Paul McCartney

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December 8 1980: John Lennon murdered

On December 8th 1980, John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles rock group that transformed popular music in the 1960s, was shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New York City. The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan apartment building when Mark David Chapman shot him four times at close range with … Continue reading

June 19 1971 Carole King has her first #1 hit as a performer

On June 19th 1971, Carole King earned her first #1 single as a performer with the double-sided hit “It’s Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move.” Carole King began her career in music as a young newlywed and college graduate, working a 9-to-5 shift alongside her then-husband, Gerry Goffin, in Don Kirshner’s songwriting factory, Aldon Music. … Continue reading

April 10 1970 The Beatles Breakup Announced

On April 10th 1970, in an ambiguous self-interview by Paul McCartney, the international media correctly interpreted that the Beatles had broken up. During the “interview, in which McCartney was both questioner and interviewee, he asked himself the question “Do you foresee a time when Lennon-McCartney becomes an active songwriting partnership again?” His response to his … Continue reading


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