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2001-Oct-10: Sir Paul to Read His Poetry for a Case of Wine

Sir Paul has agreed to give a poetry reading at the the University of East Anglia nextmonth in exchange for a case of Adnams wine.  The reading will be a part of a literary festival at the university organised by Professor Chris Bigsby who said, "Universities don't have money, and anyway, what could I offer him that would induce him to come?  He's not coming for the money, he's coming because he's decided he would like to come to a writer's festival."

When asked about this arrangement, Sir Paul's publicist, Geoff Baker, said that "wouldn't surprise me. Certainly it is something he has done in the past. In the early 60s, The Beatles once accepted 'all the coke they could drink' for doing a gig."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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