paul mc cartney started playing the trumpet before he played the guitar, imagine that
OnMinimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists.In this installment,George Harrisonrecalls playing music with a pre-BeatlesPaul McCartney, who at the time, wasconcentrating on playing trumpet.
Ah, what could have been.
Paul McCartney was the only member of the Beatles who, after the split-up, was able to do a solo album, completely on his own, without any supporting musicians. His solo debut, 1970’sMcCartney, featured Paul on all the instruments: guitars, bass, keyboards and drums. But in this interview, George Harrison recalls that Paul started out playing the trumpet, possibly because his father had played in a jazz band.
But Paul, it seems, always had his eye on stardom. And while Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespiewere stars in their own right, that would not be Paul’s path.