How Does Paul McCartney Feel About College Courses on The Beatles' Music?
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:35:10
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Paul McCartney thinks that college courses based on popular music, especially those that focus on his band The Beatles, are "ridiculous, and yet very flattering." Maca said this during a Q+A on his website.
He is so humble, and he should all be like, "Yes, I am da shit."
He furthered, "Ridiculous because we [The Beatles] never studied anything, we just loved our popular music: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, etc. And it wasn't a case of 'studying' it. I think for us, we'd have felt it would have ruined it to study it. We wanted to make our own minds up just by listening to it. So our study was listening. But to be told – as I was years ago now – that The Beatles were in my kid's history books? That was like 'What?! Unbelievable, man!' Can you imagine when we were at school, finding yourself in a history book?!"
The world's greatest living songwriter did note that you can't really learn to be a great songwriter by taking these courses, though. He said, "To think that you can go to a college and come out like Bob Dylan? Someone like Bob Dylan, you can't make."
Someone like Paul McCartney, you can't make!
You know, it sounds like maybe some Kanye West fans, who tweeted, reportedly in jest, that they didn't know who McCartney was when the Yeezy x Maca track dropped earlier this month, might need a Beatles education.
Would you take a course on The Beatles?
—The ARTISTdirect Staff