James Paul McCartney – An ATV Special


James Paul McCartney is the title of a 1973 television special produced by ATV and starring British musician Paul McCartney and his then current rock group Wings. It was first broadcast in 16 April 1973 in the United States on the ABC network, and was later broadcast in the United Kingdom on 10 May 1973. To date, the program has never been officially released on any home video format.


James Paul McCartney is title of a 1973 television variety special starring Paul McCartney and Wings. It was produced by ATV (Sir Lew Grade purchased Northern Songs from Dick James Music, I wonder if that had anything to do with it?) and first broadcast on April 16, 1973 in the US on ABC, and a few weeks later in Britain, on May 10, 1973.

James Paul McCartney has much to recommend it (a live “Live and Let Die” with an exploding piano for one) but it’s spotty (like when Macca is seen tap-dancing in pink tails like a second rate Eric Idle).

This is a Japanese version of the show and for whatever reason doesn’t have the acoustic section near the beginning when McCartney sings “Blackbird,” “Bluebird,” “Michelle,” and” Heart Of The Country,” but you can see that bit here.

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Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 11.5 × 9.5 × 1 in


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