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   BILL HARRY. THE PAUL MCCARTNEY ENCYCLOPEDIA

Tadpoles

A single by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, produced by Paul and issued in Britain on Friday 1 August 1969 on Liberty LBS 83257, with 'I'm The Urban Spaceman' on the flip.

Take It Away (promotional film)

The filming of the promotional video for 'Take It Away' took place at EMI's Elstree Studios in Boreham Wood and was directed by John MacKenzie.

Six hundred members of the Wings Fun Club were invited along as a live audience to the filming, which took place on Wednesday 23 June 1982.

The band comprised Paul on bass, Eric Stewart on lead, George Martin on electric piano, Ringo and Steve Gadd on drums, Linda on tambourine and the horn section from the Q Tips.

In between the various takes of 'Take It Away' Paul and his band played several numbers to entertain the audience, including 'Lucille', 'Bo Diddley', 'Peggy Sue', 'Send Me Some Lovin", 'Twenty Flight Rock', 'Cut Across Shorty', 'Reeling And Rocking', 'Searching' and 'Hallelujah I Love Her So'.

The promotional film made its debut on Top Of The Pops on Thursday 15 July 1982.

Take It Away (single)

A single by Paul which was issued in Britain on Parlophone 6056 on Monday 21 June 1982 where it reached No. 14 in the charts and in America on Columbia 18-02018 on Saturday 3 July 1982 where it reached No. 10 in the charts.

'I'll Give You A Ring' was on the flip.

It was released in Germany on Odeon 1C006-64845T.

The number was originally written with Ringo Starr in mind. Paul recalled, 'I was writing some songs for Ringo and "Take It Away" was in amongst those songs. I thought it would suit me better. The way it went into the chorus and stuff, I didn't think it was very Ringo.'

Talk More Talk

A track on the Press To Play album lasting 5 minutes and 17 seconds that Paul describes as 'surrealist'.

Tarrant County Convention Center

Venue in Fort Worth, Texas where Wings opened the American leg of their 1975/76 World Tour, called Wings Over America. The 14,000-seater venue was sold out and before Wings could begin their set, the audience gave them a 15-minute standing ovation.

The group had been rehearsing in Fort Worth and the tour had been delayed for almost a month due to Jimmy McCulloch's fractured finger. The line-up of the band comprised Paul, Linda, Denny Laine, McCulloch and Joe English, together with a horn section comprising Howie Casey on saxophone, Tony Dorsey on trombone, Steve Howard on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Thaddeus Richard on saxophone, clarinet and flute.

Their repertoire comprised: 'Venus And Mars', 'Rock Show', 'Jet', 'Let Me Roll It', 'Spirits Of Ancient Egypt', 'Medicine Jar', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'Call Me Back Again', 'Lady Madonna', 'The Long And Winding Road', 'Live And Let Die', 'Picasso's Last Words', 'Richard Cory', 'Bluebird', 'I've Just Seen A Face', 'Blackbird', 'Yesterday', 'You Gave Me The Answer', 'Magneto And Titanium Man', 'My Love', 'Listen To What The Man Said', 'Let 'Em In', 'Time To Hide', 'Silly Love Songs', 'Beware My Love', 'Letting Go' and 'Band On The Run.' The encores were 'Hi, Hi, Hi' and 'Soily'.

Jimmy McCulloch sang lead vocal on 'Medicine Jar' and Denny Laine sang lead vocal on 'Spirits Of Ancient Egypt', 'Richard Cory' and 'Time To Hide'.

Taste Of Honey, A

A song which Paul sang lead vocal on during their Cavern days and which was included on their concert performances in 1962 and 1963. Ric Marlow and Bobby Scott had penned it and Lenny Welch had recorded a version in America. The Beatles recorded the number at Abbey Road on Monday 11 February 1963 and it was included on their Please Please Me album. Herb Alpert &c the Tijuana Brass was to have an instrumental hit with the number in America in 1965.

During some performances, John changed the chorus to 'A Waste Of Money'.

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Tavener, Sir John

A British classical composer, born in 1944, who Ringo Starr had introduced to Apple. Ringo had been having building work on his property carried out by Roger Tavener, who told Ringo about his brother. Ringo heard a tape of the BBC recording of Tavener's first long work Тке Whale which had been performed at the Royal Albert Hall, and immediately got in touch. Tavener was signed to Apple Records and they issued his The Whale and Celtic Requiem.

On 4 May 2000 Paul travelled to New York by Concorde specially to appear at a concert at the church of St Ignatius Loyola. Interviewed by WNYC radio, Paul mentioned that he was initially reluctant to appear when invited by Sir John Tavener, but said, 'He was keen for me to do it, and I trust him.' Accompanied by Heather Mills, Paul chatted to Mia Farrow, who sat close to him and Tavener. Paul then read parts of a short poem 'In the Month of Athyr', which Taverner had set to music, with a chorus singing the rest.

Tavener was to say he was 'touched that Paul McCartney is also journeying across the sea on Concorde to read a Greek poem'. The concert was broadcast live on the WNYC New Sounds Live programme.

Taylor, Alistair

Originally a personal assistant to Brian Epstein at his NEMS branch in Whitechapel, Liverpool. When Bill Harry arranged for Brian Epstein to visit the Cavern club to see the Beatles on 13 December 1961, Alistair accompanied him. It was Alistair's signature that witnessed the first Beatles management contract, and he also turned down Epstein's offer of 2 1/2 per cent of the Beatles contract. Later, owing to asthma problems suffered by his wife, Lesley, Alistair decided to move to healthier climes down South and left Epstein's employ to join Pye Records.

A casual meeting with Epstein at Pye resulted in Alistair's rejoining NEMS. He recalls that the member of the Beatles he was closest to was Paul and it was Paul who coined the term 'Mr Jobworthy' for him because he was responsible for arranging so many things for them. He was also known as 'Mr Fixit'.

Following Epstein's death, Alistair remained in the Beatles' employ and, when Apple was launched, John Lennon suggested he become general manager of the company. Paul arranged for Alistair to pose for the photograph used in the initial advertisements, designed by Paul, who featured Taylor as a one-man band, dressed in bowler hat and suit.

Paul also wrote the copy for the ad, which read:

This man has talent. One day he sang his songs to a tape recorder (borrowed from the man next door). In his neatest handwriting he wrote an explanatory note (giving his name and address) and,

remembering to enclose a picture of himself, sent the tape, letter and photograph to Apple Music, 94 Baker Street, London Wl. If you were thinking of doing the same thing yourself - do it now! This man now owns a Bentley!

Alistair has written no fewer than three biographies describing his experiences with the Beatles. The first Yesterday: The Beatles Remembered, was a positive memoir with no rancour, despite the fact that he was unceremoniously sacked from Apple when Allen Klein took over the reins. Alistair attempted to contact members of the group by phone, but none of them would talk to him. Paul was to comment on the sacking in the Daily Mail when he said: 'It isn't possible to be nice about giving someone the sack.'

He worked for Dick James Publishing as a press officer for a while, and then became project manager at Morgan Grampian Publications. He later took on a number of labouring jobs and said: 'I've shovelled lead, made machine knives, washed pots in pubs. I'm not proud or very well qualified.'

His second book, A Secret History, published in 2001, saw him take a more bitter tone concerning his relationship with the Beatles, possibly because he was not even mentioned in The Beatles Anthology. His co-writer Stafford Hildred, wrote: 'He arranged flights, deflected paternity suits, lent money and often a shoulder to cry on. He bought islands, cars and houses for the Fab Four ... he was a grief counsellor for Paul McCartney when Jane Asher dumped him because she came home early and found him in their bed with another woman ... and he had been effectively airbrushed out of official Beatles history.'

In his book Alistair claims that he helped Paul to co-write 'Hello Goodbye' at Cavendish Avenue and says: 'Those were the seeds of a Beatles number one, written, I will always believe, by Taylor and McCartney.'

He admits that he never got on with Linda and has a number of negative things to say about her in his book.

He published his third biography a year later in 2002.

Teatro Tendo

A venue in Naples, Italy, the name meaning 'tent theatre' in English. Paul and his band (Paul, Linda, Mclntosh, Stuart, Wickens, Cunningham) made several 'surprise' appearances between May and July 1991 and this was one of them. They flew into the city, appeared in concert and then flew back to England following the show.

Paul had recently filmed the MTV Unplugged show and decided on two 45-minute sets, the first acoustic, followed by an electric set. The brief tour of venues in Britain and Europe was referred to as the 'Surprise Gigs' Tour.

They appeared at the theatre on Wednesday 5 June 1991. During the show Paul played harmonica on stage for the first time during the performance of a new number 'The River'. He also introduced a second new track during the set, 'The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise'. Paul hadn't played this particular number for decades. In fact, the previous performance was with John Lennon when the two were at a pub run by Paul's cousin and they played a set under the name the Nerk Twins. Another number they performed at Naples, but not at the other ' surprise' concerts was 'Singing The Blues'.

Teddy Boy

A number by Paul, which the Beatles originally recorded during the Get Back sessions. They performed it for the first time at Abbey Road Studios on Friday 24 January 1969. Paul re-recorded it for his debut solo album McCartney, so the Beatles version was dropped from Let It Be. However, it was eventually to surface on the Beatles Anthology 3 CD in October 1996.

Paul wrote the number in India and after the version with the Beatles had been scrapped he completed the song in Scotland and London, initially recording it at home and then at Morgan Studios. The number, 2 minutes and 22 seconds in length, features Linda on harmonies and Paul playing guitar and bass.

Tell Me If You Can

A number Tony Sheridan claims he co-wrote with Paul in Hamburg. Sheridan recorded a version of the number in 1964, without Paul's permission.

Tell Me What You See

A number penned by Paul and recorded by the Beatles at Abbey Road on 18 February 1965. It was included as a track on the Help! album and was also featured on the American Beatles IV and on Love Songs.

Temporary Secretary

A track on the McCartney II album, 3 minutes and 13 seconds in length. It was also issued as a 12" single in Britain, limited to an edition of 25,000, with 'Secret Friend' on the flip on Parlophone 12 R 6039 on 15 September 1980.

The cover on the front of the sleeve depicted a bespectacled 'temp' sitting on Paul's lap in a drawing by Jeff Cummins of Hipgnosis. The reverse illustration was a photograph of Paul taken by David Thorpe.

The Mr Marks referred to on the number referred to Alfred Marks, the founder of the Alfred Marks Agency, a company providing temporary secretaries (or 'temps') to local businesses.

TFI FRIDAY

A Channel Four series hosted by Chris Evans and produced by Ginger television. Paul appeared on the show on Friday 27 June 1997. The previous day he'd spent the afternoon at the show's venue, the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, rehearsing the two songs he would be performing, 'Flaming Pie' and 'Young Boy', also laying down the guitar, drums and bass parts which would back him during his performance.

Evans had actually been trying to get Paul to appear on his show for over a year and received confirmation after he'd sent Paul a fax: 'You would (a) have a great time; (b) have a great time; (c) have a f****** great time.'

Paul appeared in the second part of the show in which Chris Evans took faxes from various celebrities who had asked Paul a question. They included Ringo Starr, former footballer George Best, comedian Frank Carson and cook Delia Smith. At the end of the show Paul and Evans climb into a waiting speedboat and set off down the River Thames.

Paul and Evans returned for an after-show party, attended by Paul's daughters Mary and Stella.

Thames At Six

A television show that included a section called 'Nicky Home's Music Scene'. The five-minute piece included an interview with Paul on Monday 19 May 1980. Paul was promoting his McCartney II album and also discussed his recent Japanese drug bust, saying, 'It was very stupid. We'd been to America and the attitude to drugs over there is very different and it led me to take a real casual approach. Most people taking that kind of thing into the country would give it to the roadies, that's the common practice. That just shows that I wasn't really thinking about it. I was taking my opinion of it instead of the legal opinion of it, and I just didn't really think much about it, you know, till the fellow pulled it out of the suitcase and he looked more embarrassed than me. He wanted to put it back and forget the whole thing, you know.'

