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In 1988 the band Spirit Of Play, featuring the famous keyboard player Nicky Hopkins, recorded a charity single with proceeds going to the BBC’s Children In Need Appeal.  They recorded two versions of the song Children In Need at Paul McCartney’s Hog Hill Mill studio in Sussex. As a supporter of this charity appeal, Paul also played bass and helped ...

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First Mistake A: Gotta Sing Gotta Dance B: Gotta Sing Gotta Dance (Party mix) [MONOPOL, 45-L 4949, SWEDEN] This is a mega rare privately pressed 45 by an obscure Swedish band covering a song Paul McCartney wrote and performed in his 1973 ATV “James Paul McCartney” special. This single was released as a limited edition of only 500 numbered copies ...

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When Paul & Linda visited Barbados in February 1982 he started jamming with local band Ivory in their studio. McCartney made up the song FREEDOM LAND. The next day Paul returned with his guitar presenting another new song to the band: RUNAWAY. Both Macca songs can be found on the obscure LP Print Out in 1984. Read more in the ...

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In 1972 Paul McCartney’s younger brother released a solo album as Michael McGear. Best song on the album is the melodic ‘Bored As Butterscotch’ written by Mike, Liverpool poet Roger McGough and Friend. But…who was this ‘friend’? Read all about it in the next Maccazine special!