Paul McCartney celebrates 76th birthday with two new songs and an album announcement

Paul McCartney | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN

Paul McCartney may have turned 76 earlier this week, but we’re the ones reaping the benefits from his birthday. McCartney has just announced that his first solo album after a five year break, Egypt Station, is due for release on September 7th. As if that wasn’t enough of a surprise, we also have two singles to check out, “I Don’t Know,” and “Come On To Me,” both of which have that quintessential McCartney sound that we’ve all been missing. You can stream both of them below. Continue reading →


Aug 14 in Music History: The Who release Who’s Next, Michael Jackson buys rights to Lennon/McCartney songs

The Who Who's Next


1962 – Unhappy with drummer Pete Best’s role in The Beatles, Brian Epstein and the other three members decide to sack him. Best plays his last gig the following night at The Cavern in Liverpool. Ringo Starr, who is nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, receives a call from John Lennon asking him to join the band. Ringo gives Rory Storm three days’ notice and makes his first appearance with the Fab Four on August 18.

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