PARKINSON: PARKINSON MEETS PAUL McCARTNEY (1999)
Michael Parkinson's guest is Paul McCartney, one of the most successful popular music composers of the 20th century.
In the first televised interview after the death of his first wife, Linda, the singer-songwriter talks exclusively about his life and career.
The chat show host and the Beatles legend had a long-standing agreement that dated back to 1974, when Parkinson agreed to be pictured on the cover of the Wings album Band On The Run in exchange for an interview with McCartney.
It took 25 years for McCartney to fulfil his promise, but he finally appeared on Parkinson’s TV show on December 3, 1999.
The interview was a rare and candid insight into McCartney’s life, career, and music. He talked about his childhood, his relationship with John Lennon, his solo projects, and his passion for painting.
He also performed several songs live, including, Honey Hush", 'Twenty Flight Rock', 'Yesterday', 'The Long And Winding Road', and 'All Shook Up'. He even played some unreleased songs that he had written for his wife Linda, who had passed away the year before. (01:04:09)