NFL Personal Injury

Concussions, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s are just a few of the things that may be linked to repeated concussions – the type of concussions that professional NFL players often sustain. Research into the impact of multiple concussions has been in the works for many years now, but it was only recently that a slew of NFL players have brought a personal injury case against the NFL for these injuries.

A recent case has just reached a new settlement that will be a major turning point.

Recent Settlement

A few months ago, both sides put forth a $76 million settlement agreement that was tentative at the time. The judge presiding over the case rejected this amount on the basis that a capped amount would not provide enough of a personal injury settlement for some injured players. Recently, both sides agreed to an uncapped amount.

The Breakdown

Here are the amounts that both sides have agreed upon – in addition to necessary treatments and other costs that pertain to each case.

  • Players with a doctor’s diagnosis of ALS will receive $5 million
  • Players with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s will receive up to $3.5 million
  • Up to $4 million will be given to families of players that died due to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Counseling, treatment, and other necessary procedures may also be covered in all cases

This settlement applies to all former NFL players that are currently retired.

A Closer Look

Each player that hopes to gain monetary compensation for head injuries must first gain a proper diagnosis from a medical professional, and families that hope to receive funds from the NFL following a retired player’s death must have proof (through autopsy) that death occurred because of CTE. Often, these illnesses are difficult to diagnose, and gaining a post-mortem autopsy can be both traumatic and hard to determine.

However, now that the NFL has acknowledged that brain injuries can happen as a result of repeated head trauma, additional precautions might be taken in the future to protect current NFL players. The new settlement mentioned above is also a large win for former players battling brain injuries and for families of deceased players.

Your Personal Injury Case

This case is important for several reasons: First, it really called attention to the damages that individuals can sustain from a concussion, not to mention multiple concussions. Second, it called attention to the need to compensate individuals for the damages they sustain as a direct result of concussions.

The human brain is the most intricate super-computer known to man. Interestingly, there are people who will spend their lives studying the brain and it’s functions and will never fully understand its true capabilities. The human brain was not made to take continuous and systematic impacts that can happen in professional sports.

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Liverpool Mathew Street Festival, August 2008

Although it’s been running for several years now, this Bank Holiday weekend I attended the Mathew Street Music Festival in Liverpool for the first time. The event was actually cancelled last year due to some political issues between the local authority and the organisers but it was claimed that this year it was back «Bigger and better than ever».

Although it started life as a celebration of The Beatles and their music and was almost exclusively located in Mathew Street, the event has now spread to the extent that it covers many different music styles and the number of venues for the events is now around 40! In addition to the large number of bands focussing on the Fab Four, there are tribute bands to many old and new artists, one or two originals and a significant selection of bands performing under the heading «new music».

Whilst many of these are indoor venues, pubs and clubs, etc., there are now six large outdoor stages in various locations around the city centre, which is almost completely closed to traffic. The largest of the stages is the «Tunnel» stage, situated close to the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel. With a huge arena in front of the stage, this venue attracted several thousand fans to its larger events and is where my visit began on at 1.00 p.m. on Sunday when I went to see «The Police Force», not surprisingly a «Police» tribute band.

As you might expect, they simply worked through a selection of the Police’s biggest hits and attracted quite a large crowd, many of whom joined in even though it was quite early in the day. The crowd was a mix of old and young and many had clearly come for a picnic, with tables and chairs dotted around, mostly on the edges of the venue.

After The Police Force, there was an interval of 15 minutes and I realised that this was standard across all venues, as this was probably the amount of time needed to go from one venue to another if you needed to do so. But I was staying firmly put because the Tunnel stage was about to play host to none other than Chas and Dave; not a tribute band but pure Cockney Gold, the original themselves, complete with Mick on the drums!

Running through «Rabbit», «London Girls», «No Pleasing You», etc., they quickly won over the audience and had a huge «singalong» atmosphere on the go. Who’d have thought it, on the banks of the Mersey? I was reminded of when Bjorn and Benny of Abba appeared at a U2 concert some years ago as this was widely acknowledged as the start of the Abba revival. Are we about so see Chas and Dave storm up the charts again?

