Mike McGear
Mike McGear
Mike McCartney, known professionally as Mike McGear, is a British performing artist and rock photographer and the younger brother of Paul McCartney. He attended the Liverpool Institute two years behind his brother.
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Mike McGeary: Myth-Busting Startups
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The economic recovery remains a talking point in this country, and with good reason. The progress has been steady but slow, and plenty of sectors of the economy are still struggling to catch up to pre-recession levels. In some ways, this is unavoidable as business models change and new industries grow up to replace struggling ones. The symbol of this groundswell has become the oft-misunderstood startup. The buzz around startups is unavoidable, even if you don't live in Silicon Valley or New York City. What might come to mind are hipsters with mid-century glasses and skinny ties (or humorous bacon t-shirts) doing business over locally roasted artisanal coffee. Or maybe bros playing ping pong and getting paid obscene amounts of money to lead the way to American prosperity by making (and playing) video games. You would be forgiven for thinking startups are the exclusive domain of overgrown boys (and girls) who refuse to play by the rules and do real work. This is the stere ...
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Should startups worry about the government?
Reuters.com - almost 5 years
Mike McGeary of Engine Advocacy discusses what startups need to know about working with the federal government.
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Roger McGough - Cambridge News
Google News - over 5 years
To those with memories stretching back to the Swinging Sixties, Roger will always be associated with The Scaffold, the band in which he was joined by John Gorman and Mike McGear, the younger brother of Paul McCartney. They stormed the charts with such
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Une relique Beatles volée à Liverpool - Yellow-sub.net
Google News - over 5 years
Ce sous-marin avait été appliqué contre la balustrade de l'Eglise St Barnabas en hommage à Paul McCartney qui y avait été enfant de choeur dans sa jeunesse, mais aussi en hommage à où son frère Mike McGear qui s'était marié là
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KAFM NOTES: Looking forward to getting 'Real Gone' - Grand Junction Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
From the 1960s, he might pick Boyce & Hart's long out-of-print debut album, “Test Patterns,” or perhaps the 1968 release by McGough & McGear, a stellar (if somewhat odd) album from Roger McGough and Mike McGear which featured guest appearances from the
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Museum of Liverpool opens with exhibition of work by Paul McCartney's brother - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Mike - who calls himself Mike McGear professionally in a bid to separate his work from his slightly more famous brother - also had a career in music. He was a member of the Liverpool comedy-poetry-music group The Scaffold, and also earned a living as a
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mike McGear
  • 2005
    Age 61
    He also took the cover photograph for Paul McCartney's 2005 solo album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.
    More Details Hide Details McCartney married (in 1968) and later divorced Angela Fishwick. He later married Rowena Horne. He has a step-sister, Ruth, whom his father Jim adopted in 1964. UK Releases US Release UK Releases US Releases
    In 2005, McCartney premiered and exhibited a collection of photographs that he had taken in the 1960s, called "Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life", both in Liverpool and other venues, such as The Provincial Museum of Alberta.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, an exhibition book was published of the collection.
  • 1981
    Age 37
    Individually, McCartney released a few more singles. His final release, while still using the name Mike McGear, was the 1981 release "No Lar Di Dar (Is Lady Di)".
    More Details Hide Details This was a satirical tribute to Lady Diana Spencer, released at the time of her wedding to Prince Charles. In the 1980s, after retiring from music, Mike McCartney decided to end his use of the "McGear" pseudonym and revert to use of his family name. McCartney was a photographer during his entire musical career, and has continued with photography since then. Beatles' manager Brian Epstein nicknamed him "Flash Harry" in the early 1960s because he was always taking pictures with a flash gun. He has published books of pictures that he took of the Beatles backstage and on tour, and he recently brought out a limited edition book of photos he took spontaneously backstage at Live8.
  • 1974
    Age 30
    McCartney then signed to Warner Bros. Records and in 1974 released his second "serious" musical album, McGear, in which he collaborated with his brother Paul and Paul's band Wings.
    More Details Hide Details Although four singles were released from these sessions, only "Leave It" enjoyed any moderate chart success (No. 36 UK). However, also recorded during McCartney's sessions with Wings was a Scaffold "reunion" song, "Liverpool Lou", which became the Scaffold's last top-ten hit. This led to the group's re-formation in 1974, and they recorded and performed together through 1977.
  • 1972
    Age 28
    McCartney then signed to Island Records and released a solo musical album entitled Woman in 1972——which again included many tracks co-written with McGough, and the Scaffold subsequently released their own album on the label, Fresh Liver.
    More Details Hide Details The Scaffold then added several other members and released two albums on Island in 1973 as Grimms (an acronym for Gorman-Roberts-Innes-McGear-McGough-Stanshall). However, McCartney quit Grimms after the second album due to tension between himself and one of the poets added to the group.
  • 1968
    Age 24
    In 1968, he and McGough released a "duo" album (McGough & McGear) that included the usual Scaffold mix of lyrics, poems, and comedy.
    More Details Hide Details The Scaffold ended up hosting a TV program, which limited the musical portion of their career, and they were dropped by Parlophone.
  • 1967
    Age 23
    McCartney composed the band's next biggest hit, 1967's "Thank U Very Much".
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  • 1962
    Age 18
    At the time the Beatles became successful, Mike McCartney was working as an apprentice hairdresser. However, he was also a member of the Liverpool comedy-poetry-music group the Scaffold, which included Roger McGough and John Gorman and had formed in 1962 (the year of the Beatles' first hit).
    More Details Hide Details McCartney decided to use a stage name, so as not to appear to be riding his brother's coattails. After first dubbing himself "Mike Blank", he settled on "Mike McGear", "gear" being the Liverpudlian equivalent of "fab". The band was subsequently signed to Parlophone. The Scaffold recorded a number of UK hit singles between 1966 and 1974, the most successful being the 1968 Christmas number one single, "Lily the Pink".
  • 1944
    Age 0
    Born on January 7, 1944.
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