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Paul McCartney Goes Topless

1/11/2010 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sportin' his Susan Boyle weave, music legend Paul McCartney showed off his Beatle physique in a skimpy one-piece swimsuit in Barbados this weekend.

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The 67-year-old soaked his bones in the sun with his girlfriend Nancy Shevell.

Hopefully, for Paul's sake, they used protection.

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Brian Wilson Has Always Been A Huge Beatles Fan!    

To the poster "Mike Love" that is totally false! Paul was playing guitar & writing his own songs at 14,John was writing heavy poetry as a kid but didn't put to music until he met Paul at 16 & they both started writing songs & never stopped.


Brian Wilson called John & Paul the 2 greatest song composers of the 20th century on a 1995 Nightline Beatles tribute show. He played With A Little Help My Friends on the piano & he said he just loves this song.He said Sgt.Pepper is the greatest album he ever heard & he had a nerveous breakdown after he heard it.He also said that after he first heard The Beatles brilliant 1965 folk rock album Rubber Soul,he was blown away by it. He said all of the songs flowed together & it was pop music but folk rock at the same time & he said he couldn't believe they did this so great & it motivated him to make Pet Sounds!

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Brian Wilson Has Always Been A Huge Beatles Fan!    

Also in an excellent Beatles book Ticket To Ride by Denny Somach where so many other well known popular respected rock musicians and artists are interviewed about The Beatles praising them including Jimmy Page,Brian Wilson who says he's always loved The Beatles, John Lodge and Justin of The Moody Blues and Bill Wyman and Ron Wood says how The Rolling Stones became good friends with The Beatles in 1963 after John and Paul wrote 1 of their first hits,the Rock n Roll song,I Wanna Be You're Man.



Ron Wood was asked what his favorite Beatles songs and he said there are so many apart from the obvious like Strawberry Fields I Want To Hold Your Hand is one he said he used to like a lot ,and he said he really loved We Can Work It Out.He also says that The Beatles used to have a radio show every Friday where they played live and spoke and he would never miss an episode. He said infact whoever has the rights to those shows should dig them up,because they are incredible.


Justin Hayward says that the album he always really loved ,and he said it was when they started experimenting with chord structures ,was A Hard Day's ight.He says they began to move away from the standard 3 chord thing and just went into more interesting structures .He said A Hard Day's Night was the album for him and their song If I Fell was the song.He said it started in a different key to how it ended up,and it's a beautifully worked out song and that there are some songs on that album that were very emotinal and evocative. He said that for everybody just starting to weite songs as he was,it was a real turn on and eye opener.


Paul also wrote the very pretty song,I'll Follow The Sun at only 16!

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Brian Wilson Has Always Been A Huge Beatles Fan!    

As The All Music Guide saysn their excellent Beatles biography "That it's difficult to summarize their career without restating cliches that have already been digested by tens of millions of rock fans, to start with the obvious,they were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century."


"Moreover they were among the few artists of *any* discipline that were simultaneously the best at what they did *and* the most popular at what they did." THey also say as singers John Lennon and Paul McCartney were among the best and most expressive in rock.

Also on an excellent site,The Evolution of Rock Bass Playing McCartney Style by Dennnis Alstrand,Stanley Clarke,Sting,Will Lee,Billy Sheehan,George Martin and John Lennon are quoted saying what a great,melodic and influential bass player Paul has always been'


And Wilco's John Stirratt was asked in Bass Player which bass players have had the most impact on his playing and the first thing he said was, Paul McCartney is one of the greatest bass players of all time,if you listen to what he was tracking live in the studio it's unbelievable." "With his tone and musicality he was a huge influence,he covered all of his harmonic responsibilities really well but his baselines were absolutely melodic and inventive."

And in an online 1977 Eric Clapton interview,ERic Clapton In His Own Words he says that there was always this guitar game between John and George,and he said partly because John was a pretty good guitar player himself.He played live with John as a member of John's 1969 Plastic Ono Band.

