Paul McCartney's 70th birthday to be celebrated here, there and everywhere
Paul McCartney Examiner
June 16, 2012
While Paul McCartney will reportedly spend his 70th birthday quietly, his fans certainly won't. There are events and happenings planned all around the world.
Here are as many of them as we could find. We'll update this list as much as possible.
Time Magazine special issue: Features McCartney's 70-year life and career: what drives him (still at 70…he can’t stop performing!), his marriages, his sometimes tumultuous relationship with John Lennon etc. At newsstands and supermarkets in softcover or in hardcover by mail.
USA Today Special Beatles issue: This isn't just about Paul McCartney, but it comes on the heels of their recent story in the paper. This is the standalone. It's available at http://onlinestore.usatoday.com/the-beatles-p16429.aspx.
Cover track: Paul Weller has recorded a cover of The Beatles’ track ‘Birthday’ to celebrate Paul’s birthday. The track will be available only on June 18 through iTunes and other major digital music retailers. All proceeds from the song will go to the War Child charity. (Thanks to Jeremy.)
Birthday card at Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame: The Rock Hall of Fame is featuring a birthday card for McCartney this weekend. It'll be sent to him after the weekend. Details: http://www.examiner.com/article/
PETA's birthday tribute: Noon June 18, Franklin Square, at the intersection of K Street N.W. and 13th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. Will feature a giant birthday card showing costumed animals crossing Abbey Road, which passersby can sign. PETA members will serve vegan confections and give away copies of McCartney's "Glass Walls" DVD on animal cruelty."I've often said, 'If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian,'" McCartney has said.
Hollywood Walk of Fame (NEW!): Free public celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. June 18 at McCartney's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star located in front of the Capitol Records Tower Building at 1750 N. Vine Street. Fans are invited to bring potluck birthday cakes and other birthday goodies to share. Fans are also invited to perform McCartney and Beatles tunes at the celebration.
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: 7:30 p.m. June 18, Pershing Center, Lincoln, Neb. http://tickets.findthebest.com/l/68572/
Liverpool: Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool. 21:00. Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/
Wilmington, N.C.: with 25 local musicians, 6:30 p;m. June 18, Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th St. Free admission.
Hamiton, Ontario, Canada: 8 p.m. June 16, James Street Baptist Church, Hamilton, ON, Canada. Features local musicians. Proceeds will go towards FERMATA, a program designed to assist local artists in need. Info: http://allevents.in/Hamilton/
Nashville, Tenn.: Fund raiser to assist Habitat for Humanity. 4 to 10 p.m. at 417 Union, Nashville, Tenn.
Copenhagen, Denmark: Amager Bio: Concert by RePeatles and Rubber Band concert, two Danish coverbands play the Beatles.
Copenhagen, Denmark: Vega: Danish rockstar Tim Christensen and American Mike Viola play the whole RAM album in live concert. Afterparty at Ideal Bar with Beatles and McCartney tracks all night.
Kennett Square, PA: Nik Everett's 70th Birthday Bash for Paul McCartney: featuring the Nik Everrett Band, Scot Sax, Suzie Brown, Charlie Philips, Michael Gilbert-Ronstadt, and many more. 8 p.m., Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, PA.http://www.phillyfunguide.com/event/detail/440858387
Minneapolis, Minn: 7 p.m., The Nicollet, 1931 Nicollet Ave. Open jam. https://www.facebook.com/events/228132333970133/
Cambridge, Mass.: The Lennonheads: Birthday salute to Paul McCartney, 8:30 p.m. ET June 16, The Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, Mass. Info and tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/252942
Cincinnati, Ohio: 11 p.m. June 18, 941 Pavilion St., Cincinnati, Ohio. Details: http://events.pulsejournal.com/cincinnati_oh/events/show/
Berlin, Germany: Special tribute, 7:30 p.m., Cafe Hilde´, 22 Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. http://www.aheadfulofbees.com/?p=302
Fab4Free4All: The three hosts will appear at at a special event from 7-11 p.m. June 16 celebrating Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday at Great Neck Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY. Featured will be the tribute band MerseyBeat, a lecture and presentation from the FabFree4All hosts and a Beatles record & memorabilia collectors show. Admission is $15 for general seating at 8 p.m. The record collectors show will open at 7 p.m. Tickets available online at http://www.greatneckarts.org/.
Sirius/XM Satellite radio: In celebration of Paul McCartney's 70th birthday on June 18, SiriusXM's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio (channel 310) is taking a look back at his work from the Beatles to Wings to his solo releases. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio can be heard on SiriusXM Internet Radio, on the SiriusXM Lynx and Edge Radios, and on the SiriusXM mobile app for smartphones and tablets. For more information, visit www.siriusxm.com/internetradio.
Beatles and Beyond: 70th birthday show features solo music from Paul, with Wings, cover versions of his songs, tracks from MPL, songs from Apple Records artists, and some words from Paul himself. You can find it at www.beatlesandbeyond.com.
Beatle Brunch: Celebrating Paul's birthday. Listen at www.brunchradio.com.
Chris Carter's Breakfast With the Beatles: Three hour all-McCartney show on June 17. The show will feature music by the Beatles,Wings, solo McCartney, the Fireman, Badfinger, Bonzo Dog Band, Buddy Holly, The Rutles, and maybe Suzy and The Red Stripes. Sirius/XM 21 and www.klos.com. Information: www.breakfastwiththebeatles.com.
Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With The Beatles: Annual celebration of Paul McCartney's birthday takes a cool twist for his 70th, with lots of rarities and tracks. Highlights include part of Sir Paul's performance at the Queen's Jubilee earlier this month, audio from the still-unreleased "James Paul McCartney" TV special and one of the longest tracks Paul ever released. Premieres on radio worldwide Saturday. Check for local affiliates and streaming at www.beatlesradioshow.com.
Fab4Radio.com: The online station will be doing 100% Paul McCartney, playing rare b-sides, live tracks and the hits from June 16 – 19. Go to www.fab4radio.com.
Breakfast With the Beatles With Andre Gardner: The June 17 show will feature two hours of words and music by Paul McCartney. The show airs from 7 to 9 a.m. ET on WMGK-FM 102.9 and 7-9 a.m. PT on KSLX-FM 100.7 in Phoenix.
Reactor Mexico: They will be broadcasting a McCartney birthday special on June 17. The show will feature the exclusive interview he did with them on his visit to Mexico City. The show airs from noon - 2 p.m. (Central) at http://tunein.com/station/?stationId=24573 or http://reactor.imer.com.mx/.
The Beatle Years and Beyond: “Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatle Years and Beyond” salute to Paul McCartney will be available via www.beatleyearsandbeyond.com website! “This will truly be one that will stand out and you may quote me on that sir!!!,” host James D. Jones told us.
Neorema (Mexico): Features an online McCartney birthday special on June 18.
Beatles tour in Liverpool: http://www.beatleguides.com/
Beatles in Liverpool: http://www.beatlestours.co.uk/
Beatles in London: Walking tours of London with Richard Porter. http://www.beatlesinlondon.com/
Beatles sites in Los Angeles: A Magical History Tour, includes Hollywood Bowl, Blue Jay Way, Capitol Records and more. http://www.amagicalhistorytour.com/.