Home asked him, 'What thoughts went through your head when you realised it could be seven years?'

Paul said, 'The first thing you do is ask to see your British Consul. You always think, "He'll get me out." Well, he turned up with a flat cap on, he didn't look like a consul at all, our man in Havana or something. He said, "Well Paul, there's a fellow in here who had a lot less than you had and he's done three months already, so you could have seven years' hard labour to look forward to." I thought, "What!" and my jaw dropped. You're worried about how long it's going to last; you're just not worried about the immediate conditions. It's not Bridge On The River Kwai you know, it's not that bad. The immediate worry during the time is what's going to happen to Linda and the kids. Those are the main worrying things.'

Thank You Darling

A Wings number that was first performed live at their Nottingham University debut in February 1972. The studio recording was ongmallly intended for the Red Rose Speedway album, but wasn't used.

That Day Is Done

One of the songs Paul co-wrote with Elvis Costello for the album Flowers In The Dirt, and it's also the song in which the phrase 'flowers in the dirt' comes from. Paul described it as a sad song because it was written when Elvis's grandmother was dying in Ireland.

That Means A Lot

A number by Paul and John, which the Beatles recorded during the Help! album sessions on Saturday 20 February and Tuesday 30 March 1965. They weren't happy with the result and didn't release it.

John was to say, 'The song is a ballad which Paul and I wrote for the film but we found we just couldn't sing it. In fact, we made a hash of it, so we thought we'd better give it to someone who could do it well.'

When the Beatles were making their 'Around The Beatles' TV special, PJ Proby was one of the guests and he asked Paul if he had a number to give him. Paul let him have 'That Means A Lot'. Proby recorded it at Abbey Road Studios on Wednesday 7 April 1965, with Ron Richards producing. He issued the number as a single in the US on 5 July 1965 on Liberty 55806. It was issued in the UK on 17 September 1965 on Liberty 10215 and was a minor hit for him, reaching No. 30 in the British charts. The number was also included on his album PJ Proby, issued in the US on Liberty LST 7421 on 23 August 1965.

That's Alright Mama

Paul's version of the Elvis classic, which became part of the fiftieth anniversary film and album tribute to the Sun Records label in 2001. Paul recorded the track early in May 2000 with Scotty Moore and DC Fontana, two of Elvis's backing musicians on the original record, with Ahmet Ertegun producing. The number was included in a fiftieth anniversary film and album tribute to the Sun Records label in 2001. It was also included as part of a two-hour tribute to the label on American TV in December 2001.

That Would Be Something

A track on Paul's first solo album McCartney, 2 minutes and 37 seconds in length, which was written in Scotland in 1969 and included as the second track on the album. On it, Paul plays guitar, tom-tom, cymbal and bass. He taped the number at Cavendish Avenue and then mixed the track at Abbey Road Studios on 22 February 1970.

Paul explained, 'I had only one mike, as the mixers and VU meters hadn't arrived.' Paul had originally recorded a version during the Beatles January 1969 sessions for Let It Be.

The Grateful Dead were to record the number several years later and Paul also performed the number on his Unplugged sessions.

Thatcher, Margaret

The first female Prime minister of the UK and former leader of the Conservative Party.

Paul and Linda's opinions over the years seemed to suggest that the couple favoured socialism. During the 1981 industrial dispute over nurses' salaries, Paul actually sent a telegram to Margaret Thatcher in November.

It read: 'What the miners did for Ted Heath, the nurses will do for you.'

This referred to the fact that the Conservative government had been brought down by the miners' strike in 1972. Paul's prediction didn't come true.

In 1984 Paul and Linda met Mrs Thatcher and said afterwards, 'When we were talking to Mrs Thatcher, we said how in a lot of council houses the plumbing was bad, the paint and ceilings were cracking. Why don't they take people on the dole, who want to work, and give them jobs repairing council homes? Maggie Thatcher said, "Oh, the unions wouldn't allow me to do that."'

Theatre Antique

A 2,000-seater open-air Roman amphitheatre in Chateauvallon, in the South of France. This was the venue chosen by Paul to stage his first scheduled concert since the Beatles' final tour of 1966 with his new band Wings, who had made their live debut some months before with a series of impromptu concerts at British universities and colleges. The concert took place on Sunday 9 July 1972.

The Theatre Antique was the launching pad for a five-week tour of France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands.

When asked why he hadn't included Britain on the tour, Paul commented, 'We will play in Britain some time or other, but not right now. The audiences are very critical in Britain and we're a new band just starting out, no matter what any one us have been through individually before. We have to get worked-in before doing any big shows in Britain and America.'

At the backstage press conference Paul also commented on a number of matters. When discussing the fact that he turned down an invitation from George Harrison to appear at 'The Concert For Bangla Desh' the previous year, he said, 'If I'd gone there I know for certain it would have been played up as "Hey! The Beatles are back together again!" It may have only been for one night, but the whole world would have taken it as the truth. But it's ended!'

When Paul was asked why he and the band were travelling around on a double-decker bus, he answered, 'It mainly came about when we were on holiday and we were trying to get healthy before a tour. We suddenly thought, "Wait a minute", if we're going to be in Europe in summer going to places like the South of France, we thought it'd be silly to be in some box all day gasping for air. So we came up with this idea to have an open deck. We've got mattresses up there so we can just cruise along - fantastic! Just lie around, get the sun and keep healthy.'

The line-up was Paul, Linda, Henry McCullough on lead, Denny Laine on rhythm and Denny Seiwell on drums. All five wore dark stage-suits with bell-bottom trousers with gold braiding. Numbers in the first half included 'Eat At Home', 'Smile Away', 'Bip Bop', 'Mumbo', 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky', '1882', 'I Would Only Smile' (vocal by Denny Laine) and 'The Mess'. There was a ten-minute intermission and numbers performed in the second half of the show included 'Best Friend', 'Soily', 'I Am Your Singer' (a duet with Paul and Linda), 'Seaside Woman' {a solo by Linda), 'Say You Don't Mind' (vocal by Denny Laine), 'Henry's Blues' (a Henry McCullough guitar spotlight number), 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish', 'Cottonfields', 'My Love', 'Mary Had A Little Lamb', 'Maybe I'm Amazed' and 'Hi, Hi, Hi'.

There's Only One Paul McCartney

An hour-long BBC programme timed to celebrate Paul's sixtieth birthday, screened on 2 June 2002. It featured a host of celebrities paying tribute to him, and they included Cilia Black, Ben Elton, Bob Geldof, Elvis Costello, Dustin Hoffman, Bono, Travis and Paul's cousin Kate Robbins. There was also archive footage.

Things We Said Today

A number that Paul wrote while on holiday in the Bahamas in May 1964 with Jane, Ringo and Maureen. They'd rented a yacht named Happy Days. In one of the cabins below deck Paul began writing the song one afternoon on an acoustic guitar then completed the rest on the deck.

Paul commented, 'I wrote this on acoustic. It was a slightly nostalgic thing already, a future nostalgia. We'll remember the things we said today, sometime in the future, so the song projects itself into the future. It was a sophisticated little tune.'

It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on 2 June 1964 and issued as the B-side of 'A Hard Day's Night' on 10 June 1964.

A version of this number lasting 5 minutes and 2 seconds was included on the Tripping The Live Fantastic album. It was recorded live at the Palacio des Sportes, Madrid, Spain on 2 November 1989 during the 1989/90 World Tour.

Thingumybob

The theme tune of a television series Thingumybob, composed by Paul, who also produced the John Foster and Sons Ltd Black Dyke Mills Band recording of the number. The single was issued in Britain on 6 September 1968 on Apple 4 and on 26 August 1968 in America on Apple 1800.

'Yellow Submarine' was on the flip.

This Is Your Life

A popular television show that, in Britain, once had a weekly audience of 20 million viewers.

Eamonn Andrews, a former Irish boxer who won the Irish Junior Middleweight title, originally hosted it. He worked in an insurance office in his native Dublin for a time before moving to London to present the BBC's Sports Report. In 1951 he became host of What's My Line?, a popular television show, before moving in 1964 to independent television to host The Eamonn Andrews Show, Britain's first late night chat-show.

In the 1960s he took over as host of Thames Television's series This Is Your Life. Among the many guests he spotlighted were Arthur Dooley, George Martin and John Conteh.

Conteh was 22 years old at the time and had won the World Light-Heavyweight Championship title 36 days previously.

Paul had featured him on the cover of his Band On The Run album and had attended the Championship fight after sending John a telegram reading: 'You made me number one. Now you be number one.'

Because of this, Andrews decided that Paul and Linda could help him to spring the surprise on the new champion. On Wednesday 6 November 1974, Paul and Linda lured the unsuspecting Conteh to Abbey Road Studios on the pretext that Linda wanted to take some photographs of him and Paul together. Andrews hid behind an acoustic screen; when John was settled at the piano with Paul, he jumped out with his famous red book and photographer Stan Allen snapped away. Conteh was then driven to the television studios for the programme and a live link was kept open with Abbey Road to enable Paul and Linda to pay their own tribute on the show.

Paul was also to record a message for Gerry Marsden when the leader of Gerry & the Pacemakers was a recipient of the red book.

This One (promotional film)

The 1989 promotional video was directed by Tim Pope and was an attempt to produce a visual psychedelic effect with changing colours and blurred images to promote the release of the single. Paul, Linda and the band were seen dressed in various colourful costumes with Paul wearing a bowler hat at one stage and a halo and coloured glasses in another.

This One (single)

A single that was issued in Britain on Monday 17 July 1989 on Parlophone R6223 where it reached No. 18 in the charts. On that day there was a 7", a 12", a cassette and a CD version of the number, the second Flowers In The Dirt single to be issued in the UK.

It was released in America in cassette form only on Capitol 4JM44438 on Wednesday 2 August 1989, but only managed to reach No. 94 in the charts.

The flipside was 'The First Stone'.

In addition, on Monday 24 July 1989 'This One' was issued in a limited edition box with 'The Long And Winding Road' on the flip. A 7" vinyl promotional version was issued in America on Wednesday 2 August 1989.

There was a four-track CD single also issued on Britain on Parlophone CDR 6223 with This One', 'The First Stone', T Wanna Cry' and 'I'm In Love Again'.

In Britain there were no less than seven different figurations of 'This One', which would have cost a fan in the region of £18 to buy. They included a postcard pack, which comprised the single and six postcards, one for each member of the band. There was also a different flip-side to this limited edition - a version of 'The Long And Winding Road' taken from the TV special 'Put It There'.

The single was released in Germany on Parlophone 1C006-203448-7.

A version of this number lasting 4 minutes and 29 seconds was included on the Tripping The Live Fantastic album. It was recorded live at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan on 1 February 1990 during the 1989/90 World Tour.

Thomas, Chris

A British record producer who had recorded various acts, including the Sex Pistols and Badfinger. Thomas was originally an assistant engineer to George Martin and Paul hired him to co-produce Back To The Egg with him. 'Daytime Nightime Suffering', the flipside of 'Goodnight Tonight', was also co-produced by Paul and Chris. Chris also produced Paul's album Run Devil Run.

3 Legs (promotional film)

Paul produced two promotional films in Scotland for the Ram tracks 3 Legs and Heart Of The Country, both edited by Ray Benson, who had been involved in the editing of the Magical Mystery Tour film. The 3 Legs promotional film includes scenes of Paul and Linda riding horses on their land on the Mull of Kintyre.

Both promos were screened as part of the 'album' slot on Top Of The Pops on Thursday 24 June 1971. The Heart Of The Country promotional film was made only a few days before the TOTP screening and included scenes of Paul and Linda walking along a beach with their sheepdog Martha.

