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Beatle news briefs: Fan gets presents from McCartney; 'Fifth Beatle' tops chart

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Livia Edwords got an early Christmas present from Paul McCartney, she told Beatles Examiner Dec. 15. Through his company, MPL Communications Ltd., she received :The Love We Make” DVD, the “Band on the Run Archive Edition,” a copy of “NEW” and the “Live Kisses” DVD for two appearances she made in his music video and documentary.

Livia had her arm signed by Paul during this past year's Outside Lands festival in San Francisco and that prompted two appearances in McCartney films.

“So y'know how Paul McCartney featured me in his music video and his documentary for 'NEW'? Well, technically, nobody asked permission to use my image in this stuff," she said on Facebook. "A disclaimer at the end of the documentary said they "attempted to find the persons featured". So in an effort to make everything all good, I emailed MPL and gave them permission to use my image.”

“In the lyric video for 'NEW,' there's video of me meeting him on stage,” she told us. And “in the 'Something NEW' documentary, Paul is talking about how he understands what it's like to meet someone you admire so he empathizes with the fans and there's more footage of me meeting him shown.”

"Christmas came early this year!!!,” she said.

SUPER ACCOMPLISHMENT: Vivek Tiwary, co-author of the graphic novel for “The Fifth Beatle” that just hit the top spot on the hardcover graphic novel list of the New York Times, had this to say to Beatles Examiner when we asked about the book's success: “ "I hope Brian would have been pleased and maybe a little amazed to be considered a hero topping the likes of Batman, Superman, and hordes of fearsome Walking Dead."

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