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Your chance to get questions answered
I've always been fascinated by a sequence in the Broad Street movie where Paul imagines himself singing 'Yesterday' outside a train station, while people pass by. When they were filming this, did anyone recognise the singer to be Paul? Is there any other information you can provide about the subject?
Brian Hoffer, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
Not only did no one recognise Paul, but he managed to collect a couple of Pounds in loose change from passing punters for his efforts - although, knowing that the press would jump on the story if he kept the money, Paul made sure that it all went to charity. Filming took place outside Leicester Square tube station in Central London (tourists needn't bother looking for the exact location - the exit has since been closed), while the film crew shot the scene from inside a darkened van parked, Candid Camera style, across the street. Paul later described the experience enthusiastically as "the ultimate theatre for a guitar player" - but just don't expect him to undertake a busking world tour!
I once read (quite a while ago) that Paul ran two miles every day. Is this true?
Maryann Sequine, Warren, Michigan, USA
He did, Maryann. But as he says in the New World Tour souvenir magazine, he had to give it up because of cartilage trouble. It's nothing too serious, but not the sort of problem that takes kindly to being aggravated.
I am interested in purchasing original sheet music of Paul McCartney. Unfortunately, the sheet music currently available is of guitar or piano only whereas I am looking for music without arrangements, where the vocal, piano, guitar, bass, drums, etc, parts are scored individually. Please indicate where I can purchase them.
Javier Gaillard, Lima, Peru
Sorry, Javier, but Paul's printed music is not available in this fashion, since there is little demand for anything other than the always popular and long available guitar/piano songbooks.
Why are the American TV shows The Wonder Years and Life Goes On allowed to use your songs 'With A Little Help From My Friends' and 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' for their theme music?
Lolly Cross, Reno, Nevada, USA
For the reason that the copyrights in these and most other Beatles songs arc controlled not by Paul but by someone else: since 1985 it's been Michael Jackson, and he sanctioned their use. That's not to say that Paul wouldn't have permitted their use too, just that - as strange as it may seem - he doesn't have a voice in the matter.
I recently read in a German music magazine that an album called Paul McCartney - In Acoustic will be re-released. Does anything like this exist or is the story simply not true?
Dorothee Schwendowius, Oerlinghausen, Germany
It's hard to envisage this album being re-released, Dorothee, because it has never been issued in the first place! We can only think that the magazine was referring to Unplugged - The Official Bootleg, and there are no plans to re-release this strictly limited and now deleted 1991 collection.
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ON THE ROAD CROSSWORD
1 Goods carried by ship or aircraft (5)
4 Traveller's belongings (consisting entirely of notes) (7)
8 Burdened with a seat up? (7)
9 Orly airport is in this city (5)
10 Hawaiian's hail-and-farewell? (5)
11 Former name of Sri Lanka (6)
13 Large oil-yielding tree of India (4)
16 Approaching resort of St Malo? (6)
18 ____'s Vineyard, an island off the SE coast of Massachusetts (my dear) (6)
20 First Class, or the old Roman road (2)
21 Take-off and landing strip (6)
24 Lines known to experienced travellers? (5)
27 Frequently found in a soft environment (5)
28 O'Hare airport serves this city (7)
29 The Parliament of Israel (?)
30 What 14 down may do? (5)
1 Shipwrecked person (8)
2 Two-way signalling system (5)
3 French city associated with Joan of Arc (7)
4 Tight-fitting corset laced over a blouse, as in certain European national costumes (6)
5 Nomad (5)
6 JFK, for example (7)
7 The Orient (4)
12 Novel part of Harlem Main Street.? (4)
14 Volcano in Sicily (4)
15 Official document issued by a government, identifying an individual, granting him permission to travel abroad (8)
17 Canadian policeman? (7)
19 Organisation providing scheduled flights (7)
22 Mistral, chinook etc (5)
23 Vessel competing in the Americas Cup (5)
25 Malay sailing or rowing-boat (5)
26 Captain James ______, navigator and explorer (4)
ANSWERS TO THE WINTER CROSSWORD IN CS 64
THE NEW WORLD TOUR
FEBRUARY (warm-up shows)
18 ITALY Milan, Forum
19 ITALY Milan, Forum
22 GERMANY Frankfurt, Festhalle
23 GERMANY Frankfurt, Festhalle
MARCH (tour proper begins) .
5 AUSTRALIA Perth, The Subiaco Oval
9 AUSTRALIA Melbourne, Cricket Ground
10 AUSTRALIA Melbourne, Cricket Ground
13 AUSTRALIA Adelaide, The Oval
16 AUSTRALIA Sydney, Sydney Entertainment Centre
17 AUSTRALIA Sydney, Sydney Entertainment Centre
20 AUSTRALIA Sydney, Sydney Entertainment Centre
22 AUSTRALIA Sydney, Parramatta Stadium
23 AUSTRALIA Sydney, Parramotto Sladium
27 NEW ZEALAND Auckland, Western Springs Sladium
14 USA Las Vegas, Nevada; Silver Bowl
17 USA Anaheim (for Los Angeles), California; Anaheim Stadium
20 USA Las Cruces, New Mexico; Aggie Memorial Stadium
22 USA Houston, Texas; Astrodome
24 USA New Orleans, Louisiana; Louisiana Superdome
27 USA Memphis, Tennessee; Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
29 USA St Louis, Missouri; Busch Stadium
1 USA Atlanta, Georgia; Georgia Dome
5 USA Cincinnati, Ohio; Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium
9 USA Orlando, Florida; Florida Citrus Bowl Football Stadium
21 CANADA Winnipeg, Manitoba; Winnipeg Stadium
23 USA Minneapolis, Minnesota; Metrodome
26 USA Boulder, Colorado; Folsom Stadium
29 USA San Antonio, Texas; Alamodome
31 USA Kansas City, Missouri; Arrowhead Stadium
2 USA Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Milwaukee County Stadium
4 USA Pontiac (for Detroit), Michigan; Pontiac Silverdome
6 CANADA Toronto, Ontario; CNE
9 USA Syracuse, New York; Corner Dome of Syracuse University
11 USA East Rutherford, New Jersey (for New York City); Giants Stadium
JUNE 29 - JULY 31 European leg (dates/venues in next CS)
Correct at February 1993; dates/venues subject to alteration; other dates/venues may be added.