Beatles – Paul McCartney – McCartney Beatles Breakup Press Kit
The historic UK press kit for Paul McCartney's debut solo album, McCartney, where for the first time he announces his break with The Beatles. Often referenced but rarely seen, this 1970 press kit for the "McCartney" album contains a written interview where Paul is asked "Are you planning a new album or single with the Beatles" and answers "no." When asked "Is this album a rest away from the Beatles or the start of a solo career" he answer a vague "Time will tell…" He says of his break with the Beatles "temporary or permanent ? I don't know." Asked if he foresees a time when Lennon-McCartney resumes as an active songwriting partnership again he again answers simply "no." These comments and others contained within rocked the world when this press kit was sent out–this was the first intimation that the Beatles might indeed be over (and they were !) This very rare press kit includes the 3 page interview printed as a folio, a sheet of "general information," 2 pages of lyrics, another 3 page folio of "information" (actually Paul's notes on each song), and two 6.5" x 9.5" press photographs. Everything is in excellent condition, with one small stain on the first page of the interview. This came from the estate of Ralph J. Gleason, legendary music critic, co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, and friend of the Beatles. A very important Beatles collectible.
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