McCartney: Studying The Beatles Ridiculous

Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney thinks university courses on The Beatles are ‘ridiculous’.

The rock star and John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr made history in the 1960s with the release of their music.

“For me it’s ridiculous, and yet very flattering. Ridiculous because we never studied anything, we just loved our popular music: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, etc.,” Paul explained on his website in a blog post entitled, Impossible Fans Q&A – Extra Questions #3.

The Hall of Famer thinks amazing music comes about organically.

Sir Paul co-founded an arts school called the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (Lipa) in 1996.

In reference to the education the students receive, he says, “Give them as much info as we can. But you can’t tell them how to become a Bob Dylan or a John Lennon because, you know, nobody knows how that happens.”

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