Sunday, June 18, 2006

Paul McCartney turns 64

Happy Birthday, Paul, and many happy returns.

Today, June 18, is Paul McCartney's birthday. He turns 64.
Thought I'd post some articles that the media has put together
to commemorate this milestone of this great musician's life.

Paul McCartney, ladies and gentlemen:
When I'm Sixty-four

The Columbian...
Landmark Birthday Sunday for Paul McCartney
Jun 16, 6:28 PM EDT
Associated Press Writer

LONDON (AP) -- About 14,000 yesterdays have passed since Paul McCartney first mused about turning 64. Sunday, he can stop musing.

The Beatles' groundbreaking 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" made room for the more mundane McCartney song "When I'm Sixty-Four," in which he wondered about ... well, his golden years. "When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now," he crooned.More...

The Post Chronicle...
Paul McCartney Turns 64
by UPI Wire
Jun 18, 2006

PEASMARSH, England - June 18, 2006 (UPI) -- British rock legend and composer of the Beatles' song "When I'm 64," Sir Paul McCartney turned 64 Sunday.

The singer made the age a milestone when he sang "Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?" in 1967 on the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." More...

The Star...
For Paul McCartney, 'many years from now' is this month

He's not losing his hair, though colour seems to be an issue.

He does have grandchildren, though no Vera, Chuck or Dave.

He has been known to do a little gardening work, "digging the weed," so to speak. In fact, one of his multiple marijuana busts was for growing the stuff on his Scotland farm back in the early 70s. More...

Paul even got a tribute of a non-earthly kind:
A Saturnian Musical Celebration to Honor Paul McCartney

Date Released: Sunday, June 18, 2006
Source: Space Science Institute

On the occasion of Paul McCartney's landmark 64th birthday, the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS) is releasing today an 8-minute movie as a birthday gift to the former Beatle. Sixty-four of the most dramatic and spectacular images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, including one mosaic from the European-built Huygens probe of the surface of Titan, are composed together in a cinematic voyage through the Saturn system and put to the music of the Beatles.

And then there are these
64 things you should know about Paul McCartney
Fred Shuster and Rob Lowman / Los Angeles Daily News
Sixty-four must have seemed like forever at 16.

That was the age that Paul McCartney says he wrote "When I'm Sixty-Four," the dance-hall ditty that appeared on the 1967 Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Today, the rock icon does turn 64, and he certainly doesn't have to worry about losing his hair, if someone will feed him, need him or send him a birthday greeting.

Wanna hear the song again? Here it is...


  1. hei Paul is an icon still rocks at 64, thats the way to go! of course it helps if u r have a few more 0000 in the bank.

  2. Everyone's mortal... The Big, the small, and the Ugly..

  3. wah, 64 and still singing like 20's

    not bad leh..

  4. He was the one who wrote "Helter Skelter" in the famous Beatles' White Album in 1968...the song/album that Charles Manson claimed inspired him to commit those gruesome murders in the "Tate-La Bianca" case in which pregnant Sharon Tate was murdered.

    Nice post, Happy..thanks for sharing.

  5. See fei, yes, Paul is an icon - couldn't agree more. 64 is just a number, more so if one is worth 1.5B pounds.

    LB, fortunately music lives on.

    Robin, do you think that's a current recording?

    Joe, thank you. Sharon Tate was eight months pregnant at the time, I think. That's a horrible act. Thanks for sharing that.

  6. When I'm 64 - love that song, though even as teen 64 didn't seem all that old. Having lost John and George, it is nice that Paul is still around to celebrate his B-day. I wish him many more.

    Ringo will be 66 in couple of weeks I think.

  7. Anonymous9:26 PM

    Joepsc may be interested to know that Charles Manson was a mind control subject of Dr. Joly West who was also involved with the Jonestown massacre. Beatles music was not what motivated anyone in those crimes, it was only implicated by design of those pulling off the psyops. Part of the purpose was to scare Americans away from anti-war culture.

    Sharon Tate - the most famous of the Manson victims, was the daughter of Colonel Paul Tate, U.S. Army Intelligence.

    But then again, you may not want to know any of that, in which case, this comment will self destruct in 5...4...3...

  8. Anonymous11:39 PM

    see, who says money is evil :D

  9. Back when the Beatles were together one of the common catchphrases of the day was, "Don't trust anyone over 30." I guess we should mistrust Paul McCartney twice as much, then.

    (I also have to mistrust myself! Oops...)

  10. a shadow reflected,

    Appreciate your additional info..and from records, the doctor was not convicted..

  11. Pandabonium, yes, it is nice to still have Paul around. I love that song too. In fact I love a lot of Beatles songs - cheerful catchy tunes and nice lyrics.

    Thanks for the extra info on Ringo.

  12. Dear A Shadow Reflected, thank you for visiting and thank you for the illumination.

  13. Slurp! right! Money is all good. It's the mind.........

    MM, eh?

  14. Anonymous5:14 PM

    joepsc said "..and from records, the doctor was not convicted.."

    Intelligence operatives never are.

  15. A shadow reflected, thanks.

  16. a shadow reflected,

    Thank you for was nice hearing from you.