3 Legs(song)

A bluesy track from the Ram album, with backing vocals by Linda.

Thrillington

An orchestral version of Ram, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on 15-17 June 1971. It was eventually issued on Regal Zonophone EMC 3175 on 29 April 1977. Attributed to Percy 'Thrills' Thrillington, an orchestra leader, the material was arranged and conducted by Richard Hewson and mixed by Tony Clark and Alan Parsons.

The cover design by Hipgnosis featured artwork by Jeff Cummins depicting a ram in an evening suit playing a violin, sitting in front of a music stand. The back cover showed a view of a recording session in a studio; the figure with a ram's head is discussing the music with the seated musicians, and Paul's head is reflected in the glass pane of the studio window. This picture is based on an actual photograph taken during the Ram sessions when the standing figure was Paul.

The album was an MPL production with the credit: 'Produced by Percy "Thrills" Thrillington', so we may assume that Percy is a pseudonym for Paul. The biographical blurb below the photograph reveals: 'Percy "Thrills" Thrillington was born in Coventry Cathedral in 1939. As a young man he wandered the globe. His travels took him to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the US where he studied music for five years. He later moved to LA where he gained expertise in conducting and arranging as well as the marketing end of the music business. Eventually his path led to London where his long ambition to form his own orchestra was finally realised. On this record Percy takes all the songs from Paul and Linda McCartney's Ram album and, with the help of some of London's best orchestra and "big band" musicians, forges the pop music themes into new orchestral versions. He is assisted by Richard Hewson, who arranged and conducted. When McCartney heard what "Thrills" was doing he even gave the project his seal of approval.'

Musicians appearing on the 11-song album included Clem Cattini on drums, Roger Coulan on organ, Vic Flick on guitar, Herbie Flowers on bass, Steve Grey on piano, and Jim Lawless on percussion. Also featured on five tracks were the Swingle Singers, and recorders played by the Carl Dolmetsch Family were overdubbed onto a number of the tracks.

The tracks were 'Too Many People', '3 Legs', 'Ram On', 'Dear Boy', 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey', 'Smile Away', 'Heart Of The Country', 'Monkberry Moon Delight', 'Eat At Home', 'Long Haired Lady', 'Ram On' and 'The Back Seat Of My Car'. A single of 'Uncle Albert/Admiral

HalseyV'Eat At Home' was issued as a single in Britain but failed to register.

Through Our Love

A love song to Linda, which is included as the final track on the Pipes Of Peace album.

Thumbin' A Ride

A Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller composition recorded by Jackie Lomax. Paul produced it on his wedding eve, Tuesday 11 March 1969. It became the flipside of the Lomax single 'New Day', issued in America on Apple 1807 on Monday 2 June 1969. It was also used as the flipside to the Jackie Lomax single 'How The Web Was Woven', issued in Britain on Friday 6 February 1970 on Apple 23.

Till There Was You

A song penned by Meredith Wilson which was written for the musical The Music Man, which made its Broadway debut in 1957, when it was originally sung by Robert Preston and Barbara Cook, who also performed it on the cast album.

Paul had actually liked Peggy Lee's version of the number and introduced it into the Beatles' act and it became a staple of their early repertoire. They played it on their Liverpool and Hamburg appearances and included it on their shows from 1961 to 1964, including their Royal Command Performance on 4 November 1963, their Ed Sullivan Show debut on 9 February 1964 and their Washington and Carnegie Hall concerts in February 1964. They also performed it during their Decca Records audition. A version is also to be found on the Live At The Star Club, Hamburg recordings.

The Beatles recorded the number on 18 and 30 July 1963 and it was included on the With The Beatles album.

It was while the Beatles were recording 'Till There Was You', that their manager Brian Epstein mentioned that on one take there seemed to be a flaw in Paul's voice. John bellowed, 'We'll make the records. You just go on counting the percentages!'

Tilton, Milt

Veteran musician, known as 'the Judge'. He played stand-up bass on 'Little Woman Love', on Wild Life. He was 65 years old at the time. Denny Seiwell recommended him. He had played in Cab Calloway's band for fifteen years.

Time To Hide

A number recorded at the Wings At The Speed Of Sound sessions. Denny Laine was on lead vocal and the number was included in Wings live shows during 1976. It was 4 minutes and 32 seconds in length.

Timon

A Mersey side singer who was one of the artists to record for Apple in the early days. However, the numbers he recorded were never released because George Harrison didn't like them. On one track, called 'Something New Everyday', produced by Peter Asher, Paul plays piano.

Tiny Bubble

A track from the Driving Rain album. It lasts for 4 minutes and 21 seconds and was recorded on 25 February 2001.

Tiswas

A British children's Saturday morning television show. Wings appeared on the programme on Saturday 1 December 1979. The group had recorded it on Wednesday 28 November.

They were interviewed by Sally James and then appeared in a comedy sketch with Chris Tarrant and John Gorman during which they sang 'The Bucket Of Water Song'.

The Wings excerpt lasted four minutes.

Today

An NBC TV series. Paul began recording a four-part interview for the programme in order to promote his new album Press To Play on Monday 18 August 1986. The interviews were screened between Monday 25 August and Thursday 28 August 1986.

Together

A number composed by Paul, Linda, Hamish Stuart, Robbie Mclntosh, Paul 'Wix' Wickens and Chris Whitten. A version lasting 2 minutes and 17 seconds was recorded during a soundcheck at the Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois on 5 December 1989 during the 1989/90 World Tour.

Tokyo Dome

Japanese baseball stadium with a 50,000 capacity where Paul was booked to do a series of six concerts between Saturday 3 March and Tuesday 13 March 1990 as the fifth leg of his worldwide tour. Initially he was concerned that the authorities would prevent him from appearing at the concerts due to his previous conviction there on a drugs offence.

The concert on Friday 9 March was transmitted live on closed circuit TV at Kyousai Hall, Sapporo; Sendai Denryoku Hall, Sendai; Ceremony Hall, Niigata; Aichi Kousei Nenkin Kaikan, Nagoya; Suita Mei Theatre, Osaka; Takamatsu Olive Hall, Takamatsu; Matsuyama City Sougou Community Centre, Matsuyama; Hiroshima Mima Koudou, Hiroshima; Papyon 24 Gas Hall, Hakaya and Melpark Hall Kumamoto, Kumamoto. All the venues were fully booked and attendees were handed a free copy of a Paul McCartney CD.

The Tokyo Dome concerts on Friday 9 March, Sunday 11 March and Tuesday 13 March saw Paul perform the debut of his medley 'PS Love Me Do'. The 9 March performance was filmed on video and later screened at the John Lennon Memorial Concert at the Pier Head, Liverpool on Saturday 5 May 1990.

On Wednesday 10 November 1993 Paul arrived at Narita Airport, Tokyo, the scene of his arrest in 1980, for the Japanese leg of his New World Tour. There were over 200 fans and around 50 journalists waiting for him at the airport and Paul said 'Konnichiwa', which means 'Hello' in Japanese and 'Ossm/' which means 'Hi!' The following day Paul met some of his fans in the offices of Fuji Television. Paul and the band then did a two-hour soundcheck at the Tokyo Dome on Friday 12 November.

Paul had three dates at the indoor stadium, where he performed the same repertoire as in Europe: 'Drive My Car', 'Coming Up', 'Looking For Changes', 'Jet', 'All My Loving', 'Let Me Roll It', 'Peace In The Neighbourhood', 'Off The Ground', 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'Robbie's Bit', 'Good Rockin' Tonight', 'We Can Work It Out', 'I Lost My Little Girl', 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Hope Of Deliverance', 'Michelle', 'Biker Like An Icon', 'Here There And Everywhere', 'Yesterday', 'My Love', 'Lady Madonna', 'Let It Be', 'Magical Mystery Tour', 'C'Mon People', 'Live And Let Die', 'Paperback Writer', 'Back In The USSR', 'Penny Lane', 'Sgt Pepper', 'Band On The Run', 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Hey Jude'.

During the performance he also spoke a few words in Japanese to the audience: 'Minna genkikai?\ which means 'Are you all in good spirits?' and 'Mata kite yokattago\ which means 'It's nice to come back to Japan'.

Fuji Television videotaped the Friday 12 November show which they screened as part of a 90-minute special on Christmas Eve 1993.

Sunday 14 November saw another capacity audience at the venue and more Japanese words from Paul, such as his description of the audience as 'sugoir, which means 'Marvellous'. As he left the stage he said, lMata kimasuV - 'We'll come back'.

The Monday 15 November show also saw a capacity 50,000 audience.

Too Bad About Sorrows

One of Paul's early compositions, which was included in the Quarry Men's set. The Beatles never recorded the number in its entirety, although part of it was played during the Let It Be sessions in 1969 and Paul mentioned it when Melvyn Bragg interviewed him for The South Bank Show in 1977.

Too Many People

The opening track on the Ram album, which was also used as the flip-side of the American single 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey'. This is another track that received some scathing comment from John Lennon.

Tomorrow

A number composed by Paul, which was included on Wings' debut album Wild Life.

Tomorrow

A song from the musical Annie. Paul, who owns the publishing rights to all the Annie numbers, produced a record of his cousin Kate Robbins singing the song. It was issued in Britain on Anchor Records in 1978.

Tonight

The long-running NBC TV American late evening chat show. Paul and John first appeared on the Tonight show on Tuesday 14 May 1968. During that interview, regular host Johnny Carson was away and they were interviewed by baseball star Joe Garagiola.

On that occasion Paul was with John Lennon on a trip to New York to discuss with the media the Beatles' plans for setting up their Apple Corps organisation. They taped the show in the early evening and it was transmitted hours later from midnight to 1.00 a.m. The guest immediately before Paul and John had been 66-year-old Tallulah Bankhead, a famous star of the silent screen. The appearance wasn't too successful as Garagiola seemed at a loss regarding what to ask them and Bankhead was quite garrulous. She attempted to tell Paul and John how beautiful they were and John was to say that she was 'pissed out of her head'.

Paul put forward his concept that Apple would be: 'a controlled weirdness, a kind of western communism. We want to help people, but without doing it like a charity.' He said, 'We always had to go to the big men on our knees and touch our forelocks and say, "Please can we do so-and-so ... ?" We're in the happy position of not needing any more money, so for the first time the bosses aren't in it for a profit. If you come to me and say, "I've had such and such a dream", I'll say to you, "Go away and do it".'

Following the show he'd arranged to meet Linda Eastman at Nat Weiss's apartment, as he didn't want them to be seen together or photographed in case Jane Asher heard about it. During his brief stay he also baby-sat for Heather.

Paul recorded an interview on the Tonight show on Monday 15 October 1984 that was transmitted on Tuesday 23 October.

It attracted the biggest number of studio-audience applications ever for the show. Paul was there to discuss his movie Give My Regards To Broad Street and he also picked up an acoustic guitar to play 'Yesterday' and 'You Are My Sunshine'.

This time Paul was interviewed by Johnny Carson, who asked, 'Do you still compose music, Paul?'

Top Ten

In 1990 Paul revealed to a Japanese TV crew his all-time top ten favourite records. They were: (1) 'God Only Knows', the Beach Boys. (2) 'Sex Machine', James Brown. (3) 'Cheek To Cheek', Fred Astaire. (4) 'Flamingo', Duke Ellington. (5) 'Baby Let's Play House', Elvis Presley. (6) 'Love Me Do', the Beatles. (7) 'We Got Married', Paul McCartney. (8) 'Long Tall Sally', Little Richard. (9) 'Daytime Nighttime Suffering', Wings. (10) 'That'll Be The Day', Buddy Holly.

Paul repeated these same top ten records as his favourites in a Daily Star series of articles in June 1992.

TOTP2

A BBC 2 series, which presents vintage and themed material from the Top Of The Pops archives. On 23 and 26 May 2001, Paul hosted a special edition of the show, which featured ten clips of Wings numbers, with Paul commenting on each of the songs.

