So something amazing, extraordinary really, has happened in the music industry! Sir Paul McCartney, former Beatles member, Wings member and solo artist is back on the top of the charts for the first time in over 36 years. ‘Egypt Station’ was the top selling album last week and is McCartney’s eighth No. 1 album overall and his first since 1982’s ‘Tug of War.’ That 36-year gap between No. 1s is the longest for a living artist in the history of the chart. The only act with a longer span was Johnny Cash, who topped the charts in 1969 with Johnny Cash at San Quentin and posthumously in 2006 with American V: A Hundred Highways.
McCartney and Wings fans might be thinking about this tune considering what’s happened for McCartney!
Video from Youtube
Paul continues to tour and, in fact this week, will be in Quebec City tonight, Montreal on Sept 20, Winnipeg on Sept 28 and Edmonton on Sept 30.
Photo by Tim Griffin
Shout out to my Vernon friend Tom (T-Dog) who TODAY is at the bar in Liverpool, England where Paul McCartney sang with James Corden for a the Carpool Karoke special. The bar is called the Philharmonic Dining Room.
Photo by Brenda Dittrich
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Here are last week’s top 10 albums (with sales figures) according to Billboard magazine. (Chart now includes on-demand streaming and digital track sales.)
- Paul McCartney – Egypt Station – 153,000
- Eminem – Kamikaze – 136,000
- Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child – 115,000
- Russ – Zoo – 79,000
- Drake – Scorpion – 71,000
- Mac Miller – Swimming – 67,000
- Travis Scott – Astroworld – 66,000
- Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys – 48,000
- $uicideboy$ – I Want to Die in New Orleans – 46,000
- Ariana Grande – Sweetener – 44,000
And another concert update for you in Vancouver: