History Music / PaulMcCartney

6th Jul '16 11:23:59 PM Fireblood
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* CoolOldGuy: At age 72, and in an era where artists like Music/{{Kesha}}, Music/TaylorSwift, Music/KanyeWest, Music/LadyGaga, Music/BrunoMars, Music/KennyChesney and other young pop-oriented and country artists are top concert attractions, Paul remains solidly in that group of top concert attractions, regularly selling out top venues and drawing fans both young and old.

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* CoolOldGuy: At age 72, 74, and in an era where artists like Music/{{Kesha}}, Music/TaylorSwift, Music/KanyeWest, Music/LadyGaga, Music/BrunoMars, Music/KennyChesney and other young pop-oriented and country artists are top concert attractions, Paul remains solidly in that group of top concert attractions, regularly selling out top venues and drawing fans both young and old.



* EmbarrassingFirstName: His full name was James P. [=McCartney=]. You wouldn't think James was all that embarrassing but no fewer than three post-WW1 British prime ministers have had the same aversion: James UsefulNotes/RamsayMacDonald, James UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson and James UsefulNotes/GordonBrown. Another was more enthusiastic, or maybe saw it as the lesser of two evils: Leonard UsefulNotes/JamesCallaghan. Word of Biographer has it that everyone called him Paul to avoid confusion with his father, James 'Jim' [=McCartney=].

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: His full name was James P. [=McCartney=]. You wouldn't think James was all that embarrassing embarrassing, but no fewer than three post-WW1 British prime ministers have had the same aversion: James UsefulNotes/RamsayMacDonald, James UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson and James UsefulNotes/GordonBrown. Another was more enthusiastic, or maybe saw it as the lesser of two evils: Leonard UsefulNotes/JamesCallaghan. Word of Biographer has it that everyone called him Paul to avoid confusion with his father, James 'Jim' [=McCartney=].



** Subverted with the Wings song "Hi Hi Hi". See IntercourseWithYou below.

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** Subverted {{Subverted}} with the Wings song "Hi Hi Hi". See IntercourseWithYou below.



** He did earlier too with the Beatles song ''Michelle''.

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** He did it earlier too with the Beatles song ''Michelle''.



* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Strongly averted, as it's Music/RingoStarr [[DumbAndDrummer (the drummer)]] who usually gets treated like the ButtMonkey in most discussions about Music/TheBeatles.

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* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Strongly averted, {{averted}}, as it's Music/RingoStarr [[DumbAndDrummer (the drummer)]] who usually gets treated like the ButtMonkey in most discussions about Music/TheBeatles.



* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 70, but he looks like he's in his late-40's to mid-50's. One reason for this is that his hair used to be greyer than it is now.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 70, 74, but he looks like he's in his late-40's to mid-50's. One reason for this is that his hair used to be greyer grayer than it is now.



** "Silly Love Songs" is one big Take That at critics who accused Paul of wallowing in saccharine pop songs about love.

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** "Silly Love Songs" is one big Take That TakeThat at critics who accused Paul of wallowing in saccharine pop songs about love.



* ThisIsASong: "Silly Love Songs"

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* ThisIsASong: "Silly Love Songs"Songs".



* WigDressAccent: During Beatlemania he took to wearing disguises so that he could wander the streets without being mobbed (and occasionally play pranks on the other Beatles and Brian Epstein). In one amusing incident, he was recognised by a bartender who wasn't fooled when Paul asked for "a drop o' the hard stuff" in an Irish accent. See also [[http://meetthebeatlesforreal.blogspot.com/2009/12/paul-and-linda-attend-georges-show.html Paul and Linda incognito]] at a Music/GeorgeHarrison concert.

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* WigDressAccent: During Beatlemania he took to wearing disguises so that he could wander the streets without being mobbed (and occasionally play pranks on the other Beatles and Brian Epstein). In one amusing incident, he was recognised recognized by a bartender who wasn't fooled when Paul asked for "a drop o' the hard stuff" in an Irish accent. See also [[http://meetthebeatlesforreal.blogspot.com/2009/12/paul-and-linda-attend-georges-show.html Paul and Linda incognito]] at a Music/GeorgeHarrison concert.
24th Aug '15 9:22:09 AM igordebraga
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* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Strongly averted, as it's Music/RingoStarr (the drummer) who usually gets treated like the ButtMonkey in most discussions about Music/TheBeatles.

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* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Strongly averted, as it's Music/RingoStarr [[DumbAndDrummer (the drummer) drummer)]] who usually gets treated like the ButtMonkey in most discussions about Music/TheBeatles.
22nd Jul '15 12:10:09 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* SillyLoveSongs: TropeNamer, and a [[TakeThatCritics Take That to his critics]].

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* SillyLoveSongs: TropeNamer, and a [[TakeThatCritics Take That to his critics]].critics]], and a shining example of TropesAreNotBad.
10th Jun '15 7:27:49 PM GastonRabbit
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* 1988 - ''Choba B CCCP''

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* 1988 - ''Choba B CCCP''''Snova v SSSR'' [[note]]Russian for [[CallBack "Back in the USSR"]][[/note]]
11th May '15 5:03:53 AM Patachou
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He ended at #18 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''.
19th Apr '15 11:10:03 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar: ''Snova v SSSR'' was originally released only in the Soviet Union, to give Paul's fans there, who usually had to scrounge for bootlegs, a record of their own.

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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: ''Snova v SSSR'' was originally released only in the Soviet Union, to give Paul's fans there, who usually had to scrounge for bootlegs, a record of their own.
20th Mar '15 4:41:20 PM MrMatt
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* 2008 - ''Electric Arguments''*

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* 2008 - ''Electric Arguments''*
''Music/ElectricArguments''*
3rd Mar '15 2:07:38 PM LongLiveHumour
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* RefugeInAudacity: Despite having full knowledge that it would be banned by the {{BBC}} (which it was), "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" was released as a single by Wings. Their ''first'' single..

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* RefugeInAudacity: Despite having full knowledge that it would be banned by the {{BBC}} Creator/{{BBC}} (which it was), "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" was released as a single by Wings. Their ''first'' single..
3rd Mar '15 2:07:06 PM LongLiveHumour
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* IntercourseWithYou: "Hi Hi Hi". Banned by the {{BBC}} [[CompletelyMissingThePoint for being about drugs]].

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* IntercourseWithYou: "Hi Hi Hi". Banned by the {{BBC}} Creator/{{BBC}} [[CompletelyMissingThePoint for being about drugs]].
15th Feb '15 1:40:54 AM Patachou
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* SoloSideProject: He wrote the score for the film ''The Family Way'' while still being a Beatle.
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