VOICE FROM POLAND
Hello the World! I am a new person here although I am not a newcomer as for the Beatles and Paul McCartney. My name is Piotr Chrósciel. I am a journalist living in Warsaw which is the capital of Poland. Since January 1990 I have been involved in a particular and unique mission of popularizing Paul McCartney's music in my country. Most Polish Macca/Beatles fans became active after the year 2000 when Paul's European tours with his new band started to approach Poland by concerts in Prague, Leipzig or Budapest and they could go there to see their idol. What I have been doing has the beginning during the Paul McCartney World Tour 1989/1990 when many fans from Poland where attending kindergarten or even it was before they were born. The basic question which you can ask the Polish fans is whether they have seen Linda McCartney playing with her husband on one stage. I have even seen her playing drums at the Limehouse Studios in London in December 1990. So now you know who in Poland is a newcomer and who is an experienced rock 'n' roll veteran. In May 1992 the PETRA Publishing House published my book "Paul McCartney. Biography" in Warsaw. They printed 10 thousand copies and that's why my book is still available on internet auctions after more than 20 years. To the best of my knowledge my book about Paul was the first ever East European biography of this artist i.e. the one written by the author who was born and permanently lived within the territory of East Europe. In Russia they published Paul Gambaccini's "Paul McCartney in His Own Words" in 1976 but the first ever originally Russian author was Anatoliy Maksimov who released his Russian biography of Paul McCartney in 2002 ("McCartney. Dyen za dnyom"). From January 1994 to December 2005 I was a regular contributor to the most professional Polish rock magazine "Tylko Rock" ("Only Rock") which changed its name to "Teraz Rock" ("Rock Now") in March 2003. In both versions of this monthly magazine I published 44 articles, mainly about Paul McCartney and the Beatles. In January 1998 I personally organized "McCartney's Day", the first historic Polish concert with Paul McCartney's music performed by the Polish artists including the best Polish jazz bass guitarist Krzysztof Scieranski. "McCartney's Day" took place at the Town Centre of Culture in Legionowo, 30 kilometres away from Warsaw. I gave many interviews on the Polish Radio and on the Polish TV becoming the leading Polish expert on Paul McCartney's and Beatles music. In November 1990 i was invited to the BBC Polish Section at the Bush House in London where I gave them my unique BBC interview on Paul McCartney. It was broadcast to Poland in March 1991. I am a bachelor who loves spending his free time in his garden 30 kilometres away from the city. My sister Ewa and my nephew Alex live in London which from time to time gives me opportunity of visiting Paul McCartney's native land. Unfortunately I haven't been to Liverpool so far. ALL THE BEST Piotr Chrósciel
veggieburgher last edited by
Welcome to the board, Piotr. I hope Paul visits your country this year as has been rumored and I look forward to your insights.
Triplets Love Paul last edited by
Hi Piotr! Welcome to the message board! Lovely introduction, very interesting! Thanks so much for sharing!