McCartney responds to fan mail after 50 years

  • Barbara Bezant and Lyn Phillips had sent a recorded message to Paul McCartney in 1963 and they have now received a reply after 50 years. The two women were 17 and 19 years of age when they recorded their message on a tape recorder after attending a Beatles concert. 

    They sent the recording to the Finsbury Park Astoria, where the band had scheduled another show. 

    Local historian Davis McDermott bought the tape at a flee market and wondered about the women who recorded it. "This dream is just to come round the back and see you, but I don't suppose that'll ever happen. But we can always live in hope, can't we?")

    A BBC show decided to present the women with Paul's reply and reunite them after 40 years: "Hi Linda and Barbara, thanks very much for (your) lovely tape. It finally got through, better late than never," he wrote. "Great to hear that you found each other after all these years. Keep enjoying the music, love Paul."

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