Podcast 460 – Danny Baker and Graham Gouldman at our live McCartney 80th birthday special!

On June 18, along with four guests, we held a party for Paul McCartney on his 80th in front of a big crowd in the magical tented arena at Opera Holland Park in West London. This was a lot of fun from start to finish, fond memories, forgotten songs, new angles, personal meetings, fresh theories and fascinating unknown tales.

In this second part of the show Danny Baker talks about a lost masterpiece, does the McCartney walk, fights the corner for some of his least loved songs, puts him in perspective, sings impressively and tells the Besame Mucho/TFI Friday story.

And our last guest is Graham Gouldman who was writing big hits for the Hollies, the Yardbirds and many others in the ‘60s before he co-founded 10cc. How did songwriters react to a new Beatles single? What did he nick from Things We Said Today? What are the McCartney signatures? How is it humanly possible to play those bass parts and sing at the same time?

This episode comes rammed with revelations about McCartney’s life and songs and what he’s meant to us over the years.

Part One – https://shows.acast.com/word-in-your-ear-2/episodes/word-podcast-459-word-in-the-park-1 – features the broadcaster Geoff Lloyd and the writer Andy Miller.

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