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2000-Nov-11: Paul the Poet

Blackbird SingingSir Paul has signed a contract with Faber & Faber to publish a collection of his song lyrics and poems. The book, Blackbird Singing: The Poems and Lyrics of Paul McCartney, will be edited by Sir Paul's old friend and celebrated poet Adrian Mitchell who says that "Blackbird Singing reflects the poetic vision and the transcendent emotions that have made Paul McCartney one of the most beloved poets in the world."

Seventy-five percent of the collection of over 100 poems written between 1965 and 2000 will be new and "highly personal" and will include a set of moving elegies to Linda written in the months prior and following her death.    The volume is said to be Sir Paul's most personal epitaph to Linda who first encouraged him to publish his poetry.  The book is scheduled to be released this March in the UK and in April in the USA during National Poetry Month.

You Say You Want A Revolution?

On Friday, November 17 (8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. C) the American  television network, ABC,  will broadcast The Beatles Revolution.  The producers of The Beatles Anthology have come together to illustrate the influence of the Beatles on our Y2K world.   This special will include interviews with such diverse notables as the ice cream kings, Ben and Jerry, Phil Collins, Cameron Crowe, Marianne Faithful, Kate Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Ricky Martin, Mike Myers, 'N Sync, Keith Richards, Salman Rushdie, Sting, Pete Townshend, Christy Turlington and Jann Wenner. 

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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