2 thoughts on “Tug of War – Andy Miller

  1. I can’t claim to know why Paul McCartney used the phrase “Big B.D.” in “Ballroom Dancing,” but I have my guess. When that song came out, Aids was not yet prevalent, so the biggest concern people had from their lovemaking was venereal disease – or V.D. So when I first heard “Ballroom Dancing,” I presumed the line, “I got what I got from ballroom dancing – Big B.D.” was an intentional joke.

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  2. Thanks so much for such a delightful blend of enthusiasm, background and insight. I’m not familiar with Macca’s post 1970s albums so this was a terrific intro. And Andy – while your 8 year old self was hunkered down in front of that hotel TV set on the Isle of Wight watching “Let it Be”, my 16 year old self was at that same moment unpacking in a London hotel when I saw that “Let it Be” was on the telly – a near miraculous event in those pre-streaming days. Alas my parents ordered me down to dinner so I couldn’t watch the whole thing. Thanks again for the pleasure of your chat.

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