After all the singing it was time for a drink at one of the many outlets dotted around the place, all of which seemed to charge £3 for a pint of lager or cider, or a glass of wine. But it was a decent pint and very cold, so was greatly appreciated. Incidentally, the seasoned festival goers were clearly noticeable as they all seemed to be carrying 24-can packs of Carlsberg, Becks, etc.

Overcoming the urge to go back to the Tunnel to see «Rocks Off», a Rolling Stones tribute, I decided that it was time for a touch of «what it’s all about» and so strolled down the normally heavily congested Dale Street and Castle Street to reach the «Beatlemania» stage at Derby Square.

Playing host to non-stop Fab Four bands, I arrived there in time to watch the curiously named «American English». Playing the usual repertoire, though more heavily focussed on the later stages of the Beatles music, they had a good look and a good sound. But in the breaks between songs, it was quite disconcerting to find that not only do they work on looking and singing like the Beatles, they actually try to talk like them (well, at least «Paul» and «John» did – the other two never spoke).

But they were pretty good and whilst the start of their show was to a smallish audience, thanks to a heavy shower, the latter stages had quite a gathering as the sun broke out. I was later told that this stage and its bands got steadily better as the day wore on.

But now in the 60’s mood, I headed away from Derby Square and went to the Exchange Street stage, dedicated to «Merseybeat». I arrived there in time to catch the back end of «Mike Pender’s Searchers», playing «Needles and Pins», followed by the one and only Merseybeats themselves. Playing to an audience which comprised significant numbers of people with grey hair (or no hair!!), this was also a well received performance.

Deciding it was time for another drink, I went to the Slaughter House on Fenwick Street. This is normally an Irish themed pub but they were hosting a performance by a man whose name I didn’t catch, singing lost of Bobby Darren, Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. The music formed a good background to the shouting at the bar as I fought to get served!

After the refreshments, it was time to head back to the big Tunnel stage in time for the last performance of the day, that of «Roxy Magic». I reached there just as the previous act «Summer of Love», a 60’s tribute band, were finishing their show with «House of The Rising Sun». Approaching from the back of the crown, it was a fantastic sight as the crowd had swelled significantly as the day progressed, and even the «picnic» set were standing now.

And so to Roxy Magic. Fronted by a man in white tux, black slicked fringe falling over his eyes, this band really were the business. As always with tribute bands, they focussed on the big hits but clearly this is what the crowd were here to see and almost to a man were singing along to each and every word.

With a passing «Thanks» to John Lennon, they performed «Jealous Guy» before finishing with «Over You» and «Dance Away», bringing to an end the first day of the festival. Slightly foot weary, I had seen some really good shows but hadn’t had time for more than one of the Beatles bands, had missed the tribute acts «Led Zed», «Cream’d» and «Elvis Brettini» but was eagerly looking forward to day 2.

It is also worth mentioning that across all venues, the stewards and marshals did a first rate job, never more so than at the end of the day when the huge crowds dispersed and were safely routed away from the venues to the chosen route home.

There was only one place to be for the first gig on Monday and that was the Tunnel stage again to kick off at 11.00 with «Elevation», a local U2 tribute. Despite the early hour and no previous warm up, they kicked off with an explosion of faithfully reproduced U2 music, «Desire», «New Years Day», «Beautiful Day», etc. A fantastic audience sang all the way through most of the songs, culminating in «With or Without You» and «Still Haven’t Found….» Clearly a band who will be welcomed back time and again, I couldn’t help but thinking that they deserved to finish the day rather than start it.

After that, I paid my first visit to the Superlambanana stage at the top of Hatton Gardens. On Sunday, this stage had been labelled as «Pub Rock» and I hadn’t seen any of the acts, but Monday was labelled «Blues and Soul» and this was like a magnet to me! I arrived there in time for «The Sensations», billed as a «Soul Tribute» act. To be honest, they were simply a cabaret type group of one young lad and three girl singers, backed by a decent enough band. Trotting through some Motown standards they were OK, but I got the impression that the next night they would be playing at Butlins.

So I followed this with a stroll along Tithebarn Street to see «Square One», playing Coldplay music. I don’t know a lot about Coldplay but I do know that my children think they’re good, so decided to stay and watch. If I didn’t like them, I was ready to stroll around the corner to the Water Street stage to see «Dusty», the lady who recently won «The One and Only» show on TV. She was appearing on the «Divas» stage and was following «Cher», «Elton» and «Tina Turner», all the artistes from the same TV show.

