In this chapter in our podcast series we explore the creation story for this song, Michelle. We also uncover how Paul McCartney’s bass playing was transformed by his experience in the recording of Michelle. Finally, in this episode we will explore an unusual subject – the voodoo and the devil in this song, Michelle.
So settle in for a story that will knock your socks off!
Recording the Beatles; Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew; Curvebender; 2006.
Beatlesongs; William J. Dowling; Simon & Shuster, New York, 1989.
Here, There and Everywhere; Geoff Emerick and Howard Massey; Gotham Books; New York; 2006
Paul McCartney, Many Years from Now; Barry Miles; Secker &Warburg; 1997
McCartney; Christopher Sandford; Carroll and Graf Publishers; 2006
Paul McCartney, the Life; Philip Norman; Little Brown and Company; 2016
Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles; Dominic Pedler; Omnibus Press; 2003
The Beatles; Hunter Davis; McGraw-Hill; 1968
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions; Mark Lewisohn; Hamlyn (a division of the Octopus Publishing Group); 1988
All You Need Is Ears; George Martin, with Jeremy Hornsby; St. Martin’s Griffin; 1979
This is Your Brain on Music, The Science of a Human Obsession; Daniel J. Levitin; Plume; 2007
Paul McCartney After the Beatles; Understanding Michelle; Adrian Allan; 2020
Michelle History; Beatlesbooks.com
Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley; Peter Guralnick, Little Brown, 1994
Careless Love, the unmaking of Elvis Presley; Peter Guralnick, Little Brown, 1999
Music Historian Peter Guralnick — Serious Jibber-Jabber with Conan O’Brien;
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins; Songfacts
I Put a Spell on You; Wikipedia.
Dominant seventh sharp ninth chord; Wikipedia.
What is the ‘Hendrix Chord’? Fender; articles, tech-talk; Purple Reign: the ‘Hendrix Chord’
McCartney: Yesterday … and Today; Ray Coleman; Boxtree Ltd; 1998.
This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.