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smgold101
04-18-2009, 04:53 AM
So he played at Coachella fest and "McCartney launched brightly into "Something" with only his voice and a ukulele he said was given to him by George Harrison, before his band mates and the crowd joined in."

Heres the whole article if ya wana read it, its pretty cool
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090418/ap_on_en_mu/coachella_mccartney_s_opener

GrumpyOldMan
04-18-2009, 10:13 AM
That was an interesting read, thanks. I've heard about him doing Something on his George Harrison uke before, apparently he sometimes does it George Formby style but I guess for you Americans he might be thinking you wouldn't understand that.
But the thing that really got me was that McCartney, Leonard Cohen and Morrissey all played on the same day. Cripes, is that a dream line up or what! How on earth did they choose which one was to headline? They must have drawn straws or something. If I were to choose my top 5 acts they would all be in there, the other two being Nanci Griffith and Francis Dunnery. (But then on another day my top 5 are likely to be The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Rezillos, Buzzcocks and UK Subs).
Thanks again,
Ian.

wee_ginga_yin
04-18-2009, 10:24 AM
Found a video of Paul playing playing something on UKE (http://www.vimeo.com/1179244)
with a surprise guest half way through.

erikro
04-18-2009, 11:16 AM
An old Martin concert maybe?

ukuleletim
04-18-2009, 01:40 PM
That was a nice McCartney video.

nikolo727
04-18-2009, 03:44 PM
Loved it. Thanks for the vid!!! I wonder how much that uke would cost if he sold it. tens of thousands.

Pippin
04-18-2009, 04:19 PM
Yep, that was at the Royal Albert Hall and was part of the "Concert for George". I own the DVD.

KatNaso
04-18-2009, 05:05 PM
The first little bit of this interview is cool - George's son Dhani Harrison talking about his Dad carrying around the ukulele everywhere.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb4ABGWV3p8

Bluke
04-18-2009, 06:01 PM
George Harrison is why I began playing guitar in 1964. Always my favorite. I sure play a lot of his tunes. The concert for George should be required viewing. Funny how the that concert's version of Joe Brown's uke part in 'See you in my Dreams' has become a uke standard. I play it, too.

myloshylow
04-19-2009, 07:36 PM
I think it's a Gibson tenor that he plays in the Concert for George clip

Spooner
04-19-2009, 09:29 PM
WOW! That was EXCELLENT!!!!

I always find myself playing Devil and the Deep Blue Sea that George plays here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5CkIniOcqs

I'm sure this has been posted somewhere on this site.

LOVED that video...thanks for posting it!!! :shaka:

Kaneohe til the end
04-19-2009, 10:56 PM
heard one lick of that guitar, and i knew who it was already.

mailman
04-20-2009, 05:45 AM
WOW! That was EXCELLENT!!!!

I always find myself playing Devil and the Deep Blue Sea that George plays here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5CkIniOcqs

I'm sure this has been posted somewhere on this site.

LOVED that video...thanks for posting it!!! :shaka:

Noticed that this one is a six string uke.....cool!

mailman
04-20-2009, 06:05 AM
Found a video of Paul playing playing something on UKE (http://www.vimeo.com/1179244)
with a surprise guest half way through.

Loved the video. Can you imagine how long it took the techs to tune up all those strings? I couldn't count how many....uke, multiple guitars, basses, violins, etc, etc.

Of course, with all those instruments playing at once, who'd notice one a bit off tune? ;)

seeso
04-20-2009, 07:59 AM
Here's a pretty good video of the actual Coachella performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTMHJL_4vBY

UKISOCIETY
04-20-2009, 08:15 AM
Here's a pretty good video of the actual Coachella performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTMHJL_4vBY

Thanks for that, Seeso!

4FabBEATLES
06-12-2011, 03:02 PM
according to Paul McCartney himself, he plays a Gibson brand ukulele that George Harrison gave him. he stated this before playing "Something" during his MGM concert in las Vegas, 2011.

a clip where he can be heard saying this is on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67YvcJrp2L0

however, Paul has at least one other uke, because during some videos you can see that its not the Gibson uke George gave him. He used a uke to record during the "Ram" album, so he must have another one.