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June 24, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
With the exception of the cult favorite "Temporary Secretary" from 1980's McCartney II , the song least familiar to Paul McCartney's fans during his sold-out 2 hour, 45 minute show at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday was called "Hope for the Future. " His baby boomer fans - on average a good three decades older than the youngsters who sang along at the Firefly Festival in Dover, Del., two nights before - may not know it, but Sir Paul has been writing music for video games. Specifically for Destiny , a sci-fi first-person shooter for which he penned "Hope," a song that (naturally)
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June 18, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
LET'S FACE it: No one 50 years ago could have envisioned that Paul McCartney - the "cute Beatle" - would, in 2015, reign as one of the world's most famous and successful entertainers. After all, the mid-'60s was a time when teen-oriented pop acts were seen as here today, gone tomorrow commodities. (Come to think of it, some things don't change.) And it was a time when even the biggest names of that era - Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Jack Benny and the like - hadn't put in anywhere near 50 years, much less at the pinnacle of show business.
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October 23, 1998 | by Jenice M. Armstrong, Daily News Staff Writer
Paul McCartney has changed his mind about animal testing of drugs after his late wife underwent breast cancer treatments that had been tested on animals. "I'm finding out now that there is quite a lot of animal experimentation - some of it I suppose absolutely necessary when you come down to the final tests before people," he said in a BBC radio interview. Linda McCartney was a strict vegetarian. Die Hard IV? Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, who split up in June, were recently spotted making nice in Paris, where Moore is filming a movie.
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April 2, 1990 | By Wanda Motley, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this report
Paul McCartney and his band will play Veterans Stadium for one performance July 14, he announced yesterday. The veteran rocker held a news conference in Berkeley, Calif., where he was performing, to announce the Philadelphia date and others - the fourth North American leg of a world tour he began in September. The new portion of the tour will begin July 4 in Washington, then move to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., before traveling to Philadelphia and elsewhere. Electric Factory Concerts, the Philadelphia promoter of the event, has not set prices or a sale date for tickets.
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August 25, 1986 | By Ann Kolson, Inquirer Staff Writer (Mary Ann Norbom contributed to this article.)
A four-part interview with Paul McCartney begins this morning on NBC's Today show - at 8:36, to be exact. In conversations this week with correspondent Rona Elliot, McCartney will talk about recording his new album, Pressed to Play, released Friday; singing on stage with Tina Turner; his 17-year marriage to the "misunderstood' ' Linda; raising kids, and, of course, John Lennon and the Beatles. On Thursday's concluding segment, McCartney talks about the Beatles' reaction to Lennon's bringing Yoko Ono into the fold in the late '60s: "In a way, we were quite receptive, really.
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January 10, 1997 | By W. Speers This article contains material from the Associated Press, New York Post, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times and USA Today
Freshly knighted Paul McCartney is taking his lumps in Britain after he took legal action to keep the widow of the Beatles' former road manager from selling the original handwritten lyrics to "With a Little Help From My Friends. " Lily Evans, 60, whose husband, Mal, was shot to death in L.A. 21 years ago, says Mal picked up the sheet after a recording session and that it was among his personal effects. Evans said she sought to sell it for $100,000 for her old age. Sir Paul, complaining yesterday that the Fab Four were being made out to be "widow-beaters," said the lyrics weren't hers to sell.
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April 22, 1998 | By W. Speers This article contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, New York Daily News, and Inquirer staff writer Jennifer Weiner
Paul McCartney, expressing himself for the first time since the death of his wife, Linda, last week, said it was "a total heartbreak for my family and I. " Her death "left a huge hole," he said, and "we will never get over it, but I think we will come to accept it. " In a statement released yesterday in London, the ex-Beatle recalled his final words to his wife of 29 years. " 'You're up on your beautiful Appaloosa stallion. It's a fine spring day. We're riding through the woods.
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June 18, 1999 | By W. Speers This report includes material from the Associated Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Daily Mirror, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times
Paul McCartney is reported "saddened" over CBS's plans to make a four-hour mini-series on the life of his deceased wife of 30 years, Linda. It'll be based on the bio Linda: The Life and Times of Linda McCartney - out in the fall - by alleged McCartney fam friend Danny Fields. Said a McCartney source: "Paul accepts that this sort of thing happens, but he is saddened by it. What man would want to see the memory of his beloved wife cheapened like this? Let's just say Paul won't be watching.
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July 28, 2010
8:30 tonight CHANNEL 12 Stay tuned to WHYY for some more mainstream musical fare as Paul McCartney (right) is feted by President and Mrs. Obama.
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October 17, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Katy's imprimatur "I love her," Katy Perry tells Sirius XM of pop newbie Ariana Grande , who this year hit the jackpot with her debut LP, Yours Truly . "I think she has the best female vocal in pop music today. . . . She has literally the best voice, the best voice live. She kills it. She's so good. " Katy says she's become gal-pals with another unknown artist. "I actually just became friends with a fantastic woman named Stevie Nicks ," says Katy. Never heard of her. "She is a beautiful woman, and I hope to have tea with her in London.
