FRANCOIS HOLLANDE PRESENTS SIR PAUL McCARTNEY WITH LEGION D’HONNEUR AWARD FOR A LIFE OF ROCK MUSIC SONGWRITING
People who write sing-a-longs are kinda spesh. Here’s a story. I often wondered why Robbie Williams had never broken into the U.S music market. In concert, Robbie is the best example of a Brit rocker-entertainer whose fans sing-a-long to all of his songs. In fact, in concert it is not uncommon for Robbie to just start a song. His fans sing it, while Robbie acts as band conductor listening to his fans sing his music.
Easy money and well deserved. The craft of simple yet effective tunes people can sing to. One of Williams mentors, of course is Sir Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
On that note, Miriam Coleman of Rolling Stone Magazine reported: Sir Paul McCartney became an officer of France’s Legion of Honour on Saturday in a private ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris. French president Francois Hollande joked that he preferred the Beatles to the Rolling Stones.
“It is such an honor to be awarded this,” McCartney said of France’s appreciation for his contribution to music. Hollande also joked that he preferred McCartney over bandmate John Lennon. Liza Minnelli, Lenny Kravitz, Laurence Olivier and Miles Davis are a list of other non-French nationals to have received the award in yester-years.
A vintage classic ballad of The Beatles, written for all the children of the world. Here’s Hey Jude.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.9.12~