The talented “Young Yukes”, from BlackCat Music Cooperative, were invited to play at Great Cacapon Park’s Homecoming 2019 on Sunday, September 1st. They did a great job as always and would like to thank everyone who attended for their support. A special thank you to Homecoming 2019 for the invitation. It was a honor to be part of a wonderful day!
Thank you Reverb for making a difference in Morgan County!
As we continue our “Music In Your Life” series, the spotlight shines on Sir Paul McCartney. Paul’s dad played trumpet and piano and even had his own band, “The Jim Mac Jazz Band.” Jim had a upright piano in the home and encouraged Paul to take lessons, but young McCartney liked playing by ear.
On Paul’s 14th birthday, his dad gave him a nickel plated trumpet, but soon after, with rock and roll music becoming popular, he traded it on an acoustic guitar. Because he is left handed, it was hard to play, so he reversed the order of the strings. One other note from the early days, Paul wrote “When I’m Sixty Four” on his dad’s upright piano in the living room when he was about 16! John Lennon remembers the Beatles singing the song as part of an acoustic set, whenever their amplifiers broke down or the power would go out at the clubs in the early days of the band.