NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon made late night television history yesterday when Paul McCartney appeared as Jimmy’s guest on the show.
McCartney and Fallon paired up for a duet to sing “Scrambled Eggs,” which was revealed as the original version of the Beatle song “Yesterday.”
McCartney is also scheduled to appear as musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on December 11th.
His classic 1973 Wings album Band on the Run was just released as a special edition package; more info at PaulMccartney.com
Paul, you’re such a “good egg!”
In his biography, Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now, McCartney recalled: “So first of all I checked this melody out, and people said to me, ‘No, it’s lovely, and I’m sure it’s all yours.’ It took me a little while to allow myself to claim it, but then like a prospector I finally staked my claim; stuck a little sign on it and said, ‘Okay, it’s mine!’ It had no words. I used to call it ‘Scrambled Eggs’.”
Lennon later indicated that the song had been around for a while before: “The song was around for months and months before we finally completed it. Every time we got together to write songs for a recording session, this one would come up. We almost had it finished. Paul wrote nearly all of it, but we just couldn’t find the right title. We called it ‘Scrambled Eggs’ and it became a joke between us. We made up our minds that only a one-word title would suit, we just couldn’t find the right one. Then one morning Paul woke up and the song and the title were both there, completed. I was sorry in a way, we’d had so many laughs about it.”
Paul McCartney just recently received America’s most prestigious award for the performing arts: the Kennedy Center Honours medallion. More Macca news at PaulMccartney.com/news
Saturday, December 11th, 2010
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock