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Top 10 Beatles Christmas Gift ideas for 2021

Here is Daytrippin‘s list for the Top 10 best Beatles holiday gifts for 2021 including new releases and also essential items for your collection:

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British Library to host new exhibit of Paul McCartney’s lyrics

On November 5, The British Library will open a free exhibit of Paul McCartney’s personal handwritten lyrics to many of his famous songs ranging from The Beatles to Wings to the present. The exhibit will run through March 13, 2022.

The exhibit opens just a few days after McCartney’s massive two-book set, Paul McCartney, The Lyrics 1956 to the Present, is released on November 2. 

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5 things I learned from Paul McCartney’s HULU documentary

Did you happen to watch Paul McCartney’s new HULU documentary called McCartney 3,2,1? The 6-part 3-hour special premiered on July 16, 2021 in the US and it offers fans an in-depth discussion between Paul and producer Rick Rubin about many Beatles songs and a few Wings and solo McCartney numbers.

It was a great idea to get Paul to sit down and talk about his career with a focus on the instrumental side of things (especially his bass playing) since he is going to turn 80 years old next year. The series was a joint venture between Paul and Rick Rubin, who are both listed as Executive Producers. Paul’s company MPL Communications is also listed in the credits. 

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The Beatles and Their Irish Heritage

The Beatles - Paul and George and John

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by Shelley Germeaux

Fans of the Beatles know that all four lads were from Liverpool, England, but not as many are aware of the deep Irish heritage that three of them — John, Paul, and George — share. As the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, if you get misty-eyed over Ireland while singing along to “Oh Danny Boy”, you might enjoy a bit of Beatles Irish history.

Liverpool has been called the “Capital of Ireland” because an estimated three-quarters of its people have Irish roots. Irish immigrants poured into Liverpool after the 1798 rebellion as well as the Great Famine of the 1840s, greatly impacting its demographic make-up. Three-quarters of the Beatles also have Irish roots– Ringo Starr is the only Beatle with no trace of Irish background.

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