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2001-Aug-04: He Can't Always Get What He Wants

Sir Paul has confessed to The London Times that during a recent stroll through Soho, a piece of second-hand furniture caught his eye.  He told the reporter:  "I see the potential beauty in objects, whether it's just walking on a beach or walking around London. I was walking through Soho the other night when I spotted this really nice cupboard which had been discarded on a skip, and thought 'that's a nice piece of wood, I could use that'."  Fans looked on aghast as Sir Paul prepared to hoist the cupboard on to his shoulders.  That's when Heather Mills intervened. "What are you doing? You don't need it," she insisted.  "No I don't need it, but I want it," replied Sir Paul as she drew him away reluctantly.

Apparently, this woodworking is not a new hobby.  The New Musical Express reports that back in their Hamburg days, Paul and Ringo we constantly late for their gigs because the pair were so engrossed in fierce "craft competitions".  They report that the band nearly split up in 1961 when Paul accused Ringo of copying a table design he had worked on for several weeks.   John settled the spat saying that although Ringo's nest of tables was "really nice", it was in fact Paul's design. 

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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