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If you could ask Paul just one question, that you've never seen an answer to, what would it be?

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Posted by Nancy R

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      There are a lot of questions that I'm sure have never been asked to Sir Paul (well probably not). My question would be why didn't the Beatles just pick a different manager that they could all agree on instead of "the ultimatum." The Eastmans and Klein perhaps could manage individual artists but pick someone they could all agree on to manage The Beatles.  I've never seen this question asked of any Beatle.

       

      Now what is your question?

        Why didn’t your father come with your brother Mike on the train from Liverpool to London for your wedding to Linda?

          Nancy R wrote:

          Why didn’t your father come with your brother Mike on the train from Liverpool to London for your wedding to Linda?

          I remember reading in the Philip Norman book that at the time of Paul's wedding his father was suffering from arthritis, which made it difficult for him to travel or stand for long periods of time, and that's why he didn't  attend..    I loaned my copy of the Norman book to a friend, so don't have it handy, but maybe someone can look that up. 

            Do you have a favorite wife?  (just kidding.  no one should answer such a question)  

              What was the lyrical inspiration behind the writing of '1882'? 

              ('1882' is one of my all time favourite McCartney compositions)

                LadyLeslie wrote:

                Nancy R wrote:

                Why didn’t your father come with your brother Mike on the train from Liverpool to London for your wedding to Linda?

                I remember reading in the Philip Norman book that at the time of Paul's wedding his father was suffering from arthritis, which made it difficult for him to travel or stand for long periods of time, and that's why he didn't  attend..    I loaned my copy of the Norman book to a friend, so don't have it handy, but maybe someone can look that up. 

                You are spot on LadyLeslie, the info is on page 381.

                  Kestrel wrote:

                  LadyLeslie wrote:
                  Nancy R wrote:

                  Why didn’t your father come with your brother Mike on the train from Liverpool to London for your wedding to Linda?

                  I remember reading in the Philip Norman book that at the time of Paul's wedding his father was suffering from arthritis, which made it difficult for him to travel or stand for long periods of time, and that's why he didn't  attend..    I loaned my copy of the Norman book to a friend, so don't have it handy, but maybe someone can look that up. 

                  You are spot on LadyLeslie, the info is on page 381.

                  Thanks so much, Kestrel!  Appreciate you looking that up. 

                    LadyLeslie wrote:

                    Nancy R wrote:

                    Why didn’t your father come with your brother Mike on the train from Liverpool to London for your wedding to Linda?

                    I remember reading in the Philip Norman book that at the time of Paul's wedding his father was suffering from arthritis, which made it difficult for him to travel or stand for long periods of time, and that's why he didn't  attend..    I loaned my copy of the Norman book to a friend, so don't have it handy, but maybe someone can look that up. 

                    Thanks, I never heard that. (And thanks for the confirmation Kestrel)

                      Do you know that China exists?  Do you realize it has concert venues?  Some of the biggest egos in the business come here.  Do you realize how many people live here?  You could make a boatload of money.  Concert promoters would trip over themselves to pay the highest fees.  Special riders in your contract?  Not a problem.  Elton John comes here.  There's no way he's not higher maintenance than Paul.

                      That might be more than one question.

                        Kathryn O wrote:

                        Do you have a favorite wife?  (just kidding.  no one should answer such a question)  

                        Heather, obviously.

                          dbaps wrote:

                          There are a lot of questions that I'm sure have never been asked to Sir Paul (well probably not). My question would be why didn't the Beatles just pick a different manager that they could all agree on instead of "the ultimatum." The Eastmans and Klein perhaps could manage individual artists but pick someone they could all agree on to manage The Beatles.  I've never seen this question asked of any Beatle.

                           

                          Now what is your question?

                          How come you go by Paul instead of your legal first name James?

                            Yankeefan2 wrote:

                            dbaps wrote:

                            There are a lot of questions that I'm sure have never been asked to Sir Paul (well probably not). My question would be why didn't the Beatles just pick a different manager that they could all agree on instead of "the ultimatum." The Eastmans and Klein perhaps could manage individual artists but pick someone they could all agree on to manage The Beatles.  I've never seen this question asked of any Beatle.

                             

                            Now what is your question?

                            How come you go by Paul instead of your legal first name James?

                            That’s an easy one. His dad was Jim/James, so they called him Paul to avoid further confusion. The real question is why did they name his brother Peter Michael and call him Mike? 

                              Nancy R wrote:

                              Yankeefan2 wrote:
                              dbaps wrote:

                              There are a lot of questions that I'm sure have never been asked to Sir Paul (well probably not). My question would be why didn't the Beatles just pick a different manager that they could all agree on instead of "the ultimatum." The Eastmans and Klein perhaps could manage individual artists but pick someone they could all agree on to manage The Beatles.  I've never seen this question asked of any Beatle.

