The Timeless Tunes of Yesterday
Paul McCartney and the Beatles
Paul McCartney achieved greatness throughout his entire career surviving incredible turning points in his lifetime and still manages to relive his prominence in rock & roll!
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One Fine Beatle
Over the course of my artistic career of highly transferable skills quite catered to writing, graphic and web design, I still find myself in awe when someone pulls out the guitar and plays a Beatles song.
If it hadn't been for the influential 60's and the 70's, would I have related so well to the many great and fascinating classics of the Beatles et al. Not that we shouldn't know our history but on this particular topic, the history of rock 'n roll and how it began. But stepping straight for the eclectic pop artists who had it all and still do in their recordings, ownership and everyone's memorabilia are McCartney, Star, Harrison and Lennon.
My appreciation and gratitude not only goes out to the Beatles but my Father who taught me
two very timeless pieces of both 'Yesterday' and 'Michelle'. Although retired, my dad, Raymond, is still a fine teacher in music especially in guitar and bass and was great for arrangements that were fitting to your taste and calibre. For starters, with two classics like 'Yesterday' and 'Michelle', written by McCartney and Lennon, did they or at least Sir Paul McCartney have any idea how these two songs would take off to such amazing heights?
I believe it was 'Yesterday' formulated from a tune that Paul had dreamt the night before using a work title with an entirely unrelated name like 'scrambled eggs'...who knew? And 'Michelle' was co-written with the middle section by John Lennon and the French portion by Jan Vaughan. I say that my finger picked style was not exactly matching to Chet Atkin's type but suitable for the jazz made melody it comprises.
All in all, for Paul McCartney to be as influential back then as he is now in his unmatched love ballads and soulful melodies, I will always go back to the guitar for another round of these unforgettable songs [off by heart] and challenge myself to embrace more of his beautiful work.
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