First mention of Paul McCartney in a press article


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From Liverpool Echo, October 31, 2022:

Uncovered articles from the early 1950s show the earliest mentions of Paul McCartney and Stuart Sutcliffe.

The articles, published in the ECHO in 1951 and 1954, are from the “Aunty Muriel” columns of Muriel Levy. Muriel was one of the first voices to ever be heard on BBC Radio Liverpool, which began broadcasting in 1924.

Her column in the ECHO started in 1920s, in which she encouraged children and young people to read and draw to be included in the articles.

One such column, in 1951, included a mention of a young man by the name of Paul McCartney, who would have then been aged eight or nine. Macca only receives a brief mention in the column, thanking him for his contribution, along with several other children. […]

Muriel Levy served as Chairman of the Liverpool Child Welfare Fund, and was Vice-President of the Women’s Branch of the Royal British Legion. In 1927 Miss Levy was a Charter (Founder) member of SI Liverpool, and served as the club’s president in 1958. She was married twice, and had one daughter. She died on March 30 1972, aged 68.

From Earliest mentions of Paul McCartney in ECHO articles from early 1950s – Liverpool Echo

Last updated on November 1, 2022

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