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Monday, 18 June 2012

Happy 70th Birthday, Sir Paul!


 Today we congratulate a man who, accompanied by three comrades, shaped the musical world of the Sixties like almost nobody else and has been inspiring young and old till this day as one of the last remaining relics of that time. Together with his arguably coequal partner John Lennon, he created the songs that fascinated and thrilled an entire generation and made mass hysteria a general phenomenon. Whereas Lennon was more of a rascal who used cunning lyrics full of puns and cheeky ways of playing to write the more unpolished and stirring material of the Fab Four, the unmatched feeling for melodies and sophisticated, catchy harmonies of today’s birthday child helped to create the elegant and euphonious counterpart to Lennon’s work, which made the Beatles become the exciting song machine that they were. Last but not least, he caused a dramatic turning point in the musical history of the Beatles, if not of the entire Sixties music scene, by conceptualising the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band which was worked out almost exclusively by himself. Today we say “Thank You” for the music that came to stay and his contributions to the history of music in its entirety …

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