Posted in music on February 13, 2012

Forget about Arcade Fire and Bonny Bear, who the heck is this old dude playing the Grammys???

Who is Paul McCartney

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Comments (156)

i weep for our future

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:30 AM

i hate the world

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:31 AM

I hate everyone. If you don't know who Paul McCartney is, you should stop listening to music.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:31 AM

is this real?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:32 AM

11:31 That is if you consider what they are listening to as music in the first place...

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:32 AM

Who is Adele?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:32 AM

I guess he needs to get his stuff on Z100 for the lowest-common-denominator crowd to appreciate it/know who he is.... sigh.

Not a huge McCartney fan, but liking the song from last night.

Posted by GW | February 13, 2012 11:33 AM

I don't believe that most of these people don't know who he is.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:33 AM

true story though: it isn't worth knowing who present-day paul mccartney is, as a musician. saying 'he was a beatle' completely suffices.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:33 AM

I'd be more upset if they didn't know who John Lennon is.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:33 AM

yeah, these posts are making for a very angry morning.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:33 AM

People have always been this dumb. Twitter just allows them to advertise it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:33 AM

Anyone who is actually watching the Grammy's with any kind of interest and doesn't know who McCartney is is a fool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:34 AM

ok but if twitter were around in 1977, you'd be getting this:

Who the f is Buddy Holly? lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:34 AM

Who is BrooklynVegan?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:34 AM

I know what he needs to connect to those people - auto-tune!

Posted by GW | February 13, 2012 11:34 AM

did you guys just rip this off Buzzfeed? Shame on you.

Posted by joe tacopino | February 13, 2012 11:35 AM

lol lmfao omg

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:35 AM

They don't know who McCartney is because he didn't use his stage name of MACCA. If he was announced by LL Cool J as Macca then all the kids would know.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:36 AM

who is Faul McCartney?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:38 AM

If I wanted to follow on the latest Twits, I'd sign up for it

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:41 AM

Who am I? And why am I here?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:41 AM

Plenty of 'who are the Beach Boys' tweets too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:41 AM

Skrillex is doin more for the music industry today than The Beatles ever did in the 1940s......idgaf about sum old shit music, u guys need to get with the times

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:43 AM

As someone who thinks the Beatles are overrated, maybe this can finally be the moment were rock snobs can impel the great unwashed to forget the Beatles and re-write history!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:44 AM

I'm not surprised by this at all... today's kids and teenagers are so completely pathetic when it comes to knowledge of ANYTHING outside of their little tiny scope of a world revolving solely on their friends and the two hip hop artists they like.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:44 AM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:44 AM

@11:35

It says "via Buzzfeed" with a link, dummy

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:44 AM

funny thing is, instead of tweeting "who is Paul McCartney?" anyone with a brain or a desire for knowledge would just go on the internet or Wikipedia and find out in two seconds.

The sad thing is that they don't know, but the sadder thing is that they don't want to find out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:46 AM

Who are the Modern Weepers?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:46 AM

Why do people end tweets or texts with "lol?" Does it mean that they are laughing outloud at their own comment/question? Does it have some other meaning in the context of a tweet or text?

Posted by Dan | February 13, 2012 11:46 AM

This is so sad and pathetic. I hate kids.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:47 AM

this is funny and not sad because these are people with internet access, in the time it took them to type their question they could've answered it themselves. also someone should beat skrillex with a bat.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:47 AM

These kids don't deserve to know who Paul McCartney or the Beach Boys are.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:47 AM

Isn't he the old fool who married a one-legged whore?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:49 AM

It's not just that these idiots don;t know who Paul McCartney is, if you asked these same people who half of the most famous people in the world are, they would also say don't know.

They are just dumb and cluleless kids. Their lack of knowledge of the world is not just limited to Paul McCartney

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:50 AM

God! What do they teach these brats in school?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:51 AM

I'm sure all of these same idiots also don't know who the Vice President is.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:51 AM

leave it to BV commentors to be butthurt over a bunch of teenagers not knowing who Paul McCartney is

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:53 AM

The stupidity of people in this country is astounding, and it's not just limited to kids.

Ever watch that thing on Leno when he asks grown ups on the street about things they should know?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:53 AM

WHO IS FROHAWK?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:54 AM

Why the fuck would some kids know about Paul McCartney?

By the way, Paul McCartney sucks a giant black donkey dick, so it's not like it matters anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:57 AM

Who is Whitney Houston?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:59 AM

leno is a thief. stern rules. baba booey.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:59 AM

I think the real problem is that these people seem PROUD of their ignorance.

