Paul McCartney and the ukulele

Paul McCartney
The ukulele is a multifaceted musical instrument. Instrument of predilections originating in Polynesia, the ukulele is a musical instrument played by almost all the inhabitants of this small island of France. Capable of producing a calming and more than original sound, the ukulele has charmed artists from all over the world. Among the world-famous singers is McCartney with a ukulele in hand to perform a song. An event etched forever in history as this act brought complete notoriety to the musical instrument, the ukulele. Follow us to find out more.

Paul McCartney: the artist of all time!

Born June 18, 1942, Sir James Paul McCartney is a complete artist. He is at the same time a singer, a songwriter, a musician, a composer and a producer of both records and English films. Famous since his early days in the music world, Sir Paul McCartney landed the world-famous title thanks to his performance as co-singer and at the same time bassist of The Beatles. James Paul McCartney is virtually the most famous musician and multi-instrumentalist who began his career as a member of the Beatles group. And this, from its formation in the 1960s until its fall in the years 1969. This god of music notably began step by step to reach the top of the world of music. When he was young, he did play the trumpet, then the piano, to finish with the string instrument that is the guitar. In just a short time, Paul McCartney developed a special attachment to this instrument, which is also at the origin of his love for the ukulele. With the performance of the famous song "Something" on the ukulele, Sir James Paul McCartney has raised the notoriety of the ukulele around the world. The proof: the sale of this musical instrument in stores has clearly exploded.

The ukulele more famous than ever thanks to Paul McCartney

One minute 26 seconds is roughly the total length of time that made the ukulele an instrument forever etched in the history of music. A period during which Paul McCartney played this small stringed instrument when it entered the scene in 2008 in Quebec. This small amount of time compared to the three hours of concert at the 400th anniversary celebrations of this city was more than enough to increase the popularity of the ukulele. Note that this has been ignored for decades. Paul McCartney especially took out his ukulele during the concert to play some notes of the track Something. An event he wanted to immortalize by presenting the string instrument to his audience. He pointed out that the ukulele he was holding was given to him by George Harrison. Its performance was even dedicated to this former member of the Beatles who died in 2001. In short, a moment full of emotion which contributed from afar to bring the ukulele into the hearts of Quebecers and other inhabitants of the planet.


    Rurutu 1

    Concert Rurutu


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