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April 08, 1991 12:00 PM

MTV (Wed., April 3, 10 P.M. ET)

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Paul McCartney is the featured artist on a one-hour edition of MTV’s acoustic performance show. Running through familiar favorites (“Blackbird”) and exotic covers (Gene Vincent’s “Be-Bop-a-Lula”), McCartney gives ample evidence that he still possesses one of pop’s sweetest voices.

The stadium spellbinder seems oddly nervous in front of the show’s intimate studio audience. He even messes up the lyrics to “We Can Work It Out.” But the legendary charm is intact. If he lived in this country, McCartney would be a good candidate for his own sitcom. In fact, at 48, he could still probably play the Kirk Cameron role on Growing Pains.

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