But the young lads of Square One came up with the goods and kept a large audience, with a wide age range, very well entertained with some really good music. These were young, local lads and once or twice simply shouted out to the audience «What do you want to hear», and played pretty much all the requested songs. As I said, I’m not big on Coldplay but these lads were good.

By the time they’d finished, the Motown magnet was pulling me back and so I went back to the Superlambanana in time to see what was clearly a touring show, firstly with two young girls labelled «the Supremes», although they also sang some Martha Reeves songs, followed by «The Temptations and Four Tops», five American men who didn’t look like or particularly sound like either of the groups.

The girls who did the Supremes sang pleasantly enough although they seemed to be interested on having a laugh with each other and the second act sang well enough although at least one of them was out of tune. But the «Huggy Bear» type lead singer kept the crown entertained and I suppose on balance they were OK. The backing band to both artistes was worthy of mention with a four man brass section producing some really good sounds.

And so as the day moved towards and end, it was back to the Tunnel stage to see «God Save The Queen», The word spreading around town was that this was the band to see, and it was clear by the massive crowds that everybody had paid heed. The compere informed the audience that this band was from Argentina but included one local lad (strange?) and the tuning of the instruments, producing some very «Brian May»-like sounds, already had the crown chanting.

Then before you knew it, on came Pablo Padin, aka Freddie Mercury. Now this guy had his act off to a T. He looked like the man, sang like the man and strutted the stage like the man. It might sound a little cheesy, but it really was like being at a Queen concert. He had the audience eating out of his hands, screaming, singing, dancing and clapping along to all the old favourites. They even did a version of «Bohemian Rhapsody» which was just sublime and proved that Pablo/Freddie could play the piano as well.

The end of the show came all too quickly and Pablo’s reappearance in a crown and wearing an ermine cloak sadly wasn’t the prelude to an encore, just him taking a well-earned bow. But I have to say – if you ever get a chance, go and see this band! Incidentally, the compere advised the crowd that the band were playing again that night at the Cavern! Quite what they would be like with their explosion of sound in such a small venue is beyond me!!

And so the show and the festival was over for another year. I hadn’t had a chance to see tribute bands to Bowie, The Smiths, Blur, Amy Winehouse, Kaiser Chiefs and many, many more, neither had the opportunity arose to get down to the floating stage at the Albert Dock, where the 40th Anniversary of the UK release of «Hey Jude» was to be marked by the «Hey Jude sing-a-long», led by the 3000 participants of the World Fire Fighting Games, which also took place in the city over the weekend!

I went home with not much voice left, aching legs from all the walking, dancing and jumping but having spent very little money as all of the events were totally free. I am already looking forward to next year’s event and thinking that some more detailed event planning on my part will be needed to ensure I see all the top acts…but accepting that I’ll never get to see them because there are too many bands playing in too many places. And that can only be a good thing.

All I can say to you all is that if you weren’t there, you really missed it this weekend.

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Fantasy Football Picks – Where to Start Building Your Champion Fantasy Football Team

There are two parts to start building your fantasy football team. The first place I start my fantasy football picks is with player rankings, and the second is where you start building your fantasy football team, mock drafts.

Player rankings are the key to having a very good fantasy football team. The better your rankings, the better your team will be, it's that simple. There are a variety of online and offline sources you can use to put together your player rankings.

Every fantasy player should have their own player rankings. This is how champions are made and everyone else is in the middle of the pack. Everyone has differing opinions on who belongs at what number and who should go in what round. Guess what? It really doesn't matter unless you can agree with the ranking.

Trust your instincts and use other sources for help, but take the time to do your own player rankings. While you might agree with most of any particular rankings you find, it is always good to tweak their rankings to suit the team you want to build. This is a key factor due to the next place you need to go to start building your list of top fantasy football picks and that's in the mock draft.

While mock drafts may be a little more effective if you're playing in a league with people you don't really know, it can also be of help with when playing in leagues with people you know as well. Be sure to have your player rankings ready. Splitting them up into Overall and Position categories can even be more effective.

