It was 33 years ago this week (beginning on June 28th, 1980) that Paul McCartney‘s “Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)” began it’s three week run on top of the charts. The song was recorded live by McCartney and Wings during their final tour on December 17th, 1979 at the Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland. The live version was actually only intended as the B-Side of the studio version of “Coming Up” — which was the lead single and opening cut from McCartney’s 1980 solo set McCartney II.
The Doobie Brothers have extended their summer tour thru November. Unfortunately, they won’t be coming to our neck of the woods, but here’s a video that’ll help you catch up with some members of the group.
Happy Birthday to Paul McCartney, who turns 71 years old today (June 18th). To date, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in history, having written or co-written 30 U.S. Number One hits.
Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame Thursday night by Billy Joel:
Don’t forget Dad on Sunday. And to all the dads, have a Happy and relaxing Fathers Day!
Paul McCartney & Wings’ one and only concert film “Rockshow” is out today on DVD and Blu-Ray. Here’s a taste.
It was 51 years ago today that the Beatles successfully auditioned for EMI Records at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The group, which included original drummer Pete Best, performed a handful of songs, including “Love Me Do.” Here’s the audition.
DAD WEARS NAZI UNIFORM FOR CHILD CUSTODY CASE: A 40-year-old New Jersey native appeared at his child custody case wearing a Nazi uniform. Heath Campbell — who appeared before the court in Flemington, New Jersey — was attempting to regain custody of his three children, the oldest of which is named Adolf Hitler. Campbell planned to explain that he loves his children and deny reports that he was abusive to them. When asked if it was a good idea to come dressed in a Nazi uniform, he said “If they’re good judges and they’re good people, they’ll look within, not what’s on the outside.”
The Rolling Stones wrapped up their three-night-stand last night (June 3rd) at Chicago’s United Center with a guest appearance by yet another pop ingenue — country star Taylor Swift. Swift duetted with Mick Jagger on the band’s early ballad, “As Tears Go By.” Last night’s show was also notable for being the second gig running to feature Mick Taylor sitting in on a total of three tunes — in addition to his usual “Midnight Rambler” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” encore, Taylor reprised his guitar work on the Sticky Fingers classic, “Sway” — which was the Internet fan pick of the night.
At the previous Chicago show (May 31st), Taylor performed his legendary extended workout on “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking,” with Sheryl Crow sitting in with the band for the Exile On Main Street favorite, “All Down The Line.”