Sir Paul McCartney has been entertaining audiences for many decades, first with the music of The Beatles, and later, with Wings, and with solo work as well as other musical collaborations. Multiple generations have grown up with his artistic magic — songs, albums, and concerts.
According to Cincymusic.com, McCartney has performed in the Cincinnati area seven times, and two of those appearances were with The Beatles. His non-Fab Four performances were in Cincinnati in 1976, 1990, 1993, 2011, and 2016.
I was fortunate enough to attend three of those Cincinnati shows, and they were unforgettable. Paul’s late wife, Linda, a musician and photographer, was touring with the band during three of his Cincinnati performances, before her death in 1998.
Did you attend any of McCartney’s shows in Cincinnati (or elsewhere)? Perhaps you were not born yet? Would you like to relive, or experience for the first time, that feeling of a live McCartney show? While the library cannot bring you Sir Paul McCartney himself, we are bringing you The McCartney Project, featuring Tony Burlingame as McCartney. This free tribute show at the Erlanger Branch Library on September 18th will highlight the music of Paul McCartney, Wings, and The Beatles. I saw this group performing live a couple of years ago and was thoroughly impressed with their professionalism. I think they capture the spirit, joy, and nostalgia of a McCartney show. If you would like to attend, you may register here.
If you attend the concert, you will have a chance to win a life-sized cardboard McCartney standee. One lucky winner will be drawn the night of the show (must be present to win).
Be sure to look at our Paul McCartney display while visiting the Erlanger Branch. It showcases some of the books we offer for you to check out, plus some personal items on loan from staff. Please ask a staff member for assistance.
If you want to experience more Beatles-related events, including An Evening with the Liverpool Lads: A Beatles Tribute Experience on Friday, August 27th at the William E. Durr Branch Library, check out our other offerings. To find books, music, DVDs, as well as streaming media, you may start your search here.
Have you ever seen Sir Paul McCartney perform in a concert without The Beatles? Do you have a favorite era of McCartney music? Please leave your comment below.
April Ritchie is the Program Coordinator at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library. She is a fan of the 1970s Paul McCartney and Wings era music.