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      http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/tours/back-in-oz-paul-mccartneys-advice-for-youngest-aussie-fan/news-story/f7b8d54044bc69dfa5ec14f27cd06d7a

      Back in Oz: Paul McCartney’s advice for youngest Aussie fan

      HE’s back in Australia for his One on One tour. And Beatles legend Paul McCartney had plenty of stories to tell when he met fans at an intimate fan Q&A.Simon Collins

      News Corp Australia NetworkNovember 30, 201710:23pm

      Photos of Paul, from Perth, published with article: 

      http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/26984e19348cb5f31f07d094c8083f10

      http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/ce5459af5a6b8878daec7ee647df21fc

      http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/0921c7f305a4b2e6f37dc10e6ea90b17

      Excerpts from Article:  

      "GO to school — number one — and just be good.”

      That was music icon Sir Paul McCartney’s advice for nine-year-old Perth super-fan Harrison Haines yesterday at an intimate fan Q&A at the Regal Theatre.

      “Learn a lot about the world and where there’s issues you think need changing, just be very strong and go and change them,” the 75-year-old added.

      What about learning the guitar?

      “Nah,” the Beatle joked....

      *    *    * 

      McCartney shared stories about the Beatles’ first tour of Australia, writing hits with superstars Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Kanye West, and Martha, the Old English Sheepdog which inspired a song on the White Album.

      “We had great times and the guys loved her, John (Lennon) particularly because he’d never seen me with a pet,” he said.

      “He’d come around to my house and there was this woolly thing licking him. That was me.”   

      *   *   * 

      The small contingent of fans also got up close with the Beatle, who left the stage at the start of question time to personally greet each of them.

      Many diehards could barely believe they were meeting their hero, but that didn’t stop Loredana Santoro from asking the staunch vegetarian out for a vegan meal.

      “A nice stir fry,” Macca suggested before retracting the offer. “I’ve got things to do. My wife would kill me.”

      Third wife Nancy Shevell reportedly flew in with McCartney on Monday.

      *   *   *

      While on previous visits he went horse-riding and swimming with dolphins, the superstar has not yet found time for sightseeing.

      But he did have a jam on Wednesday with former Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin, who lives in Perth.

      Asked what fuels his passion for touring, McCartney quipped “sex and drugs”.

      “It’s just because I love it,” he added. “I’ve loved it since I was 14 when I wrote my first song.

      “I don’t need to go touring. The answer is, and I heard Ringo (Starr) say it, it’s what we do.”

      McCartney said that while the early days of Beatlemania were exciting, the screaming female fans became a drag.

      “It got a bit much because we couldn’t hear what we were doing, and that’s one of the big differences now.

      “We go louder than the audience now.”

      They certainly do. Following the 20-minute grilling, McCartney strapped on his famous Hofner violin-shaped bass and warned “Now, we don’t rehearse quiet”.

      Then, with his long-serving four-piece band, the legend tore into Beatles classics Drive My Car, Lady Madonna and I’ve Just Seen a Face, plus a rowdy rendition of Wings’ favourite Junior’s Farm.... 

       

        November 30, 2017 - Channel 9 (Perth, Western Australia) News Report from Paul's Q & A session with fans (see post above)   Direct link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEDCx-zhG6k 

          Thank you LadyLeslie for the article and video!!

          What lucky fans, to have a chance to ask him a question, shake his hand and then hear him sing.

            Apple Scruff wrote:

            Thank you LadyLeslie for the article and video!!

            What lucky fans, to have a chance to ask him a question, shake his hand and then hear him sing.

            You're welcome, Apple Scruff!   I'm so happy for our fellow Australian fans, that they received this wonderful opportunity, and concert tour!  They've waited such a long time to see him, so I'm glad it's happening for them

              Here's some other recent news items:

              From The Guardian, December 3, 2017

              https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/dec/03/paul-mccartney-review-wondrous-night-of-songs-stories-and-a-marriage-proposal

              Paul McCartney review – wondrous night of songs, stories and a marriage proposal

              NIB Stadium, PerthOpening his first Australian tour in 25 years, the Beatles legend treated his fans to a crowdpleasing set to remember

               

              The Daily Mailhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5139985/Paul-McCartney-kicks-Australian-tour.html

              Paul McCartney Kicks Off His Australian Tour in Perth

              Video:

              http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/tvshowbiz/video-1584262/Paul-McCartney-kicks-Australian-tour-Perth.html 

              Perth Now

              Paul McCartney Perth: rock legend starts Australian leg of One on One world tourJay Hanna, PerthNowDecember 2, 2017 5:41PM

              https://www.perthnow.com.au/entertainment/music/paul-mccartney-perth-rock-legend-starts-australian-leg-of-one-on-one-world-tour-ng-b88678986z

               

               

               

               

                joyce wrote:

                Great video and article

                 

                http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-04/paul-mccartneys-recurring-nightmare/9223740

                Thanks, Joyce! Enjoyed seeing that  

                Just saw that the entire interview is on YouTube now, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fASgYj6IvsA

                 

                  Many thanks LadyLeslie for posting the entire interview that now appears on youtube!! And much appreciation for creating this thread to follow the Australian news!

                    And here's a very delightful article written by Australian correspondent Leigh Sales about getting that backstage interview with Paul.

                     

                    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-04/interviewing-your-heroes-paul-mccartney/9222612

                      joyce wrote:

                      Many thanks LadyLeslie for posting the entire interview that now appears on youtube!! And much appreciation for creating this thread to follow the Australian news!

