Paul McCartney Essay Found 50 Years Later
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It was an early crowning moment for Sir Paul McCartney. In 1953, he won a prize for an essay celebrating the coronation of Elizabeth II, an essay just discovered in a scrapbook at the Liverpool Public Library. The 10-year-old future Beatle seemed genuinely enamored of the quote, "lovely, young queen." Years later on "Abbey Road," he added this.
(Soundbite of "Her Majesty")
Sir PAUL MCCARTNEY (Singer/Songwriter): (Singing) Her Majesty is a pretty nice girl, but she doesn't have a lot to say. Her Majesty is a pretty nice girl...
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