'The Beatles' did whatever they wanted. They were a collection of influences adapted to songs they wanted to write. George Harrison was instrumental in bringing in Indian music. Paul McCartney was a huge Little Richard fan. John Lennon was into minimalist aggressive rock.— Chris Cornell
Most Powerful Paul Mccartney quotations
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul.
I won't apologize for ticket prices. I think we're well worth it. We consider ourselves in the elite touring acts, like the Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney.
[Paul McCartney] never, at the time, was going back to leaning back on the roots of his old band. He always built upon where he was, which was in London. And he didn't overuse synthesizers. He used them just enough. It's such a cool sound.
Although I don't know Paul McCartney, a mutual friend told me that Paul was reading my book, This Is Your Brain on Music, and stopped after chapter two. McCartney said he was concerned that if he learned more about how he does what he does (as far as composing music), he may not be able to do it anymore!
You could live in Winnipeg a thousand years and not meet Ringo, Paul McCartney, or Bob Dylan.
It was very interesting time to be in England.
Even at that point [John] Lennon and [Paul] McCartney influenced my writing. I thought, "maybe there is a huck or two in here I haven't thought of".
I would really love to work with Paul McCartney. Isn't that arrogant?
There is a limited supply of excellent songs, but I am not the only one.
Paul McCartney, one of the best songwriters of all time, has only produced manure for the past 25 years. Rock musicians over 30 only produce unimportant material.
Most of my ukulele heroes were traditional players from Hawaii, like Eddie Kamae and Ohta-san. There may not be uke stars in popular culture, but there are certainly pop stars that play uke - George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift, Train, and Paul McCartney.
If Paul McCartney tells me that so-and-so song is his favorite song, what do I care? What do I care what anybody else says?
There was one moment where they were riding their little ponies in Scotland, and Stella said to me: 'Dad! You're Paul McCartney, aren't you?' 'Yes darling, but I'm Daddy really'.
Look at Paul McCartney, look at Elton John.
They're jealous of Justin Timberlake. I'm sure they were jealous of me when I was in my imperial phase.
Paul McCartney's dad told him that when he was a kid.
"Son, play the piano and when you go to parties, the girls will come to you."
It was endlessly amusing to me to try to imitate John Lennon and Paul McCartney's harmonies using the guitar.
Paul McCartney, one of the best songwriters of all time, has only produced manure for the past 25 years.
The world is split into two kinds of people, those who would go out for a drink with John Lennon, and those who`'d choose Paul McCartney... After The Beatles came back from India, Lennon wrote "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" and McCartney wrote "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da." End of argument.
So I go to the studio, and just say, 'Hi Paul, it's me, Rusty.
' I think I kept it together pretty well, although I was pretty nervous. And before the day is over I'm playing guitar, and there's Paul McCartney over there, playing his Hofner bass and singing. All I can do is think, 'This life is so so bizarre.'
To begin with, working class people reacted against our openness about sex.
They are frightened of nudity, they're repressed in that way as well as others. Perhaps they thought 'Paul [McCartney] is a good lad, he doesn't make trouble'.
Everybody who I ever cared about has told me that they like my music: Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Al Green, The Spinners, Smokey Robinson. Everybody that matters.
When I worked for Entertainment Tonight I got to emcee Paul McCartney's press conference.
I worked with Paul McCartney for a while and saw what it does to you to be treated like a god for twenty years.
I taught myself to play the guitar by listening to Paul Simon records, working it out note by note. He is an incredibly intelligent musician. He's not someone who has a natural outpouring of melody like McCartney or Dylan, who are just terribly prolific with musical ideas.
I don't want to interview people. I want to have a conversation. I want to talk to Paul McCartney about the bass sound on 'The White Album.'
A lot of people I know hate Paul McCartney in general.
I guess I understand, but I'm a fan. I think he's a little underrated in my peer group - unlike John Lennon. He's not my favorite Beatle, but he's a goddamn good songwriter and he makes a lot of really cheesy, schmaltzy stuff but he's still underrated.
Rock music is stronger than sports. That's why. Rock rules. Around the world, who's more famous: Willie Mays or Paul McCartney?
There are many artists I would like to have the honour to cooperate with.
To accompany Barbara Streisand or Paul McCartney or Elton John would be a dream for me as I have a lot of admiration for their voice, their talent and their charisma.
A pretty pivotal moment for me was having a songwriting class with Paul McCartney when I was at LIPA, and then being called in a few days later by the headmaster of the school to tell me that Paul McCartney likes what I'm doing.
Phil Ramone and Quincy Jones were very close.
Phil Ramone was one of the greatest record producers of all time. I don't know if they talk about him enough in the film, but he produced [Frank] Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, all of Billy Joel, Paul McCartney - Phil Ramone was one of the major record engineers and producers.
If someone can write great music... Paul McCartney is a genius. He's so prolific. All we should do is bow down to Paul McCartney.
I really like the song "Only One" [ Kanye West with Paul McCartney].
That sums up why it's crazy to meet Paul McCartney because he's the type of n - - that needs that.
It was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had in my life to meet Paul McCartney. It was phenomenal.
You want to be commercially successful and critically acclaimed.
But the truth is, there's only a few Bruce Springsteens and Paul McCartneys out there.
Paul McCartney chit-chats with you, he makes eye contact with you, he seems really interested in what you're saying. He really puts everyone else at ease and makes them feel good so they're not nervous, which I think is really cool.
There's no way to play it cool when you meet Paul McCartney.
You just start sweating, you trip over your words. Everyone kind of reverts back to being a 10-year-old girl. You can't help it. He's one of the only people on planet Earth that everyone knows who he is. Everyone.