These are the same people that will be voting eventually, if they can be bothered to that is.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 12:01 PM

WHO AM I!?!??!?!?!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 12:07 PM

BASED GOD > Beatles

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 12:12 PM

I think it's just THE BLACKS who don't know he is.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 12:23 PM

and people wonder why BV commenters are angry people?!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 12:31 PM

its funny that they all spelled his name right though.. ?

I dont really care what these kids care about.. but it is true that kids today have so much more access to information and knowledge than previous generations yet they are way more ignorant..

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 12:47 PM

This is worse than when Ludicra broke up!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 12:56 PM

Did the Dum Dum Girls wear white clothes to the Grammys? And did Liz Phair wear white first?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 1:04 PM

who is glen cambell? who is the beach boy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 1:07 PM

^I can sorta get people not knowing who Glen Campbell is...

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 1:19 PM

Do the black know Glen Campbell?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 1:34 PM

Mostly black people and women. Hmmm.

Posted by Bozo | February 13, 2012 1:52 PM

A lot of time has passed since the Beatles. I was already sick of Paul McCartney and that hideous WINGS shit by middle school in the early 80's, so I can only imagine how incredibly irrelevant he is to kids now. You think any kids gave a fuck about 1940's acts when I was growing up?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 1:58 PM

^Umm yeah Coltrane, Davis, Louis Armstrong

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:09 PM

The Beatles SUCKED.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:13 PM

It goes WAY beyond having kept up with Paul's more current work. The Beatles are referenced daily on TV, the radio, and the internet. I'm not sure exactly how old these children are, but it's mind-boggling that they wouldn't have been told or found out for themselves who this man is by now.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:16 PM

This isn't a "black or white" thing; stupidity transcends all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and Twitter has empowered the stupid to air their stupidity for all the world to hear.

This is pretty funny. The dozens of idiots who tweeted "RIP Oprah" after they found out about Whitney Houston's death may be even funnier.

I believe these children are our future.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:20 PM

"^Umm yeah Coltrane, Davis, Louis Armstrong"

Yeah. Household names among teens who weren't marching band faggots.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:22 PM

Marching band "faggots" dig Coltrane?

Why don't you take your hatred, ignorance, and idiocy back to Twitter where it's not only accepted, it's welcomed!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:24 PM

"Skrillex is doin more for the music industry today than The Beatles ever did in the 1940s......idgaf about sum old shit music, u guys need to get with the times"

EPIC TROLL

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:24 PM

^Guy is right Beatles did shit in the 40's...

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:27 PM

Their hero, The King of Pederasts, knew who he was, when he bought the rights to the majority of the Lennon/McCartney catalog.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:29 PM

Wow. Fuck these people. Do they not know who Jesus Christ was either?

Posted by William Ruddock | February 13, 2012 2:30 PM

"Why don't you take your hatred, ignorance, and idiocy back to Twitter where it's not only accepted, it's welcomed!"

What does that even mean? There's only one moron in this thread, and it's the idiot who thinks that "digging" Coltrane was anything approaching normalcy among teens in the 80's. It was never pop music to begin with.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:32 PM

I think a better example than jazz dudes from the 40's was maybe if kids born in 70s & 80s knew who Elvis was and I think most did even if they could care less about his music...
Also where were these kids parents last night that they couldn't have asked them ? or another human being. ...People are so tied to social media that they think its find to publicly broadcast their first thoughts on everything..

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:32 PM

OK, so you found 15 lil' mouthbreathers whose knowledge of music history begins with AutoTune. BFD. This collage of Twits is your welfare line 15 years from now. The best that squealing shitcakes like Rory Farrell can ever hope for is to change my oil at Jiffy Lube until the day he Purple Dranks himself to death, or gets popped by Uncle Leo running some MDMA through Gainesville. These are insignificant flyspecks, and enough of their peers are smart enough and worldly enough to make a genuine positive difference in our futures. No need to slam the entire generation.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:34 PM

Guys, it's some sort of "meme" style shit nowadays to display ignorance like this. As if to say "I don't care SO MUCH, that I'm gonna LOL and WTF all up and down my proclamation of NOT knowing who someone is, and be proud if it!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:36 PM

Elvis was a singular entity though. I may be giving them too much credit, but I'm inclined to believe that they've heard of The Beatles.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:39 PM

I am loving these folks who keep calling the Beatles a 1940s act. Now *there* is some ignorance for ya!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:50 PM

Who is Obamer? lol Isn't he the guy who's our President? heh heh heh that's funny Beavis lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:56 PM

Hey Butthead! heh heh heh Shut up Beavis heh heh heh Paul McCartney sucks! heh heh heh

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 2:57 PM

Cornholio

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:03 PM

12:23;

But he played the Apollo.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:05 PM

I don't believe that they don't know who he is.

