For Paul McCartney’s 78th, we day trip through his last 20 years of studio and live material
Little did Mother Mary know when she gave 0birth to Sir Paul McCartney on June 18, 1942 that he would be changing the way the world read, interpreted and performed music by the time he was barely out of his teens.
And there arguably hasn’t been a more consistently enjoyable period in the old man’s career than these last 20 years. He kicked off the new century satisfying his Stockhausen jones working in collaboration with Flood and Super Furry Animals on 2000’s Liverpool Sound Collage, cut two of his best solo albums back to back in 2001’s Driving Rain and 2005’s Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, jammed with Dave Grohln, collaborated with Kanye West and Rhianna and toured the hell out of the last two decades with a band he has been with longer than The Beatles and Wings combined. And that’s not even mentioning his monumental reissue series of his back catalog that continues this summer with the anticipated deluxe edition of 1997’s Jeff Lynne produced Flaming Pie.
To celebrate his 78th birthday, the Rock & Roll Globe put together this exclusive Spotify playlist chronicling Macca’s recorded and live album output from 2000 to 2020.
Happy Birthday to you!