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Thankfully I saw Paul a few times when he still had an amazing voice and was writing classic songs. Most people in the UK cringe when you mention his name these days. A national treasure has turned into a bit of an embarrassment by going on too long. Linda would never have allowed him to do this.
Well I am seeing the opposite from my Facebook Friends in the UK today. I am sure the UK concerts will be sell outs. I love seeing Paul in concert. I hate the ticket rules.
He was in fine form in December 17 Brisbane Australia- sure he doesn't sound like his 20yo self but who does. His shows are epic, jam packed with hit after hit, 3hours+ long not to mention the 1hr soundcheck beforehand & I can't see anyone else bringing together such harmony, wonderful memories, happiness and love from 40000+ thousand people with the strum of one bar of a song. His voice may struggle on the odd note but overall he packs a punch.
Anon 7/10: rather same sentiment with Cliff Richard in the UK too
Unfortunately Paul lost a lot of his credibility in other parts of the world as well, and it really goes back to the Wings/Linda days. Very sad considering his brilliant work with the Beatles. I know staunch Beatles'fans will always refute this, as I once did. At least his amazing songs (and John and George's) have survived and likely to continue to do so. The Beatles were just the best.
interesting - agree that The Beatles were absolutely brilliant and wings/linda could never reach that but Paul's gift has kept him going for many years
What are you talking about "lost his credibility"? Are you insane? His 1970's solo & Wings output helped keep Paul's legend alive and even increase it. If you like nothing that he did after The Beatles then I feel sorry for you.
I don't see why I should be insulted just because my opinion differs from yours. Of course I like some of Paul's post Beatles work - his very first album was solo but I think he should have kept on this path right from the beginning. The inclusion of Linda in Wings was deemed unprofessional to just about everyone except McCartney fanatics. Was Paul unable to appreciate Linda and her own talents in her own right? To be fair, Paul has been received much more warmly over the last decade or so, but it's time to hang up his straps before the vultures shred him to pieces.
just read some current reviews which were not favourable going along with these comments of anon
Yeah, nobody goes to see McCartney any more. He shows are too crowded.
Come on people... let's see this from a sensible perspective. I'm a staunch McCartney fan but I'd be deluded not to admit that his voice is awful these days. Listen to the live recordings from the Wings tours of the 70s. Not just 'Wings Over America'. Listen to the bootlegs from the UK tour of 1979. His vocal range was amazing then. I'm afraid I have to agree that his vocals are now strained and weak. Even his speaking voice isn't as powerful and listenable as back then. Don't do a 'Sinatra' Paul... retire with dignity. Let us fans of over 50 years remember you at your best. You don't need the money.
sinatra & elvis had completely lost it but the performances were still packed by fans who hear what they see to some degree and paul will probably continue in the same manner
I agree... a scary thought. Paul on a rocking chair at the O2, singing "well, she was just 70".
I agree. Many of us don't want Paul remembered as the old ex Beatle with the dyed hair and the shot voice anymore than the fat Elvis in his white jumpsuit, and poor old Frank hardly remembered at all. John is remembered as the reactionary with his granny glasses and George as the long haired mystic. Heck, I'm starting to believe people don't even like the Fabs anymore, it's more about the warm fuzzies and teary memories.
A comment you always hear about Elvis was regardless of his health and his appearance, his voice held out to the end. He last big hits were live tracks from his last concerts.Franks problem was he couldn't remember the lyrics.
saw elvis in concert toward the end and it was just terrible which made me wish i never went ; his voice was totally shot besides not remembering words; ladies over 50 throwing things to him and screaming
Paul only has to retire from live performances, which he should have done years ago, but there is nothing to stop him from writing songs, even for other people. He has a lot to give.
also agree but doubt his legend status will keep him off stage like sinatra and others
Paul only has to do what he want's to do. He has one of the best shows out there. Paul has become just about everyone's favorite Beatle because he is still out there; still getting it done.The Beatles are still alive as long as Paul keeps touring. Paul's shows bring in more young fans than any new releases or promos ever could.And we're not talking about Pavarotti here. This is Rock and Roll.Keep doing it Paul!
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I'm certainly not putting any kind of blame on John or George. If Paul had lost his life and John was still alive and touring, it would be him gaining the popularity and keeping the Beatles alive. A recent article in Forbes on Yellow Submarine attributes the fact that the Beatles are still relevant to Paul and Ringo being alive and touring.Glad to see you've starting signing your comments s. f.
imho don't think George or John would still be touring just recording - different personality than Paul
To some extent you're right but it's gone on too long and if anything Paul is losing his favourite status. All music has to stand on its own merit to survive and once Paul goes it has to. And it will. What would have happened to the Beatles if all of them had died early? Oh ye of little faith.