As part of a well-choreographed promotional campaign for his upcoming studio album, Egypt Station, and accompanying “Freshen Up” tour, Paul McCartney returned to Liverpool today (July 25) for an interview at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. The wide-ranging “Casual Conversation” (in Macca speak), streamed live via Facebook, covered his schooldays there when he would occasionally be caned by a tormenting headmaster known as “the Baz,” sharing pranks and collaborating on songs with John Lennon, musicians he admired (notably Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra) and, of course, his new album.
Earlier this week, McCartney reenacted the Beatles famous walk across Abbey Road and followed it by playing a surprise concert at London’s Abbey Road Studios. He’s said he plans to do several club dates this year and revealed to the crowd assembled at LIPA’s auditorium that there would be another surprise concert in Liverpool the next evening, which turned out to be at the Cavern Club.
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