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Macca amazed he was a Beatle

Veteran singer Paul McCartney says he still finds it hard to believe that he was a member of iconic pop group The Beatles. The 69-year-old singer and songwriter started his career with the legendary band alongside John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison in the early 1960s.

music Updated: Feb 10, 2012 01:02 IST

Veteran singer Paul McCartney says he still finds it hard to believe that he was a member of iconic pop group The Beatles. The 69-year-old singer and songwriter started his career with the legendary band alongside John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison in the early 1960s.

“I’m lucky that I’ve always retained a sense of wonder. I was looking at the George Harrison book accompanying Martin Scorsese’s Living In The Material World film recently and opened it at a picture George had taken of me and the other guys on an aeroplane. It took me right back; I was like, ‘Was I really there, in The Beatles?’ It’s obviously a stupid thought but I’m glad I haven’t got used to it yet,” he said.

The My Valentine hitmaker famously fell out with Lennon after The Beatles disbanded in 1970 but said they were getting closer to repairing their relationship when he was killed by a fan in 1980. “We were getting our relationship back together when John was killed but I don’t think The Beatles would have got back together; we’d made a considered decision that we’d come from A to Z,” said McCartney, who is now gearing up to perform at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. To be held in Los Angeles on February 12, these will air in India the following day on Vh1 India.