It is indeed interesting that they all knew how to spell his last name correctly, and that they were interested enough in music to watch the Grammys and sit through enough of it to get to Paul's performances.

I think they know who he is, they don't like him and they think because he's old, it's cool to say they don't know who he is, since everyone knows who he is, in some sort of twisted logic, they think it's credible to be ignorant enough to pretend they never heard of him.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:12 PM

3:12 nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:13 PM

SInce when is it cool to not know something?

There is no future for us

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:14 PM

I'm sure they don't know who LL Cool J is either. And I bet they were tweeting that didn't know what different brands of soda were during the commercials. Mouth breathers indeed. Who gives a fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:16 PM

Who's on first

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:22 PM

yeah I don't buy it. The Beatles may have been a long time ago, but their presence in pop culture currently is hard to miss. Major ad campaigns when they just went to itunes, when their catalogue was remastered, etc.

And Paul was front page news during his divorce, and new marriage. He played two nights at yankee Stadium last year which were anything but low profile in the media.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:24 PM

If you live in a cultural cave with nothing but your friends and school then I'm sure McCartney is just one of many zillions of things and people these idiots are clueless about

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:26 PM

Apparently we live in an age where it not knowing things is street cred.

The stupider you are about things you don't care about the better it seems.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:27 PM

Who is Li'l/Young (aka Yung) _________ (fill in the blank), and who gave him a microphone?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:29 PM

Interesting that on a show which had many of McCartney's generational peers, and even older, including the Beach Boys, Tony Bennet, Glen Campbell, Springsteen, etc, these idiots seem to only single out McCartney to say they don;t know who he is.

Does that mean they know who the others are?

That's why it's suspect to me. They know damn well who he is, but want to act like they are too cool to know.

I guess theres no cool in saying you don't know who Glen Campbell is.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:30 PM

Seriously, if you didn't know who Paul was, why would you be sitting through 3 1/2 hours of the Grammy's to begin with?

Paul showed up half way through and then again at the very end.

If you were the kind of person who didn't know who he was wouldn't you be doing something else instead of watching this on tv for almost four hours?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:33 PM

ask these same people who John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Neil Armstrong, John F Kennedy, etc, were and you'd get the same answer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:34 PM

2:36 nailed it. And 3:30 kinda.
You guys are all idiots. This is the internet generations way of saying they're too cool to care. It's an arrogance thing. And an aloofness thing. It's their way of saying "who cares about this geezer?? Not me, cos I'm cool." They're just your average teenage morons, but you guys are failing to get what they're trying to express, however misguided and unfunny it may be.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:41 PM

3:33 Because these are mostly kids who only know of the immediately accessible things in their world, and don't give a crap about things beyond that scope. They were up late waiting to see Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Gaga, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:43 PM

3:41, agreed. When I was a kid, it was the same, and I'm sure that this will always be the case for future generations. It's not cool to know stuff that is beyond what is considered cool. Most kids grow out of it, others grow up to be boring dumbasses. That's just the way it is.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:47 PM

These people on twitter might not know who mcartney is, but all of you BVers know what phyto-nutrients are.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:51 PM

3:43.... But if these kids are so connected to their modern technology, why would they stay up late to watch this entire show half full of 'old geezers' they claim not to know, the old fashioned way, in real time on broadcast television, when they can just watch the parts they want to later on Hulu, youtube, DV-R, etc..?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:57 PM

He played half time at the freaking Superbowl for christ's sake not that long ago.

Even if you claimed to not know who he was before that, you'd be hard pressed to convince anyone you didn't know who he was after that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:58 PM

I wonder if they know who John Lennon is?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 3:59 PM

3:57 - They're kids. They have nothing better to do, and they're not going to wait until later to watch it on DVR or Hulu. They want to talk about it on Twitter as it's happening, and they want to talk to their friends about it in school the next day. And as kids, staying up late watching Chris Brown or whoever is exciting for them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 4:01 PM

There is no excuse for a teenager who listens to any kind of music these days to not know who McCartney is.

