Paul McCartney will not give him any more autographs or take any more photos with his fans, so he told the magazine Reader’s Digest in a recent interview where he talked about his long career and his relationship with his followers.
The exbeatle commented that it has always seemed “a little strange” to him to put your signature on a piece of paper or something else.
“It always seemed a bit strange to me”McCartney said. “‘Here, can I write your name on the back of this receipt, please?’ Why? We both know who I am. “
The 79-year-old musician went on to explain that putting selfies and autographs aside is a more satisfying experience for everyone involved, but mostly for himself.
“What you usually have is a twisted photo with a poor background and me looking a bit miserable”, said.
The musician does not want to stop interacting with his fans, on the contrary, he feels that the desperate search for an autograph or photo pushes them away rather than closer together. On the contrary, he invites his followers to propose a conversation if they find him on a street or in a public place.
“Let’s chat, let’s exchange stories”, affirmed the musician.
With these statements McCartney joins the decision that had already been made by Ringo Star, former drummer of The Beatles and the other survivor of the original members of the band after the deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison.
In October 2008, Ringo asked his fans to stop emailing him or presenting him with items for autographs through a strangely threatening video.
“I warn you with peace and love. I have a lot to do, no more fan letters! ” he said at that moment, with excessive peace and love. “And there are no objects to sign. Any! Anyway, peace and love, peace and love.
And he added at that time that their signatures “are on my paintings or something that I am passionate about, and all of that is for charity. Not for someone to sell it. “
So, to the millions of Beatles fans around the world, you know, there will be no more autographs, a real paradox because for those who have gotten one now it will be much, much more valuable.
McCartney’s recent statements also add to other controversies that came to light this year, in which he claims that it was John Lennon who decided to separate The Beatles.
“I did not instigate the division. That was our Johnny “McCartney told The Guardian. “This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I wanted it to continue.”
And when asked about his decision to start his solo career he said: “Stop right there. I’m not the person who instigated the split. Oh no no no John walked into a room one day and said, ‘I’m leaving The Beatles.’ Is that causing the division, or not? “
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