Today In Pop Music: June 11 – Paul McCartney’s Big Regret
Birthdays today include Joey Dee (1940), most famous for his gigs at the legendary Peppermint Lounge and his #1 hit recorded there, Peppermint Twist. Also John Lawton (1946) of Uriah Heap [Easy Livin'], and Z.Z. Top‘s Frank Beard (1949).
On this day in 2001, Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills at St. Salvator Church, Ireland with an all star guest list that included Ringo Starr, David Gilmour, Jooles Holland, and Chrissie Hynde. Heather walked down the aisle with a bouquet of eleven ‘McCartney’ roses. In spite of warnings from Paul’s daughter, he proceeded with the ceremony without a pre-nup agreement, costing him millions and millions of dollars when the couple divorced seven years later.
If only Paul could have foreseen what was ahead when this video was aired!