Paul McCartney Met Women Who Inspired Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’

Paul McCartney recently met the women who inspired the Beatles’ “Blackbird,” which is from their famous White Album, according to Rolling Stone. The former Beatle met the women, Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, backstage at his Little Rock, Arkansas concert Saturday night.More »

By on May 2, 2016

Paul McCartney recently met the women who inspired the Beatles’ “Blackbird,” which is from their famous White Album, according to Rolling Stone. The former Beatle met the women, Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, backstage at his Little Rock, Arkansas concert Saturday night. Both women were members of Little Rock Nine, which was a group of nine black students who faced discrimination after enrolling in the all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957. They had enrolled following the Supreme Court’s historic Brown vs. the Board of Education decision. Even though the law had passed allowing them to enter the school, Arkansas governor Orval Faubus protested their entrance, which is what cause the Little Rock Crisis and in turn inspired McCartney to write “Blackbird.” Copyright(c) 2016 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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