And there is a great online article by musician and song writer Peter Cross,The Beatles Are The Most Creative Band Of All Time and he says that many musicians besides him recognize Paul as one of the best bass guitar players ever.He too says that John and Paul are the greatest song composers are among the 2 greatest singers in rock and that John,Paul and George were all excellent guitarists and that George is underrated by people not educated about music but that ERic Clapton knew better,he also says that both John and Paul played great leads as well as innovative rhythm tracks.


John Lennon co-wrote,sang and played guitar on one of David Bowie's first hits Fame in 1975.Brain May,Ozzy Osbourne,and Liam Gallagher and many more call The Beatles The Greatest Band Ever.


Also on MusicRadar Tom Petty,Joe Perry and Richie Sambora in What The Beatles Mean To Me all say how cool and great they thought The Beatles were when they first saw them on THe Ed Sullivan Show in Februar 1964 when they were just teen boys,Richie was only 5.Tom Petty said he thought they were really really great.


Robin Zander of Cheap Trick said he's probably one of the biggest Beatles fans on the planet.Brad Whitford of Aerosmith said that a lot of that Beatles influence comes from Steven Tyler's collaborartion with Mark Hudson both whom are absolute Beatles freaks and he said I guess the goal is to try and emulate probably some of the best music of the last 50 years which has to be The Beatles.

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Brian Wilson Has Always Been A Huge Beatles Fan!    

Also I have never heard The Beach Boys played on a classic rock station,ony on oldies stations but my local clasic rock station still plays The Beatles & has a 7 year 2 hour Breakfast With The Beatles show every Sunday morning hosted by a DJ who is a huge Beatles fan.



All of The Beach Boys hits were beach surfing songs & even The early Beatles music had a much harder electric rocking guitar sound.As a Beatles fan Ed Sullivan posted recently on POp Maters Meet The Beatles again if you hear The Beach Boys version of the song Rock n Roll music and then The Beatles version,you can hear that The Beatles were in a whole class by themselves.And he's so right I've heard The Beach Boys version & it's not really rocking at all,but The Beatles version really is & John's rock vocal is almost as great as his incredible Twist & Shout vocal & his Money vocal.

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Brian Wilson Has Always Been A Huge Beatles Fan!    

Oh and Paul & Nancy really great for their ages,this isn't a great picture or expression of Paul,& Nancy is thin & has a great figure & looks great in the bikini! Paul in addition to the music genuis he truly is was totally gorgeous when he was young!

1551 days ago
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ken    

He looks pretty damn good for 67. also comment re. susan boyle weave is FUNNY

1558 days ago
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laughingoutloud    

i do not mean any disrespect to any of those in the photo...but...
this post is so funny....
anyway...Paul is British....that explains this....in a way...

1558 days ago
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rockshow    

Paul actually looks better than any man of his age I know (he is almost 70 years old). I wonder if this is due to his diet ? or his money/lifestyle?

His hair does look kinda funny in the pic, but he is Paul Mccartney - greatest musician ever - he can do with his hair whatever he wants, that doesn't change the FACTS.

Would love to meet the man in person and take a pic with him...now THAT would be cool.

1558 days ago
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Verona    

Man, not a good sign for vegetarianism. If a lumpy, dough body is the result, I'm sticking to meat. For how to look hot, check out the Bruce Springsteen photos. He's 60 and has a hot bod.

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sorryilooked    

quick, get me some sunglasses!

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Joanne    

Is that Nancy in the bikini? If so, she is too old; I am no 'spring chicken' myself.. Bikinis are for the young girls!

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dr cyclops    

oh my god..if i looked like that i would buy my own beach..jesus im going to go burn all my beatle cd's..he looks like a walking dead man..and if i had that kind of money i would have a girlfriend who had a nice gbutt and big boobs..that thing looks like a witch,,he looks like he has oldtimers deciese.

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dr cyclops    

thats pretty sad,,he looks drunk and old,,very very old

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snowboardchick    

of course he looks old, he's pushing 70. lets see how you all look. I think he looks fabulous.

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justice4MJ    

i don't think he looks that bad, and people are sayin he looks like death? jeez

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