Sunday, May 26, 2024

Music Birthdays: Rocker Paul McCartney, Producer Richard Perry Each Turns 73


What a weird musical coincidence: rocker and Beatle Paul McCartney, and famed record producer Richard Perry, each turn 73 today. Some music giants have the same birthday– Elton John and Aretha Franklin, for example– but they aren’t the exact same age. Anyway Happy Birthday to both of them. Did you know that Paul and Linda McCartney sang backup for Carly Simon on her song “Night Owl,” produced by Perry in 1972? It’s one of the many anecdotes from the memoir he’s writing about being one of the most successful producers in rock history.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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