                      You're welcome Joyce! So nice of you!

                      Thanks for finding and posting all the great articles and videos that you find, always enjoy seeing them!

                      Appreciated reading the latest article you posted, about Leigh Sales.    Thought that was nice of Paul to give her a hug at the end of the interview, because she mentioned how much she's always been a fan.  Was very sweet of him! 

                        not sure if this will be correct but Paul's recorded appearance on triplej radio at 10AM Melbourne time Wed dec 6 should be able to be heard today Tuesday at 6 PM EST, 5PM CST 4PM MST and 3 PM PST. See link below.

                        Apologies if this does not prove to be correct.

                        CLICK THE LISTEN LIVE on the homepage triplej

                        DJ promo posted: Tomorrow at 10am @paulmccartney Takes 5 and opens his songbook. I just wrapped our epic conversation. You don't want to miss this.

                        http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/

                          joyce wrote:

                          not sure if this will be correct but Paul's recorded appearance on triplej radio at 10AM Melbourne time Wed dec 6 should be able to be heard today Tuesday at 6 PM EST, 5PM CST 4PM MST and 3 PM PST. See link below.

                          Apologies if this does not prove to be correct.

                          CLICK THE LISTEN LIVE on the homepage triplej

                          DJ promo posted: Tomorrow at 10am @paulmccartney Takes 5 and opens his songbook. I just wrapped our epic conversation. You don't want to miss this.

                          http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/

                          Thanks so much, Joyce!   Saw someone on Facebook posted a direct link to the interview, it's at  http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/mornings-with-zan/paul-mccartney-takes-5-with-his-songbook/9228520  and can also be found at the link you posted.   It's a great interview and enjoyed listening to it very much!

                            Sydney Morning HeraldDecember 6 2017 - 8:59AMhttp://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/paul-mccartney-live-is-a-music-hall-legend-no-matter-the-size-of-the-venue-20171205-gzzilv.html

                            Paul McCartney live is a music hall legend, no matter the size of the venue

                            The former Beatle plays for three hours in his first Australian tour in 24 years, and he appears to enjoy every minute just as much as his fans.

                            Karl Quinn   Melbourne, December 5, 2017Photo credit: Richard Wainwright

                              Thanks LadyLeslie! Very glad the interview has been archived for those who missed it! 

                              ( The exchange about girls and birds was funny.)

                              As always, much appreciation for keeping us so well updated!

                                joyce wrote:

                                Thanks LadyLeslie! Very glad the interview has been archived for those who missed it! 

                                ( The exchange about girls and birds was funny.)

                                As always, much appreciation for keeping us so well updated!

                                 You're welcome, Joyce!  Appreciate your posts too!

                                  More news items - Melbourne  - December 5 & 6, 2017

                                  Paul McCartney delights in Melbourne (Photo credit: Getty Images)https://www.smooth.com.au/entertainment/paul-mccartney-delights-melbourne  

                                  He's Back!  Paul McCartney's Wowing the Crowds on Australian Tour (Photo credit: Getty Images)https://startsat60.com/entertainment/arts/music/hes-back-paul-mccartneys-wowing-the-crowds-on-australian-tour

                                    https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8062870/paul-mccartney-brisbane-suncorp-stadium-concert

                                      Brisbane  - December 9, 2017 - news reports

                                      Billboard magazinePaul McCartney Beats the Storms With Hits, Jimi Hendrix Stories and More at Brisbane Concerthttps://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8062870/paul-mccartney-brisbane-suncorp-stadium-concert

                                      Sir Paul McCartney Brisbane Review @ Suncorp Stadiumhttp://scenestr.com.au/music/sir-paul-mccartney-brisbane-review-suncorp-stadium-20171210(Reviewer gives rating for concert of "80 kabillion stars"   )

                                      Brisbane Timeshttps://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/music/something-special-for-brisbane-night-of-beatles-mania-20171210-p4yxkd.htmlSomething special for Brisbane's night of Beatlemania

                                      Daily Mirrorhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ant-dec-take-time-out-11668859Ant and Dec take time out from bushtucker trials in the jungle to see a Beatle - Sir Paul McCartney

                                      Chincilla NewsPaul McCartney Brisbane show: A Hard Day's Night Made Easyhttps://www.chinchillanews.com.au/news/the-mac-gets-back-in-brisbane/3286605/

                                       

                                        Nancy R wrote:

                                        https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8062870/paul-mccartney-brisbane-suncorp-stadium-concert

                                        Thanks, Nancy! Was in the middle of typing my post so didn't see yours.  Thanks for posting it! I guess great minds think alike

                                          Sydney - December 11, 2017 News Reports

                                          Daily Mail -Report of first Sydney concert and celebrities that attended, including Kylie Minoguehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5167489/Celebrities-attend-Paul-McCartneys-Sydney-concert.html 

                                          Daily Mail (2nd article)(After minor lyric mistake, Paul starts "Maybe I'm Amazed" over again with a smile for audience, and concert is a huge hit)http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-5167595/McCartneys-musical-mistake.html

                                          Daily TelegraphPaul McCartney rocks Sydney... (photo credit: David Swift, Sydney, Australia)   https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/music/paul-mccartney-rocks-sydney-with-threehour-set-packed-with-beatles-classics-and-more/news-story/a635b689962da1abc70f75e5a22e9e19

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