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2001-Mar-21: The Liverpool Book Signing

The crowd of over 3000 fans chanted "we love you Paul" outside the WH Smith book store on Church Street in Liverpool today as Sir Paul arrived about 1:00 p.m. to autograph copies of his new poetry book.  Sir Paul slipped in through the back door of the shop wearing a black T-shirt, black suit and trainers. Joan McCartney, Sir Paul's 76 year old aunt from Bebington, Wirral, was there to greet her nephew with a hug as he entered the shop.  "It's always lovely to see him and I am always very proud.  I have had a quick scan of the poems and they seem very good."

"It's great to be back, " Sir Paul told his fans.   Back?  Yes, Sir Paul's last Liverpool signing was in 1963 at Brian Epstein's NEMS music store.

After the signing, Sir Paul ventured out into the crowd, shaking hands and accepting flowers.  He declared that it was "great - the fantastic reaction overwhelmed me.  It was really good to see so many people."  In all, it was estimated that Sir Paul signed around 500 copies of his Blackbird Singing.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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