The Beatles: Paul McCartney’s banned protest song written for Northern Ireland

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    Going on to detail the thought process behind his song, McCartney revealed: “From our point of view, it was the first time people questioned what [the British] were doing in Ireland.

    “It was so shocking. I wrote Give Ireland Back to the Irish, we recorded it and I was promptly phoned by the Chairman of EMI, Sir Joseph Lockwood.”

    Lockwood told McCartney he would not release the song under any circumstances.

    The singer added: “He thought it was too inflammatory.”

    Published at Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:38:00 +0000

    The Beatles: Paul McCartney’s banned protest song written for Northern Ireland

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