REVIEW / Streaming: “McCartney 3, 2, 1”


TV miniseries (2021). 6 episodes. Producer Rick Rubin interviews Paul McCartney about his work with The Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist, including stories about the personal relationships that inspired his songs.

The following is one anecdote among thousands that make up the legend.

A boy gets excited about composing songs. The world is ahead of him, but in his face the taciturn daily life of a metropolitan city where pubs and football rule. The second of three brothers cultivated his incipient musical taste in the record stores of the time. At family gatherings, he surrounds himself with instruments and recites poetry. Hormones rage at 18 and he wants to attract the attention of girls, so he dresses in a French look, because he admires the French artists of that time. There is something sophisticated and distinguished in that preferably dark look. At parties, strategically choose the most unnoticed corner. He picks up his guitar and does what comes naturally to him. What he came to this world to do. But he sings in French. And the girls, yes, they went to him.