They were 'Hi, Hi, Hi', 'C Moon', 'My Love', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'Band On The Run', 'Live And Let Die', 'Silly Love Songs', 'Mull Of Kintyre', 'With A Little Luck' and 'Coming Up'.

Tours

Wings Tours.

The group made their public debut before 700 students at Nottingham University on Wednesday 9 February 1972. They then began a tour of British universities:

Thursday 10 February. Goodridge University, York.

Friday 11 February. Hull University.

Sunday 13 February. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Monday 14 February. Lancaster University.

Wednesday 16 February. Leeds Town Hall.

Thursday 17 February. Sheffield.

Friday 18 February. Manchester.

Monday 21 February. Birmingham University.

Tuesday 22 February. Swansea University.

Wednesday 23 February. Oxford University.

Wings then began a seven-week European tour called 'Wings Over Europe'. John Morris, their tour manager at the time, was to comment, 'We have no specific plans to play Britain. Paul wants to play small halls and most of the capacities here are less than 3,000. He wasn't interested in playing the monstrous places which he probably could have filled.' The group then travelled for two weeks in July in a double-decker bus.

Their repertoire included 'Smile Away', 'The Mess', 'Hi, Hi, Hi', 'Mumbo', 'Bip Bop', 'Say You Don't Mind', 'Seaside Woman', 'I Would Only Smile', 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky', 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish', 'Henry's Blues', '1882', 'I Am Your Singer', 'Eat At Home', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'My Love', 'Mary Had A Little Lamb', 'Soily', 'Best Friend', 'Long Tall Sally', 'Wild Life' and 'Cottonfields'. Linda sang 'Seaside Woman', Denny Laine sang 'Say You Don't Mind' and Henry McCullough performed 'Henry's Blues'.

'Long Tall Sally' was included as the encore and was the only number that Paul performed which he'd also performed as a member of the Beatles. He said, 'The Beatle thing's a bit close for me right now to play.'

The dates were:

Sunday 9 July. Theatre Antique, Chateau Vallon Centre Culturelle.

Wednesday 12 July. Juan Les Pins, France.

Thursday 13 July. Aries Theatre Antique, France.

Sunday 16 July. Olympia, Paris, France.

Tuesday 18 July. Circus Krone, Munich, Germany.

Wednesday 19 July. Offenbach Hall, Frankfurt, Germany.

Friday 21 July. Congress Halle, Zurich, Switzerland.

Saturday 22 July. Montreux Pavilion, Montreux, Switzerland.

Sunday 23 July. Montreux Pavilion, Montreux, Switzerland.

Paul had initially considered a brief UK tour taking in cities such as London, Manchester and Glasgow, but decided against it. A planned gig in Lyons on 14 July was cancelled due to poor sales.

There was a break in the tour because Paul and Linda flew to New York on 26 July to see the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden -it was also Mick Jagger's birthday. They then resumed the tour in Denmark, with a new tour opening number, 'Eat At Home'.

Tuesday 1 August. KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Friday 4 August. Messuhalli, Helsinki, Finland.

Saturday 5 August. Turku Idraets, Turku, Finland.

Monday 7 August. Tivoli Gardens, Stockholm, Sweden.

Tuesday 8 August. Oerebro Idretis Hall, Oerebro, Sweden.

Wednesday 9 August. Oslo, Norway.

Thursday 10 August. Skandinavium Hall, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Friday 11 August. Lund Olympean, Lund, Sweden.

Sunday 13 August. Odense Flyns Farum, Sweden.

Monday 14 August. Aarhus Wejlby Denmark.

Wednesday 16 August. Hanover, Germany.

Thursday 17 August. Evenmanten, Gronnegan, Rotterdam, Holland.

Friday 18 August. Doelan, Rotterdam, Holland.

Saturday 19 August. Turschip, Breda, Holland.

Sunday 20 August. Congresgebouw, the Hague, Holland.

Monday 21August. Congresgebouw, the Hague, Holland,

Tuesday 22 August. Cine Roma Borgerhaut, Antwerp, Belgium.

Thursday 24 August. Deutschland Halle, Berlin, Germany.

The 22 August show was originally scheduled to be at the Cirque Royal, Brussels, but was changed to Antwerp.

At the end of the European tour, Paul commented, 'The main thing I didn't want was to come on stage, faced with the whole torment of five rows of press people with little pads, all looking at me and saying, "Oh well, he is not as good as he was." So we decided to go out on that university tour which made me less nervous, because it was less of a big deal. So we went out and did that, and by the end of that tour I felt ready for something else, so we went into Europe. I was pretty scared on the European tour, because that was a bit more of a big deal. Kind of, "Here he is, ladies and gentlemen. Solo!"

'I had to go on there, with a band I really didn't know much about, with all new material. We had decided not to do Beatle material, which was a killer of course. We had to do an hour of other material, but we did not have it then. I didn't even have a song then that was mine. I felt that everybody wanted Beatle stuff, so I was pretty nervous about that. By the end of the European tour I felt a bit better. By then, there was enough of a repertoire to do it. I wouldn't mind doing Beatle songs, just through nostalgia, and yet you don't want to live on your laurels. You want to try and create a whole new thing, so that you say, "Well this is me." Then you do the Beatle stuff, once you've established yourself. That's the way I felt, really.'

Wings made their first official tour of Britain when they opened at the Bristol Hippodrome on Friday 11 May 1973. Paul was to comment, 'The way we tour now, it seems easier. It's not actually more organised, but we get days off every now and then, so it's quite good. It hasn't ground me into the ground, anyway.'

The tour was originally to last for two months but was reduced from thirty dates to seventeen. The group's repertoire comprised: 'Big Barn Bed', 'Soily', 'When The Night', 'Wild Life', 'Seaside Woman', 'Go Now', 'Little Woman Love', 'C Moon', 'Live And Let Die', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'Say You Don't Mind', 'My Love', 'The Mess', 'Hi, Hi, Hi' and 'Long Tall Sally'.

Linda performed 'Seaside Woman' and Denny Laine sang lead on 'Go Now' and 'Say You Don't Mind'.

The support act was Brinsley Schwarz, who were promoting their latest album Nervous On The Road.

The other dates were:

Saturday 12 May. New Theatre, Oxford.

Sunday 13 May. Capitol Theatre, Cardiff.

Tuesday 15 May. Winter Gardens, Bournemouth.

Wednesday 16 May. Hard Rock, Manchester.

Thursday 17 May. Hard Rock, Manchester.

Friday 18 May. Empire Theatre, Liverpool.

Saturday 19 May. Leeds University.

Monday 21 May. Guildhall, Preston.

Tuesday 22 May. Odeon, Newcastle.

Wednesday 23 May. Odeon, Edinburgh.

Thursday 24 May. Green's Playhouse, Glasgow.

Friday 25 May. Odeon, Hammersmith, London.

Saturday 26 May. Odeon, Hammersmith, London.

Sunday 27 May. Odeon, Hammersmith, London.

The second part of the British tour could be called a mini-tour, as it only comprised four dates.

Wednesday 4 July. City Hall, Sheffield.

Friday 6 July. Odeon, Birmingham.

Monday 9 July. Odeon, Leicester.

Tuesday 10 July. City Hall, Newcastle.

During the Newcastle gig the band brought out a birthday cake for Denny Seiwell, and Denny Laine and Henry McCuliough sang 'Happy Birthday'. Brinsley Schwarz joined them on stage for the encore 'Long Tall Sally'. This was the last date this line-up of Wings played together.

In 1975, Wings undertook a 13-date tour of the UK with a two-hour show featuring approximately 30 numbers. They included, 'Soily', 'Venus And Mars', 'Rock Show', 'You Gave Me The Answer', 'Magneto And Titanium Man', 'Letting Go', 'Spirits Of Ancient Egypt', 'Medicine Jar', 'Call Me Back Again', 'Listen To What The Man Said', 'Jet', 'Bluebird', 'Let Me Roll It', 'Picasso's Last Words', 'My Love', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'Little Woman Love', 'C Moon', 'Live And Let Die', 'Junior's Farm', 'I've Just Seen A Face', 'Yesterday', 'Blackbird', 'Lady Madonna' and 'The Long And Winding Road'. Denny Laine sang lead on 'Go Now', 'Spirits Of Ancient Egypt' and 'Richard Corey'.

To coincide with the tour a single was issued on 12 September; 'Letting GoV'You Gave Me The Answer', both from the Venus And Mars album.

Wings were supported on the tour by a horn section comprising Howie Casey on tenor sax, Thaddeus Richard on clarinet and soprano sax, Tony Dorsey on brass trombone and Steve Howard on trumpet.

The tour dates were:

Tuesday 9 September. Gaumont, Southampton.

Wednesday 10 September. Hippodrome, Bristol.

Thursday 11 September, Capitol, Cardiff.

Friday 12 September, Free Trade Hall, Manchester.

Saturday 13 September, Hippodrome, Birmingham.

Monday 15 September, Empire Theatre, Liverpool.

Tuesday 16 September, City Hall, Newcastle.

Wednesday 17 September, Odeon, Hammersmith, London.

Thursday 18 September, Odeon, Hammersmith, London.

Saturday 20 September, Usher Hall, Edinburgh.

Sunday 21 September, Apollo, Glasgow.

Monday 22 September, Capitol, Aberdeen.

Tuesday 23 September, Caird Hall, Dundee.

Two Rolls-Royces and a luxury coach transported the entourage who also included Paul's manager Brian Brolly, Paul and Linda's three children, Denny Laine's son and Tony Dorsey's daughter, with a nanny and tutor for the children, in addition to publicity man Tony Brainsby and various wives, chauffeurs and bodyguards. In the evenings, Paul usually had a film show organised for everyone in his party with movies such as The French Connection, Blazing Saddles and Play It Again, Sam.

Next Wings toured Australia in November 1975 with the same basic repertoire and 'Hi, Hi, Hi' and 'Soily' as the encores. They were seen by a total of 72,000 people.

The dates were:

I November. Entertainment Centre, Perth.

4 November. Apollo Stadium, Adelaide.

5 November. Apollo Stadium, Adelaide.

7 November. Hordern Pavilion, Sydney.

8 November. Hordern Pavilion, Sydney. 10 November. Festival Hall, Brisbane.

II November. Festival Hall, Brisbane.

13 November. Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne.

14 November. Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne.

Wings were next due to appear at three sell-out concerts at the Budokan Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on 19, 20 and 21 November.

However, on 11 November, the Justice Minister of Japan announced that Paul would not be allowed in the country due to his previous drug busts. He then went on a brief holiday to Hawaii.

Paul's next tour was a European one in March 1976. Apart from himself and Linda, the other musicians were Wings members Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch and Joe English with the horn section comprising Howie Casey on saxophone, Tony Dorsey on trombone, Steve Howard on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Thaddeus Richard on saxophones, clarinet and flute.

Their basic repertoire comprised: 'Venus And Mars', 'Rock Show', 'Jet', 'Let Me Roll It', 'Spirits Of Ancient Egypt', 'Medicine Jar', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'Call Me Back Again', 'Lady Madonna', 'The Long And Winding Road', 'Live And Let Die', 'Picasso's Last Words', 'Richard Cory', 'Bluebird', 'I've Just Seen A Face', 'Blackbird', 'Yesterday', 'You Gave Me The Answer', 'Magneto And Titanium Man', 'My Love', 'Let 'Em In', 'Silly Love Songs', 'Beware My Love', 'Letting Go', 'Listen To What The Man Said' and 'Band On The Run'. The encores were 'Hi, Hi, Hi' and 'Soily'.

Paul's father died on 18 March as the tour was about to start, but Paul decided to carry on with the tour.