                              Now what is your question?

                              How come you go by Paul instead of your legal first name James?

                              That’s an easy one. His dad was Jim/James, so they called him Paul to avoid further confusion. The real question is why did they name his brother Peter Michael and call him Mike? 

                              I thought it was a custom but I don't remember the reasoning.

                                Nancy R wrote:

                                Yankeefan2 wrote:
                                dbaps wrote:

                                There are a lot of questions that I'm sure have never been asked to Sir Paul (well probably not). My question would be why didn't the Beatles just pick a different manager that they could all agree on instead of "the ultimatum." The Eastmans and Klein perhaps could manage individual artists but pick someone they could all agree on to manage The Beatles.  I've never seen this question asked of any Beatle.

                                 

                                Now what is your question?

                                How come you go by Paul instead of your legal first name James?

                                That’s an easy one. His dad was Jim/James, so they called him Paul to avoid further confusion. The real question is why did they name his brother Peter Michael and call him Mike? 

                                Many sons have the same first name as their father. My brother is George William the III - lol. I don't think it is really that confusing so I would think it is more than that but what do I know.

                                  oobu24 wrote:

                                  Nancy R wrote:
                                  Yankeefan2 wrote:
                                  dbaps wrote:

                                  There are a lot of questions that I'm sure have never been asked to Sir Paul (well probably not). My question would be why didn't the Beatles just pick a different manager that they could all agree on instead of "the ultimatum." The Eastmans and Klein perhaps could manage individual artists but pick someone they could all agree on to manage The Beatles.  I've never seen this question asked of any Beatle.

                                  Now what is your question?

                                  How come you go by Paul instead of your legal first name James?

                                  That’s an easy one. His dad was Jim/James, so they called him Paul to avoid further confusion. The real question is why did they name his brother Peter Michael and call him Mike? 

                                  I thought it was a custom but I don't remember the reasoning.

                                  I know it is a custom in the "south" of the US that many men use their middle name instead of first name but not sure it was a thing in England.

                                    Yankeefan2 wrote:

                                    oobu24 wrote:
                                    Nancy R wrote:
                                    Yankeefan2 wrote:
                                    dbaps wrote:

                                    There are a lot of questions that I'm sure have never been asked to Sir Paul (well probably not). My question would be why didn't the Beatles just pick a different manager that they could all agree on instead of "the ultimatum." The Eastmans and Klein perhaps could manage individual artists but pick someone they could all agree on to manage The Beatles.  I've never seen this question asked of any Beatle.

                                    Now what is your question?

                                    How come you go by Paul instead of your legal first name James?

                                    That’s an easy one. His dad was Jim/James, so they called him Paul to avoid further confusion. The real question is why did they name his brother Peter Michael and call him Mike? 

                                    I thought it was a custom but I don't remember the reasoning.

                                    I know it is a custom in the "south" of the US that many men use their middle name instead of first name but not sure it was a thing in England.

                                    I thought it was a custom in the South that men use two names, like Billy Bob or Johnny Lee. 😂

                                      Nancy R wrote:

                                      Yankeefan2 wrote:
                                      oobu24 wrote:
                                      Nancy R wrote:
                                      Yankeefan2 wrote:
                                      dbaps wrote:

                                      There are a lot of questions that I'm sure have never been asked to Sir Paul (well probably not). My question would be why didn't the Beatles just pick a different manager that they could all agree on instead of "the ultimatum." The Eastmans and Klein perhaps could manage individual artists but pick someone they could all agree on to manage The Beatles.  I've never seen this question asked of any Beatle.

                                      Now what is your question?

                                      How come you go by Paul instead of your legal first name James?

                                      That’s an easy one. His dad was Jim/James, so they called him Paul to avoid further confusion. The real question is why did they name his brother Peter Michael and call him Mike? 

                                      I thought it was a custom but I don't remember the reasoning.

                                      I know it is a custom in the "south" of the US that many men use their middle name instead of first name but not sure it was a thing in England.

                                      I thought it was a custom in the South that men use two names, like Billy Bob or Johnny Lee. 😂

                                      lol - very true

                                         

                                        Would be difficult to think of just one question... I'd probably want to ask him about Linda, and if she knitted the green cap he wore in this photo.    Have always liked liked this photo, and for some reason always imagined that she was a good knitter and crocheter, and did embroidery, etc., and enjoyed making things for her family.

                                         

                                         

                                         

                                          As a dedicated health & fitness nut; I'm curious to know if Paul has a daily fitness routine. I'm sure he does as he seems to have energy.

                                            Hello Paul!

                                            What are some of your favorite vegetarian dishes?  My wife is a great cook and we are leaning towards eating move vegetarian selections - especially for dinner.  Lastly, we both come from an Italain background and consider eggplant parmigiana a vegetarian dish.  Do you like it?

                                            Regards,

                                            Frank

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