Paul McCartney has received tragic news about a studio collaborator. McCartney announced the death of his friend and collaborator Al Schmitt on his official website. Paul McCartney Leaks Bold Elvis Presley Secret.
“So sad to hear of the passing of my friend Al Schmitt.
Al was the lead engineer in charge of the ‘Kisses on the Bottom’ session and was a fantastic guy besides being one of the world’s great engineers.
He always had a twinkle in his eye and was ready for a laugh but most importantly when we had done what we thought was a good take and went into the control room to hear the playback it sounded fantastic. His self-effacing skills always came through.
I send my love to his family and will always remember him with great fondness. Thanks for everything Al.
Lots of love,
Paul’s site also posted: Here’s a trivia challenge for you – how many songs has Paul sung about birds over the years?
Paul’s love of birds has been ever-present throughout his career, from Chaos and Creation in the Backyard’s ‘Jenny Wren’ to ‘Single Pigeon’ taken from Wings’ Red Rose Speedway, timeless classic ‘Blackbird’ from The White Album to McCartney III’s ‘Long Tail Winter Bird’. So, when Ella on Instagram asked about the symbolism behind birds in his songs, we knew this could make a perfect team up for two of our favourite regular website features – ‘Sticking Out Of My Back Pocket’ and ‘You Gave Me The Answer’.