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A Look Back at Paul McCartney’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

paul-holding-plaqueFans lined up around the huge block at the Capitol Records building on Thursday morning, February 9, 2012, to see Paul McCartney finally get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. McCartney had been eligible to receive the star since 1993, but had never scheduled the time to appear at a ceremony until this day.

Family, friends and fellow musicians gathered to cheer on the legendary musician, singer/songwriter, including Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Don Was and Herbie Hancock. Paul’s wife, Nancy, and son James were also in attendance.

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Join Ringo Starr for his 75th birthday celebration!

RingoBday-July2015Ringo Starr will celebrate his 75th birthday on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in front of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood. Ringo and his wife Barbara will join family, friends and fans in person to share a “Peace & Love” salute at Noon. The now traditional Peace & Love celebration is open to the public.
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If you can’t be there, Ringo invites everyone everywhere to think or say Peace & Love or share #PeaceandLove, at Noon their local time, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtag #PEACEANDLOVE to send Ringo your birthday wishes, joining him in his hope for world peace and love for one another.
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Take a picture or video and share it on social media with the hashtag #PEACEANDLOVE. Ringo will be choosing a few of his favorite pictures and videos to re-post on his own social media and website. Go to the Facebook event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/995150243851506
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This idea was born in 2005 when Ringo was asked what he would like for his birthday, and his reply was “more Peace & Love.” Ever since, he has invited the public to join him wherever he is on his birthday and asks “everyone everywhere to think, say or do #PeaceandLove at Noon their local time.” So the Peace & Love moment moves over the planet starting at Noon in New Zealand to Noon in Hawaii and everywhere in between.
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Listen to Paul McCartney’s new song, My Valentine, from his new album of standards

On February 7, Paul McCartney will be releasing a brand new album of standards he grew up listening to in his childhood—plus two brand new McCartney compositions.  The album is called ‘Kisses on the Bottom‘ and will be released on Hear Music/Concord Records.

Paul McCartney in the studio; courtesy Hear Music/Concord Records

The album was recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, New York and London throughout 2011.  It also features guest musicians Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder, respectively, on the original compositions ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Only Our Hearts’.

[You can listen to Paul’s new song, My Valentine, at this link on Soundcloud.com. Paul wrote the song for his new bride, Nancy Shevell, and the song was played for the first dance at their wedding on October 9, 2011].

This is the album McCartney has been thinking about making for more than 20 years – and probably the last thing his fans are expecting. “In the end it was ‘Look, if I don’t do it now, I’ll never do it,” he says.
In short, Paul believes it is about time “the songs me and John based quite a few of our things on” received the recognition they deserve. Moreover, the record also features a couple of new original McCartney compositions in the spirit of those classics.

“When I kind of got into songwriting, I realized how well structured these songs were and I think I took a lot of my lessons from them,” Paul explains. “I always thought artists like Fred Astaire were very cool. Writers like Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, all of those guys – I just thought the songs were magical.  And then, as I got to be a songwriter I thought it’s beautiful, the way they made those songs.”

Paul enlisted the help of of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall and her band—who delivered ultra-high quality musicianship and were completely in tune with Paul’s restraint and feel for the music. In the studio, the recording of this album was also a new challenge for Paul who, for the first time ever, performed exclusively in the vocal booth without no instrument – no guitar, no bass, no piano – which led to a vocal performance like no other in his career.

He adds, “It was very spontaneous, kind of organic, which then reminded me of the way we’d work with The Beatles. We’d bring a song in, kick it around, when we found a way to do it we’d say ‘Okay, let’s do a take now’ and by the time everyone kind of had an idea of what they were doing, we’d learnt the song. So that’s what we did, we did the take live in the studio.”

“It was important for me to keep away from the more obvious song choices so, many of the classic standards will be unfamiliar to some people.  I hope they are in for a pleasant surprise.”

[Source: Official Press Release]

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