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Paul McCartney Happenings by Jon Booth 1999

1981

January

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.. .. Paul works on Cold Cuts
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February

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.   .. Work on Tug Of War begins. Paul records "Somebody Who Cares," "The Pound Is Sinking," "Hey, Hey," "No Values," "Stop You Dont Know Where She Came From"
.. 1 Paul and Linda arrive in Montserrat from New York
.. 2 First session with Denny Laine and Dave Mattacks
.. 6 Last session with Denny and Dave
.. 8 Stanley Clarke arrives in Montserrat. Paul writes "Somebody Who Cares"
.. 9 First session with Steve Gadd and Stanley Clark
.. 13 Last session with Steve and Stanley
.. 15 Ringo arrives in Montserrat
.. 16 First session with Ringo. "Take it Away" is recorded
.. 18 Last session with Ringo and Steve
.. 19 Ringo and Steve leave Montserrat
.. 21 Carl Perkins arrives in Montserrat
.. 23 First session with Carl Perkins. "Get It" is recorded
.. 24 Carl and Paul jam on 2 acoustic guitars on old standards
.. 25 Paul and Carl record "My Old Friend." Carl leaves Montserrat
.. 26 Stevie Wonder arrives in Montserrat
.. 27 Stevie and Paul record "Ebony and Ivory"
.. 28 Stevie and Paul work on "Ebony and Ivory"
. March .
. 1 Paul and Stevie record "What You're Doing"
.. 2 Paul and Stevie work on "What You're Doing"
.. 3 Paul and Linda leave Montserrat
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April

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.... 8 Paul and Linda attend the premiere of Rockshow in London
.. 27 Paul jams with Ringo, George and others at Ringo's wedding
. May .
.. .. Work begins on Tug Of War including "Sweetest Little Show," "Average Person," and "I'll Give You A Ring. This month Paul records "Say Say Say" and "The Man" with Michael Jackson
. June .
.... . Work on Tug Of War and Pipes of Peace
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July

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.......    ..  .. Work on Tug Of War and Pipes Of Peace
.. August .
.. .. Work on Tug Of War and Pipes Of Peace
.. September ..
.. .. Work continues on Tug Of War and Pipes Of Peace
.. November ..
.. 10 Paul and Linda attend a Rolling Stones concert
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