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Friday, January 18 2008
By fanclub Bipbop on Friday, January 18 2008, 16:03 - Private life
Saturday, November 3 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Saturday, November 3 2007, 08:45 - Private life
Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has paid a surprise visit to a food factory set up by his widow Linda.
Sir Paul, 65, chatted to staff at Hain Frozen Foods in Fakenham, Norfolk, during a tour on Monday.
Staff said the singer donned a white hat and coat and was accompanied by daughter Mary, 38.
Linda, a photographer who launched a vegetarian food business, died of cancer aged 56 in 1998 after marrying Sir Paul in 1969.
Hain bought the Linda McCartney food brand in 2006 and produces Linda McCartney pre-packed meals.
"He visited the factory because of its links to Linda," said a spokesman for Sir Paul. "He spent some time there and chatted to the staff."
Sir Paul is divorcing second wife Heather Mills, 39, the mother of his three-year-old daughter Beatrice.
Earlier this month he described the process as like "going through hell".
He married Heather, 39, in 2002 and the couple separated four years later.
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Saturday, July 21 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Saturday, July 21 2007, 19:40 - Private life
LAUREL - The "Sixties Party" and opening of the "Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era," photography exhibit brought hundreds of devotees and the curious to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Thursday evening.
Thursday, July 19 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Thursday, July 19 2007, 18:54 - About the Beatles
Wednesday, July 18 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Wednesday, July 18 2007, 18:37 - Private life
Paul McCartney has been praised by animal rights group PETA after announcing plans to boycott cancer charities that test on animals. The multi-millionaire former Beatle has supported cancer charities since his first wife Linda died of the disease in 1998. However on Monday he revealed plans to refuse funding to organizations that practice vivisection, after discovering a number of charities close to his heart advocate the practice.
The vegan rocker said, "When Linda died I said I would support cancer charities. Animal rights groups wrote to me pointing out that many were heavily into vivisection - and it's true. A doctor we knew out in America just admitted it as a matter of fact, innocently, like 'Well, sure we do.' What he doesn't realize is that he won't get a donation out of me for that very fact. There are better alternatives but you're not allowed to challenge the status quo."
By fanclub Bipbop on Wednesday, July 18 2007, 15:11 - Private life
Sir Paul McCartney has been donating his cash to many different cancer charities since his wife Linda died from the disease in 1998.
But he's just pulled support from several cancer funds, after discovering they tested on animals.
The animal-loving star was shocked to find out organisations that had previously benefited from his generosity advocate vivisection.
McCartney, a vegan, says, "It became very difficult when Linda died because I said I would support cancer charities. Animal rights groups then wrote to me pointing out that many were heavily into vivisection - and it's true. A doctor we knew out in America just admitted it as a matter of fact, innocently, like 'Well, sure we do.'
"What he doesn't realise is that he won't get a donation out of me for that very fact. There are better alternatives but you're not allowed to challenge the status quo."
Are we to assume, then, that if doctors had been able to save Linda's life with a medication that'd been tested on lab rats, Sir Paul would've kissed his wife goodbye and sung "Oh! Darling," don't "Twist And Shout," "I'll Cry Instead," "Here Comes The Sun."http://www.defamer.com
Sunday, July 1 1984
By fanclub Bipbop on Sunday, July 1 1984, 19:51 - Paul McCartney Interviews
PLAYBOY: Although we hope to cover a lot of ground, let's start with
reason you're in the limelight again. You've just finished a movie, Give
My Regards to Broad Street. You wrote it and play a leading role. Why
this movie now?
Sunday, April 4 1971
By fanclub Bipbop on Sunday, April 4 1971, 23:17 - Paul McCartney Interviews
PAUL: "The whole Beatle thing-- it's like it was all years ago--
like going back a distance more than anything. And that's the whole
point. The Beatles are really finished, over with, and it's just each
of us alone now, living our lives the way we choose. I think while the
Beatles were on-- I can't really use any other word-- while they were
just on, there was no question of any of these normal hangups
interfering with it because we just had an understanding. It's like a
married couple. When we started off we were all aiming for pretty much
the same thing. I think the troubles really began when we weren't
aiming anymore for the same thing, which began, I think, when we
stopped touring in 1966. During the making of the White Album, Ringo
left the group saying he wasn't 'getting through' to the rest of us.
But he came back in two days. By the time we made Abbey Road, John and
I were openly critical of each other's music and I felt John wasn't
much interested in performing anything he hadn't written himself. When
we made the 'Let It Be' album, George walked out over a row about the
performance of some songs-- and said he was leaving the group. A few
days later there was a meeting at Ringo's house, and he agreed to come
back at least until the recording was finished."
Interviewed in Los Angeles during a recording session for his upcoming album entitled 'Ram,' Paul McCartney speaks about the Beatle breakup, and his new life.