MAC TO THE FUTURE
Eric Martin completed To Be With You with David Grahame, a Paul McCartney lookalike who had actually played the former Beatle in the LA stage show Beatlemania.
“He had some really cool, quirky pop ideas,” Martin says. “We wrote one song together called Captured By Cathy’s Kiss that had kind of a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers vibe. Then he said: ‘What else you got?’ and I pulled out a cassette from my bag of this song I wrote a long time ago, To Be With You. But there was something missing from it. So he said: “How about we do it with just a bass drum and handclaps, like Give Peace A Chance? I said: ‘Yeah, let’s try it like that.’ It was like a light went on.”