'THE LYRICS: 1956 TO THE PRESENT' out November 2nd
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
Published 2nd November, 2021
Paul Signs Rocking Horse For Children’s Hospital Auction
Paul McCartney Signs Rocking Horse for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Auction
“Let’s get rocking for Alder Hey!"
Bidding will start on Thursday 19th November HERE
This Christmas, one very lucky child could be receiving a personalised rocking horse signed by Paul. The horse – made by Stevenson Brothers – features Paul’s signature along with a handwritten lyric from the classic Beatles song ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’: “Rockin’ horse people eat marshmallow pies!!"
The signature and Beatles quote are not the only ties the wooden steed has to Paul: Stevenson Brothers – who have previously designed rocking horses for ‘Her Majesty' the Queen - modeled this particular creation not on “Henry the horse” who of course “dances the waltz”, but on Paul’s own Appaloosa named ‘Moonstar’, copying both his colouring and markings.
On top of this, Paul has also placed an additional surprise inside a “secret locking chamber” that’s been built into the underside of rocking horse!
This one-of-a-kind rocking horse is now up for auction to raise funds for the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and will be exclusively showcased at The Ultimate Christmas Fair between 26th-29th November. Paul told us he knows the hospital well and believes his mother Mary may even have worked there for a stint as a nurse.
The Alder Hey Children’s Hospital cares for over 270,000 children, young people and families each year and operates the biggest and busiest children’s Emergency Department in the UK, treating nearly 60,000 children every 12 months and operating as a Children’s Trauma Centre.
Alder Hey has launched a fundraising appeal to raise funds for life-saving medical equipment, arts and play activities and for vital research. The charity has just taken occupancy in a brand new hospital in Liverpool and a number of opportunities have been identified where charitable funding can make a demonstrable difference to the hospital, by enhancing the design and providing additional innovative services, which are both clinical and patient focused.
The auction to win Paul’s one-of-a-kind rocking horse will run from 19th November until 29th November.
To place your bid on Paul’s rocking horse, you won’t need to jump over “men and horses, hoops and garters” - just head to the bidding website by clicking HERE!