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Paul McCartney has said he will no longer write autographs for fans, describing the activity as “a bit strange”.
Speaking to Reader’s Digest (per Contact Music), McCartney said: “[Autographing] always struck me as a bit strange.
“‘Here, can I write your name down on the back of this till receipt please?’ Why? We both know who I am.”
The iconic songwriter also expressed bemusement at the idea of taking selfies with fans.
“What you’ve usually got is a ropey photo with a poor backdrop and me looking a bit miserable,” he said.
“Let’s chat, let’s exchange stories.”
McCartney recently addressed long-held speculation among fans that he was responsible for the break-up of the Beatles in 1970, placing the blame with former bandmate John Lennon.
Speaking on an episode of the new BBC Radio 4 interview series This Cultural Life, McCartney said: “I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny.
“This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I wanted it to continue.”
The Beatles: Get Back will arrive on Disney Plus on 25, 26 and 27 November.