Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Close-Up on Paul McCartney, a Beatle

Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 9 August 1963

I WENT roof-climbing with the Beatles – up a rickety wooden ladder, over drainpipes, and past the huge chimney-pots of London's plush Washington Hotel. The traffic bustled dizzily below. "After YOU!" laughed Paul McCartney, pointing to the gaping emptiness that stretched down to the street.

Total word count of piece: 854