Hundreds of fans waited in line overnight in Rockefeller Center for an opportunity to meet Sir Paul at his first ever American book signing. (See June 6 below) Sir Paul said: "The event was just a little way of saying thank you to the American people."
According to People magazine, the fans had some interesting questions to pose to the poet: Will you attend my wedding? Do you still have the necklace I gave you at the 1976 Wings concert in Madison Square Garden? Do you know I love you? Sir Paul had a few questions of his own. He asked a hip-hop clad boy, "You like my stuff?" and an older man", "Was it hard to take off work?"
The signing lasted and hour and a half (the longest signing yet) during which nearly 200 books were autographed. Before leaving, Sir Paul answered one final question - What artistic worlds are left for you to conquer?
"Many, many," replied Sir Paul. "Photography, sailing, nuclear science. I could do it!"
BTW, for those who have never experienced this pleasure, one lucky recipient of a Paul McCartney handshake at the book signing reported, "His hands are as soft as silk."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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