1 of Paul McCartney’s More Controversial Solo Albums Has Aged Well

Music is like a roller coaster ride. Once an artist or song can top the records with a beat after they have been beaten, and another time, they are no longer visible. Sometimes the only way to stay on top is to release a controversial record and pray for the best.

When the Beatles broke up, Paul McCartney went to music to turn his emotions around. He clearly expressed his feelings about the spread of the group’s involvement in one of his controversial records, Ram. Although the album has received heavy criticism, especially from former actor John Lennon, the album has grown well since then.

The Beatles were a common group in the 1960s

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Paul McCartney | Samir Hussein / WireImage

Lennon gets credit for creating the Beatles in 1957 with a friend or two playing under the name Blackjacks. However, they ended up changing the name after realizing that the name was already in use by another band.

Lennon met McCartney in July of that year and invited him to the band as a rhythm guitar. McCartney then invited young George Harrison to watch the band while they played. Captured by what he saw, Harrison wanted to join the band, but Lennon thought he was too young.

After wanting it for so long, they let him join the band as a lead guitarist. Lennon then went to Liverpool College of Art, where he met Stuart Sutcliffe, who suggested they should change the name to the Beatles after joining the band as a bass guitarist.

They used the name for a while, and then redesigned it into the Silver Beatles until they shortened it to the name they called; and Beatles.

The Beatles have had some success with their songs for some time. However, it was not until 1963 that their songs began to gain international recognition. The track ‘Please Please Me’ was registered at number one in almost every card in the UK.

Lennon said that as they wrote the lyrics of the song, he and McCartney did not think much about it and came up with words to make sounds. The song is a scene to this day. The Beatles released a number of popular songs such as ‘She Loves You,’ ‘Yesterday’ and ‘From Me To You’ until their breakup in 1974.

Paul McCartney and Lennon have had a very public controversy ever since

The Beatles’ problems began with the hiring of a financial advisor. After that, band members began recording solo projects, and Lennon officially left the band on September 20, 1969. McCartney and Lennon had obvious creative differences.

While the band was working on ‘The Long and Winding Road,’ McCartney felt dissatisfied with the finished product and demanded change. When the representatives did not meet his requests, he withdrew from the group. In 1971, McCartney and his wife Linda had been working on a record called Ram.

When they released the record, they met with heavy criticism. Lennon thought the song “Too Many People” was a kick to him and his wife Yoko Ono. Lennon thought some of the words of the album were McCartney’s comments about the Beatles and their breakup.

‘Ram’ has received rave reviews but has grown well ever since

Lennon was not the only one who felt disrespectful to McCartney’s Ram. Music journalists also commented on the album. The mixed reviews did a lot of damage to McCartney as he hoped the album would clarify his views from the previous self-titled album.

Most critics have called the album ‘inconsequential and irrelevant,’ with many saying so. Ram showing how McCartney had ‘benefited greatly’ from being with the Beatles. Critics have come back to look at the album from a different perspective over the years, and the reviews have been good. In 2020, Rolling Stone was listed Ram at number 450 for the biggest records ever.

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