Paul McCartney has been a busy person since he was a teenager. He’s one of the most hardworking musicians in the world and even at age 76 years old, he’s still selling out concerts and topping the Billboard charts. So it’s no doubt that Paul McCartney, the living legend himself, can become a little out of touch with ordinary folks like us. According to the Beatle’s biographer, Barry Miles, Paul has always “desperately wanted to be a normal person.” In an interview with Express Miles said, “Wherever possible [Paul] would take a bus somewhere…and was very anxious to stay in touch with what he regarded as ordinary people.”
Miles recounted a hilarious story in which Paul hadn’t managed to keep tabs on the cost of things in the 21st century. “I remember just a few years ago when I was at his studio he asked one of the roadies to go out and buy him a bottle of whisky because he had people coming over,” Miles said. “And he gave him £2” – which is less than P150. So the roadie had to tell him, ‘Well it’s gone up since then Paul.’”
The average price for a bottle of whiskey today is P1,500. Paul McCartney has been so busy with his music that he didn’t know the cost of alcohol has gone up since the 60’s. As funny as that incident was, Barry Miles went on to defend Paul saying “In the end, you can’t be normal”.