Paul McCartneyThe family of opens their childhood home to serve unknown artists.
The Forthlin Sessions initiative is organized by Paul’s younger brother, photographer Mike McGearwho will select several unknown artists to write music in the same rooms where Paul and John Lennon began their legendary partnership.
“This house to me is a house of hope,” McGear said. Sky News. “And hopefully it will be for the young people who come through the doors.”
The house at 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool is now UK owned. National Trust. It’s where Lennon and McCartney wrote classic songs like “I Saw Her Standing There” and “When I’m 64.”
the Forthlin Sessions should run until spring.
“I would be in the other room learning photography, but while I was doing everything I could hear guitar noises coming from that room,” McGear recalled. “There was what turned out to be two of the greatest songwriters in the world, McCartney and Lennon. They were rehearsing from a school book on the floor, which is why this house is so unique. “
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