Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Let's Love: Paul's tribute to singer Peggy Lee @100

Singer Peggy Lee (1920-2002) would be celebrating her 100th birthday today and Paul noted the centenary on Twitter.

As Paul mentions in his tribute, the Beatles recorded "Till There Was You," a hit for Lee from "The Music Man." But he doesn't mention that he later wrote his own tune for Lee: "Let's Love," which she recorded in 1974.

Here's Paul's Twitter tribute followed by Lee's version of "Let's Love" and then Paul's original demo, which appeared on the Venus and Mars Deluxe Edition in 2014.

Fun Gag, 1967

Video: Mary Hopkin sings "Goodbye" on Beat Club, 1969

Mary singing a tune Paul McCartney wrote and produced for her. Includes footage of Paul.

Vintage 1970s EMI promo flyer promoting Beatles and solo works

Friday, May 22, 2020