The tireless Paul McCartney turns 82

The tireless Paul McCartney turns 82
The tireless Paul McCartney turns 82

▲The artist at a concert on his tour Got Back Tour, at the Foro Sol in Mexico City, in 2023.Photo taken from the X network

The Independent

La Jornada Newspaper
Wednesday, June 19, 2024, p. 8

“Looking at my dad through my mom’s lens today… his day… Happy birthday Papa Smurf…”, posted on social networks Stella McCartney, daughter of one of the founders of the most influential group in rock music during the century. XX, The Beatles.

Paul McCartney, the tireless Beatle who just last weekend released One Hand Clappinga recovered and remastered album from 50 years ago that he recorded with his band, the Wings, he reached the age of 82 with an energy and vitality of those times in the 1960s when he joined John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison .

Happy Birdy, Uncle Paul. unique loveJulian Lennon in turn uploaded to his X account to remember the person who lived with him so many times.

In addition to his nobility, McCartney stands out for his dynamism: on Monday he announced his tour Got Back to Spain in December, also to France and the United Kingdom, after passing through Argentina and Uruguay in October.

The new English dates will mark their first Show in Manchester since 2011 and a London performance in six years, as he plays two nights at the O2 Arena and two dates at Co-op Live. She will perform a set spanning 60 years of classics like Hey Jude, Let It Be, Band on the Run, Get Back and Lady Madonna.

Excited to finish my year and 2024 UK tour datesMcCartney said. It is always a very special feeling to play in our homeland. It’s going to be an incredible end to the year. Get ready to party. I can not wait to see youMcCartney declared.

He launched his tour Got Back in 2022, playing 16 dates in the United States before landing at Glastonbury in June of that year, where he co-headlined with rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer Billie Eilish.

In 2023, he made 18 shows additional as part of the tour in Australia, Mexico and Brazil.

Writing about their Glastonbury performance in a glowing five-star review, critic The IndependentMark Beaumont, rated it as a honor for his grandchildren see the singer of Blackbird make their second headlining appearance at Worthy Farm.

McCartney’s available canon is the greatest of music to such a vast extent that any couple of hours drawn from it at random would be the best concert of any particular year.said.

McCartney will perform with his longtime band, with Paul Wix Wickens on keyboards, Brian Ray on bass and guitar, Rusty Anderson on guitar and Abe Lobriel Jr on drums.

During his shows of Got Backthe singer has also employed constantly updated audio and video technology, including John Lennon’s isolated and remixed vocal tracks from the concert The Beatles played on the roof of Apple Corps headquarters in London on January 30, 1969.

Using a technique developed by the director of The Lord of the ringsPeter Jackson, the edit allows McCartney to duet with his late bandmate on I’ve Got a Feelingfrom their 1970 album, Let It Be.

McCartney has an extensive catalog of songs as a solo artist and has composed soundtracks for films, classical and electronic music.

He has been involved in projects to help international charities related to issues such as animal rights, seal hunting, landmine clearance, vegetarianism, poverty and music education.

This music legend is ranked 11th in the magazine’s 100 Great Singers. Rolling Stone; As a member of The Beatles, he occupies first place on the lists of 100 Great Artists of the same publication. In addition, he ranks third in the magazine’s own 100 best bassists and appears in second place in the 100 Great Composers, only surpassed by Bob Dylan. His various charity performances include Concerts for the People of Kampuchea, Ferry Aid, Band Aid, Live Aid, Live 8 and the recording of the song Cross the Mersey Ferry.

There are many actions by the tireless octogenarian McCartney, and between charity projects, songs and auctions of objects, such as some of his guitars, this rock ‘n’ roll legend moves, remembering: The life of a Beatle is full of metaphors that he does not look for, he simply lives.

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