Paul McCartney Set For First Public Event In Two Years


Paul McCartney has just announced his first public event in over two years, set for November 5th when he discusses his new book, The Lyrics: 1956 To The Present, in London at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.

McCartney, who'll publish the tome on November 2nd, will be joined by Paul Muldoon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, poet and editor of The Lyrics. The moderator for the evening will be journalist, broadcaster and writer Samira Ahmed. In addition to a ticketed audience, the event will be live streamed.

The Lyrics: 1956 To The Present includes McCartney's Beatles songs written with John Lennon, features "a treasure trove of material from McCartney’s personal archive — drafts, letters, photographs — never seen before, which make this also a unique visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time."

A while back, Paul McCartney shed light on Memory Almost Full's "Every Present Past," one of his most undeniable pop confections of the past 30 years — and a highlight on the new playlist: ["It was really just me writing a pop song. Y'know, I was just trying to keep it real simple, do something very basic. Suddenly, when I got to the 'ever present past' (lyric), 'kind of it took on a bit more significance than I intended — 'things I did when I was a kid,' and stuff. And then I got into a video, which I enjoyed doing every much, me dancing around with these girls who learned all my moves. It was great fun to do, actually."] SOUNDCUE (:25 OC: . . . to do actually)

Paul McCartney On ‘Ever Present Past’ :