The more I learn about Paul McCartney, the more I believe we have misunderstood our music. At least in the life of someone, such as myself, who grew up with the Beatles while they were still The Beatles.
It relates to the piece I wrote a few days ago, about living the life you dreamed of when you were young. Paul McCartney is doing that, and his dream wasn't to be a rock musician. He dreamed of making popular music. Rock came along later.
The latest installment is this week's Terry Gross interview with McCartney, who is at a piano in his studio in England. I wish he would do more interviews like this. Tell us the story of the music.
As I write this I'm listening to The Long and Winding Road. It sure is!