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10 Obscure Songs That Feature Secret Appearances From Paul McCartney

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In addition to penning the soundtrack for a generation, it’s sometimes overlooked that Sir Paul McCartney is one of the most gifted multi-instrumentalists of all time. The man plays more things than you can believe, sometimes all on the same song.  He’s a venerable one man band! And he’s never shy about spreading the love, quietly guesting on a number of songs large and small over the years. He just loves to play! So in honor of today being the musical genius’ 72nd birthday, we’ve decided to take a look back at 10 songs that feature a secret dose of Beatle. Read on for some obscure songs you probably never realize Macca had a hand in recording!

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Show Offs! 20 Albums Where One Super-Talented Musician Plays Every Instrument

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Many rock stars excel on just a single instrument, extending their virtuosity into an incredibly successful career in music. But every now and then you get artists who can make a nice noise on pretty much anything! These people ooze music, and pick up instruments in the way some people pick up languages. It’s easy for them…but not for the rest of us. They’re just born to be one-man-bands! Thanks to the magic of multi-track technology, these uber gifted folks can record entire songs and even albums BY THEMSELVES.

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Ebony + Ivory: What Are The Most Memorable Interracial Duets Of The `80s?

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These days, it’s no big deal for two artists from different races to collaborate on tracks. From hits like Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse” with Juicy J, to the somewhat tone-deaf “Accidental Racist” from LL Cool J and Brad Paisley, we barely notice the difference in complexions when music stars team up.

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Still The One: Are The Most Romantic Love Songs All About Long-Term Relationships?

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Let’s face it: the world is full of love songs. Full of them! There are countless ballads about unrequited love, scores of tunes about the very first kiss and, of course, tons of painful break up songs. You know what’s far harder to find: love songs about long-term relationships.

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GILF ALERT: We Can’t Believe These Rock Greats Are Grandparents!

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Think about what your grandparents look like and now look at the grandparents that we found in music. You are not going to believe your eyes…

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Take The Money And Run: The 20 Costliest Divorces In Music History

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Last week we celebrated Valentine’s Day by bringing you the most romantic moments in heavy metal. But now Cupid has flown, the long holiday weekend is over, and it’s snowing out. So it seemed like a pretty good time to follow up the lovey dovey with a healthy dose of realism. Yes, it’s time to take a look at the most expensive divorces in music history! Read more…

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7 Performances From Last Night’s Beatles Tribute That We Can’t Wait To See

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Hollywood pulled out all the stops for The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles, netting music’s best and brightest to come out and pay tribute to the 50-years of the Fab Four by playing some of their most iconic songs. Although the telecast doesn’t air until February 9th (a half-century after they famously made their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show), the show taped last night at the LA Convention Center. If the guest list and photos are any indication, it’s going to be an historic night of television jam packed with unmissable performances!

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Grammys 2014: Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr Reunite Onstage For 50 Years Of Beatlemania

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February 7th marks 50 years since the historic day when the a Pan Am jet touched down at New York’s JFK airport, bringing the Beatles to America for the very first time. The 2014 Grammy Awards celebrated half a century of Beatlemania by reuniting Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr onstage for the first time in nearly five years…along with a little help from artists they helped to inspire!

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VH1 Staff Picks: 14 Amazing Bands You Need To See Perform Live In 2014

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If you’re a music lover (or even if you’re not) there are few things greater than seeing a band perform live. At its best, it’s like watching magic happen right in front of your eyes! But we know that tickets sometimes ain’t cheap, and sometimes going to see a show can be a big investment. So your friendly neighborhood VH1 staffers have decided to pool our knowledge (and our ticket stubs) and give our picks for the very best live musicians in the biz. If you ever get a chance, be sure to beg, borrow or steal a ticket, because these folks are not to be missed! And if they’re not touring, then do whatever you can to gain access to their homes and listen to them sing in the shower, because your musical existence will never be complete without these epic performers making sweet love to your ear drums. Get your lighters out, because here are 14 of the best concerts you will ever see…

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Meet The Beatles: Mark Lewisohn Completes Long And Winding First Volume Of The Definitive Band Bio

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Author Mark Lewisohn knows more about the Beatles than John, Paul, George and Ringo themselves. Blasphemy? Perhaps. But he has the footnotes to prove it! Lewisohn’s immaculately researched books have been hailed as Beatle Bibles, and now there’s a new gospel according to Mark. The long-awaited All These Years: Tune In is available at last, presenting the band’s story in a way it’s never been seen before: truthfully and completely.

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