The dates were:

20 March. Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen.

21 March. Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen. 23 March. Deutschlandhalle, West Berlin.

25 March. Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

26 March. Pavilion, Paris.

Jimmy McCulloch fractured a finger in Paris and the American tour, which was due to start on 8 April, had to be postponed for two weeks. The dates were:

3 May. Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

4 May. The Summit, Houston, Texas.

7 May. Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan.

8 May. Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan.

9 May. Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada.

10 May. Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio.

12 May. The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

14 May. The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

15 May. Capitol Centre, Landover, Maryland.

16 May. Capitol Centre, Landover, Maryland.

18 May. Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia.

19 May. Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia.

21 May. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York.

22 May. Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.

24 May. Madison Square Garden, New York City.

25 May. Madison Square Garden, New York City.

27 May. Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio.

29 May. Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri.

31 May. Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois.

1 June. Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois.

2 June. Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois.

4 June. St Paul Civic Centre, St Paul, Minnesota.

7 June. McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado.

10 June. Kingdome, Seattle, Washington.

13 June. Cow Palace, San Francisco, California.

14 June. Cow Palace, San Francisco, California.

16 June. Sports Arena, San Diego, California.

18 June. Community Center Music Hall, Tucson, Arizona.

21 June. The Forum, Los Angeles, California.

22 June. The Forum, Los Angeles, California.

23 June. The Forum, Los Angeles, California.

In 1979 Wings toured Great Britain. The repertoire included: 'Got To Get You Into My Life', 'Getting Closer', 'Every Night', 'Again &c Again &C Again', 'I've Had Enough', 'No Words', 'Cook Of The House', 'Old Siam Sir', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'The Fool On The Hill', 'Let It Be', 'Hot As Sun', 'Spin It On', 'Twenty Flight Rock', 'Go Now', 'Arrow Through Me', 'Wonderful Christmastime', 'Coming Up', 'Goodnight Tonight', 'Yesterday', 'Mull Of Kintyre' and 'Band On The Run'.

The dates were:

23 November. Royal Court, Liverpool, a free concert for students of Paul's old school, Liverpool Institute.

24 November. Royal Court, Liverpool.

25 November. Royal Court, Liverpool.

26 November. Royal Court, Liverpool.

28 November. Apollo, Manchester.

29 November. Apollo, Manchester.

1 December. Gaumont, Southampton.

2 December. New Conference Centre, Brighton.

3 December. Odeon, Lewisham.

5 December. Rainbow Theatre, London.

7 December. Wembley Arena, London.

8 December. Wembley Arena, London.

9 December. Wembley Arena, London.

10 December. Wembley Arena, London. 12 December. Odeon, Birmingham.

14 December. City Hall, Newcastle.

15 December. Odeon, Edinburgh.

16 December. Odeon, Edinburgh.

17 December. Apollo, Glasgow.

Wings then reappeared for another live appearance less than a fortnight later in one of a series of charity concerts for the United Nations emergency relief fund for the people of Kampuchea.

29 December. Odeon, Hammersmith.

Paul was not to tour again for another ten years, by which time Wings had been disbanded.

The Paul McCartney World Tour, 1989/90.

Pre-tour rehearsals took place at the Playhouse Theatre, London on 26 and 27 July 1989 and in the Lyceum Theater, New York on 21 and 24 August. A press conference preceded the rehearsal on 24 August and a further rehearsal was held at Elstree Borehamwood Studios in London on 21 September.

Paul had discussed returning to touring: 'There's no doubt about it, I'm a ham. As much as I try to retire, I keep thinking, "Well, that's not me." I do like being at home. But I've realised that I can't just do that. My character is now set to such an extent that I do like getting a little bunch of musicians together and getting out there for the crowds.'

The band line-up was: Paul McCartney, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, vocals, piano; Linda McCartney, keyboards, vocals; Chris Whitten, drums; Hamish Stuart, bass guitar, guitar, vocals; Paul 'Wix' Wickens, keyboards; and Robbie Mclntosh, guitar, vocals.

The basic tour repertoire was as follows. First half: 'Figure Of Eight', 'Jet', 'Rough Ride', 'Got To Get You Into My Life', 'Band On The Run', 'Ebony And Ivory', 'We Got Married', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'The Long And Winding Road', 'Fool On the Hill' and 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Second half: 'Sgt Pepper' (reprise), 'Goodday Sunshine', 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'Put It There'/'Hello Goodbye', 'Things We Said Today', 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Back In The USSR', 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'This One', 'My Brave Face', 'Twenty Flight Rock', 'Coming Up', 'Let It Be', 'Ain't That a Shame', 'Live And Let Die', 'Hey Jude\ 'Yesterday', 'Get Back' and 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight'/'The End'.

This was the longest tour ever undertaken by an ex-member of the Beatles, lasting from late September 1989 to the end of July 1990. The American publication Amusement Business presented it with an award for the highest grossing show of 1990. The two concerts at Berkeley Memorial Stadium alone brought in $3,550,560.

The tour dates were: European Leg:

26 September 1989. Drammenshallen, Drammen, Norway.

28 September. Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden.

29 September. Isstadium, Stockholm, Sweden.

30 September. Isstadium, Stockholm, Sweden.

3 October. Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany.

4 October. Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany.

6 October. Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany.

7 October. Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany.

9 October. Palais Omnisport de Bercy, Paris, France.

10 October, Palais Omnisport de Bercy, Paris, France.

11 October. Palais Omnisport de Bercy, Paris, France.

16 October. Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.

17 October. Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.

20 October. Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany.

21 October. Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany.

22 October. Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany.

24 October. Palaeur, Rome, Italy.

26 October. Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy.

27 October. Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy.

29 October. Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland.

30 October. Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland.

2 November. Palacio des Sportes, Madrid, Spain.

3 November. Palacio des Sportes, Madrid, Spain.

5 November. La Halle Tony Gamier, Lyons, France.

7 November. Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

8 November. Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

10 November. Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

11 November. Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Netherlands. First American Leg:

23 November. Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California.

24 November. Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California.

27 November. Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California.

28 November. Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California.

29 November. Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California.

3 December. Rosemont Horizon, Chicago. Illinois.

4 December. Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois.

5 December. Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois.

7 December. Skydome, Toronto, Ontario.

9 December. Forum, Montreal, Quebec.

11 December. Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York.

12 December. Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York.

14 December. Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York.

15 December. Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York. First British Leg:

2 January 1990. NEC International Arena, Birmingham.

3 January. NEC International Arena, Birmingham.

5 January. NEC International Arena, Birmingham.

6 January. NEC International Arena, Birmingham.

8 January; NEC International Arena, Birmingham.

9 January. NEC International Arena, Birmingham.

11 January. Wembley Arena, London.

13 January. Wembley Arena, London.

14 January. Wembley Arena, London.

16 January. Wembley Arena, London.

17 January. Wembley Arena, London.

19 January. Wembley Arena, London.

20 January. Wembley Arena, London.

21 January. Wembley Arena, London.

23 January. Wembley Arena, London.

24 January. Wembley Arena, London.

26 January. Wembley Arena, London.

Second American Leg:

1 February. Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan.

2 February. Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan.

4 February. Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

5 February. Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

8 February. Worcester Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts.

9 February. Worcester Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts.

12 February. Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio.

14 February. Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana.

15 February. Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana.

18 February. The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia.

19 February. The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia. Japanese Leg:

3 March. Tokyo Dome, Tokyo.

5 March. Tokyo Dome, Tokyo.

7 March. Tokyo Dome, Tokyo.

9 March. Tokyo Dome, Tokyo.

11 March. Tokyo Dome, Tokyo.

13 March. Tokyo Dome, Tokyo.

Third American Leg:

29 March. Kingdome, Seattle, Washington.

31 March. Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California.

I April. Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California.

4 April. Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona.

9 April. Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky.

12 April. Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida.

14 April. Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida.

15 April. Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida.

20 April. Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

21 April. Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Second British Leg:

23 June. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow.

28 June. King's Dock, Liverpool.

30 June. Knebworth Park, Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Fourth American Leg:

4 July. Robert F Kennedy Stadium, Washington DC

6 July. Robert F Kennedy Stadium, Washington DC

9 July. Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

I1 July. Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

14 July. Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

15 July. Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

18 July. University of Ohio Stadium, Aimes, Iowa.

20 July. Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio.

22 July. Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina.

24 July. Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts.

26 July. Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts.

29 July. Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois.

The appearance at Knebworth was a concert in aid of Nordoff-Robbins, which was broadcast live on BBC radio, filmed for TV and recorded for a live album. The Scottish Exhibition Centre was an indoor arena with a 9,300 capacity. The King's Dock event was an open-air concert.

The Guinness Book of Records acknowledged that Paul's concert at the Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on 21 April 1990 broke the world attendance record for a rock concert, with 184,000 people in the stadium. Free concerts had drawn more in the past, but this was a paying audience.

The 9 March 1990 appearance at the Tokyo Dome, Japan was broadcast live by closed-circuit TV to venues in ten other Japanese cities - Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Matsuyama, Nagoya, Niigata, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai and Takamatsu.

Paul's tour in North America accounted for six of the top box-office takes of 1989/90. The American magazine Amusement Business published the figures. The No. 1 grossing booking was $3,550,580 for two shows at the Memorial Stadium, Berkeley on 31 March and 1

April. The No. 3 grossing booking was $3,415,165 for the Giants Stadium, East Rutherford concerts on 9 and 11 July. The No. 6 grossing booking was £3,107,980 for the Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia concerts on 14 and 15 July. The No. 10 grossing booking was $2,862,300 for the Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami concerts on 14 and 15 April. The No. 11 grossing booking was $2,756,760 for the Robert F Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington DC concerts on 4 and 6 July and the No. 12 grossing booking was $2,578,110 for the Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro concerts on 24 and 26 July.

The tour had lasted 45 weeks and had performed 102 concerts at 46 venues, with an audience of 2.8 million.

Incidentally, when on tour, Paul's backstage requests for food and drink are for Johnny Walker Red Label, Coca-Cola, non-French mineral water (in protest at their nuclear policy in the Pacific), selection of cheeses, herbal tea, Earl Grey Tea, vegetarian curry, vegetarian rice and pasta dishes, cheese and herb dips, strictly no meat.

During 1991 Paul and his band appeared in six surprise concerts. These were inspired by Paul's appearance on MTV's Unplugged series, which resulted in Paul releasing Unplugged - The Official Bootleg, which the concerts promoted. The first half of the show comprised an acoustic set, as in Unplugged; the second set, an electric one, featured numerous numbers performed on the recent world tour.

The acoustic set numbers were: 'Mean Woman Blues', 'Be-Bop-A-Lula', 'We Can Work It Out', 'San Francisco Bay Blues', 'Every Night', 'Here There and Everywhere', 'That Would Be Something', 'And I Love Her', 'She's A Woman', 'I Lost My Little Girl', 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Hi-Heel Sneakers', 'I've Just Seen a Face', 'The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise' and 'Good Rockin' Tonight'.

For the last four gigs, beginning at St Austell, Paul introduced a skiffle-type number called 'Down By The River', which followed 'That Would Be Something'. During the number he played harmonica - and not one with a harness, but a harmonica held up by one of the roadies! Paul also played drums on 'Ain't No Sunshine'.

The second set featured 'My Brave Face', 'Band On The Run', 'Ebony And Ivory', 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'Coming Up', 'Get Back', The Long And Winding Road', 'Ain't That A Shame', 'Let It Be', 'Can't Buy Me Love' and 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.

The first of the six gigs took place at the Zeleste Club, Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday 8 May. This was followed by: The Mean Fiddler, London on Friday 10 May; Teatro Tendo, Naples, Italy on Wednesday 5 June; Cornwall Coliseum, St Austell, England on Friday 7 June; Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex on Friday 19 July; and the Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday 21 July 1991.

The New World Tour 1993 was seen by 1,700,000 fans. Rehearsals began during January 1993 at Pinewood Studios.