When I was a teenager back in the 80's, I knew who Frank Sinatra was. Didn't care for him, or listen to him, but I knew who he was.

Of course if I hadn't, I wouldn't be telling everyone proudly.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 4:01 PM

4:01, if you're a kid who only listens to Hot 97 or 92.3 NOW or Z100, and you only know of HipHop and R&B from within the last 5 years, how would you know who Paul McCartney is? And what if your parents only listen to R&B and old school hiphop? Wouldn't the idea of Paul McCartney seem corny to you if this were the case?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 4:14 PM

im not a real big beatles fan but come on pauls a f#*@ing LEGEND

Posted by Jonny | February 13, 2012 4:16 PM

I love how stupid so many of you are. It's kinda awesome! Thanks for the laughs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 4:43 PM

Wait... wasn't thatAngela Lansbury? I thought that was her up there playing last night... hmmm...

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 4:50 PM

Who is Ned Hepburn?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 5:13 PM

More importantly, who ISN'T Paul McCartney?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 5:17 PM

Paul McCartney was terrible on the grammys. why even bother with this old crap? save it for when he dies.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 5:21 PM

The idea of McCartney may seem corny to that kid, but he should still know who he IS....

There are some stars in music, film, dance, sports, etc that go beyond the particular genre and are just really really famous people in the world. PAul McCartney is one of them. To not know the name is ridiculous no matter how much hip hop you only listen to.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 5:52 PM

I don't listen to Hip Hop but I know some of the bigger starts names.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 5:54 PM

yeah, why should McCartney be on the Grammys when he's alive?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 5:54 PM

Whitney Houston hasn't had a hit record in more than 15 years, and has had not had any kind of recent public profile in terms of the culture at large or the musical landscape. So how come none of these kids are claiming not to know who she is?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 5:59 PM

because Paul McCartney is a white guy and all these comments are from black kids. It's not cool to like an old white guy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 6:01 PM

i just wish all the baby boomers would hurry up and drop dead already

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 6:02 PM

I think everyone is missing the real travesty: One of these twitterers has christened himself "Brose Cuervo."

"im about to sounds naiive as F..."

Indeed.

Posted by Free Sandwiches | February 13, 2012 6:22 PM

Some idiot tried to tell me Paul was in a band before Wings!

Posted by Dave Ianno | February 13, 2012 8:34 PM

Who are these Idiot kids? Theys Hella Stupid IMHO LMFAO!!! LOL!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 9:33 PM

ironically was a premonitionary metaphor from John Lennon with a symbolic twist

Posted by "Paul is Dead" | February 13, 2012 9:53 PM

I just listened to some paul mccartney for the first time and i think he's overrated

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 10:04 PM

hi

Posted by birdshit | February 13, 2012 10:30 PM

I didn't know want hummus was before i started reading Brooklyn Vegan. Now I eat that tan paste a minimum of 3 times per week. Thanks a lot!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 10:39 PM

I am 17 year old and am seriously ashamed to be in this generation sometime. First of all I'm confused by all of the references that the Beatles didn't do anything in the 40s? of course they didn't they were born in the 40's and were big in the 60's. Even if you are not a fan of the Beatles, people should know who they are or else they live under a rock! BEATLES WILL LIVE ON FOREVER!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:00 PM

These fools don't even know who LL Cool J was by that level of nonsense. Seriously. I bet they don't even know who Herb Alpert is (Rise was taken by Biggie Smalls), or even George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. You should probably figure out that if Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh and Dave Grohl are beyond honoroed to be up on stage with Paul McCartney, then maybe you need to know who he is!!! Jesus f to the criminy.

I bet these kids all think Nicki Minaj is talented too. Oy vey.

Posted by Momma | February 14, 2012 12:23 AM

haha. Not liking the last songs off of Abbey Road, are you?

1940s? Wow. What planet are you trolls on? I cannot believe how incensed I am at the idiots. When I was a child, I totally knew who The Who, The Doors, Rolling Stones and The Beatles were. Not to mention classic jazz and other musicians like Nat King Cole, Robert Johnson, Astrud Gilberto and Django Reinhardt just to name a few. SAD>SAD>SAD>SAD>SAD

Posted by Momma | February 14, 2012 12:32 AM

I know who he is but honestly, I don't give a fuck. Beatles aren't my thing and he is even worse. I prefer metal and it's subgenres, so Nicki Minaj, Springsteen, and Biggie Smalls can bite my ass.

