Watch: Paul McCartney talks about the birth of The Beatles

He also discusses Lennon, George Martin and Bob Dylan

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Paul McCartney has discussed the beginnings of The Beatles in the newest clip of his six-part documentary series PURE McCartney VR.

Early Days’ finds McCartney reminisce about the formation of the band: “I don’t really think we thought it would come true, but you know what? It did.”

He talks about walking round Liverpool with John Lennon, “hoping that one day someone would actually listen to our songs and that we’d be able to write more and we’d be able to maybe make a living out of what this whole thing was.”


He also shares his memories of late producer George Martin, the production of “Love Me Do” and a “mystical experience” at a party with Bob Dylan.

The series was produced to commemorate the upcoming launch of career spanning compilation album PURE McCartney. Each part was filmed in his private home studio – and they take the viewer on a personal journey of anecdotes, memories and never before seen footage.


Other available clips (below) include ‘Dance Tonight’ and ‘Coming Up’, and the remaining two – ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Mull of Kintyre’ – will be released episodically until the PURE McCartney compilation album comes out this Friday (10 June).

‘Dance Tonight’

‘Coming Up’

The clips are previews of the full 360 Virtual Reality experience – that can be accessed by downloading the Jaunt App for IPhone, Android or Gear VR

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