McCartney 3,2,1 -- Paul McCartney sits down for a rare, in-depth, one on one with legendary producer Rick Rubin to discuss his groundbreaking work with The Beatles, the emblematic 70s arena rock of Wings and his 50 years and counting as a solo artist. In this six-episode series that explores music and creativity in a unique and revelatory manner, join Paul and Rick for an intimate conversation about the songwriting, influences, and personal relationships that informed the iconic songs that have served as the soundtracks of our lives. Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin, shown. (Photo Courtesy of Hulu)

“I wrote the notes that liked each other.”

McCARTNEY 3, 2, 1 is a hidden diamond for anyone who has ever listened to the Beatles. It is truly a laid-back, master class of music and history.

There are six episodes in this unique series, 30 minutes each. We are privileged to watch Paul and music producer, Rick Rubin, discuss, dissect and question songs we grew up listening to on the radio. There is only a sound mixing board, a piano, and two chairs. The screen is black and white. It is as if we are standing hidden in a corner as these two geniuses tear apart, reconstruct and replay our favorites. Never before seen clips are shared, and Sir Paul tells endless stories. Tidbits most of us have never been privy to hear.

McCartney shared personal info about each of the Beatles. He made them all seem like normal, ordinary guys who, by chance, found each other and were able to create magic. Rick and Paul delved into the hidden sounds and inspirational moments behind the musical notes. It was mind-blowing and spectacular.

I learned how Sgt. Pepper got its name, Yesterday was a dream, and The Long and Winding Road found its final notes. McCARTNEY 3, 2, 1 is a gift for all future generations. It is a phenomenal journey I shared with Paul just by watching. Turn up the sound, put down your other devices and just listen. It is worth every minute of your time. Paul gave us golden nuggets of knowledge and entertainment. I wanted it to never end.

McCARTNEY 3, 2, 1 is available to stream on Hulu.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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