It was 80 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. Well, at least 80 years ago today was when one of the members of said band made his debut in this world. June 18, 1942, Sir Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, and before his 20th birthday, would join best mate John Lennon to launch, along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the most famous quartet in music history.
Regular readers of this blog know that during a 2018 pilgrimage to Liverpool, I was lucky enough to walk (and run) the streets where the Fab Four got their start, during a memory-packed trip to the city along the Mersey.
This month, I, along with more than 30,000 fellow fans of Sir Paul wedged ourselves into the uncomfortable wooden seats at Fenway Park to take in sold-out shows that blended many of McCartney's solo stuff, or as close to solo as his Wings band hits can be considered, along with a healthy dose of oodles of the Beatles' best-known songs, most of which featured McCartney as the frontman on vocals.
Naturally, for McCartney's Get Back tour, I had to show that I Got Back of my own.