Category: the beatles

George Harrison and Paul McCartney, at work on…

George Harrison and Paul McCartney, at work on The Beatles, aka The White Album, October 8 1968, by Linda Eastman (McCartney). That day, the boys worked on “Long Long Long”, “I’m So Tired”, and “The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill”.

Paul & Linda McCartney, Scotland, 1971. I …

Paul & Linda McCartney, Scotland, 1971. I have no explanation for this. 

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John drumming during Another Girl in Help!

Live and Let Die: Paul McCartney, his killer b…

Live and Let Die: Paul McCartney, his killer band, plus lasers, pyro, some of the biggest video screens you’ve ever seen, and fireworks out the wazoo make the case for Macca as one of the most epic acts on the road today. And he still sounds amazing! 

All the more amazing because this is about three hours into a show IN THE DESERT, around midnight, with a hot wind blowing sand everywhere. I could barely breathe, and here’s this guy jamming like a kid a third his age. 

Remarkably, this was hardly the finale of the show. Paul followed this with “Hey Jude” to end the main set, followed by an encore of “Birthday”, “Helter Skelter”, and the Abbey Road medley of “Golden Slumbers – Carry That Weight – The End”. The whole night was absolutely stunning, and my hand-held camera work (Nikon P900 DSLR) from over a quarter mile away barely does it justice. 

At the end, Paul covers his ears and laments, “Too loud!” He’s kidding! Crank it up! You’ll be glad you did.

(Lots more pics from this show, and other related, and non-related, stuff at my Instagram.) 

(This was Weekend 2, btw, and he’d been up late the night before dancing in the crowd to The Rolling Stones, and played just a few days earlier at a show in a remote mountain bar that I wrote about here. He’s a force of nature!)

John, Sean, & Yoko, 1977, by Ronald Grant

John, Sean, & Yoko, 1977, by Ronald Grant

John Lennon, December 3 1980, by Annie Leibovi…

John Lennon, December 3 1980, by Annie Leibovitz, via johnlennonofficial

Putting the “Tea” in “Beatles”…or somet…

Putting the “Tea” in “Beatles”…or something. A civilized session for The White Album, June 4 1968, adding overdubs to “Revolution 1″

“The Beatles Were My Downfall!”

“The Beatles Were My Downfall!”

John & Yoko during the “(Just Like) Starti…

John & Yoko during the “(Just Like) Starting Over” video shoot, November 1980, by Allan Tannenbaum

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“How can I even try? I can never win..”

Help! (1965) dir. Richard Lester