Paul McCartney has given his opinion (wether solicited or not,) on popular music courses about The Beatles. “Ridiculous!”
“We never studied anything, we just loved our popular music,” he said. “I think for us, we’d have felt it would have ruined it to study it.”
Paul made this comment as a part of a Q & A on his website.
Paul did state that classes incorporating The Beatles’ music were “kind of a cool idea” and “very flattering”. So which is it, Paul? Ridiculous or flattering?
“To be told – as I was years ago now – that The Beatles were in my kid’s history books? That was like ‘What?! Unbelievable, man!” he said.
Paul also added that “musicians could not be created in the classroom.”
In addition, “It may be that you use [pop music courses] to teach other people about the history, that’s all valuable.” Take both sides, Sir Paul!
“But to think that you can go to a college and come out like Bob Dylan? Someone like Bob Dylan, you can’t make.” Maybe individuals are taking “popular music” courses as appreciation courses and not to come out like the musician, do you think!