Paul McCartney at 71

19th Jun 2013 | 11:50

Paul McCartney at 71
Give My Regards To Broad Street, 1984
Macca embraces the classic Hawaiian shirt/vintage microphone combo
Paul McCartney at 71
ABC Special, 1972
He was advised against the boots, but you don't tell a Beatle what to wear, no sir
Paul McCartney at 71
A Hard Days Night, 1964
The Beatles: they were very clean
Paul McCartney at 71
Paul and John, 1964
Great hair, great guitars, great suits: that's how it's done, kids
Paul McCartney at 71
Press conference, 1966
Smoking: it looks cool and chicks dig it (disclaimer: neither of these things are true, and never refer to women as chicks, it's rude)
Paul McCartney at 71
Beatlemania, 1964
The Fabs get the shock of their life as they arrive at Idlewild Airport
Paul McCartney at 71
Houston, Texas, 1976
A back-lit mullet in the wild
Paul McCartney at 71
McCartney vs. Bowie
Our money is on Bowie in the fourth
Paul McCartney at 71
Paul and Linda, 1967
The lovely Linda leans in
Paul McCartney at 71
Double exposure, '70s
Faster than a speeding bullet
Paul McCartney at 71
Beatles in America, 1964
Liverpool lads become legends
Paul McCartney at 71
The Beatles in colour, 1963
On their way to the toppermost of the poppermost
Paul McCartney at 71
Bearded Beatle
Look upon this mighty face fuzz and tremble, hipsters of the 21st century
Paul McCartney at 71
Bonnaroo, 2013
We get your point, Paul
Paul McCartney at 71
Educating Ed
But who looks more confused, Ed Sullivan or Ringo?
Paul McCartney at 71
New York, 1975
If you want to get ahead, get a hat. A terrible, terrible hat.
Paul McCartney at 71
Nashville, 1974
Tea for two
Paul McCartney at 71
Live in Paris, 2006
That bass doesn't look right - Macca sans Hofner just feels wrong...
Paul McCartney at 71
Mobbed, 1966
Two policemen and someone's mum couldn't stop the hoardes of teenage Beatlemaniacs feeling up Macca's collar
Paul McCartney at 71
With James Brown and Brian Wilson
Brian plots his revenge for being left out of the hug
Paul McCartney at 71
Pipes Of Peace, 1984
Stop that. It's silly.
Paul McCartney at 71
Filming Help!, 1965
Did Paul really invent the Ugg Boot in the mid '60s? Yes, yes he did.
Paul McCartney at 71
Macca does Buddy
Playing dress up in 1981
Paul McCartney at 71
Goodnight, 1974
Paul punctures the 1920s look with a horribly 1970s bass
Paul McCartney at 71
Superbowl, 2006
Lighting them up, Superbowl style
Paul McCartney at 71
The Rolling Stones at Knebworth, 1976
No words could ever do that 'tasche justice, so we won't try
Paul McCartney at 71
On tour, 1993
Serious pinstripes for serious times
Paul McCartney at 71
India 1968
Get out of the way, Donovan.
Paul McCartney at 71
With Francois Hollande, 2012
Paul receives the Legion d'honneur and treats the occasion with the respect and gravitas it deserves. Oh, wait...
Paul McCartney at 71
With Mal Evens, 1968
Poor tragic Mal. We salute you, sir
Paul McCartney at 71
London Olympics, 2012
Hey Jude. Yes, again,
Paul McCartney at 71
On set, 1964
Paul hangs out
Paul McCartney at 71
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl...
The Queen always uses her fake hand when there's a lot of shaking to be done
Paul McCartney at 71
Filming A Hard Day's Night, 1964
Macca gives another lackey the hairdryer treatment
Paul McCartney at 71
Zurich, 2012
What's so funny about peace, love and understanding? Huh?
Paul McCartney at 71
With Neil Young, 2012
That pair behind clearly aren't paying attention
Paul McCartney at 71
Sir Thumbsaloft, 2011
A woman on each arm and two thumbs in the air: texbook McCartney

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