Paul McCartney Turns 80 – UNBELIEVABLE

“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 –

Here is one more for the road, featuring Paul and one of his touring bands performing live sometime over the past few decades –

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3 responses to “Paul McCartney Turns 80 – UNBELIEVABLE

  1. Happy Birthday Paul. Your music still lives in my heart.

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  2. Linda McKellar

    Hate to break it to you Doug but have you looked at your own birth certificate lately? I have and it’s scary! How did that happen?

    Reply from Doug Draper – Any more talk about my birth certificate and I am going to have to start blocking people. It’s Paul’s birthday and as the song says, let’s just “party, party.”

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  3. hahahhahaahaha – time goes ZOOM:)

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