- Jun 6, 2005
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- FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
- Resorts Owned
BLUEWATER BY SPINNAKER HHI
ROYAL HOLIDAY CLUB RHC (POINTS)
Indeed.Yes. Actually, some of them were mostly written by Paul. Hey Jude, Eleanor Rigby, Lady Madonna and Get Back to name a few.
I have a personal anecdote about The Long and Winding Road. I was a high school senior in rural Alabama in 1972 and we were picking all our “Class Favorites”. Of course, we students were all huge Beatles fans and we selected The Long and Winding Road as our class song. Our teacher/sponsor was having none of it! She said there is no way I’m letting you have a “passionate love song” (her exact words) as your class song. I think there was actual laughter at that point. We tried to explain to her that the song could have many different meanings. In our case, it represented the long and winding road throughout our childhood, elementary and high school, and now into our young adult lives. She still wasn’t having it. She insisted we choose another song.Indeed.
The Long and Winding Road, credited to McCartney-Lennon, was actually written by McCartney.
In interviews, Paul said the phrase, "the long and winding road" was inspired by the sight of a road "stretching up into the hills" in the remote Scottish highlands. "I just sat down at my piano in Scotland, started playing and came up with that song, imagining it was going to be done by someone like Ray Charles. I have always found inspiration in the calm beauty of Scotland and again it proved the place where I found inspiration."
Phil Spector added the orchestral + choral overdubs. That treatment was cited by McCartney in court filings as one of the reasons for the breakup of the Beatles.
Your teach should'a been relieved that you didn't... She insisted we choose another song.
Another popular song at the time was Ray Stevens‘ “Everything is Beautiful“. We selected it to make a point to our parents, and maybe some of the teachers, too..,