Welcome to Stroll Down Penny Lane, where we celebrate the life and music of Paul McCartney. In this series we investigate the creation stories behind his songs. We discover that there is often an autobiographical aspect to his songs. And in our examination of his compositions, we also discover what it is that causes such an immediate connection with his music. We are a proud part of Pantheon, the podcast network for music lovers.
Episode 10 She's Leaving Home–Origins of a Masterpiece part 2
In Part 2 of our podcast we explore what inspired Paul McCartney to write the song, “She’s Leaving Home.” We learn how John Lennon’s childhood experiences formed an important contribution to the lyrics to this song. We'll share more insights into the grand songwriting competition between Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson, of The Beach Boys, and reveal the inspiring, fateful, and tearful conclusion...
Episode 9 She’s Leaving Home - Origins Of A Masterpiece Part 1
We explore the origins of Paul McCartney’s song She’s Leaving Home and John Lennon’s contributions. Our investigation uncovers the connections to Brian Wilson’s song, God Only Knows. More than this, we explore the hurling of great, songwriting thunderbolts across the Atlantic Ocean in a grand competition between Paul and Brian Wilson...
We investigate the challenges that Paul faced in recording the hit song Band on the Run; a life-threatening encounter, abandonment, culture shock, the new instruments of the 60s and 70s, and how Band on the Run is somehow connected to the song Desperado by the Eagles.
Episode 8 Band on the Run – the origin of a hit song Part 2
Join us in Part 2 of our story where we investigate the challenges that Paul faced in recording his hit song Band on the Run; his life-threatening encounter, abandonment, culture shock, and using the new instruments of the 60s and 70s. We also investigate how Band on the Run is somehow connected to the song Desperado by the Eagles!
So settle in for Part 2 of our narrative...
Discover how a throw-away line by George Harrison provided the inspiration for the Beatles’ song "You Never Give Me Your Money" and how this also formed the basis for Paul’s massive hit, Band on the Run. Then join a transcontinental travel adventure with Paul and learn how he flew without his Wings.
Episode 7 Band on the Run – the origin of a hit song Part 1
Discover how a throw-away line by George Harrison provided the inspiration for the Beatles’ song, You Never Give Me Your Money – AND how three years later, this also formed the basis for Paul’s massive hit, Band on the Run. As we connect these dots, we join a 3,110-mile, transcontinental travel adventure with Paul – and we learn how he flew without his Wings...
Episode 6 Till There Was You – and Many More
Join us in episode 6 to understand out how THIS song, Till There Was You is somehow connected to the song We Will Rock You, by the rock band, Queen!
Discover how we, indeed, establish a bona-fide connection between these two songs – AND, how we connect Till There Was You to many other Beatles classics!
So settle in for a series of revelations that you will find entertaining and informative!
Till There Was You, Meredith Willson, performed by...