Paul McCartney’s Manager Wanted Him To Retire

If Paul McCartney’s former manager had his way, Macca would have stopped touring years ago.   

The Independent reports that McCartney told Mojo magazine that his former manager once gave him some interesting career advice.

“One of my old guys who I used to have as my manager, I was knocking 50 and he said ‘I think it’s time you retired.’ I thought, I know what you mean, but I don’t really feel like it, you know,” the 69-year-old English musician said in an interview published in the August edition of Mojo

“And if I’m really enjoying this, why retire? So I decided against it, and got rid of him. I wonder what he thinks today. Perhaps that he was right, but hopefully not.”

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Estadio Olimpico, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

McCartney said that he’s still having a good time making music.

“People say to me ‘You work so hard.’ We don’t work hard, we play music –  we don’t work music,” he said. “It sounds simplistic but it’s really true. It’s not like going into an office.”

Since turning 50 McCartney has released several studio albums including 1993’s Off the Ground, 1997’s Flaming Pie, 1999’s Run Devil Run, 2001’s Driving Rain, 2005’s Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, and 2007’s Memory Almost Full.  He’s also since put out a number of other releases including live albums, a compilation album, a few classical albums and several promotional and limited release albums as well as three electronic music albums under the name The Fireman.

McCartney has plans to take over a number of ball parks this summer including Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y. (July 15-16); Comerica Park in Detroit (July 24); Wrigley Field in Chicago (July 31, Aug. 1); and Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati (Aug. 4). He’ll also take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre sports and entertainment complex for two shows July 26-27.

Click here for the Independent story.

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