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2001-Jun-28: A McCartney-Blake Collaboration

Sir Paul has entered into a charming musical collaboration with artist Peter Blake's 14-year old daughter, Rose.  During a visit with her father to the McCartney farm in Rye, young Rose was humming a tune from her Chiswick Secondary School play.  Sir Paul was so taken with the melody that he couldn't resist putting some words to it.   According to a  family friend, "Rose was humming the tune when Paul invited her into his studio where they composed a song in 15 minutes flat.  Her teacher could hardly believe it, it's not every day you get a Beatle composing a song for the school play. But it's given Rose great encouragement, she's determined to be a singer/songwriter".

Peter Blake and Sir Paul are longtime friends.  Blake designed the cover for the Sergeant Pepper album, and this summer he persuaded Sir Paul to exhibit one of his paintings at the 23rd Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. (see May 15 below)  Peter Blake is quite proud of his daughter and very touched that Sir Paul took such a kind and caring interest in her little tune.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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