Tag Archives: Paul McCartney

This Historic Day In Music: Ivan Vaughan Changed The World

Here’s how. Ivan Vaughan was born on June 18, 1942 in Liverpool, England. Ivan attended the Dovedale Primary School where one of his friends was an older boy named John Lennon. After primary school, Ivan went to the Liverpool Institute … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: John Winston Lennon

Seventy-five years ago today, on October 9, 1940, at 7:00 am in the Maternity Hospital on Oxford Street in Liverpool, England, John Winston Lennon was born. He was the first and only child of Fred and Julia Stanley Lennon. John … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Little Richard

There aren’t many songs that hit the ground running and roar off into the stratosphere with a better opening line than: “Gonna tell Aunt Mary ’bout Uncle John, he claims he had the mis’ry but he had a lot of … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: The End, Officially

On this day, April 10, in 1970, a British newspaper, the Evening Standard, published an interview with Paul McCartney conducted by journalist Peter Brown. The piece contained this exchange. Peter Brown: “Have you (The Beatles) any plans for live appearances?” Paul … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Song

“And I Love Her” was Paul McCartney’s first ballad. Though John Lennon may have helped a bit with the “middle eight” – the part that starts: “A love like ours, could never die…” – this song was the first in … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: August 18, 1962, Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Birkenhead, England

In 1959, he was the drummer with Rory Storm & The Hurricanes, the biggest of all the groups in Liverpool, England at that time. But it wasn’t until October and November of 1960 when Rory Storm & The  Hurricanes played alternating sets, seven nights a week, 6 … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Paul Met John

Of all the historic days in music that I have celebrated in this blog, few, in my mind, are of a level of significance equal to that of this day. 55 years ago, on Saturday, July 6, 1957, 16-year-old John Lennon and … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Paul McCartney

“Eight Days A Week,” “Nowhere Man,” “Hey Jude,” “I Should Have Known Better,” “Blackbird,” “I’ve Just Seen A Face,” “Help,” “Rocky Raccoon.” As you, my knowledgeable reader, knows; these are all titles of songs recorded by The Beatles.  And, if you were … Continue reading

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