PAUL McCARTNEY TO RELEASE ALL-NEW DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE

I DON’T KNOW’/’COME ON TO ME’
AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY 20th JUNE on CAPITOL RECORDS

Following a whirlwind week that saw his Instagram presence rebooted as he played one of the most intimate gigs of his storied career, Paul McCartney is done keeping the world in suspense: ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come On To Me’, will be released today as a double A-Side single.

The first tastes of Paul’s brand new studio album due out later this year on Capitol Records, the two A-sides are polar opposites: ‘I Don’t Know’ being a plaintive, soul-soothing ballad as only Paul can deliver, and ‘Come On To Me’ a raucous stomper that fans that first spark of chemistry into a rocking blaze.

Worldwide speculation about a new Paul McCartney album instantly reached fever pitch as his Instagram account whited out last week—only to ratchet higher as Paul was spotted taking selfies at landmarks in Liverpool the same day. The evening’s climactic event was a surprise gig at the tiny Liverpool Philharmonic Pub, during which ‘Come On To Me’ made its live debut alongside a set of classics spanning Paul’s career.

Paul’s new album is slated for fall 2018 release on Capitol Records. Further details will be announced shortly.

 

Happy Birthday Paul McCartney

Happy Birthday Paul McCartney – 76 Years old today! I wonder whether we are going to get any special announcement about a tour and an album today – Paul’s been leading up to it for a while, with all the cryptic photos posted on his social media.

Anyway, to celebrate, here are a few photos I’ve taken of Paul over the years.

Paul McCartney outside AIR Studios 1982

Paul McCartney with Richard Porter, Abbey Road Studios 1997

Places I’ll Remember: A Guide To The Must-See Sights In The Beatles’ Liverpool

Even as recently as the 80s, visitors to Liverpool could have been forgiven for not realising they were in the birthplace of The Beatles. Things changed when, in 1984, a dedicated museum to the group – Beatle City – opened on Seel Street, in the city centre. That museum boasted the greatest collection of Beatles memorabilia ever brought together – the prize exhibit was the original Magical Mystery Tour bus, restored to its psychedelic glory, which offered tours of the former Fabs’ family homes, and various other places of interest in and around the city. But that museum was plagued by financial difficulties and so closed its doors for the last time after less than two years.

What Beatle City had demonstrated, however, was that there was an appetite for Beatles tourism – a fact not lost on the people behind the then-burgeoning Cavern City Tours enterprise, who have been behind most major Beatle-related projects in the city for 35 years. Today, some 800,000 people a year are reported to visit sites such as the historic Cavern Quarter, home to an increasing number of Beatle-themed hang-outs. The Beatles’ legacy is reported to be worth over £80 million to Liverpool’s economy, and is said to support more than 2,300 jobs.

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Abbey Road Crossing Update

Work is continuing on the relaying of the road surface in Abbey Road – but the crossing still hasn’t been restored.

Don’t worry though, it will be soon. I’ve seen many reports that it’s gone for good – not true!! Abbey Road has been relaid many times since 1969, and the crossing is always put back in the same place.

I expect the crossing to be restored by the weekend.

You can see how the work is progressing on the Abbey Road webcam http://www.abbeyroad.com/crossing

Paul McCartney News Update!

Following on from photos over the last few days, another uncaptioned photo has appeared on Paul’s social media outlets, this time Paul in a recording studio playing piano. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj-KSiGHNiE/?taken-by=paulmccartney

It has also been announced that Paul’s appearance on ‘Carpool Karaoke’ – filmed on Saturday in Liverpool, will be shown early next week. We are guessing on Monday, which is Paul’s birthday.

An unconfirmed report suggests that Paul’s new album will come out this Friday. Expect and announcement soon!

Abbey Road Crossing Disappears!!

Beatles fans on my tour today got a shock when we arrived at Abbey Road today – the Abbey Road Crossing had disappeared!! The road surface on Abbey Road is being relaid, and the famous white stripes were not there. Don’t panic though, the crossing will be back by the weekend.

Unable to pose on the crossing, fans were seeking compensation by taking clumps of the dug-up crossing as souvenirs!

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