Rock and roll’s combination Dorian Grey and the Energizer Bunny, Paul McCartney, has added some major cities to his extended Out There World Tour, including Osaka Japan April 21 followed by FOUR nights in Tokyo including the famed Budokan. This Summer in North America Sir Paul performs at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover Delaware June 19, Rokskilde Festival in Denmark 4 July, and Lollapalooza in Chicago July 31. Even if you have seen the iconic former Beatle/ Wings master entertainer before, don’t take this rock ambassador for granted, get some tickets and count yourself blessed.
Reportedly Paul McCartney‘s Summer Olympics opening ceremony performance broadcast on television worldwide netted Sir Paul one English pound Sterling, about $1.68. Very few things other than the news are actually shown “live” on television. Even the late-night shows which appear to be live have been pre-recorded earlier in the day to allow mistakes & lapses in continuity to be edited out, which is precisely why I have always been fascinated by Paul McCartney‘s decision, when performing on the taped MTV series Unplugged , to leave in this aborted first attempt at “We Can Work It Out “ when he had admittedly clearly forgotten the words. Trust me, this happens to actors, singers, newscasters, & deejays all the time, but with opportunity available to edit it out, I can’t recall anyone with enough of McCartney’s poise, confidence, & the knowledge that the studio audience is totally with him, to leave it in.- Redbeard