Paul's repertoire for this tour was: 'Drive My Car', 'Coming Up', 'Get Out Of My Way', 'Another Day', 'All My Loving', 'Let Me Roll It', 'Peace In The Neighbourhood', 'Off The Ground', 'I Wanna Be Your Man', 'Robbie's Guitar Solo', 'Good Rockin' Tonight', 'We Can Work It Out', 'And I Love Her', 'Every Night', 'Hope Of Deliverance', 'Michelle', 'Biker Like An Icon', 'Here There And Everywhere', 'Yesterday', 'My Love', 'Lady Madonna', 'Live And Let Die', 'Let It Be', 'Magical Mystery Tour', 'The Long And Winding Road', 'C'Mon People', 'Paperback Writer', 'Fixing A Hole', 'Penny Lane' and 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. The encore numbers were 'Band On The Run', 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Hey Jude'.

Prior to the concerts a warm-up tape was played featuring the following numbers and artists: 'Let 'Em In' by Shinehead; 'Wolf Is Dead' by Daniel Lentz; 'Strawberries, Oceans, Ships, Forest' by the Fireman; 'Vespers Of The Blessed Virgin' by Monteverdi; 'A Quiet Moment' by Paul McCartney; 'Sexual Healing' by Paul McCartney; 'Liverpool Suite 2' by Paul McCartney; 'Jam 22' by Paul McCartney; 'Liverpool Suite 5' by Paul McCartney; 'Monkberry Moon Delight' by Screaming Jay Hawkins; 'My Love' by Junior Walker; 'I Got A Feeling' by Liebach; 'Live And Let Die' by Guns N' Roses; 'Deliverance' by Paul McCartney (a Steve Anderson remix); and 'Luck Be A Lady Tonight' by Marlon Brando.

The three September dates at the 18,000-seater Earls Court arena were added to the tour, making it the first time Paul had appeared at the venue. Normally he would have appeared at Wembley arena, but that particular venue was booked up at the time.

The first leg of the tour was Europe, although there were only a couple of dates in two countries.

Thursday 18 February. The Forum, Assage, near Milan, Italy.

Friday 19 February. The Forum, Assage, near Milan, Italy.

Monday 22 February. The Festehalle, Frankfurt, Germany.

Tuesday 23 February. The Festehalle, Frankfurt, Germany.

The second leg of the tour covered Australia and New Zealand between the dates 5-27 March. They were:

Friday 5 March. Subiaco Oval, Perth, Australia.

Tuesday 9 March. Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

Wednesday 10 March. Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

Saturday 13 March. The Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia.

Tuesday 16 March. The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia.

Wednesday 17 March. The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia.

Saturday 20 March. The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia.

Monday 22 March. Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia.

Tuesday 23 March. Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia.

Saturday 27 March. Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand.

The third leg of the tour took place in North America. During this

leg of the tour there were minor changes in the repertoire. The dates were:

Wednesday 14 April. Sam Boys Silver Bowl, Las Vegas.

Friday 16 April. The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California.

Saturday 17 April. Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California.

Tuesday 20 April. Aggie Memorial, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Thursday 22 April. The Astrodome, Houston, Texas.

Saturday 24 April. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans.

Tuesday 27 April. Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tennessee.

Thursday 29 April. Busch Memorial Stadium, St Louis, Missouri.

Saturday 1 May. Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia.

Wednesday 5 May. Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Friday 7 May. Williams-Bryce Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina.

Sunday 9 May. Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida.

Friday 21 May. Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Sunday 23 May. HHH Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Wednesday 26 May. Folsom Field Stadium, Boulder, Colorado.

Saturday 29 May. Alamodrome, San Antonio, Texas.

Monday 31 May. Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri.

Wednesday 2 June. County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Friday 4 June. Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Detroit, Michigan.

Sunday 6 June. CN Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Friday 11 June. Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Saturday 12 June. Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sunday 13 June. Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday 15 June. Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina.

America's Amusement Business magazine reported on some of the grosses made by several of Paul's US concerts. Fulsom Field, Boulder, Colorado on 25 May sold 37,245 of its 39,137 seats, grossing $1,210,463. The Alamodrome, San Antonio, New Mexico concert on 29 May sold out and grossed £1,513,200. The Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City gig on 31 May drew a capacity audience of 42,934, grossing $1,132,576. The County Stadium, Milwaukee show drew a capacity audience of 47,013 and grossed $1,527,923. The Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, Canada show on 6 June sold 32,442 of its 40,000 seats and grossed $1,178,940 Canadian dollars. The Pontiac Silverdome, Michigan concert on 4 June drew a capacity 49,378 audience and grossed $1,291,778. The Giants Stadium, New Jersey concert drew a capacity audience of 53,013 and grossed $1,722,923. The Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia on 13 June drew a capacity audience and grossed $1,288,394.

The fourth leg of the tour saw a return to Europe. Dates were:

Friday 3 September, The Waldbuehne, Barling, Germany.

Sunday 5 September. The Stadhalle, Vienna.

Monday 6 September. The Stadhalle, Vienna.

Thursday 9 September. Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany.

Saturday 11 September. Earl's Court, London.

Tuesday 14 September. Earl's Court, London.

Wednesday 15 September. Earl's Court, London.

Saturday 18 September. Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.

Sunday 19 September. Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.

Tuesday 21 September. Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.

Thursday 23 September. HM Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany.

Saturday 25 September. Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Monday 27 September. Spektrum, Oslo, Norway.

Tuesday 28 September. Spektrum, Oslo, Norway.

Friday 1 October. Globen Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.

Sunday 3 October. Maimarkthalle, Mannheim.

Tuesday 5 October. HM Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany.

Wednesday 6 October. Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany.

Saturday 9 October. Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Holland.

Sunday 10 October. Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Holland.

Wednesday 13 October. Palais Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France.

Thursday 14 October. Palais Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France.

Sunday 17 October. Flanders Expos, Ghent.

Wednesday 20 October. Zenith, Toulon, France.

Friday 22 October. Palasport, Florence, Italy.

Tuesday 26 October. Palau San Jordi, Barcelona, Spain.

Wednesday 27 October. Palau San Jordi, Barcelona, Spain.

The final leg of the tour took place in Tokyo, Mexico and Brazil and lasted from 12 November until 16 December.

The numbers performed during this final part of the tour included 'Drive My Car', 'Coming Up', 'Looking For Change', 'Jet', 'All My Loving', 'Let Me Roll It', 'Peace In The Neighbourhood', 'Off The Ground', 'Good Rockin' Tonight', 'We Can Work It Out', 'I Lost My Little Girl', 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Hope Of Deliverance', 'Michelle', 'Biker Like An Icon', 'Here, There And Everywhere', 'Yesterday', 'My Love', 'Lady Madonna', 'C'mon People', 'Magical Mystery Tour', 'Let It Be', 'Live And Let Die', 'Paperback Writer', 'Back In The USSR', 'Penny Lane', 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Band On the Run', 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Hey Jude'.

The dates were:

Friday 12 November. Tokyo Dome, Japan.

Sunday 14 November. Tokyo Dome, Japan.

Monday 15 November. Tokyo Dome, Japan.

Thursday 18 November. Fukyoka Dome, Tokyo, Japan.

Friday 19 November. Fukyoka Dome, Tokyo, Japan.

Thursday 25 November. Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez, Mexico City, Mexico.

Saturday 27 November. Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez, Mexico City, Mexico.

Thursday 3 December. Pacaembu Stadium, Sao Paulo.

Saturday 5 December. Paulo Leminski Rock, Curitiba, Brazil.

Thursday 10 December. Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires.

Friday 11 December. Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires.

Saturday 12 December. Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires.

Wednesday 16 December. Estadio Nacional, Santiago.

In 1994 he was to comment, 'One of the things about touring is when you see people out there actually crying. It's a big choker. Now I can accept the emotion that happens in concerts because I'm more able to accept emotion. Having had kids, having gone through this and that, you're more able to get in touch with your emotions. When you get out in front of an audience and they like it, it's very obvious. They just cheer and clap and smile and weep and it's the payoff; you actually get the feedback that you wrote the song for. It's an affirmation that what you're doing is OK.'

Paul's 'Driving USA' Tour in 2002 found him backed by Rusty Anderson on guitar and Abe Laboriel on drums, both musicians who backed him on the Driving Rain album. Paul 'Wix' Wickens was on keyboards and Brian Ray on guitar and bass. Musical director was David Kahne.

There was some controversy about Paul postponing the European leg of the tour to include extra dates in America. An EMI spokesman was to comment, 'It has sparked anger here, and is sure to infuriate fans.'

Apparently Paul's financial advisers informed him that he could earn more money in America where he could charge twice as much for tickets as in Europe. The production costs would also be lower. (Considering Paul was worth more than £711,000,000, a sum he could never possibly spend, why would he wish to compromise his European fans just to earn some extra money?) Paul denied that a European tour had been cancelled, saying, 'We are looking at European dates now. And it's not like this is my last tour.'

The Sun newspaper ran a report saying that the American tour was being extended at the expense of a European tour in May as originally announced and quoted 'a senior EMI source' as saying, 'The phrase money-grabber is being used. He would still have made a profit in Europe, though nowhere near what he will make in the US.'

The American promoters said, 'There has been such overwhelming excitement from all over the States to see Paul play, we felt it was fairer to the fans to ask him to extend the schedule to enable even more of America to get the chance to see what is set to be one of the rock-'n*-roll events of all time.'

There were also criticisms from fans about the high ticket prices, the lack of a free programme which had been given out with previous tours and a ban on fans taking photographs, which resulted in cameras being confiscated.

Commenting on the high prices, Paul said, 'I just let the promoters do that. I say "what do things cost?" and they tell me, and I'm always shocked. Is the suggestion that I do it for free? I suppose I do already have a lot of money. But these promoters have a living to make. And you know what, I really don't mind earning money. I never have and never will. It's our capitalistic ethic.'

The repertoire was: 'Hello Goodbye', 'Jet', 'All My Loving', 'Getting Better', 'Coming Up', 'Let Me Roll It', 'Lonely Road', 'Driving Rain', 'Your Loving Flame', 'Blackbird', 'Every Night', 'We Can Work It Out', 'Mother Nature's Son', 'Vanilla Sky', 'You Never Give Me Your Money', 'Fool On The Hill', 'Here Today', 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Here There And Everywhere', 'Band On The Run', 'Back In The USSR', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'C Moon', 'My Love', 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'Freedom', 'Live And Let Die' and 'Hey Jude'. Encore numbers included 'The Long And Winding Road', 'Lady Madonna', 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'Yesterday', 'Sgt Pepper (Reprise)' and 'The End'.

The dates were:

1 April. The Oakland Arena, Oakland.

3 April. The San Jose Arena, San Jose.

6 April. MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

10 April. The United Center, Chicago.

13 April. Air Canada Center, Toronto.

16 April. First Union Center, Philadelphia.

17 April. Continental Arena, Rutherford.

19 April. Fleet Center, Boston.

23 April. MCI Center, Washington.

26 April. Madison Square Garden, New York.

29 April. Guna Arena, Cleveland.

1 May. Palace At Auburn Hills, Detroit.

4 May. The Staples Center, Los Angeles.

5 May. The Pond, Anaheim.

7 May. Pepsi Arena, Denver.

9 May. Reunion Arena, Dallas.

12 May. Phillips Arena, Atlanta.

15 May. Ice Palace, Tampa.

18 May. National Center, Fort Lauderdale.

Paul opened the second leg of his 2002 American tour on 21 September at the Bardley Center, Milwaukee. It covered 23 shows and ended on 29 October.

The band for the tour remained the same: Abe Laboriel Jr on drums, Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray on guitars and Paul 'Wix' Wickens on keyboards. Paul McCartney was to comment: 'This band is too good to just be put up on a shelf; we're having too much fun to want to stop playing now.

