John Taylor, one of the contributors to the recent “The Beatles and Me” book filled with fans' stories of meeting up with members of the group, told the story of his meeting with Paul McCartney Aug. 19 on WVUE-TV (Channel 8) in New Orleans. (You can see the interview at the link.)
“I was the only car in the parking lot,” he said. “I actually chickened out. I didn't want to ask him. I felt kind of foolish. A car pulled aside of me and it was Paul and Linda McCartney. We hung out there for about three months.” He said the timing was perfect because he says he was just about to leave and that the McCartneys were very nice and “down to earth.”
He tells another story from the book of a woman who was working a Paul McCartney show and was told not to look at him. But when someone stepped on a wire, she asked the person to move their foot and found it was McCartney. Her boss told her she had 10 minutes to pack up and leave, but he said Paul interceded and not only got her her job back, but came over and told her.
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