2:05 p.m. Aug. 8----
I have some road tune ideas for Paul McCartney's home stretch down Route 66.
But first here's an interesting comment from roadie Carolyn Hasenfratz, who writes: "On the McCartney Years DVD set, in the commentary section, Sir Paul said that his song "Helen Wheels" was intended to be a British version of Route 66. The tune is nothing like it, but the lyrics mention place names in England like Route 66 mentions place names in America. Maybe he's been thinking about doing this for a long time. "Helen Wheels" is from 1973. To read lyrics to "Helen Wheels: go to:
"Helen Wheels" was the name he called his Land Rover, according to legend.
If Sir Paul catches this report, here's my Route 66 Road Mix he might consider (in east to west geographical order):