It may have taken him 50 years to respond to two fans of The Beatles, but come this Thursday, 3rd October at 2:40pm UK time (11:40pm AEST) Sir Paul McCartney will answer fan questions within seconds during his first-ever Twitter-powered live Q&A sesh.
#AskMacca will give fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to one of the world’s few remaining untouchables, and will give Macca the opportunity to plug his first new album in 6 years, New.
It doesn’t seem like the whole 140 character thing will be too much of an issue for Macca, but let’s see how he deals with trolls. Questions are already open for submission – just be sure to include the #AskMacca hashtag.
Sir Paul recently he found the time to respond to other fan mail sent from two fans, albeit 50 years after they sent it. Barbara Bezant and Lyn Phillips recorded a message to The Beatles prior to their performance at the Lewisham Odeon in December 1963.
The recording found its way to a local flea market in Great Yarmouth, according to the BBC, where historian David McDermott handed it to BBC magazine program The One Show, who got cracking on reuniting the friends and successfully passing the message on to Macca, who responded with the below message:
“Hi Linda and Barbara, thanks very much for your lovely tape. It finally got through, better late than never. Great to hear that you found each other after all these years. Keep enjoying the music, love Paul.”
Macca has been something of a road dog these past few months, touring North America with stop-offs at both Bonnaroo and San Francisco’s Outside Lands. His Seattle stopover recently made headlines after he teamed up with the surviving members of Nirvana for a song or five.
New, the album, has an Australian street date of Friday, 11th October, and features contributions from producers Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns, Paul Epworth and Giles Martin (son of famed Beatles producer Sir George Martin).
Already the Ronson-produced title track from the release has been offered to fans, and has been stuck in our heads ever since.