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Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney makes an unlikely appearance at a Liverpool bus-stop

Have you got a Ticket To Ride, Sir Paul? Beatles legend McCartney makes an unlikely appearance at a Liverpool bus-stop as he takes wife Nancy on a tour of his old haunts


Sir Paul McCartney needed a Ticket To Ride this week after making an unlikely appearance at a bus-stop in his native Liverpool.

The former Beatle, 79, surprised locals after returning to Merseyside for a homecoming visit, during which he gave socialite wife Nancy Shevall a sightseeing tour of his old haunts. 

McCartney’s eldest children, photographer Mary, 52, and fashion designer Stella, 50, made up the Fab Four as they toured the city’s famous Lime Street station before queuing up for a trip to Nowhere, Man at a bus stop in Heswell, on the Wirrall. 

Ticket to Toxteth? Sir Paul McCartney needed a Ticket To Ride this week after making an unlikely appearance at a bus-stop in his native Liverpool

Bemused resident Colin Colin Newitt managed to engage the billionaire star – who grew up in Liverpool suburb Allerton – in an unexpected conversation after his wife immediately recognised him. 

He told the Liverpool Echo: ‘So we had been to Parkgate for a meal with our son Mason when I heard my wife shouting “look there’s Paul.”

‘He had just got out of a car and we had stopped at the lights. I wound the window down and shouted “Paul.”

There he is: The former Beatle surprised locals after returning to Merseyside for a homecoming visit on Saturday

There he is: The former Beatle surprised locals after returning to Merseyside for a homecoming visit on Saturday 

He shouted back “You alright.”

‘I then told him that I went to the same school as him. He asked me which one and I said Liverpool Institute. He asked me who was my teacher and said I can’t remember but that Mr Parker was the head.

‘The lights then changed and we had to go. I shouted “See ya” and he waved goodbye. He had just got out of a car with his daughter Stella.’ 

Sir Paul’s appearance comes after he paid tribute to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts after his death aged 80 on Tuesday.

Sharing a video on Twitter, Sir Paul addressed his followers in the candid clip, hailing Charlie as ‘a rock’ and ‘fantastic drummer’ before revealing: ‘I knew he was ill, but I didn’t know he was this ill.’

Charlie’s death was confirmed shortly before Beatles rocker Paul released his clip, with a statement confirming he had ‘passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his family’.

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