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Three Newport pals recall taxi ride with Paul McCartney to Beatles gig at the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Saturday, June 22, 2013

FIFTY years ago today The Beatles performed their only Welsh concert in Abergavenny. Three Newport friends who were lucky enough to see them play a 20-minute set at the Borough Theatre recall sharing a taxi with band member Paul McCartney.

School friends Les Hicks, Graham Palfrey and Teddy Fallon, all 66, had no idea they would meet one of the band on their way to the gig as sixteen year-olds. Mr Hicks, a retired musician, recalled: "We got on the train at Newport and saw Paul McCartney as we walked along the corridor looking for a seat."

Mr Hicks, of Bassaleg said: "I recognised him straight away. He was sitting alone in First Class so we asked if we could join him in his compartment.

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Source: South Wales Argus

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