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The Macca Video Jukebox: slight return

It ran and ran, it got binned off, it was brought back for want of anything else to write about.

Here’s Paul giving his all in one of those 1970s musical spectaculars you don’t see on TV anymore, chiefly because they are 1970s musical spectaculars.

Full marks to the man for treating the thing with utmost sincerity, despite the giant cut-out legs, the bi-curious hoofing hordes and the ghastly plastered down hair.

He’s certainly nifty on his feet, though, and look out for the bit at the end where he and Linda are shown watching Macca performing, in a Harty-esque fashion.

Imagine old miserable bastard Lennon even considering something as good-natured as this.



  1. Drbendy

    April 23, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I know i’m the only one who ever leaves a comment on the macca jukebox, but this has topped off a great day where i bought the tug of war album on cassette for 50p, i am complete.

  2. Ian Jones

    April 24, 2008 at 10:14 am

    It’s fantastic, isn’t it? Especially all the “don’t stop” business halfway through. And Macca’s best ever solo LP for just 50p to boot: now that’s a reason to be cheerful.

  3. David Pascoe

    April 24, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Ah the James Paul McCartney TV special. Presumably Messrs Seiwell, Lane & McCullogh invoked the “We gritted our teeth through Mary Had a Little Lamb but here we draw the line” clause and were off getting pissed somewhere while this was going on.

    Ian, apologies about the non- delivery of the Macca article. The closure of Fopp Records stopped me picking up cheap Macca albums but when I do finish it, to quote the man himself before he played “Let It Be” to Lennon, “This is gonna knock you out, man.”

  4. Ian Jones

    April 24, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks David, look forward to it.

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