Paul and Mary.

7 Responses to “Paul and Mary.”

  1. mcarp555 says:

    It’s a shame that Mary will basically be remembered only for ‘Those Were the Days’. Paul apparently saw her as something other than what she was, but his attempt to make her into ‘Cilla, mark II’ or Petula Clark failed dismally.

    It was only after Paul lost interest in her that she made what is considered to be one of the greatest folk albums of all time, ‘Earth Song/Ocean Song’. It’s certainly one of the best non-Beatle albums Apple ever issued.

  2. Lizzie says:

    Lovely hug! But… she should have washed her hair. In all the photos, it looks really greasy on the front.

  3. Drew says:

    Carp: Whatever lack of success Mary Hopkin had after she and Paul went their separate ways is Mary Hopkin’s responsibility. Not Paul’s. He only helped start her career. It was up to her to carry it on — in whatever way SHE wanted. And she did. She didn’t have to remain in one style. Plenty of singers switch styles successfully.

    I always find it amazing how happy people are to saddle Paul with the blame for things he had no control over. Yes, it’s such a shame that Paul helped her to a big hit. There was nothing stopping her (post-Paul) from creating more hits.

    She was responsible for her own career.

  4. remember being driven in the car to school when I was in 1st Grade hearing Hey Jude and Those Were The Days on car radio.

  5. Kwai Chang says:

    Mary had a little ham
    (ewe no…under the bridge over the river/sweet)

  6. MarkZapp says:

    Without Paul’s help, we would probably not even be talking about Mary here. Through Paul/Apple, she became known the world over.

  7. Tammy says:

    The Fabs gave Apple artists like Mary and Badfinger a real start in the buisness, after that, it was up to the individual artists. The Fabs couldn’t carry everyone, in fact, by that stage, they couldn’t even carry themselves.

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