The more mock drafts you do, the more prepared you will be for mastering your draft and getting top fantasy football picks. Let's take a look at why. You have your player rankings, everybody else has theirs. Keep in mind that there are many people who don't even have rankings and use the ones supplied by the mock draft website you are using .These are the same people who come to live drafts with a printout of somebody else's rankings they printed three weeks ago and end up choosing someone on injured reserve in the third round.

The more mock drafts you do, the better of an idea you are going to get about when players are being picked. This is a huge advantage if you have the proper player rankings, because this can basically lead you into an effective draft strategy that will build a team that will be hard to beat.

What you will do is wait until certain rounds to choose certain players based on the results of the drafts you have been through. You rank a player as around a fourth round pick, but due to even higher ranked players still being on the board for you to pick off, you notice that he hasn't been going until the sixth or seventh round. You can adjust your draft strategy so you can wait an extra round or two to pick up the player you want while taking the next best player available that you know won't last another round.

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Discover Photography: The Art of the Image

Since the time of Stone Age Man, when images of the animals and men hunting were first used to decorate the walls of cave, we have been fascinated by the captured image. Although it was not until the invention of photography that truly made this fascination into an art form that everyone could enjoy regardless of artistic ability. People all over the world take pictures of themselves, relatives and friends, pets and landscapes whether or not there is a particular circumstance or reason for doing so. But how much do we actually know when it comes to photography? Below are some of the different kinds of photography that will help us learn more about the different ways of taking photographs.

Amateur Photography has grown in recent years with the advent of cheep digital cameras and this digital photography that has become easily accessible to the amateur due to the low cost of both equipment and reproduction of the images, that we will have a brief look at in this article.

Black and White or Monochrome Photography

The first are to consider is black and white or monochrome photography. This is not simply presenting an image in black and white. Black and white photography explores the contour and character, tone and texture, the aesthetic art and beauty of the subject. The two components of black and white photography that give depth and feeling to the image are the shadows and highlights, if we learn to use them then we can create great images.

Color sometimes obscures the texture and form of subjects, it draws our attention the way flowers attract insects and birds, and ripe fruit catches your eye on a tree. Sometimes that's what we want, but black and white can emphasize the texture of the subject.

The variety of ways that different colors convert to different greys means that you can quite fine control over just what parts of your picture will be light and dark, in addition to lighting levels. The absence of light can be as important as the highlights. Good deep shadows can give a depth and solidity to an image. It allows us to separate out the effects of color and luminosity, put another way black and white photography allows us to use color more effectively.

Action Photography

Action Photography may be where the photographer takes pictures of sporting event, or of children playing, anything intact where there is movement. Either set the shutter speed to freeze the action or try a slower shutter speed to blur the movement. This blur effect can create the sense of drama and movement. If the subject is moving across the frame try to track the subject, this is called panning, the effect once perfected is the subject is sharp but the background has the movement blur giving the impression of speed.

Shooting Action Shots of Athletes, people and animals in motion, and other moving objects create wonderful photo opportunities. However, capturing fast action on a digital camera can be challenging.

Certain settings on many digital cameras allow photographers to photograph action in a point-and-shoot mode specifically designed for moving subjects. Other times it is up to the photographer to manipulate the digital camera to achieve the best possible photos.

Digital cameras with less shutter lag capture better action shots. Regardless of your camera's specifications, you can further minimize shutter lag by pre-focusing before you snap the picture. To do this, hold down the shutter button halfway and then once the camera has focused; press it down all the way to take the shot.

Fast shutter speed allows photographers to capture great shots of moving subjects. If your digital camera supports a slower shutter speed, it is still possible for you to shoot some wonderful action shots. It may take some practice, but try panning the camera, keeping the lens on the subject's action.

Shoot in continuous mode if it is available to you. You might feel like the paparazzi when you first get started, but you will love how this quick mode doesn't let you miss a shot! Digital cameras that support continuous shooting work nicely for action shots because they are able to write all the photos to memory at the same time instead of one by one.

Anticipate the action and position yourself accordingly. If you are shooting sports, camp out by the goal line or find a good location where you can get clear shots of the athletes.

Invest in a good lens. Many action shots will benefit most from a digital camera with a 200mm lens, though you can interchange lenses for different effects. Zoom lenses work wonders for sports action shots.

Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography is best if you want to photograph a landscape or cityscape. Sadly we can't all afford to have our own helicopter, but great effects can be achieved from the top of tall buildings, bridges or mountains. So although true aerial photography may be out of reach, we can still have the illusion of aerial photography.

Travel Photography

Travel Photography is not just about your holiday snaps. It is about capturing something of the feel, the emotion, the essence of a place. It is about telling the story of the people and the landscape; it captures the mood and the setting. But you don't need expensive foreign holidays; travel photography can be your record of the next town or city or even neighborhood. As a is an exciting local city for me to explore, but with the added advantage that it is not far to travel to.

When photographing people in their local context there are a number of techniques that I try to use but keep in mind the principle of treating people with respect.

I've already talked about making shots contextual but one great way to do this is to think about what's in the background behind the people you're photographing. Ideally you want something that's not too distracting but that adds to the context of the place you're shooting in. Another technique for shooting shots of people that ignores the 'contextual' rule is to find a brightly lit position with a dark background. This can really help the face you're shooting to pop out and capture the viewer's attention.

Some of the best shots I've taken of people while traveling have been where I've tightly frames people's faces. This means either getting in close to the person or having and using a good zoom lens.

Go for natural (un-posed shots) – While sometimes the posed shots can work quite well they can also lack a certain authenticity. Photograph your subject doing something from their normal daily life, at work, the marketplace, home, or just crossing the street etc.

Most of the shots I've taken of people over the years while traveling have been of single subjects alone in the shot. This is partly just my style but is something I've become quite aware of in the last few months. Adding a second person into an image takes a photo into a different place. No longer is the shot just about a person and their environment but it somehow becomes relational. The viewer of the photo begins to wonder about the relationship and a new layer is added to your image.

Quite often it's the shots of people dressed in national costume that tend to attract photographers when traveling. While these shots can be very effective I wonder if they are always really representative of a culture. Quite often these people have dressed up especially for a show or tourist attraction and the majority of people in that country look quite different. Mix up the types, gender and ages of the people you take photos of and you can end up with a very effective collage of faces of a country.

It goes against the nature of most travel photography which is usually very fast and spontaneous, but if you can spend time with people, if you have the opportunity to sit with a person for a longer period of time and photograph them in a more extended manner this enables you to tell the story of the individual and can lead to some wonderful sequences of shots using different photographic techniques, lenses and situations, while the person becomes more relaxed around the camera.

Keep your camera to the eye for taking those spontaneous shots between the more posed ones. It's amazing what images that you can find when the person isn't 'ready' for you to shoot. These shots often include people interacting with others or expressing true emotion. I find setting my camera to continuous shooting mode often leads to some wonderful candid shots. If conditions permit don't replace your lens cap until you pack your camera away.

When it comes to choosing lens, I find that a focal length between 24mm and 135mm is a good range to work with. Going for wide angle lenses can also produce interesting shots but you will often find that they do distort your subject's face a little. Choosing a longer focal length can be useful for putting your subjects a little more at ease.

Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography has become more accessible with the advent of cheep underwater cameras. Whether you intend to take photograph in a pool, lake, river, or the sea underwater photography can be one of the most exciting and rewarding things to do.

The difficulties you encounter when in shooting underwater can be summed up in one word, "limitation." Communication and travel below the surface are limited. Natural light and visibility are limited. How you tackle these limitations depends on your skill underwater and your photographic equipment.

However the most important advice you can receive has little to do with photography, and everything to do with your safety. A watery environment can be a dangerous one, even if it is a swimming pool. No photograph is worth your life. Depending on the type of underwater photography you wish to practice, you must first acquire the appropriate specialized knowledge and training, and obtain certification from a qualified instructor. This applies to every aspect of underwater activity, from basic swimming skills to advanced sub aqua diving techniques.

This list is by no means exhaustive; they are just some of the various types of photography you can discover. There are so many other forms of photography from infrared to medical, street, landscape, portrait, macro and Panoramic photography. Photographic work can be divided into dozens of categories, many with lots of sub-categories. But for now, just go and have fun with your camera and discover the joy of photographing you chosen subject!