The itinerary was:

21 September: The Bradley Center, Milwaukee.

23 September: The Xcel Energy Center, Minneapolis.

24 September: The United Center, Chicago.

27 September: The Hartford Civic Center, Hartford.

28 September: The Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1 October: The Fleet Center, Boston.

4 October: The Gund Arena, Cleveland.

5 October: The Conseco Field House, Indianapolis.

7 October: The Sports Center, Raleigh.

9 October: The Savvis Center, St Louis.

10 October: The Schottenstein Center, Columbus.

12 October: The New Orleans Arena, New Orleans.

13 October: The Compaq Center, Houston.

15 October: The Ford Center, Oklahoma City.

18 October: The Rose Garden, Portland.

19 October: The Tacoma Dome, Tacoma.

21 October: The Arco Arena, Sacramento.

22 October: The Compaq Arena, San Jose.

25 October: The Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim.

26 October: The MGM Garden Grand Arena, Las Vegas.

28 October: The Staples Center, Los Angeles, С A.

29 October: The America West Arena, Phoenix.

Ticket prices varied but usually ranged from $50 to $250. Las Vegas tickets were $125, $225 and $300 and in Atlantic City $100, $150 and $250.

It was said that Paul would then appear at three concerts at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico, followed by three appearances at the Tokyo Dome.

Tripping The Live Fantastic

Paul listened to the tape of the 1990 tour in his home studios. For the previous tour triple album, Wings Over America, he'd overdubbed and remixed the tracks to an extent that fans believed he'd lost much of the live atmosphere of the concerts. This time Paul had learned to leave a lot of the roughness of the live performances as they stood, producing a warts-and-all souvenir of the major concert tour.

The live album from Paul's world tour was issued in Britain and America on Monday 5 November 1990. The 37-track compilation was produced by Paul with Peter Henderson and mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

The vinyl triple album was released on Parlophone PCST 7346, the double cassette on TC-PCST 7346 and the double CD on CD-PCST 7346.

The tracks were: Side One: 'Showtime', 'Figure Of Eight', 'Jet', 'Rough Ride', 'Got To Get You Into My Life', 'Band On The Run', 'Birthday'. Side Two: 'Ebony And Ivory', 'We Got Married', 'Inner City Madness', 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'The Long And Winding Road', 'Crackin' Up'. Side Three: 'The Fool On The Hill', 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'Matchbox', 'Put It There', 'Together'. Side Four: 'Things We Said Today', 'Eleanor Rigby', 'This One', 'My Brave Face', 'Back In The USSR', 'I Saw Her Standing There'. Side Five: 'Twenty Flight Rock', 'Coming Up', 'Sally', 'Let It Be', 'Ain't That A Shame', 'Live And Let Die', 'If I Were Not Upon The Stage', 'Hey Jude'. Side Six: 'Yesterday', 'Get Back', 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight'/'The End', 'Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying'.

The highest position it reached in the American charts was No. 26.

Tripping The Live Fantastic - Highlights!

An edited 17-track CD version of Paul's triple album of the 1990 tour, which was released simultaneously in Britain and America on Monday 19 November 1990.

The tracks on the American release were: 'Got To Get You Into My Life', 'Birthday', 'We Got Married', 'The Long And Winding Road', 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'Put It There', 'Things We Said Today', 'Eleanor Rigby', 'My Brave Face', 'Back In The USSR', 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'Coming Up', 'Let It Be', 'Hey Jude', 'Get Back', 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight'/'The End'.

It reached No. 141 in the American charts.

Tropic Island Hum

The title tune of a projected 15-minute animated short, which Paul eventually hoped to turn into a feature-length animated film. It centred on two characters, a squirrel and a one-legged frog, with Paul providing the voices for both of them. He recorded the tune at AIR Studios on Tuesday 1 December 1987, with George Martin producing.

Trumpet

The first musical instrument Paul owned, which his father bought for him. Paul was to say, 'I was never keen about learning to play the trumpet, but I liked the guitar because I could play a proper tune on it after learning a few basic chords. Unlike the trumpet, I could sing at the same time as I played and I could do my impersonations.'

In an interview with Tony Webster in the September 1964 issue of Beat Instrumental, Paul commented, 'The very first musical instrument I played was a trumpet, a rather battered old thing which was given to me when I was fourteen years old. My father says he gave it to me because I'd always seemed interested in music from the time I was a 'tiddler', and he thought it would be a suitable instrument for me to learn to play. 'Course, I immediately fancied myself as Louis Armstrong, but I only got as far as learning "The Saints Go Marching In" before I got fed up with it. It used to hurt my lip and I didn't fancy the thought of walking around like a beat-up boxer, so I decided to buy myself a guitar.'

In 1996, when Paul made a spoken introduction about the classical music composer Rodrigo on a CD given away with the 'BBC Proms '96' programme, he said, 'When I was a teenager, my father gave me a trumpet for my birthday. I tried to master it because he himself had played trumpet at an early age, and he taught me a little. I realised that it was going to be difficult for me to sing with this thing stuck in my mouth, so I asked if he minded if I traded it in for a guitar. Which I did. I think that first guitar, a Zenith, started my love of the instrument.'

Paul exchanged his trumpet at Rushworth &c Dreaper's music store for a £15 acoustic Zenith guitar.

Try Not To Cry

Another original song by Paul, which he included on his Run Devil Run album. It was produced by Paul and Chris Thomas at Abbey Road Studios, was 2 minutes and 40 seconds in length and was engineered by Geoff Emerick and Paul Hicks. It was recorded on Friday 5 May 1999. The musicians were Paul on lead vocal, bass guitar and percussion, Dave Gilmour on electric guitar, Mick Green on electric guitar, Dave Mattacks on drums and percussion, and Geraint Watkins on piano.

A promotional CD was issued in America in September 1999 on Capitol DPRO 7087 6 13852 29.

T-Shirt

A record by the Crickets which was produced by Paul, who also played piano and contributed backing vocals to the track, which was released by CBS Records on Monday 5 September 1988 to tie in with Paul's annual Buddy Holly Week. The 7" version was issued on CBS TSH 1 and the 12" on CBS TSH Tl. The number was also included on the Crickets' new album, also called T-Shirt and issued on 3 October 1988 by CBS on CBS 462876.

The song had been penned by Jim Imray, winner of the competition organised by MPL for the previous year's Buddy Holly Week, which held a competition to find a Buddy Holly-type song. The flipside was a Jerry Allison number, 'Holly Would', which the Crickets produced themselves.

Tube, The

A Channel 4 TV show produced by Tyne-Tees Television. On Friday 16 December 1983 actress Leslie Ash interviewed Paul for the programme. Leslie met Paul outside the Oxford Street studios of AIR and the two took a cab and were taken to Regent's Park where Ash continued the interview while Paul walked with her around the Regent's Park Zoo.

A pre-recorded interview with Paul was also shown on the Friday 7 December 1984 edition of the programme.

On Thursday 11 December 1986 Paul and Linda's car burst into flames when they were on their way to the Tyne-Tees television studios in Newcastle, although both were unharmed.

Before transmission Paul performed one mimed and one live version of 'Only Love Remains'. Then went on to sing 'Whole Lotta Shakin" and 'Baby Face'. He asked the audience what he should sing next, but there were so many requests he sang another verse of 'Whole Lotta Shakin".

An embarrassing episode occurred when Paul was interviewed by thirteen-year-old Felix Howard. During the interview Howard completely 'dried up' and was unable to ask Paul another question, so Paul had to virtually continue the interview himself, turning the tables by asking Howard a question. Paul's segment lasted approximately fourteen minutes and was transmitted the next day, Friday 12 December 1986. It was repeated on Sunday 14 December 1986.

Tuesday (film)

A thirteen-minute animation film produced by Paul and directed by Geoff Dunbar that made its debut at the 58th Venice Festival where 140 films were screened between 29 August and 8 September 2001. Paul and Heather attended the Tuesday premiere, appropriately screened on Tuesday 4 September 2001. It was then shown at film festivals in Toronto and New York.

The film was based on a children's book by American writer David Weisner.

Paul said, 'I was given the book as a present and was really taken by it. Mostly it's a kids story, but it translates to adults because of its surreal quality.'

In the story, one Tuesday thousands of frogs take off on their lily pads and fly through the night over a town in Middle America on their way to reach the Late Night With David Letterman show.

Dustin Hoffman's voice tells viewers that the events are real and that they should remember there is always another Tuesday. Paul is also heard as the voice of a frog and apart from producing, he composed the musical score.

Paul added, 'The whole premise is that you should believe in the impossible and you shouldn't give up believing. It's like a metaphor for life. I think sometimes people grow up and they start to think, "Oh, it couldn't happen to me!" Whereas I've always thought it definitely could happen to me.

'Anything might happen. You just have to remember that.'

The number 'Tuesday', which Paul wrote for the film, was reworked for inclusion on the Working Classical album.

Tug Of War (album)

This follow-up to McCartney II was released simultaneously in Britain and America on Monday 26 April 1982, in Britain on Parlophone PCTC 259, and in the States on Columbia TC 37462.

Part of the album was recorded on the island of Montserrat, where George Martin had a studio. George со-produced part of the album with the aid of engineer Geoff Emerick. Paul invited a number of guest: musicians to play on Tug Of War.

The artists performing on each track are as follows:

'Take It Away': Paul on piano, bass, acoustic guitar, vocals; Steve Gadd and Ringo Starr on drums; George Martin on electric piano; and Paul, Linda and Eric Stewart on backing vocals.

'Somebody Who Cares': Paul on acoustic and Spanish guitars and vocals; Stanley Clarke on bass; Steve Gadd on drums and percussion; Denny Laine on guitar and synthesiser; Adrian Brett on pan pipes; and Paul, Linda and Eric Stewart on backing vocals.

'What's That You're Doing?': Paul on bass, drums, electric guitar and vocals; Stevie Wonder on synthesisers and vocals; and Paul, Linda and Eric Stewart on backing vocals.

'Here Today': Paul on guitar and vocals; Jack Rothstein and Bernard Partridge on violins; Ian Jewel on viola; and Keith Harvey on cello. The number was Paul's tribute to John Lennon.

'Ballroom Dancing': Paul on piano, drums, bass, electric guitar, percussion and vocals; Denny Laine on electric guitar; Jack Brymer on clarinet gliss; and Paul, Linda and Eric Stewart on backing vocals.

'The Pound Is Sinking': Paul on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, synthesisers and vocals; Stanley Clarke on bass; Denny Laine on acoustic guitar; and Paul, Linda and Eric Stewart on backing vocals.

'Wanderlust': Paul on piano, bass, acoustic guitars and vocals; Adrian Sheppard on drums and percussion; Denny Laine on bass; and Paul, Linda and Eric Stewart on backing vocals. There was further music from the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.

'Get It': Paul on acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals, synthesisers and bass; and Carl Perkins on electric guitar and vocals.

'Be What You See': Paul on guitar and vocoder.

'Dress Me Up As A Robber': Paul on vocals, guitar and bass; Dave Mattacks on drums and percussion; Denny Laine on synthesiser and electric guitar; George Martin on electric piano; and backing vocals by Paul and Linda.

'Ebony And Ivory': Paul on bass, guitar, synthesisers, vocals, vocoder, percussion; with backing vocals by Paul and Stevie Wonder. See also 'Wonder, Stevie'.

Paul considered 'Wanderlust' his favourite track on the album.

Tug Of War (single)

The single, credited to Paul McCartney, was issued in Britain on Parlophone R6057 on Monday 20 September 1982 and in America on Columbia 38-03235 on Sunday 26 September 1982. It reached No. 55 in the American charts, but made no impression on the British charts.

'Get It' was on the flip.

It was released in Germany on Odeon 1C006-64935 and in France on Pathe Marconi/EMI 2C008-64935.

Musicians backing Paul on the track included Denny Laine and Eric Stewart on electric guitars and Campbell Maloney on military snares.

Turpentine

When Paul made his decision to form a band of his own in 1971, the name he originally came up with was Turpentine. An elderly fan was horrified and talked him out of it. Paul thought again and came up with Wings.

