If you are a Boca Raton real estate owner who appreciates the Beatles, you may remember how much Sir Paul McCartney was in the news this time one decade ago. In the June 4th, 2007 issue of The New Yorker magazine, McCartney shares some of his most intimate feelings with journalist John Colapinto. A wide variety of subjects is covered, ranging from the multimillionaire’s childhood to his most recent separation from Heather Mills.
The man talks about his youth as a happy one, despite being strapped for cash. Readers learn that Paul and John shared a bond from the death of their mothers at an early age and that Paul taught John how to tune a guitar and form proper chords. Paul offers details about the competition between him and John. George Harrison shared Paul’s bus to grade school but was too young to become acquainted with right away. The knight describes how listening to Elvis and Little Richard on the radio and remembering dreams inspired modern classics, such as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” He mentions Bob Dylan a couple of times, and admits to dying his hair black, and has learned to ignore the tabloids altogether.
McCartney reflects on the death of his former wife, Linda, as well as the Beatles’ ugly break-up in court. He discusses his renewed friendship years later with John and expressing his gratitude for reaching that point before Lennon’s untimely death. Besides reaching sixty-four years old, the musician provides facts pertaining to his new melancholy CD, Memory Almost Full, featuring autobiographical lyrics. He gives autographs to most fans on the street, but is rather hesitant to let them snap his photo. When asked if concerned that a follower could be the next Mark David Chapman, Paul answers “or it could have been Jesus, come to give a blessing.” The extremely well-spoken rock star is truly an icon for numerous generations to look up to.
As Fab fans with homes for sale in Boca Raton may remember, the press wasn’t always nice to Paul that summer. In fact, they were often nasty. In May of 2007, CBS News reported that McCartney is an over-drugged and depressed individual. Sean Ghent, who once worked as a security guard for the Beatle and his ex-wife Heather Mills, gave an insider’s view to their messy divorce in the British tabloid Sunday Mirror. The multimillionaires’ former employee claimed that Heather was only a victim to Paul’s heartless and downright evil behavior.
Ghent told the paper that he was present when Heather discovered that her bank and credit cards had been completely cut off. Ms. Mills figured this out the hard way, first at a local market, followed by the train station. Then there’s the second side to the story. British celebrity columnist Neil Sean told CBS News that he remains skeptical about Ghent’s claims. Apparently, he suddenly appeared with harsh words and didn’t even work long on the McCartney estate enough to reinforce his accusations. Many folks in Boca Raton luxury homes suspect that Ghent was either on Heather’s payroll or merely seeking the spotlight.
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