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Hotels in London – WC1

Tavistock Hotel:

Tavistock is a 3 star hotel located in Bloomsbury, WC1. This hotel is close to the Russell Square Underground station and is only a few minutes away from Covent Garden, Euston and Holborn. This is one of the best options, if you are looking for a location that is central to shopping, markets, attractions, nightlife and lots more. Guests can have a hassle free journey to Heathrow Airport on the Piccadilly line which provides a direct service to and from London Heathrow. This hotel is near to many attractions and places including the British Museum, the British Library, Marble Arch, Regent street and Oxford street. The Tavistock hotel holds a restaurant and a minibar and is in easy access to Central London with good transport links.

Euro Hotel:

The Euro Hotel is set in a Georgian Crescent in Bloomsbury and is a few minutes walk from the Russell Square tube station. It is also near to Euston, King Cross and St Pancras Eurostar terminal stations. A range of rooms from basic rooms to large en suite rooms are available in this hotel. Euro hotel is in walking distance from attractions such as the British Museum, the British Library, Madame Tussauds, Covent Garden, Regents Park and many more. All of the rooms are facilitated with a work desk, central heating, hair dryer, clocks, electric kettle, tea and coffee making facilities and lots more.

The Apollo Hotel:

The Apollo Hotel is just a few metres away from Kings Cross tube station and St Pancras International Station. It offers comfortable and hygienic rooms at affordable rates and all of the rooms are en suite. The rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, TVs, Wifi connection and much more. It is just a few minutes away from Oxford Street, the British Library, Madame Tussauds and Leicester Square.

Staunton Hotel:

The Staunton Hotel is located in Bloomsbury with seventeen en suite guest rooms including standard rooms and principle rooms. All of the rooms hold a decent and lively interior with pastel fabrics, a perfect blend of colours, cherry-wood furnishings and lots more. This hotel is 10 miles away from London City Airport, 21 miles from Heathrow and 35 miles from Gatwick. A wide range of cafes, pubs, restaurants and lots more are available near to Staunton hotel. All of the rooms are provided with Electronic security locks, a mini bar, full English breakfast, continental breakfast, coffee lounge, tea and coffee making facilities and lots more.

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Paul McCartney – The Beatles – A Biography

James Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942 in Liverpool. He was the first son of Mary and James McCartney. His brother, Peter Michael McCartney, was born eighteen months later. Paul’s mother was a midwife, who died from breast cancer in 1955 when Paul was just 14, this troubled Paul deeply. Paul’s father was a cotton salesman during the day for A. Hannay Co., and a jazz musician with Jim Mac’s Jazz Band at night. Paul did very well in school. He passed his 11-Plus examination in 1957 and entered the Liverpool Institute, a very popular high school. There, he met a younger student by the name of George Harrison whom Paul later brought with him into John’s group, The Quarrymen. As a child, Paul showed no particular interest in music. Both he and his brother were sent to piano lessons, but these didn’t last long. Then he was given a trumpet by an uncle, and he began to teach himself. His musical talent probably came from his father. Of all The Beatles, Paul’s family was the only one with any musical background or interest. At the Liverpool Institute, Paul became popular. His dealings with young girls, however, had little effect on his grades. He was a top student, but he soon found that school was interfering with his social life. Like John and the others, Paul was influenced by early rock songs. Still, it was Elvis that formed the greatest impression on him. Paul first met John through a mutual friend, Ivan Vaughan. Vaughan invited Paul to see The Quarrymen play at the Wooton Parish. c The Quarrymen, and Paul accepted. Paul’s first public performance with The Quarrymen was at a dance at the Conservative Club in Broadway. Paul was supposed to play a solo that night, but for some reason, he never did. What he did do after the dance was play John some songs that he had written himself. John was impressed and later tried to write songs of his own. Neither wrote anything of much value, but the two began collaborating, each egging the other on to better works. From that day until the end of The Beatles, they never stopped, and together they became «Lennon & McCartney,» one of the most renowned song writing duos of the twentieth century. Once they had become established songwriters, Paul and John would often write independently of one another. John’s songs were more raw rock ‘n’ roll, while Paul’s tended to be more romantic. Songs like «Yesterday,» «Michelle,» and «Lovely Rita» are typical McCartney songs. An early agreement between Paul and John assured that all Beatle songs that either wrote would bear the trademark of «Lennon & McCartney.» Paul met Jane Asher at a pop concert at Albert Hall. She was then seventeen. The Radio Times asked her to go along to the concert to give her impressions of The Beatles. After the concert, she was invited back to their hotel for a drink. That night Paul and Jane spent the evening together. «I realized she was the girl for me,» Paul once said. Jane, however, summed up her impression of the boys by exclaiming, «They couldn’t believe I was a virgin. » Paul wanted Jane to give up acting to be with him constantly. She refused. This led to a number of arguments, but Paul was still attracted to her. It was for Jane Asher that he wrote «I’m Looking Through You» and «And I Love Her.» Marriage seemed inevitable, and on Christmas Day, 1967, Paul asked Jane to be his wife. She accepted (Bio..)(Paul Mc…)

