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Paul McCartney The Beatles Paycheck Revealed –

Paul McCartney The Beatles Paycheck Revealed –

Paul McCartney The Beatles Paycheck Revealed –
October 03
09:26 2019

Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote a check themselves to John Kosh, who designed the cover of The Beatles classic Abbey Road. He was paid only 300 pounds for his work.

Kosh told USA Today, “The check was signed by Paul and John. And I had to cash the check. How dumb is that?”

He said the pressure was on when it came to the album cover and making it just as iconic as previous Beatles records.

“We’re following ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ following ‘The White Album,’ following ‘Rubber Soul,” he says. “And all we’ve got is this, you know? And EMI, the parent company, was determined that we had to deliver this new album on time to fit in with all the other schedules, because if you’re working in August and September, we’re really talking about Christmas. It’s not instant like today, with computers and things. It’s all done by retouching and cutting things out.”

McCartney recently released his own children’s book ‘Hey Grandude!’ He has done book signings and several television and radio interviews to promote the project, and he also discussed his favorite children’s books from when he was a kid before his Beatles fame in the 60’s.

McCartney told his official website, “As a chiller I was a huge fan of the’Rupert The Bear’ annuals, I remember reading those every year. Then I remember reading ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson and ‘Black Beauty’. I think reading ‘Black Beauty’ started my love for horses I have today. Then when I got a little older and I went to school I read ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ by Charles Dickens but as a Chiller, it was ‘Rupert The Bear’, ‘Treasure Island’ and ‘Black Beauty’.”

McCartney is currently working on a musical, and he just wrapped up his North American ‘Freshen Up’ tour, featuring a reunion with Ringo Starr at the final show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in July.

You can read John Kosh’s full interview at AZ Central.

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