The Beatles: John Lennon and George Harrison estates celebrate Paul McCartney's birthday

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    Sir Paul McCartney turned 79-years-old yesterday and fans of The Beatles have been sending him their well-wishes on social media. The star has also had tribute posts made to him by the John Lennon and George Harrison estates. As well as fellow surviving member of the Fab Four, Sir Ringo Starr.

    The John Lennon estate shared a picture of Paul cutting a birthday cake in what looks like the early 1960s.

    Also in the picture is John smiling up at him, and George looking like he can’t wait to get a slice.

    The photo was simply captioned: “Happy Birthday Paul! [cake emoji]”

    While George Harrison’s estate shared the same message and a touching snap of the Quiet Beatle with Paul, laughing together and wearing headphones by a mic.

    But not only that, once you click on the post, it turns into a video tribute to Paul, with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) playing.

    Included in the footage by Danny Sangra are photos of George and Paul that were taken by the late Linda McCartney.

    The black and white pictures are surrounded and covered by flowing multicoloured animations.

    Meanwhile, Sir Ringo Starr, who celebrated his 80th birthday last year, shared a hilarious picture of himself with Paul from what looks like the 1980s.

    Macca wrote: “Thanks to everyone for all the loving vibes I’m receiving on my Birthday – Paul xx⁣.”

    Earlier this week, it was announced that Peter Jackson’s upcoming movie featuring tons of unseen Let It Be sessions footage will now be a six-hour documentary.

    The three-parter will stream one episode at a time over November 25, 26 and 27 on Disney+.

    While also included will be a restored version of The Beatles’ final live performance on the rooftop of Apple Corps HQ on Savile Row.

    Jackson, who directed The Lord of the Rings trilogy, said: “In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple storylines. The story of friends and of individuals. 

    “It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership. It is a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969. But it’s not nostalgia – it’s raw, honest, and human.

    “Over six hours, you’ll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible. “I’m very grateful to The Beatles, Apple Corps and Disney for allowing me to present this story in exactly the way it should be told.

    “I’ve been immersed in this project for nearly three years, and I’m very excited that audiences around the world will finally be able to see it.”

    Published at Sat, 19 Jun 2021 11:55:00 +0000

    The Beatles: John Lennon and George Harrison estates celebrate Paul McCartney's birthday

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