Twentieth Century Blues

A tribute album in memory of Noel Coward, who died in 1973.

Coward was a major figure of twentieth-century entertainment history, winning fame as a playwright, songwriter and actor. In 1998, on the 25th anniversary of his death, Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys organised the album Twentieth Century Blues to raise money for the Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust, Among the artists contributing to the album were Robbie Williams, Marianne Faithfull, the Divine Comedy and Elton John.

There is also a track by Paul, his rendition of Coward's 'Mad About The Boy'.

It was issued in the UK on 1 April 1998.

Twenty Flight Rock

A number popularised by the late Eddie Cochran and the first song to unite Paul and John.

When they first met at Woolton parish church, following an introduction by a mutual friend, Ivan Vaughan, Paul impressed John by his ability to not only play the piece, but to write down all the lyrics from memory.

Recollecting the incident to Hunter Davies for The Authorised Biography, Paul commented, 'I showed them (the Quarry Men) how to play "Twenty Flight Rock" and told them all the words. They didn't know it. Then I did "Be-Bop-A-Lula", which they didn't know properly either. Then I did my Little Richard bit, went through the whole repertoire in fact.

'I remember this beery old man getting nearer and breathing down me neck as I was playing. "What's this old drunk doing?" I thought. Then he said "Twenty Flight Rock" was one of his favourites. So I knew he was a connoisseur.'

John also talked to Davies about the number and said, 'I was very impressed by Paul playing "Twenty Flight Rock". He could obviously play the guitar. I half thought to myself - he's as good as me. I'd been kingpin up to then. Now, I thought, if I take him on, what will happen?

It went through my head that I'd have to keep him in line, if I let him join. But he was good, so he was worth having.'

The number was composed by Fairchild/Cochran and a version by Paul lasting 3 minutes and 9 seconds was included on the Tripping The Live Fantastic. It was recorded live at Wembley Stadium, London on 13 January 1990 during the 1989/90 World Tour.

24 Hours

A CBS News networked show which filmed a documentary surrounding Paul's December 1989 concerts in Chicago.

Producer Nancy Duffy originally went to Milan, Italy during the European arm of Paul's tour and on Thursday 26 October 1989 met Paul and his current manager Richard Ogden to discuss the proposal. She returned to New York, then travelled to Rotterdam on Tuesday 7 November to finalise the arrangement.

The basic idea was to interview Paul and to present footage of his concerts at Chicago's Rosemont Horizon on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 3-5 December 1989. In the final broadcast only fifteen minutes of music was used, on Paul's insistence, including new material from Flowers In The Dirt and Beatles songs.

Duffy was to say: 'Paul was ordinary, friendly and unaffected for a star of his stature. He and Linda couldn't have been nicer. They were just like someone you'd meet at a party.'

Bernard Goldberg, a 23-year-old, was assigned to interview Paul for the programme, which was expanded from its normal hour to a length of 90 minutes.

An aspect of the programme, which Paul hadn't known was taking place, was the filming of a fan as she tried to meet Paul. The crew followed the fan, Joy Waugh, as she travelled round Chicago in her attempt to meet her idol. Then, when it looked as if she was going to be successful, being present as Paul's limo pulled out of the underground car park of the hotel, with his window rolled down, the cameraman rushed forward to film Joy seeing Paul - and tripped over a kerb and fell down onto the street!

The programme was initially aired on Thursday 25 January 1990. When Paul's PRs saw the footage of Joy they contacted her and arranged for her to meet him, flying Joy and her husband Bob to see his concert at the Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts on Thursday 9 February 1990.

Twice In A Lifetime

Paul wrote and performed the title song for the 1985 film, starring Gene Hackman, Ann Margret and Ellen Burstyn. Four songs written by producer David Foster and Paul were scrapped.

The story concerned a married man having an affair with a younger woman, which leaves his family in chaos. It was based on a British TV drama penned by Colin Welland and starring Bill Maynard.

Paul had originally penned 'Theme From Twice In A Lifetime' in 1978 and re-recorded it in April 1983. It is heard at the end of the Ann Margret movie.

Twice The Price

A BBC Radio Merseyside show hosted by disc jockey Peter Price, which transmitted a pre-recorded interview Price had conducted with Paul on Thursday 25 January 1973.

Twiggy

A model, recording artist and actress, who was born Lesley Hornby in September 1949.

Twiggy was to become one of the leading models of the Swinging Sixties. In her first autobiography Twiggy, she mentions that the first record she ever bought was 'Please Please Me' and that she went to see the Beatles at Finsbury Park Astoria in 1963. She said, 'I screamed my head off for Paul.'

It was film producer Ken Russell who was responsible for introducing Twiggy, the young model, to Paul. Russell had found a William Faulkner story, 'The Wishing Tree', the tale of a musician and a young girl, and he wanted Paul to do the music for it. He also wanted to star the 17-year-old Twiggy in the movie and arranged a lunch date for them to all to meet. This was then followed by a dinner at the White Tower, a Greek restaurant. Paul started to think up songs for the film while they were sitting there. Nothing came of that particular film project, although Russell later directed The Boyfriend, with Twiggy as the star.

Granada Television then decided to make a documentary 'Twiggy In Russia'. Twiggy's manager Justin de Villeneuve had asked Paul to write a song for the documentary. In early May 1968 visas were refused due to the invasion of Czechoslovakia. One evening at Mr Chows restaurant in London, when Paul was having dinner with Twiggy and de Villeneuve, he reminded them of it and said he'd written a number. He then belted out 'Back In The USSR'.

Soon after their original meeting, Twiggy had gone up to stay with Paul's father and stepmother at their home in Heswall, Cheshire. Over dinner Paul told them he was looking for new singers for Apple Records. Twiggy asked if he'd watched Opportunity Knocks the previous evening. It was a television talent show hosted by Hughie Green. Paul hadn't seen it. Twiggy mentioned that a talented young singer called Mary Hopkin had impressed her. They then all sat around the dinner table and began writing cards voting for her, they must have written about a hundred, which were then posted off. Mary won it, Paul watched the programme, then phoned her up and sent a car down to Wales to fetch her. The result was 'Those Were the Days', which topped the charts.

At one time Twiggy was going to make a musical set on a cruise liner in the 1930s. It was called Gotta Dance. Paul wrote a number especially for her to sing in the film called 'Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance'. The film was never made and the song was never recorded. However, Paul was to use the number for a spectacular sequence in his television special 'James Paul McCartney'.

As a recording artist in her own right, Twiggy has issued over a dozen singles and half a dozen albums although, strangely enough, considering Paul wrote 'Back In The USSR' and 'Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance' for her, she never recorded the numbers.

She is married to actor Leigh Lawson.

Two Of Us (song)

A number penned by Paul that was originally called 'On Our Way Home'. It was under this title that he produced the New York trio Mortimer performing the number in April 1969. It was scheduled to be released by Apple Records, but was never issued. The number was later to re-emerge under the new title 'Two Of Us' in the film Let It Be and was recorded by the Beatles for the album on 31 January 1969.

Linda provided some insight into the song when she said, 'As a kid, I loved getting lost. I would say to my father, "Let's get lost." But you could never seem to be able to get really lost. All signs would eventually lead back to New York or wherever we were staying. When I moved to England to be with Paul, we would put Martha, Paul's sheepdog, in the back of the car and drive out of London. And as soon as we were on the open road, I'd say, "Let's get lost," and we'd keep driving without looking at any signs. Hence the line in the song, "Two of us going nowhere." Paul wrote that on one of those days out.'

Two Of Us, The (TV movie)

A VHI movie, filmed in Toronto, Canada, that was first screened in America on 1 February 2000 at 9 p.m. It was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and was a fictional tale speculating on a fictional event in 1976 where Paul drops into the New York Dakota building (where John and Yoko lived) on an unexpected visit and spends the evening chatting with John, six years after the Beatles' break-up.

It starred Aidan Quinn as Paul and Jared Harris as John, When describing it, Quinn said, 'In the movie they fight, argue, laugh, reminisce and fight again. It focuses on that period when they were coming out of that estrangement.'

Quinn was also a little apprehensive that both he and Harris might not come across as an authentic John and Paul. He said, 'I'm just scared that I really shouldn't have done it, that I'm not really right for it. Jared looks and sounds nothing like John Lennon, and I look and sound nothing like Paul.'

Mark Stanfield, a 40-year-old Beatles fan, conceived the idea for the film, which became the first script he ever wrote.

The title was obviously inspired by Paul's song 'Two Of Us'. Incidentally, Harris is the son of actor Richard Harris.

Two Of Us, The (parody)

In 2000, Saturday Night Live did a parody of VHI's 'The Two Of Us'. It was set many years after the Beatles had disbanded, when John and Paul team up again to open a fried-chicken restaurant. Yoko then intervenes to say they should sell Tariyaki Fried Chicken. Paul objects to Yoko's interference and leaves, complaining about her 'bloody avant-garde chicken recipes. I'm going vegetarian.' There's a happy ending as the two resolve the problem, team up and the skit ends with a customer shouting, 'Hey McCartney, you tard, where's my coleslaw?'

Tynan, Kenneth

A major figure in the British theatrical world during the 1960s. Paul went to one or two parties hosted by Tynan in which a cross section of 'Swinging London' celebrities would be in attendance. Tynan was also one of the signatories to the cannabis advert in The Times in which the Beatles were involved.

On the invitation of Laurence Olivier, Tynan became the artistic director of the National Theatre in 1962.

A few years later he invited Paul to compose music for an all-male National Theatre production of As You Like It. Paul declined.

Tynan wrote to him on 18 September 1964:

Dear Mr McCartney,

Playing 'Eleanor Rigby' last night for about the 500th time, I decided to write and tell you how terribly sad I was to hear that you had decided not to do As You Like It for us.

There were four or five tracks on Revolver that are as memorable as any English songs of this century - and the maddening thing is that they are all in exactly the right mood for As You Like It. Apart from E Rigby I am thinking particularly of 'For No One' and 'Here, There And Everywhere'. (Incidentally, 'Tomorrow Never Knows' is the best musical evocation of LSD I have ever heard.)

To come to the point: won't you reconsider?

We don't need you as a gimmick because we don't need publicity; we need you simply because you are the best composer of that kind of song in England. If Purcell were alive, we would probably ask him, but it would be a close thing. Anyway, forgive me for being a pest, but do please think it over.

Paul replied that the reason he could not do the music was because, 'I don't really like words by Shakespeare.' He ended his letter, 'Maybe I could write the National Theatre Stomp sometime, or the Ballad of Larry O.'

Tynan seemed keen on interviewing Paul. With some suggestions of possible subjects for him to write about, he proposed in a letter dated 7 November 1966: 'Interview with Paul McCartney - to me, by far the most interesting of the Beatles and certainly the musical genius of the group.'

But on 5 January 1970, he wrote: 'I'm saddened to have to tell you that Paul McCartney doesn't want to be written about at the moment - at least, not by me. I gather that for some time now the Beatles have been moving more and more in separate directions. Paul went to a recording session for a new single last Sunday, which was apparently the first Beatles activity in which he'd engaged for nearly nine months. He doesn't quite know where his future lies, and above all he doesn't want to be under observation while he decides. I quite understand how he feels, but coming on top of the Pinter turndown, it's a bit of a blow.'

Tynan also wrote to John Lennon on 16 April 1968:

'Dear John L.

'You know that idea of yours for my erotic review - the masturbation contest? Could you possibly be bothered to jot it down on paper? I am trying to get the whole script in written form as soon as possible.'

John replied: 'You know the idea, four fellows wanking - giving each other images - descriptions - it should be ad-libbed anyway - they should even really wank which would be great...'

Lennon did indeed end up writing a sequence included in Tynan's review, which came to be known as Oh, Calcutta!

Incidentally, it was Tynan who described the Sgt Pepper album as 'a decisive moment in the history of Western civilisation'.

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