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On this day, Paul McCartney and his girlfriend, actress Jane Asher, had to spend a night at a hotel in Glasgow when their car broke down on the way to Paul’s High Park Farm in Kintyre, acquired in June 1966. They continued their journey the following morning to spend a week on the farm.
They returned to London on December 20.
GET-A-WAY AND BREAK-DOWN FOR PAUL
After two hectic months working on “Magical Mystery Tour”, Paul decided he had to get away from everything for a break.
So he and Jane Asher drove up to stay a week at his Scottish Farm near Campbelltown, Argyle.
Unfortunately his car broke down near Glasgow so Paul and Jane stayed overnight at the Golden Gates Hotel, Mount Vernon, while it was being repaired. They joined the other guests in the lounge in the evening to watch television.From The Beatles Monthly Book – January 1968
I’ll wed Jane but not yet, says Paul
Beatle Pain McCartney said yesterday that he and actress Jane Asher were definitely going to get married, but when, they didn’t know.
Pail and Jane and their sheepdog, Martha, arrived yesterday at Paul’s sheep farm beside the Atlantic rollers, near the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland.
Earlier, before leaving an hotel on the outskirts of Glasgow for the 140-mile drive to the farm, Paul said: “At the moment we just want a quiet week’s break at the farm. We like it very much there. We’ve both been very busy during recent months.”
He added that his busy life was the reason why he could not plan marriage yet.
Want a long honeymoon
“I am not trying to hedge,” he said, “but work keeps interfering. When I am clear, Jane is working, and when she is clear, I am working. I suppose we could get married and have a couple of days together, but we both want to wait until we have no commitments, and have a long honeymoon.”
Paul said he get sick of posh hotels.
Paul and Jane were held up on the outskirts of Glasgow, when the fan belt on their Aston Martin snapped on Sunday night and they stayed overnight at the hotel.
But by the time they were called for breakfast a mechanic had repaired the trouble.From Liverpool Daily Post – December 12, 1967
Paul and Jane get ‘stranded’
Beatle Paul McCartney – and his actress girlfriend, Jane Asher, sat with guests watching
television in a Glasgow hotel lounge last night.
They booked into the hotel, at Mount Vernon, for the night when their car developed mechanical trouble on the way to Paul’s sheep farm in the hills of Machrihanish, near the Mull of Kintyre.
This morning the couple continued their journey. It is believed that they intend spending a week’s holiday on the farm.From Daily Mail – December 11, 1967
Hitch for a Beatle
Beatle Paul McCartney and his actress girl friend, Jane Asher, sat with guests watching television in a Glasgow hotel lounge last night.
They booked in to the hotel at Mount Vernon, for the night when their car developed mechanical trouble on the way to Paul’s sheep farm in the hills of Machrihanish, near the Mull of Kintyre.
Later the couple continued their journey.
It is believed that they intend spending a week’s holiday on the farm.From Evening Post – December 11, 1967
What’s in a name?
So successful has been that delightful Liverpool ditty, “Thank U Very Much,” recorded by The Scaffold and written by one of the trio, Mike McGear, that we hear of a tale with a twist to it.
I hear that fans clustered round Beatle Paul McCartney before hee and girl friend Jane
Asher left London for their Scottish holiday.
As they clamoured for Paul’s autograph, they asked him: “Are you REALLY Mike McGear’s brother?”From Liverpool Echo – December 14, 1967
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