Posted by Bry | February 14, 2012 12:35 AM

What does Paul Mcarney have to do with me and my peers? He's a rickety old coot who was in a famous band a long time ago. He wasn't even the talented one from what I understand.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:53 AM

much of the music he's made and contributed will outlive that of all the artists you have on your ipod combined.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:38 AM

Was he the egg man or the walrus?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 4:03 AM

The real question is...

Does Paul McCartney know who Paul McCartney is?

Posted by liverpoollounger | February 14, 2012 4:30 AM

He's a righteous Liverpudlian bloke he is he is. Lived in a yellow submarine. Had an octupus garden. Shagged a cripple. He's a bloody knight and he ain't even fished high school. Top that, ya wankers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 8:04 AM

I may not know Sir Paul, but I am very familiar with Sir Mamoun.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 8:56 AM

Paul McCartney and the Beatles were one of the best groups in the 60s for those of u too young to know who they were u shouldnt be making comments and nasty remarks about people u didnt know do ur research first

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 9:13 AM

The Beatles? I thought Mcnarney was in Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. They used to play his music in the supermarket I worked in.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 9:26 AM

Paul McCartney died in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike named Billy Sheers.

Christ, you people are so stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 10:44 AM

this is disturbing, yet funny at the same time. Hell, i can see how PM might mean a whole lot of nothing to anyone who is not interested in the history of popular music. sad, but, it is what it is. the thing that disturbs me the most is the 'what is he doing on this show ?? ' mentality.
to quote the young folk WTF ?? the grammy awards show is meant to celebrate MUSIC...all genres, all ages. SO...sorry you had to suffer through Paul, but, this ain't the MTV or Kid's Choice awards. We old folk had to sit through Chris Brown (puleeeeeez man, THAT is talent ? yeah...he can 'dance' but c'mon.) and Nicky whateverthefuckhername is too. Shit 'music' lip synched...high in shock value...that shock value thing has been done for YEARS...now it's 'all show, no go !' Hell...Tony bennet was not of my time either, but I'm sure glad to see he's still here, still doing what he loves, with class and heart.

Posted by steve m | February 14, 2012 1:09 PM

Keep McCartney off of my damn television set! He smells of mothballs and soiled diapers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:33 PM

HEY MORONS, IT'S PERFECTLY UNDERSTANDABLE THAT THESE TWITS DONT KNOW WHO THIS WHITE GEEZER IS. AND HALF OF THEM DO KNOW WHO HE IS BUT ARE ACTING LIKE THEY DON'T TO SEEM COOL. GET A FUCKING CLUE.

All of these comments by people being outraged that people don't know who "such a legend" is, are more sad to me than all of those tweets.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:38 PM

Honestly, the "I would let Chris Brown beat me" tweets were much more disturbing to me, than a bunch of sheltered stupid kids who don't know a Beatle.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:44 PM

1:38 impresses me. All those words, in two different cases no less, to say absolutely nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:48 PM

@1:44... good point. scary

Posted by steve m | February 14, 2012 1:52 PM

1:48 impresses me for replying to someone who apparently said nothing. I impress me also for wasting as much time as 1:48 did.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:17 PM

I'm a 30 year old black man from New York--didn't know who Paul McCartney was (apart from a Simpsons guest star, I guess) until I was maybe in college? I didn't listen to the Beatles until I had been out of college for over a year.

You people have no idea how little your music means to many of us.

Posted by darrylayo | February 14, 2012 11:08 PM

So darrylayo, you are defending ignorance? My wife is 40 and her parents played Earth, Wind and Fire, Ohio Players, Funkadelic as well as Beatles and Stones. You use the term 'us' as if you are the sole representative of the black majority and 'you people' as if the only ones who comment and are concerned with this ignorance as white. This smacks of racism.
People had the ability [and the technology] to simply research the man and utilized it to dispel publicly their stupidity times two.

You simply have no idea how much Paul and the very idea of the Beatles changed the music scene creating new opportunities across the board. Because had no affect in your cloistered household is an expression of your sheltered youth.

By the way, you DO know who Duke Ellington was, don't you?

Posted by drew | February 16, 2012 10:58 AM

"You people have no idea how little your music means to many of us."

Boy, are you missing the point. Nobody is saying that anyone has to specifically know any of his music or his songs, or like any of it.

It doesn't have to have any meaning to you or 'many of you'.

