McCartney has stopped signing autographs
Sir Paul McCartney has stopped signing autographs.
He told Reader’s Digest in a new interview: “It always struck me as a bit strange – ‘here, can I write your name down on the back of this till receipt please?’ Why? We both know who I am.”
Paul also doesn’t understand why anyone would want a poor-quality selfie with the 79-year-old icon and insisted he would rather have a nice chat with his fans: “What you’ve usually got is a ropey photo with a poor backdrop and me looking a bit miserable. Let’s chat, let’s exchange stories.”
It was Ringo Starr who, in 2008, first announced that he would not be signing any more autographs or accepting fan mail, as he kept seeing his signed memorabilia appear for sale through ebay and other outlets shortly after.
In other news, Paul McCartney is featured in a series of segments on BBC, reading extracts from his new book, all about the songs he has written.