennon's dramatic martyrdom accelerated the too-easy conventional wisdom that Lennon was the brilliant, iconoclastic revolutionary, and McCartney the cute one who wrote pretty melodies and had a better head for business.
Not long after that, Lennon and McCartney formed a quartet that enjoyed a fair measure of popularity in the '60s: "We thought the Beatles might last 10 years," he recalls.
McCartney, after all, is the one who's served jail time for pot possession; who wrote the Charles Manson-inspiring "Helter Skelter"; who was the subject of one of the all-time Hall of Fame urban legends, the "Paul Is Dead" myth of the late '60s.
www.rockymounttelegram.com /featr/content/shared/entertainment/stories/PAUL_MCCARTNEY_0920_COX.html   (1039 words)

  
 Lennon & McCartney - Mersey Beat
The Lennon and McCartney partnership is one of the most popular song writing teams in the history of popular music, although, for the most part, the great majority of songs they wrote individually.
The two agreed that all income generated by any of the songs under the Lennon and McCartney banner would be shared equally between them.
Generally, John's songs were lyric led while Paul's were noted for melody, although John was to disagree with this generally held opinion later on.
www.triumphpc.com /mersey-beat/beatles/lennon-mccartney.shtml   (1090 words)

  
 Biography for John Lennon (I)
In 2002 Paul McCartney changed the credits to many of the songs he wrote with Lennon to "McCartney & Lennon" (from "Lennon & McCartney") to a large public uproar.
Queen also recorded a tribute to Lennon (the song "Life Is Real", appearing on their "Hot Space" album), as did Paul McCartney with "Here Today", and later Elton John with "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)".
Former bandmate George Harrison remembered Lennon in 1981 with his song "All Those Years Ago" (featuring Ringo Starr on drums, and Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney on background vocals).
www.imdb.com /name/nm0006168/bio   (3687 words)

  
 CNN.com - McCartney 'puts record straight' - Apr. 5, 2003
Ono was reported to be considering legal action after McCartney switched the songwriter credits on the album to read "McCartney and Lennon," a move she said contravened a 40-year agreement.
McCartney has been performing 22 Beatles songs at each of his world tour dates, almost twice as many as the band ever played during its own British shows.
McCartney's 16 country, sell-out world tour, starts its British leg on Saturday, before moving on to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Vienna and Antwerp.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/05/mccartney.credit   (568 words)

  
 Glorious Noise Boards - View topic - McCartney vs. Lennon
Lennon and McCartney did have some great songs written together, and I like both of them equally because while in the Beatles I think they were artistic equals.
Lennon and Harrsion are on record as not wanting to get into the studio so often, but were always nudged in by McCartney.
Lennon was a heroin addict (along with Yoko) by the late 60's and was barely writing, but Paul's work ethich made him come off as a taskmaster.
www.gloriousnoise.com /bb/viewtopic.php?p=44026   (1106 words)

  
 A Beatles biography
Although McCartney and Lennon do most of the song-writing for the group, George has demonstrated his ability, too, by writing tunes for several of their albums.
Paul McCartney, along with John Lennon, writes most of the songs for the group and has turned out hundreds of tunes since the group first organized.
Lennon readily admits his school life was far from being successful ("My whole school life was a case of 'I couldn't care less.' It was just a joke as far as I was concerned.
abbeyrd.best.vwh.net /beatlbio.htm   (1905 words)

  
 Lennon & McCartney - Archive Music Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Lennon and McCartney have written some of the best songs in history - period.
I'm sure anyone reading this will know a number of Lennon and McCartney compositions and most will be at the very least impressed by the quality.
Lennon & McCartney : Different Styles but Together Brilliant
www.dooyoo.co.uk /archive-music/lennon-mccartney   (258 words)

  
 Lennon McCartney Feud - The Break Up of Lennon and McCartney
Although Lennon and McCartney were reconciled in the 70s, any hopes of a musical reunion were scuppered after Yoko began intercepting Paul's calls.
Lennon and McCartney is still the rock'n'roll trademark I'm proud to be a part of -- in the order it has always been.'
What they didn't expect among McCartney's hits and Beatles' classics was a song with a bitter message - one designed to rekindle an old feud with John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono.
beatlesnumber9.com /feud.html   (5274 words)

  
 Blogcritics.org: Lennon-McCartney, I Mean McCartney-Lennon
....McCartney said Lennon accurately divided credit for each of their songs in a Playboy magazine article and that he and Lennon were in complete agreement as to who had done what.
McCartney, in a lengthy statement released on Wednesday, rejected suggestions that the widow of his late partner John Lennon might have a court case because he reversed the credits on Beatles songs on his latest album from the traditional "Lennon-McCartney" to "by Paul McCartney and John Lennon."
McCartney said Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Lennon independently decided in Epstein's London office that the billing would be "songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney"
blogcritics.org /archives/2002/12/19/121458.php   (655 words)

  
 Beatles News - WhatGoesOn.com
John Lennon's sons Julian and Sean look set to reignite their long-running feud with a new chart battle, after both announcing plans to release albums this year.
Lennon was only 12 when he made the 10-page book of drawings.
It was announced today that during the filming of the upcoming pay-per-view special, "The Spirit of John Lennon", possible contact with an otherworldly entity or entities was made by the renowned participating in the event.
www.whatgoeson.com   (1148 words)

  
 Scripting News: 11/24/2004
AP: "McCartney, after 40 years of second billing to his late partner John Lennon, has turned the tables on his Beatles collaborator by reversing the order of the famous Lennon-McCartney songwriting credit." 
Songs with lead vocals by John Lennon, Paul McCartney
I thought John Lennon's style developed over the years, but it turns out he always sang the same way, he just didn't sing many of the songs.
www.scripting.com /2004/11/24.html   (682 words)

  
 Welcome to McCartney.com
The Chemistry of Lennon and McCartney by Ruth McCartney
Maven and Potter Heather McCartney talks about her passion for Mexico and the Huilchol tribe.
Paul McCartney's Liverpool Sound Collage, featuring unreleased Beatles material remixed by Welsh pop-rockers Super Furry Animals, will be issued Aug. 21 in the UK, with a U.S. release following shortly after.
www.mccartney.com /welcome.html   (502 words)

  
 BootlegZone : John Lennon & Paul McCartney -- A Toot And A Snore In 74
John Lennon & Paul McCartney - A Toot And A Snore In 74
BootlegZone : John Lennon & Paul McCartney -- A Toot And A Snore In 74
Lennon is giving instructions and helping with the conviviality.
www.bootlegzone.com /album.php?name=mm9225§ion=2   (2384 words)

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