UPDATE: Details about the rare McCartney Acetate Here.
Paul McCartney is one of the supporters of Record Store Day, an event on April 18, 2009 in support of Independently Owned Record Stores.
Quoted in the University Star of Texas State University, McCartney said: “There’s nothing as glamorous to me as a record store,” McCartney said. “When I recently played Amoeba in Los Angeles, I realized what fantastic memories such a collection of music brings back when you see it all in one place. This is why I’m more than happy to support Record Store Day and I hope that these kinds of stores will be there for us all for many years to come.”
But the most compelling thing about this was the article in the Charleston City Paper that said that "Paul McCartney will release six (only six!) acetates of one song at a secret location."
If you have any secret locations in your area, it is time to visit them.
If this is true, I think this would be the third rarest McCartney record of all time after the song called "Linda," (one copy) which he gave to his late wife as a gift and "Paul's 1965 Christmas Album" (four copies).
I could not find any mention of Paul McCartney on the Official Record Store Day web site. There was also no information about this on Paul's Official Web Site.
So what is the "one song?" Something tells me it will not be the song "Shoes."
If you catch any details, please drop me a comment or an email. Big thanks to the commenter who shared the link about this.
The Hollywood Star ceremony for George Harrison featured a surprising cast of stars. In addition to Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Eric Idle, Gary Wright, David Foster and several other luminaries, this guy showed up:
Here is a BBC video report on the event.
There is another Iamaphoney-related channel on YouTube: THEFlREMANMUSlC
And finally, we already have a cover of Shoes!