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2000-Oct-02: A Linda Memorial on the Mull of Kintyre

Sir Paul has has commissioned the creation a life-size statue of his lovely Linda to be displayed in the Linda McCartney Memorial Gardens near their Mull of Kintyre home.

The bronze figure will be the work of sculptress Jane Robins, daughter of Paul's cousin, and will portray Linda sitting on a tree stump, cradling a dog in her arms.   Ms. Robins explained: "I went to see Paul about another matter  when he asked if I could do it.   I knew Linda and the sort of person she was, so I am in a good position to produce something that Paul's going to be pleased with."

The model will take two to three months to complete at which time Sir Paul will  be asked to give his final approval before it is sent to the foundry to be cast in bronze.

"That's Alright" Paul

Daily Variety has announced that in December, 2001, the American public television station PBS will broadcast a two-hour tribute to the Sun Records label as part of its critically acclaimed "American Masters" series featuring the music of such Sun Records artists as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash.  The project will be accompanied by a soundtrack album produced by Atlantic Records founder, Ahmet Ertegun.

Sir Paul has agreed to participate in both the film and soundtrack along with Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, Chrissie Hynde, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Bryan Ferry, the Who and Aerosmith.

A highlight of the project will be Sir Paul's cover of "That's All Right," recorded by Elvis Presley at one of his earliest Sun sessions in 1954.  He will be backed by guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana, who played with Elvis in that original session nearly 50 years ago. The soundtrack will be released on Warner Music Group's London-Sire label.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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