'THE LYRICS: 1956 TO THE PRESENT' out Now
In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career.
Edited and Introduced by Paul Muldoon
Paul McCartney Take's Over Classic FM for 24Hours
PRESS RELEASE: Paul McCartney takes over Classic FM for 24 hours As
a solo star, member of The Beatles and Wings, Paul McCartney has
written some of history's most celebrated pop songs. He has also
enjoyed success as a classical composer most recently with the release
of his latest album Ecce Cor Meum. Now McCartney is adding another
string to his bow as a presenter on Classic FM, the UK's largest
commercial radio station with 6.3 million listeners.
Next Thursday (December 7), Classic FM clears its schedule for Paul
McCartney Day. From midnight, the station will be featuring
McCartney's classical works in all of its programmes, with Paul
McCartney guesting alongside all of Classic FM's presenters throughout
the day. Between 11am and 1pm, Paul will take over solo presenter
duties, giving listeners a selection of his classical favourites in
McCartney's Most Wanted between 11am and 1pm. Speaking about his debut
as a radio presenter on Classic FM, Paul says: I'm fulfilling one of
my ambitions to present on radio.
Throughout the day on Classic FM, Paul will be giving an insight
into the man behind the music. He also exclusively reveals his latest
project a guitar concerto which takes him back to his guitar-playing
roots. On Classic Newsnight at 6.30pm, Paul tells John Brunning about
his affection for Liverpool, with a special report about the impact of
his musical legacy on his home city. At 8pm, Anne-Marie Minhall talks
to the former Beatle about his latest classical work, Ecce Cor Meum,
which has just been released on EMI Classics.
In a UK broadcast exclusive, Nick Bailey plays the live recording
of the London premiere of Ecce Cor Meum in the Classic FM Evening
Concert at 9pm. Following the premiere broadcast, Paul will be telling
Nick about the emotional Royal Albert Hall concert and its impact on
him. Speaking about the new addition to the Classic FM presenter
line-up, Classic FM Station Manager Darren Henley said: Sir Paul is
one of the very few pop superstars to have successfully re-invented
himself as a credible classical composer. He's a musical legend and
we're delighted to have him as one of the team on Classic FM. "