“You say it’s your birthday. …. We’re going to have a good time. … Happy birthday to you.” – lyrics from The Beatle song, and one primarily penned by Paul McCartney
A Brief One by Doug Draper
Posted June 18, 2022 on Niagara At Large
I was barely in my teens when a rock group called The Beatles crossed the Atlantic from Britain ignited music mania with their first big appearance on an American television show that received record-breaking ratings that night.
That was 1964 and Beatle member Paul McCartney was still in his 20 when, three years later, he wrote a song for the group’s Sgt. Pepper album called “When I’m Sixty-Four,” leaving his fans trying to imagine him, along with the rest of us, ever getting that old.
Well, the pages of the calendar seem to have turned faster than a whirligig in a wind storm and here we are this June 18th with Paul McCartney at 80.
Believe it Beatle fans. It’s true.
We’ve gone a long way down that long and winding road.
As a toast to Paul, here is another one of the songs he was the primary composer of, along with a little help from fellow composer John Lennon and The Beatles. You can watch and hear them perform it – one of the group’s biggest of all the big hits it had – following a bit of fun banter from the group by clicking on the screen below –
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