I chose Nowhere Man for N simply because it is one of my favorite Beatles songs. Heck, it is one of my favorite songs – ever. Check out the video.
I also included the video for I Feel Fine. Ringo is going nowhere in the video. I wonder what the thought was behind the exercise equipment. Really? By the way, what is George playing guitar into? Not quite sure. Thank you Anchoress for bringing this video to my attention. I’d even forgotten about the song.
Ok, here’s the bottom line: McCartney, the 1970 solo album by Paul McCartney, with a few vocal contributions from Linda McCartney, is the album that broke up the Beatles. Period. No, it wasn’t Yoko, at least not entirely. While Paul McCartney may not be solely responsible for the break-up of the Beatles, he is the one who finally pulled the plug by breeching contract. There are a few interviews in which John Lennon admitted that Paul just did the inevitable. Each of the four were going their own ways artistically and otherwise at that point.
McCartney in particular fascinates me for two reasons: 1.) Paul McCartney played every sing instrument on the album himself. His wife Linda contributed only a few vocals on the album. 2.) If you have yet to discover Wings, McCartney helps bridge the gap between the two bands. In essence, Wingsbecame Paul and Linda in the end, with an ever-changing line-up. This is where it began.
There is a song or two in particular I’ll be discussing further in a future non-Beatles-related post. The album is that important. People ate it up too. It went double platinum. You can listen to the entire thing below. Oh, and by the way, Linda McCartney took the album cover photo – along with the album liner photo of Paul and their daughter Mary.
For some reason I’ve felt compelled to put up a few songs that would’ve made great class songs for my high school class of 1999. Writing about D. brought these to mind. Who knew that 13 years would seem like eternity? It seems as though absolutely everything has changed, and not for the better.