8 Things You Might Not Know About Paul McCartney

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5. Paul played to what’s believed to be the largest paid audience in recorded history. In 1989, Paul played a solo concert to a crowd of 350,000-plus in Brazil.

6. He witnessed the 9/11 attacks. On September 11, 2001, Paul was on an airplane in New York City. He looked out the window and saw one of the planes crash into the Twin Towers. Paul said that after he got off the plane, he went right to a bar to get a drink.

7. Paul is an honorary detective with the NYPD. Paul was made an honorary detective by the NYPD after giving a charity concert for 9/11.

8. His first instrument was not a guitar. The first musical instrument Paul played was the trumpet. His first trumpet was a gift from his dad for his 14th birthday. But Paul soon traded the trumpet for a guitar. You can’t sing while playing the trumpet.

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