Paul McCartney attends his brother Mike’s wedding as best man

Saturday, June 8, 1968

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On this day, Mike McCartney, Paul’s younger brother, married Angela Fishwick. Paul McCartney was the best man at the wedding.

From The Beatles Monthly Book, July 1968, N°60:

[…] After a week of sessions “Revolution” was going well and Ringo’s “This Is Some Friendly” had got under way. AT THAT POINT SESSIONS WERE SUSPENDED FOR SIX DAYS BECAUSE GEORGE WAS OFF TO CALIFORNIA TO FILM WITH RAVI SHANKAR IN HOLLYWOOD WITH RINGO AND YOURS TRULY GOING ALONG FOR THE RIDE TO KEEP HIM COMPANY. AT THE SAME TIME PAUL HAD AN IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENT TO KEEP UP NORTH ON MERSEYSIDE – HE WAS BEST MAN AT THE WEDDING OF HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, MIKE (MICHAEL McGEAR OF THE SCAFFOLD).

Paul motored north in his Aston Martin for the wedding, taking Jane [Asher] with him. Jane got a day off from her rehearsals especially to attend. And they took with them the massive Martha and the new and very small Yorkshire terrier puppy which Paul had just given to Jane. The pup has been named Edgar but answers to Eddy if and when he is prepared to answer to anything! Both dogs seemed to enjoy the wedding but Martha didn’t like the crowds at the reception party afterwards and was allowed to leave early!

By now, if you read your newspapers, you don’t need me to tell you that Mike’s bride was a lovely Lancashire lass named Angela and the couple were married in the picturesque North Wales village of Carrog, near Corwen in Merioneth.

After the three o’clock ceremony everybody popped over the road for a quick celebration drink before driving back to “Rembrandt”, the Gayton, Cheshire, home of Paul and Mike’s father. More than 50 guests gathered for the reception – including Mike’s fellow Scaffold friends John Gorman and Roger McGough and the Fourmost, who stayed a couple of hours and then dashed off to play that night’s engagement.

The champagne party went on well into the night with fireworks on the lawn and a bit of a nuptual sing-song around the grand piano. Unfortunately, Jane had to leave early to return to London for Saturday morning rehearsals but Paul was able to stay on an do all the conventional Best Man duties, like reading out the greetings telegrams and sticking tin cans and toilet rolls to the back of the car which was talking Mike and Angela away on their honeymoon. […]

Frederick James
From Mike McCartney ready to go back to his roots in new show – North Wales Live (dailypost.co.uk) – Paul McCartney kisses his new sister in law Angela Fishwick who married his brother Mike in Carrog North Wales 8 June 1968
From the Beatles Monthly Book, N°60, July 1968
From Melody Maker – June 15, 1968

Last updated on October 2, 2021

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