McCartney on Letterman. Cute. However, once again he omits Brian as being any part of their history. We love Paul, but jeeeez ~ it isn't as if Eppy were just another Neil or George Martin or anything. *sigh*
Post by yerblues1968 on Jul 17, 2009 22:19:58 GMT -5
PAUL McCARTNEY RETURNS TO ED SULLIVAN THEATER
ctv.ca The Associated Press
Updated Thu. Jul. 16 2009 11:57 AM ET
NEW YORK -- Paul McCartney returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater, 45 years after the Beatles made their U.S. television debut there.
This time, McCartney put on an outdoor show atop the theatre's marquee for thousands of fans Wednesday. The performance was shown during the former Beatle's first appearance on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman."
The Beatles made their American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964.
During his appearance with Letterman, McCartney recalled that it was "kind of scary" the first time the Beatles appeared on Sullivan's show.
However, he didn't acknowledge it when a floor manager asked "you nervous?" when the curtain was about to be raised for McCartney to perform Yesterday alone without his band mates.
"You should be," McCartney said the manager told him. "There's 73 million people watching."
Letterman said that his impression of the Beatles was that it was four guys on a long spring break, having a great time. The Beatles went briefly to Miami the first time they came to the United States.
"The British car firm loaned us an MG each and, you know, there was a beach and sand and girls and, come on!" McCartney said.
Letterman and McCartney talked about the ex-Beatle's friendship with the late Michael Jackson. The two men recorded the duet The Girl Is Mine on Jackson's Thriller album.
McCartney advised Jackson to think about music publishing as an investment. Jackson bought rights to many of the Beatles' songs, and McCartney's hopes of getting a better deal with the new owner were in vain.
"We kind of drifted apart after that," McCartney said. "But he was a lovely man, massively talented and we miss him."
On the show, McCartney performed the Beatles hit Get Back and the song Sing the Changes from his most recent album.
McCartney opens a U.S. tour Friday at Citi Field, which is the New York Mets stadium that opened this year. Their previous home, Shea Stadium, was also where the Beatles performed for a sold-out crowd of screaming fans in 1965.
The music legend performs a special mini-concert on top of the Ed Sullivan Theater Marquee. Songs include: Coming Up, Band on the Run, Let Me Roll It, Helter Skelter, and Back in the USSR. Paul McCartney Mini-Concert Live Webcast. (22:52 minutes) www.cbs.com/late_show/video/mccartney.php
I have always loved Dave's show; and NEVER Leno. Hey; as I do Pepsi more than Coke. Thanks for posting the clips & comments: Eppylover & Yerblues. I missed this episode, but that's what you have to love about Youtube. I'll be taking a peek this weekend. These images of Paul & Co. make you say, "Oh h***, yeah, yeah!"
But; as with the Larry King 'LOVE' interview 2 years ago, it's been another valuable opportunity lost! Sorry to hear that there's not even an Eppy inkling contained within. I only hope that when the movie is released, Dave might have our 'Brian' make an appearance one late evening. ;D
Post by yerblues1968 on Jul 18, 2009 14:03:22 GMT -5
It is great to hear from you ladies, especially Eppylover. The holiday season just was not the same without her. I think we all have gone through (still going) rough times in our personal lives. But it is great where we can come together at a place to share in a common interest to help ease whatever changes we may be experiencing. Eppylover went through a major change in lifestyle; and you did, too, syelar108. Me, I have not been the same since last April. Mentally, I find myself half there. At least, this forum tends to keep me going. ;D