No one here is making that the issue. The issue is very simply that you should just know who he is. Plain and simple... Paul McCartney is one of the most famous and successful living musician of the 20th Century, and was one of the main members of The Beatles who were without question (like them or not), the most successful and famous band in the history of the world.

Listen, I don't know any of Ella Fitzgerald's songs, and I'm not into her music, but I know who she is. Same for LL Cool J.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:57 PM

i guess it's just really cool for Black people to claim they don't know mainstream White culture, even when they do.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:58 PM

When rock and roll came out in the 50's just about all teens forgot about jazz from the 20's completely. So it's amazing that artists from the 60's are still as popular as they are today. How many of you know who Paul Whiteman is? Only the most popular jazz artist in history, yet completely forgotten.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 1:19 PM

I bet the kids know who Stevie Wonder is. Stevie Wonder is a musical genius!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 1:22 PM

When I was a kid in the 80's I hated all the current music. Why do kids like the current music of today. It's really quite terrible , they have access to all kinds of cool music, why Chris Brown and Nikki whatevs and DJ whatevs. They actual like the crap that the media tells them to like. It's weird. Please rebel!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 1:29 PM

I guess it's just really cool for Black people to claim they don't know mainstream White culture, even when they do.

Posted by Dubizzle | February 22, 2012 6:08 AM

listen carfully you don't say about who is the person say about who is paul mccartney he was singer of the beatles. stop all this twitter, and who is elvis.you all twitter you don't know him, you so crazy about twitter. leave paul mccartney alone. thank you.

Posted by siddharth choudhury | April 7, 2012 5:54 AM

It doesn't matter one fucking inch if someone doesn't know who Paul McCartney is; he's just a lame-ass musician who became famous for no significant reason!

Posted by lukemadigan | May 20, 2012 1:15 AM

Wow, I'm amazed. 148 comments and no mention of me and/or someone impersonating me LOL.

What more can be said other than that there are many clueless, uncaring people out there and we just saw an unintentional rollcall of them on Twitter.

I'd have to think the og Tweeter was joking and it exposed a ton of people who really don't know who Paul McCartney is, but maybe she isn't joking and was the first in this sad rollcall.

I'm not angry at these people, I don't even pity them. I say educate them. DM each of them the wiki page for The Beatles and maybe you'll open them up to a treasure trove of music which will make them rethink listening to most of the shit they listen to.

Posted by D | May 20, 2012 7:53 AM

^ you are not D, child. go back to sleep until mommy and daddy get up for breakfast.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 8:13 AM

Oh I am D, but you think I'm a D impersonator if it makes you feel better.

LOL @ achieving not only people mentioning me in comments before I post in them and impersonating me status, but people thinking I'm an impersonator status.

Posted by D | May 20, 2012 12:29 PM

These people are daff! Who is Paul McCartney. This group of losers are the worst yet. Go play with you smart phones and text each other until your blue in the face. This is just another show of ignorance on the part of this stupid bunch of losers. They know who McCartney is but knowing no one in their generation will ever match his talent they chose to belittle him. How sad, how stupid.

Posted by William | August 2, 2012 4:22 AM

The kids aren't 'daff' or any other insult you (mostly) white people want to throw at them; they just don't give a rat's ass about Paul McCartney. And they don't have to, either. Would you be doing this to a group of kids from Central America?

Posted by Simon Tarses | September 16, 2012 1:07 PM

Who cares if someone hasn't heard of Paul McCartney? He's one of the lamest musicians/celebrities ever!

Posted by Luke Madigan | January 28, 2013 12:57 AM

McCartney has rattled a lot of windows in his day as a bassist, and he rattles a lot of peoples nerves with his convoluted logic. I play acoustic and electric bass and classical guitar; I'm also a freethinking secular democrat that doesn't tolerate irrational thought, beliefs and misaligned discussions.

McCartney is a good bassist and that's where he should let it be (no pun intended). I agree with McCartney's stance on antiwar and peace, and I'm a proponent on logical environmental issues, but certainly not the doomsday approach.

I don't see anything wrong with today's youth not knowing who Paul McCartney is. The Beatles are history. We live for today. Out with the old and in with the new.

Now if Paul wants to sit down at his Hammond B3 organ and crank up his Leslie tone cabinet with an empty bottle of Blue Nun wine atop the speaker cabinet, maybe he can still make that empty wine bottle rattle away on those bass notes like he did eons ago!

Posted by Eric S. | February 3, 2013 7:15 PM

i agree in you should stop listening to music.

Posted by Acompanhantres RJ | April 22, 2013 10:57 PM

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