Thursday, June 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Paul

I meant to do this "Yesterday", but I forgot, so I'll just "Let It Be".

Happy one day belated 66th, Sir Paul McCartney.

You have influenced me as much as any other person if not more as a musician.

I think that you are a genius and 100 million people who bought your records can't be wrong.

Plus, I can't be wrong.

Thanks for all you've done for music.


Carrie said...

Oh, Chris. That was so nerdy haha.

But true.

Badpacifist said...

Paul stay away from women named Heather!

Cathy Storms said...

That was too cute...
So yes, Happy Belated birthday to Sir Paul McCartney. I wonder what he thinks when he hears "When I'm 64" now.

gdahimself said...
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gdahimself said...

The proof the pudding is in the tasting.
Some YouTube links

The Beatles - We Can Work It Out (1965):

Paul McCartney - Yesterday (1965):

The Beatles - Hey Jude (The David Frost Show 1968):

The Beatles - All Together Now (from Yellow Submarine, 1968):

Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed (1970):

It is easier to copy the links from the green page

gdahimself said...

What Michael McGear McCartney refers to as the Mother Mary song:

Mary McCartney in her nurses uniform:

rosalee said...

Hey Chris -

It's okay if you're a day late for him. You were one day late for my birthday, too! (some comparison - lol)
Just don't do it to Carrie on the 23rd!

ChrisSligh said...

I just watched Across the Universe (finally!) - and it was definitely one of the more moving films I've seen in a long while.

Fantastic. So much of Paul's music, too!


Carrie said...

Aww, Rosalee. <3

CHRIS, NO WAY! I was JUST about to watch that movie tonight because I haven't seen it yet. I was on the fence for awhile... So I take it that it's worth watching?

rosalee said...

I remember when xangelglitterx first mentioned that movie last year. I haven't seen it yet either.

Here are some clips:

I am not overwhelmed by these previews, but maybe one of these days I'll watch the whole thing.

The movies in the 1970's using the Beatles' music were said to be pretty bad. I never saw them either:

1978 - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band:

1976 - All This and World War II:

robyn said...

I SO wanted to see Across The Universe when it was in theaters to get that whole theater experience, you know? I guess I missed out, unless they bring it back for some kind of anniversary type thing someday...there are a couple of theaters around here that show things that have gone on to dvd, maybe they will have it back...


DJ in AL said...

Carrie, because I will no doubt forget, Happy Birthday on the 23rd!


Nique's Nana said...

Oh my how time flies - it seems like just yesterday I was a silly teenage girl swooning over "Paul" from the Beatles.

Nique's Nana said...

I bought the dvd Across The Universe a while back and have not even opened it up yet. Now I'll watch it this week-end.

gdahimself said...

Incidentally, Paul’s friend, Brian Wilson, was 66 on June 20th.

Chose songs that don’t fall into the Surf & Hot Rod genre.

Brian Wilson - She's Leaving Home (scrap):

Brian Wilson performs The Warmth Of The Sun:
Brian’s & Mike Love’s reaction to the Kennedy Assassination

The Beach Boys - God Only Knows (Brian sings lead):

The Beach Boys - 'Til I Die (fan video):

Brian Wilson - Love And Mercy:

Vince Gill & David Crosby - Surf’s Up / Child is Father To The Man (Brian Wilson / Van Dyke Parks):

gdahimself said...

Other Macca & Beatle Related

Paul McCartney & U2 - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band at Live 8:

Across The Universe - Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Nora Jones, Tim McGraw, Bono, Brian Wilson, Billie Joe Armstrong de Green Day, Steven Tyler y Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Scott Weiland, duff McKagan, Mat Sorum, Dave Kushner de velvet revolver (Grammy’s 2005):

Encore/Numb/Yesterday - Jay-Z & Linkin Park with P McCartney:

All This and World War II (From Wikipedia):
List the soundtrack song and their performers.
Dr. Winston O'Boogie is John Lennon

Carianne said...

haha WOW! This post is too funny! Not many people would wish Paul McCartney a happy birthday on their blog :P
Okay, call me young, but how many of the Beatles are still alive? 2?

gdahimself said...

" me young, but how many of the Beatles are still alive?..."

How uncharitable and morbid?

Cathy Storms said...

Brian Wilson is 66? Okay..Now I do feel old. Being born and raised in Southern California, the Beach Boys were a staple at my house. Loved them then, love them now...Loved the Beatles more but I am a "California Girl" and always will be....

Carrie said...

Can you guys believe how close the picnic is?! To be honest, I didn't think I'd be able to go. We're having money troubles and my going really is by the grace of God because I still don't know how I pulled it off. I hope it's okay that I ended up passing on a Fro Patro shirt mainly because I had to budget my money the best I could -- I still have to pick up some BBQ sauce! Haha. Oh and I'm bringing my camera, Nikon D40. :D

DJ in AL said...

It wouldn't be the same without you Carrie, glad you worked it out!

Emily said...

I'm sure my faux grandfather would understand, he is a very clean old man.

And excuse me. . .

Could we please capitalize "Birthday" and put quotation marks around it?

Aaaannnddddd. . . I'm about to go watch "Across the Universe" for the millionth time.

"I Will" expect "No Reply" "Because" "I'm a Loser"

"The End"

gdahimself said...

I wonder how many of the posted links still work?

GDA 12.07.2009