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We know you were the greatest Beatle, Paul... so let it be

As Paul McCartney recounts his life to acclaimed NI poet Paul Muldoon through a hefty book of lyrics due out next month, we ask why the songwriter still feels so anxious to put the record straight

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Longevity: Paul McCartney performs on stage. Credit: Joel Ryan

Longevity: Paul McCartney performs on stage. Credit: Joel Ryan

Paul (right) with fellow Beatles George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon

Paul (right) with fellow Beatles George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon

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Longevity: Paul McCartney performs on stage. Credit: Joel Ryan

Before anyone says anything, let me assure you that I come to praise Caesar, not to bury him.

I bow to no one in my admiration of Paul McCartney. There’s a good argument to be made for him as the greatest songwriter of the last 100 years, perhaps even the last couple of thousand years.


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