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August 7, 2016 | By John Timpane, Staff Writer
Out in Indio, Calif., in the middle of the Coachella Valley, they'll put on a festival Oct. 7-9 that - if it were 1975 - would be one of the greatest lineups in the history of pop music: the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan (Oct. 7), Paul McCartney and Neil Young (Oct. 8), and Roger Waters (once of Pink Floyd) and The Who (Oct. 9). And I am not going. And I would not go. It's not that it won't be fun. The audience will know all the songs. May they dance all weekend. May they get the cosmic feel-goods all over.
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July 14, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, MUSIC CRITIC
In times of trouble, you could find yourself in far more unpleasant places than South Philadelphia on a breezy summer evening listening to Paul McCartney sing Beatles songs. Which is what a privileged-to-be-there sold-out Citizens Bank Park crowd got to do Tuesday evening, finding refuge from the 24-hour bad-news cycle with the master of the cheerily melodic pop song just three nights after Billy Joel had filled the Phillies-stadium-turned-senior-citizen-rocker showplace, which will also host Bruce Springsteen later this summer.
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July 2, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
July is upon us! Big-name concerts hit the city and, as you may have heard, likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her buddies will hang out in South Philly. Here are some can't-miss events in July: Billy Joel Bucks County native Christina Perri ("Jar of Hearts") will open up for Long Island's favorite son. Billy Joel has made it a habit of playing Citizens Bank Park every summer - this is his third year in a row playing the Phillies' home turf. As of press time, tickets were still available.
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June 1, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
Before he played the first of three Friday night sets at the Riddle Ale House in Media, Charlie Gracie worked the crowd, stopping at each table to hug, kiss, and chat up his fans, some of whom have loved him since his 1957 rockabilly hits, "Butterfly" and "Fabulous. " Small, thin, and nimble in a lime blazer over a black T-shirt, silver hair combed straight back, Gracie had turned 80 this month. But through three hours of blistering guitar riffs, his fingers seemed to get only younger.
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December 25, 2015 | By John Timpane, Staff Writer
The Beatles - or at least the folks who publish the hallowed band's music - are giving a big holiday gift to the universe. It's all too much. On Wednesday, the official TheBeatles.com website announced that as of 12:01 a.m. Philadelphia time on Christmas Eve, the band's entire catalog will be available for streaming on nine of the major streaming service providers, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, and Amazon's Prime Music....
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December 4, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ah, the holiday season is upon us. And perhaps the best way to usher it in is with a drunk Bill Murray. Murray leads A Very Murray Christmas , a new hour-long Netflix special that streams Friday. It's unlike the cloying TV so prevalent around the holidays. It's also positively Murrayesque, featuring a cabal of Murray's celebrity buddies, and it's, well, weird. But anything normal from Murray would be a disappointment in and of itself. A cult of personality has developed around Murray, largely because he, unlike so many other famous people, can see how positively ludicrous his celebrity is. Yet, seldom too detached or too cool, he can still be utterly earnest.
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June 24, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
With the exception of the cult favorite "Temporary Secretary" from 1980's McCartney II , the song least familiar to Paul McCartney's fans during his sold-out 2 hour, 45 minute show at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday was called "Hope for the Future. " His baby boomer fans - on average a good three decades older than the youngsters who sang along at the Firefly Festival in Dover, Del., two nights before - may not know it, but Sir Paul has been writing music for video games. Specifically for Destiny , a sci-fi first-person shooter for which he penned "Hope," a song that (naturally)
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June 22, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
DOVER, Del. - It doesn't get much cheerier than the scene round about midnight on Friday at the Firefly Music Festival. The world's greatest surviving Beatle was bringing his headlining set at the largest music fest on the East Coast to a crescendo by leading thousands of fans - most more than 40 years his junior - in a sing-along, dance-in-the-mud version of "Hey Jude. " For Paul McCartney, who turned 73 on Thursday, the celebration had begun two hours earlier when he opened at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway, singing an exultant, rocked-out rendition of his former band's "Birthday" before a sold-out crowd of 90,000 spread over Firefly's sprawling grounds, soaked with heavy rains earlier in the week.
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June 18, 2015 | Chuck Darrow, Daily News Staff Writer
That Paul McCartney souvenirs will be on sale at Sunday night's concert here is hardly newsworthy. Most bands peddle "merch" at their gigs. But the inventory inside the Infinity Live! complex on Pattison Avenue east of Broad Street will include some rather out-of-the-ordinary items - limited-edition prints of some of Sir Paul's paintings. These and more will be on display and sold from 4 p.m. until an hour after the concert ends. "He has only released seven signed works," explained Scott Segelbaum, president/curator of RockArtShow.com.
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June 18, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
LET'S FACE it: No one 50 years ago could have envisioned that Paul McCartney - the "cute Beatle" - would, in 2015, reign as one of the world's most famous and successful entertainers. After all, the mid-'60s was a time when teen-oriented pop acts were seen as here today, gone tomorrow commodities. (Come to think of it, some things don't change.) And it was a time when even the biggest names of that era - Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Jack Benny and the like - hadn't put in anywhere near 50 years, much less at the pinnacle of show business.
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