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#triviatuesday - What two songs did Paul McCartney perform during the first-ever concert linkup?
Today we celebrate the 77th birthday of Paul McCartney (1), the former Beatle who for decades has continued to entertain fans around the world – and in Outer Space.
A musical trailblazer, Paul performed “a special live musical wakeup call...” for NASA Astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian Cosmonaut Valery Tokarev aboard the International Space Station 220 miles above Earth...” It was the “44th day of their six-month mission in Space. (2)
This first-ever concert linkup occurred on November 12, 2005... a ground-breaking feat without the ground.
Therefore, in honor of Paul and international unity, we ask today’s TriviaTuesday question:
What two songs did Paul perform during that historic Earth-to-Space venture?
(Hint: the time of day and appropriate beverage are involved)
During a concert in Anaheim, California, Paul was linked to the International Space Station and performed “Good Day Sunshine” and “English Tea” for NASA Astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian Cosmonaut Valery Tokarev. (2) Apparently the Space travelers had recently awakened and were ready to begin another day’s work!
(1) The 2019 Chase’s Calendar of Events, available for checkout at MidPointe Library.
(2) NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration):
Image from “Today Show” Today.com
If you love all-things-Space and/or music, make MidPointe Library your destination!
Join us now through July 31 for our “Summer Reading Program” for all ages! It’s themed “A Universe of Stories” -- a salute to the men and women whose skill and bravery have put humans on the Moon and so much more.
Stop by any MidPointe location for a taste of Summer and Space :
Middletown, West Chester, Trenton, Monroe, Liberty Township (2nd floor, Liberty Center) and onboard our roving “Library On Wheels,” formerly known as The Bookmobile.
For information about Summer Reading, go to www.midpointelibrary.org > Services > Summer Reading.
A calendar of all MidPointe events is available at: www.midpointelibrary.org > Events
Information is also available by calling any MidPointe branch. Phone numbers and addresses are listed on the front page of our website.