Paul McCartney – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

My second 2023 inductee, 14th overall, is Sir Paul McCartney. He is the first to be in my hall twice, once for The Beatles and now for his post-Beatle career.

The Beatles’ bassist, vocalist, and songwriter would continue solo beginning in 1970 at the sign of the break-up of the band. He would release his first LP, McCartney, a month before the release of The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be. The album, rich with experimentation, has McCartney performing all instruments and vocals himself, aside from some backing vocals performed by Linda McCartney. It also contained the song, “Maybe I’m Amazed”.

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Soundtracks – Jesus Christ Superstar

You have nothing in your hands, Any power you have, comes to you from far beyond, Everything is fixed, and you can’t change it.

Back in the early 70s, I would go to a friend’s house to fly model rockets. He played his “Jesus Christ Superstar” album for me. I bought a copy just as soon as I was able. I remember listening to it and following along in the enclosed lyric booklet. This was my first experience of a rock opera (I didn’t hear The Who’s “Tommy” until later).

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