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In Space You Can Hear Paul McCartney And The Beatles

by | 1st, February 2008

paulmccartney.jpg“SEND my love to the aliens,” Paul McCartney tells NASA. “All the best, Paul.”

NASA is to broadcast The Beatles’ song Across the Universe across the galaxy to Polaris, the North Star.

Anyone confused as to the point of this should know that is celebrates the 40th anniversary of the song, the 45th anniversary of NASA’s Deep Space Network and the 50th anniversary of NASA.

The idea was Martin Lewis’s, a Los Angeles-based Beatles historian.

Were Lewis a fan of the Monkees, aliens could be bobbling their heads to Daydream Believer, or what about The Letter by Box Tops, or Incense and Peppermints from the timeless Strawberry Alarm Clock?

Far out, as Tony Blackburn would say, and is probably still saying it in a galaxy, far, far away.

The one surprise is not that the overrated Beatles and a tired tune should be inflicted on the aliens, but that Sir Paul has not yet been elevated to a senior figure in the space movement, if not the head of Nasa.

With Mr G9 (Bono) the leading authority on world economic issues, Elton John an expert on burial rites and Sting a consultant on almost everything else, Sir Paul’s experience of space should be used to the full.

Can he attached to rocket and fired into the darkness? If anyone is to meet the alien head bobblers head on, Anorak can think of no more suitable person than Sir Paul…

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