Being a globetrotting superstar means you adopt fave destinations around the world, and so on the day that’s in it, we Get Mac with 80 years of Paul McCartney.
In My Life (and there will be a few of these) I’ve followed in a few of the Great Man’s footsteps.
So here’s Something Macca-related to add to the Rainy Days and Songdays catalogue from around the world.
Live and Let Liverpool
Liverpool: And back in my days in Liverpool in the Nineties, alas a dilapidated McCartney’s Bar sign was all that advertised that Paul had even been born here.
And there are no shortage of Beatles coach tours to take you around Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, and even Macca’s family home.
And passing the baton along, Holly Johnson’s brother takes the Magical Mystery Tour.
Hamburg on the run
Hamburg: And Hamburg is the city where The Beatles became men.
And where Der Fab Four honed their skills with five-hour sets in the bierkellers.
Ja, and when they were leather jacket-clad Teds.
Let the ukulele-strumming Stefanie Hempel take you down Memory Strasse and give you a Beatles set in St Pauli.
Mist rolling into the sea
Mull of Kintyre: When Scotland claimed the Irish-Scouser as their own.
And Macca gave the kids a taste of Highlands life.
If it’s isolation you’re looking for then the peninsula in the west of Scotland is perfect.
And you can belt out the song yourself on Saddell Bay about seven miles from Macca’s old stead, High Park Farm.
Jamaica and the West Indies: And we immediately associate Macca with Jamaica because of James Bond and Live and Let Die.
And The Green Grotto Caves on the north side of the island.
Macca has become a great fan and supporter of the islands.
Even playing Jack Sparrow’s uncle in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Sings over America
USA: We know, of course, that Macca has a thing for American women (who hasn’t?)
And while we know too that Jo Jo left his home in Tucson, Arizona, Macca and Linda saw out her last days there on the family ranch.
They are probably most associated with Shea Stadium in New York.
The site US Discover Music will give you a more definitive guide.
And so now we’ve travelled with Macca across the universe and just let it be.
And get the records out because we should all Get Mac with 80 years of Paul McCartney.