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10. She’s Leaving Home 2
In Part 2 we explore what inspired Paul McCartney to write the song, She’s Leaving Home. We learn how John Lennon’s childhood experiences formed an important contribution to the lyrics to this song.
9. She’s Leaving Home 1
We explore the origins of Paul McCartney’s song She’s Leaving Home and John Lennon’s contributions. Our investigation uncovers the connections to Brian Wilson’s song, God Only Knows.
8. Band on the Run pt. 2
In Part 2 we investigate the challenges that Paul faced in recording his hit song Band on the Run; his life-threatening encounter, abandonment, culture shock, and the new instruments of the 60s and 70s.
7. Band on the Run pt. 1
Discover how a throw-away line by George Harrison inspired the Beatles’ song, You Never Give Me Your Money — AND how, three years later, that formed the basis for Paul’s massive hit.
6. ‘Til There Was You
Join us to understand out how the song Till There Was You is somehow connected to to the song We Will Rock You by the rock band Queen!
Here we explore the origin of Paul’s song, Yesterday. In a surprising twist, we also investigate the significance of another song that Paul has often referred to—a song he wished he had written.
4. Michelle – Where Voodoo Meets the Devil
This time we explore the creation story for this song, Michelle and uncover how Paul McCartney’s bass playing was transformed by his experience recording this song.
3. Penny Lane
This episode we explore the genesis of Penny Lane and the characters that inhabit Paul McCartney’s memories of his childhood days in Liverpool. We also examine the songwriting elements that make Penny Lane so compelling…
2. Eleanor Rigby – The Counter-Narrative!
In our second chapter in this podcast series, we explore the creation myth surrounding this famous song, Eleanor Rigby. Travel with us back to the very moment the Beatles were formed.
1. Golden Slumbers
In our first chapter in this podcast series, we explore the creation story that surrounds the song Golden Slumbers. In our discovery process, we find ourselves traveling back in time – of all things!