Last week, Sir Paul spoke by telephone Chicago Tribune staff reporter, Mark Caro, before his San Jose, California concert. He told the reporter that he does not view himself as an icon:"I can't help the icon thing. It's like, I don't really relate to that. That's not me. That just happens to someone if you do well and continue to do well, and I've been lucky to continue to do well for a long time."He also discussed his live after the loss of Linda:"I lost my wife, and that puts you into a fairly reclusive mode. You can't help it. Your life is spent in an office, waiting for cancer doctors. Things happen by chance, and you can't dictate them. Thank the Lord I'm in a different place now. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I've got this really nice girl, and we're going to be married, and I never envisioned anything like this for me. The plan was entirely different. It's good that it can be so positive.
"I'm 60 in a manner of minutes, and, well, I just don't believe it. I think someone has faked my birth certificate. I really do. I plead innocent. I feel very energetic. It must have been 15 years ago, I met some young college kid and he's saying, 'Man, you sure got a lot of energy.' Well, yeah, I do. And I still feel like that.
"I like people and try to get on. It's more fun that way."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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