1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Your chance to get questions answered
I recently read that Mr McCartney owns the copyright to my state's song, 'Oh Wisconsin'! Is this true, and if so how did he come to purchase it? Also, could you please list the Paul McCartney B-sides which have not been released on CD? I am trying to complete my collection and am looking for the original singles.
Brian Hoffer, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
Yes MPL owns the copyright to 'Oh Wisconsin' - it was among the titles in the E H Morris song catalogue acquired some years ago.
As for the non-CD B-sides there are quite a few. But excluding the many remixes of otherwise issued tracks and also the contributions to various artist albums, these are the recordings which aren't yet available in the digital format anywhere in the world: 'B-Side To Seaside', 'Ebony And Ivory' (Paul solo vocal), 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version)', 'Good Sign', 'Hanglide', 'I'll Give You A Ring', 'Ode To A Koala Bear', 'Rainclouds', 'Seaside Woman' and 'We All Stand Together (Humming Version)'.
Could you please publish the full list, chronologically, of the Grammy awards Paul has received in his career?
Also, the author of the cover illustration for Paul's single 'Only Love Remains' is Bartek Skoczek. I know he's Polish (in my language Bartek is a diminutive for the English "Bartholomew") but I don't know how he came to make this beautiful contribution to Macca's single. Can you please explain how he came to be involved?
Piotr Chrosciel, Warsaw, Poland
Paul's Grammy awards are as follows:
1965, Best Vocal Group, the Beatles for A Hard Day's Night
1965, Best New Artist, the Beatles
1967, Song Of The Year, 'Michelle', composed by Lennon-McCartney
1967, Best Contemporary Solo Vocal, Paul McCartney for 'Eleanor Rigby'
1968, Album Of The Year, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles
1968, Best Contemporary Album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles
1971, Best Original Score, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr for Let It Be
1972, Best Accompaniment Arrangement, Paul McCartney for 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey'
1975, Best Contemporary/Pop Vocal Duo or Group, Paul McCartney and Wings for Band On The Run
1980, Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Wings for 'Rockestra Theme'
1990, Lifetime Achievement Award, Paul McCartney
Additionally, George Martin won a Grammy in 1974 for 'Live And Let Die' (Best Accompaniment Arrangement), and engineer Geoff Emerick won Grammys in 1968 for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Best Engineered Non-Classical), in 1975 for Band On The Run (Best Engineered Non-Classical) and in 1970 for Abbey Road (Best Engineered Non-Classical); this latter award he shared with Phil McDonald.
The story behind the cover of 'Only Love Remains' is a long one. (Isn't it always?) To nutshell it, though, the designer charged with putting the sleeve together was Jo Mirowski, English-born but of Polish parentage. When Paul suggested that Jo invite children to contribute drawings of a heart, Jo invited a number of kids from local schools and also asked his daughter and her cousin (that is, Jo's nephew) Bartek Skoczek to have a go. Of the dozens of drawings that were done Paul chose Bartek's. Bartek was around six years old at the time, and was living in London, and as "well as being paid for his effort he achieved some degree of fame in Poland for his McCartney artwork when he was interviewed on TV. Bartek is now around 14 and lives in Warsaw.
I saw in the TV programme Movin'On a clip of Paul working with Hamish Stuart on the song 'Is It Raining In London?'. I would like to know if this is an official single, and, if not, when it might be made available.
Claus Miinhenhove, Emden, Germany
(Similar letters also received from Myrna Willerton of Michigan, USA, and Lynne Del Gaudio of Beeston, England.)
'Is It Raining In London?' remains unissued at present. Co-written by Hamish and Paul, it was included in Movin' On because the orchestral overdub session for the track took place (at Abbey Road in December 1992) when most of the shooting for the TV documentary was being done, in the run up to the New World Tour.
IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION THAT YOU'D LIKE ANSWERED SEND IT ALONG TO CLUB SANDWICH, PO BOX 110, WESTCLIFF, ESSEX, SSO 8NW, ENGLAND, MARKING YOUR POSTCARD OR ENVELOPE 'WRITE AWAY' IN THE TOP-LEFT CORNER. WE REGRET THAT WE CANNOT RESPOND OUTSIDE OF THIS COLUMN.
1. New World Tour venue in Adelaide, Australia (3,4)
5. A piece of music that is sung (5)
8. Round close-fitting brimless cap as worn in France (5)
9. An article of clothing (7)
10. NWT venue in Louisiana (9)
12. Jazz fan? (3)
13. Off colour (6)
14. Spiritualist's meeting (6)
17. Greek island (3)
18. NWT venue, San Antonio, May 1993 (9)
20. Any strong feeling (7)
21. The last letter from Greece? (5)
23. ______ Andronicus, (Shakespeare) (5)
24. A number from the Paul Is Live Video (3,4)
1. Sousaphone, euphonium etc.(5)
2. Go wrong (3)
3. Old stager, trouper (7)
4. Body of water cut off from the open sea (6)
5. Poetry (5)
6. A gradual increase in loudness of music (9)
7. Title from Paul Is Live video (3,2,2)
11. NWT venue in Florence, Italy (9)
13. Antique, obsolete (7)
15. The study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment (7)
16. Potbelly (6)
18. Sign of the Zodiac (5)
19. Dodge, duck (5)
22. Large Australian flightless bird (3)
SOLUTION TO THE SPRING CROSSWORD IN CS 69