In 1969 rumors started to spread that Paul was dead. Rumors of the death were exaggerated. No one knows for sure where the «Paul is Dead» rumor began. Some rumors were spread that Paul had been dead for three years and that he had been replaced by a look a like. Beatles fans everywhere looked for clues that were left intentionally in lyrics, record covers and pictures that would reveal the truth about the hoax.

The idea that Paul McCartney was dead for three years surfaced during the release of Abbey Road in September of 1969. The first indications of the hoax were printed in two Midwestern College newspapers (Iowa’s Drake University Times-Delphic and Northern Illinois University’s Northern Star). Russel Gibb, a Detroit radio jock for WKNR FM read about the story in the college newspaper articles and invented new «clues» for listeners. Listeners called the radio station and claimed to be able to hear secret messages by playing Revolution #9 and other songs backwards. A walrus is a Greek symbol for death. In the song Glass Onion, John Lennon sings, «well here’s another clues for you all, the walrus is Paul,» which connected Paul to his «death».

According to one myth. Paul left the recording studio in anger, following a fight with the rest of the group. Paul stormed out of the studio, jumped into his car and sped off (I Buried P…). All of the clues point to a car accident that reportedly happened prior to Paul leaving the studio in anger. On November 10, 1966 a British newspaper reported that on Wednesday morning at five o’clock someone was involved in a car accident, according to the newspaper the accident was so bad that the body could not be identified in any way. In A Day In The Life, John Lennon sings, «he blew his mind out in a car, he didn’t notice that the light had changed, a crowd of people stood and stared, they’d seen his face before, nobody was really sure if he was from the house of god (in the song god sounds like Paul)(I Buried P…)

Many visual clues were on the Abbey Road LP. The media began reporting the joke as a fact as soon as it was released. The rumors began to grow larger. In October of 1969 McCartney himself made a public appearance in which he stated the breaking up of The Beatles. In a 1970 Rolling Stone interview with John Lennon, Lennon was asked if any of the hidden clues were supposed to have any meaning. Lennon replied, «No. That was bull. The whole thing was made up.»

The Beatles enjoyed attention. They were jokers; maybe they were just having a little fun with their fans. Some people today still believe that Paul is dead because of the many convincing clues. No evidence shows that any of the members were behind the hoax. No one can prove that it did or didn’t happen. The fact of the matter is that Paul is alive today. He is currently married to an ex-model. He is touring the concert world. And he is still a Living legend.

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Why a Minibus Hire Is a Good Idea

If you find yourself in Manchester, regardless of what may have initially brought you here, you have landed yourself in a city filled with attractions and places you will kick yourself for if you do not make an attempt to go and see some of it. You may have come with a group of people, such as some friends or some family, or maybe on a group of employees on a corporate business trip.

Whatever the case may be, the point is you and your companions have come to Manchester, and it would be a shame to not see some of the sites. Whether you have come with a small or large group, you may wonder how you will be able to travel as a group with that amount of people. An option much better than dealing with the imminent stresses of public transportation for people who find themselves in this situation is Manchester minibus hire.

With a mini bus hire, you and your group will be able to enjoy the various art galleries, museums, cathedrals, and other attractions that are scattered all throughout the city. Whether you are a small group, or a larger one, minibuses come in sizes ranging from the eight-seater to the twenty four-seater, to accommodate for a wide variety of situations in which the need for a certain number of seats is necessary. If you have to decided to go with this option, all you need to do now is sit back and relax, and take in the sights of the city.

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