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1999-Oct-31: Routes of Rock; News Update

Routes of Rock

We've already reported this radio show on August 5 but readers may not be aware of the actual broadcast details.
Paul McCartney's Routes Of Rock radioshow is five parts at 30 minutes each. It's broadcast on Wednesdays and repeated on Thursdays. Paul not only plays tracks from his new album Run Devil Run, but plays songs that influenced him growing up as a young rock'n'roller. He also tells stories from his youth.

What?         Radioshow Paul McCartney's Routes Of Rock
When? Wednesdays Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17 at 09:20 GMT
Thursdays Oct. 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18 at 22:30 GMT
Where? BBC Worldservice
via www.broadcast.com/bbc (recommended)
via shortwave: various frequencies, see BBC page for details

What's GMT? Greenwich Mean Time - same as UTC (universal time code). You have to add your local time zone offset to the GMT time. E.g. you are GMT-5 (New York City), subtract 5 hours. How to find out your offset? In Windows 95/98, double-click the time in the system tray bottom right. Select the time zone tab and see.

So you've missed the first two parts? Mea culpa! But maybe I can help you. Here's the radio show without music, that is Paul's talk only:

Routes of Rock, part 1, speech only (first broadcast 20 Oct. 1999) MP3, 1195KB

Routes of Rock, part 2, speech only (first broadcast 27 Oct. 1999) MP3, 1281KB

Paul to perform live on UK TV

Paul is scheduled to appear on "Later With Jools Holland" on Saturday, November 6, on BBC2 in the UK. He will perform three songs from Run Devil Run, and he will be backed by Dave Gilmour and Ian Paice.

"Parky" interview

Paul will be guest on Michael Parkinson's chat show on BBC1. It will be a one-hour special for which he will be the only guest. Also, he will be performing songs from the Run Devil Run album. Paul has been asked by many famous presenters from both sides of the Atlantic but Paul chose Parkinson since he is pictured on the Band On The Run cover - and back then Parkinson would only pose on condition that Paul would appear on his show, which he now finally does, 25 years later!

Video shoot

On Friday October 22nd, it was reported that armed police came to arrest a gun-wielding gang in west London. Paul himself had to intervene to reassure officers that these men who were waving with weapons were in fact part of the video shoot for his forthcoming single.

Paul donates 150,000

Since Paul was so moved in this years Pride Of Britain Awards ceremony, he now donates pounds 150,000 for disabled mine victims - reported The Mirror on 23 October.

Paul makes Beatles Photo Film

According to some British tabloid newspaper, Paul has already begun with preparations for a new Photo Film on the Beatles - using thousands of Linda's photographs that were taken during the late ill-fated Beatles recording sessions.


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