The Fool On The Hill

The featured image is of Paul McCartney shaking up a batch of Maccaritas. His very own cocktail recipe. I’m more of a whiskey guy myself but anytime Macca wants to make me a Maccarita, I’m there, dude.

Paul McCartney wrote The Fool On The Hill for the 1967 teevee movie/album Magical Mystery Tour. Roll up. The song is credited to Lennon and McCartney but it’s all Macca. Roll up.

Paul also wins the cocktail war: I’ll take a Maccarita over a Brandy Alexander any day.

Why The Fool On The Hill now? It’s April Fool’s Eve. Pranks for the memories…

We begin with The Beatles. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Bobbie Gentry. Say no more.

Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 put a Bossa Nova spin on the Macca song.

Next up, Stone The Crows. They were a Scottish blues rock band with a raspy voiced lead singer, Maggie Bell.

It was songs like Fool that convinced many in the older generation that the kids were alright. Sarah Vaughan even cut a record of Beatles covers. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

What would the Friday Cocktail Hour be without instrumental versions of the week’s tune? This time, Ramsey Lewis followed by Tony Williams.

That’s it for this week. Raise your glass and toast a solemn holiday: April Fool’s Day. Have a Maccarita on me. It’s what Ringo, George, John, and Paul would want. Never argue with them.

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