History Music / PaulMcCartney

17th Jun '17 1:19:15 PM nombretomado
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* 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, but no fewer than three post-WW1 post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI 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=].
21st May '17 7:34:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Designed the cover of ''Thrillington'' and worked on the cover of ''Tug of War''.



* TakeThat: "Too Many People" off of ''Music/{{Ram}}'' is a rather veiled Take That towards Music/JohnLennon. The photo on the inside sleeve of ''Ram''--a beetle...er, ''screwing'' another beetle--is less veiled, though Paul intended it as a reference to the acrimonious collapse of the Beatles instead of specifically insulting John. Lennon, always more willing to get nasty than [=McCartney=], took his revenge with "How Do You Sleep?" on ''Music/{{Imagine}}''.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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"Too Many People" off of ''Music/{{Ram}}'' is a rather veiled Take That towards Music/JohnLennon. The photo on the inside sleeve of ''Ram''--a beetle...er, ''screwing'' another beetle--is less veiled, though Paul intended it as a reference to the acrimonious collapse of the Beatles instead of specifically insulting John. Lennon, always more willing to get nasty than [=McCartney=], took his revenge with "How Do You Sleep?" on ''Music/{{Imagine}}''.


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* {{Veganopia}}: One of the most famous vegetarians in showbusiness...
* VocalEvolution: Paul's singing voice has gotten raspier, lower and deeper over the years, particularly after the mid-[[TheEighties 1980s]].
6th May '17 3:38:49 PM jamespolk
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->'''Reporter''': I'd like to direct this question to messrs. [[Music/JohnLennon Lennon]] and [=McCartney=]. In a recent article, 'Time' magazine put down Pop music. And they referred to 'Day Tripper' as being about a prostitute, and 'Norwegian Wood' as being about a lesbian. I just wanted to know what your intent was when you wrote it, and what your feeling is about the 'Time' magazine criticizm of the music that is being written today.

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->'''Reporter''': I'd like to direct this question to messrs. [[Music/JohnLennon Lennon]] and [=McCartney=]. In a recent article, 'Time' magazine put down Pop music. And they referred to 'Day Tripper' as being about a prostitute, and 'Norwegian Wood' as being about a lesbian. I just wanted to know what your intent was when you wrote it, and what your feeling is about the 'Time' magazine criticizm criticism of the music that is being written today.
6th May '17 3:31:55 PM jamespolk
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Paul_McCartney_3915.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: Still the Cute One.]]



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[[caption-width-right:350: Still the Cute One.]]
6th May '17 3:31:10 PM jamespolk
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->'''Reporter''': I'd like to direct this question to messrs. [[Music/JohnLennon Lennon]] and [=McCartney=]. In a recent article, 'Time' magazine put down Pop music. And they referred to 'Day Tripper' as being about a prostitute, and 'Norwegian Wood' as being about a lesbian. I just wanted to know what your intent was when you wrote it, and what your feeling is about the 'Time' magazine criticizm of the music that is being written today.
-> '''Paul [=McCartney=]''': We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians, that's all.
8th Jan '17 10:03:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheStoryteller: His lyrics (especially compared to other Beatles') are notable for often telling stories rather than pondering about abstract subjects. He's also a master storyteller during interviews. His age and career certainly help.
12th Dec '16 1:34:37 PM Xtifr
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'''James Paul [=McCartney=]''' (18 June 1942). [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle]]. Bass player. Knight. Vegetarian. [[TheSouthpaw Left-handed]].

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'''James James Paul [=McCartney=]''' [=McCartney=] (18 June 1942). [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle]]. Bass player. Knight. Vegetarian. [[TheSouthpaw Left-handed]].
16th Sep '16 10:15:03 AM igordebraga
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* IconicItem: His trademark violin-shaped Höfner 500/1 bass.

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* IconicItem: His trademark violin-shaped Höfner 500/1 bass. As the page image shows, he even has guitars that look like it.


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* TheSouthpaw: He even tried learning right-handed guitar, but Slim Whitman made him realize he could do it with his left. Paul only plays drums right-handed.
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.
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