Paul making his own plectrums
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Sir Paul McCartney heads to the long and winding railroad track for a new guitar pick.
Plucky Paul left coins on the rails near his home so trains would flatten them.
The Beatles legend returned later to collect them.
An onlooker said: “Normally it’s kids who leave coins on the track, not a grandad. It was only when he returned did the penny drop – perfect plectrums.”
Macca, 77, wearing shorts, T-shirt and a Team GB Olympic cap, placed a dozen one-cent coins on the Long Island Rail Road in New York’s Hamptons.
Sir Paul was once said to have worn acrylic nails to stop his fingers bleeding, but returned to a plectrum.
Other musicians, including Queen’s Brian May, have used flattened coins as plectrums because the metal is strong.
But it is against US law to deface currency, with a fine if you try to spend it again.