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Paul McCartney is Coming to Woolsey Hall
February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Paul McCartnery is coming to Yale’s Woolsey Hall in New Haven on February 16th to promote his new book, “The Lyrics: 1956”. The Beatles bassist, Wings frontman, symphony composer, longtime solo artist, vegetarian activist and Gibson Les Paul guitar enthusiast is also an author.
Sir Paul McCartney ’08 MusDH celebrates his new book, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present, in conversation with editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and the Neil Gray Jr. Professor of English at Yale Langdon Hammer. Hear them discuss the extraordinary book in which, with unparalleled candor, McCartney recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career.
The Lyrics encompasses McCartney’s earliest boyhood compositions through the legendary decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his solo albums to the present. Arranged alphabetically to provide a kaleidoscopic rather than chronological account, it establishes definitive texts of the songs’ lyrics for the first time and describes the circumstances in which they were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now.
Woolsey Hall is located at 500 College St, New Haven, CT 06511 Enter through the Rotunda at the corner of Grove and College streets.