Say it ain't so: Mop top Paul McCartney turns 70
GREGORY KATZ | June 18, 2012 12:12 PM EST | AP
LONDON — Paul McCartney can still rock at 70 – what more could a former Beatle want?
He celebrated his birthday in private Monday, perhaps resting up between gigantic gigs this summer, but is showing no sign of slowing down as his music is passed down to generations too young to have seen him in Wings, much less the Beatles.
Once a pot-smoking counterculture rebel, "Sir Paul" is very much part of the British establishment now, closing Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee concert earlier this month with a mix of favorites that included a raucous "All My Loving," one of the Beatles' first smash hits.
He's also preparing for a featured role closing the London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27 – just another global audience measuring a billion or more for one of the most popular performers in pop history.
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Wow,Paul is 70; I now feel very old.
Oh no! Tell me I'm not old enough to remember the early days? Please? How about if I say I was really a teeny kid?
I never forget his birthday, because it's the day before mine.
He wrote a lot of great songs.
Are people on here talking about the REAL Paul McCartney, or the exact look-alike who replaced the real one and took over his life when the real one died in his twenties (and then, of course, sent out a hint about it by not wearing shoes on an album cover)? AND, what did the Queen know, and when did she know it - because I'm not sure the look-alike really should have been at that Jubilee, at least not while wearing shoes or otherwise sending a clear signal about the secret truth. (..and who is 70 - the real PM, the look-alike, or both?)
Who cares indeed, Cags!
Aging rocker, yawn! I always found him and the rest of the Beatles deathly boring. Classical music is much more fun.
Here's the truth about the shoes Lisa.....
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Though of course there's still the cars and the number plates and the funeral procession and the cranberry sauce and the blah, blah, blah .....
by Susan Reid5 years ago
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by Stacie L5 years ago
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by AnnCee7 years ago
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by KFlippin7 years ago
Paul McCartney - how sick, how sad, how unbelievable, his crappy slur to Bush and to Laura on his high night in the White House. Not to mention Obama has all this time for entertainment right now? If it were...
by BritishRock6 years ago
Both were singers and gutarists for The Beatles but which one had the better solo career? John wrote about War, Love and Peace. Paul has had a longer solo career but has he made the same amount of classics as John did?...
by logic,commonsense6 years ago
He is there performing now. His voice is not the same as it was even a few years ago.
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