In a recent interview, former Herman's Hermits' Peter Noone recalled some advice he received for Sir Paul back in the early 1960s when he asked the Beatle how he managed to go out in public:"Paul McCartney would go shopping on Oxford Street and I'd say, 'You can't just walk around here,' and he said, 'Watch this.' So he goes into a store and says to the girl behind the counter, 'Can I have one of those toothbrushes there?' And she goes, 'Oh, my God, you're Paul McCartney, can I have your autograph?' And he goes, 'Sure, sure -- and can I have a little of that toothpaste, there?' Then he said to me, 'You see? It takes me exactly as long to be nice as it does to be a (jerk).'"
Peter also received some advice from another Beatle about how to reach an audience:
"John Lennon told me once, 'You're wasting your time playing to the fans in the front. You've got to play to the people in back -- they're the ones who don't care about you. It was like we were all kind of in the same union. Everyone kind of watched out for one another."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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