Someone that has Influenced/Inspired me – Sir Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has influenced my life in many ways since the first time I set eyes on him playing ‘Lady Madonna’ on Jools Holland’s show. I had been interested in one of his previous bands, ‘The Beatles’ ever since I truly understood music, but it wasn’t until I saw ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ that I realized the true talent that he possesses.
After I had saw him on television around 6 years ago, I began to look into who he really was and since then I have looked up to him as a musician, and a respectable man. He has inspired me as a musician, and how I act in my band, to the point where when someone say’s that Lennon was better, I get cross and tell them to actually look into them both and you’ll find McCartney was a better person, and possibly even a better musician. I have been playing piano since the age of 6, and since then I have grown to have a passion for music, ranging to around 6 instruments, all these instruments chosen as these are the instruments Paul can play, but my main instrument is definitely piano. If anyone were to ask my friends, family or band mates, they will all tell you that I’m obsessed with Macca.
I am very passionate about Sir Paul’s music, it really touches me. It may sound obscure, but when I play Let It Be, I feel almost god like. The only way I can describe, how much McCartney’s music means to me is by telling you this; I went to see Paul McCartney at Hampden Park on 20th June 2010 five days before my birthday, this obviously being a birthday gift. When I arrived at the stadium, I knew I was fulfilling one of my biggest dreams, seeing the man himself live, but I didn’t understand how good it was going to be. After singing Hey Jude along with a crowd of 45,000 people and also Sir Paul himself, I already had Goosebumps all-round my body, but when he struck his first chord of Let It Be, a tear struck my eye. By the time he ended his glorious anthem, I was in tears! Now...