Paul McCartney is turned down from a New York restaurant

Monday, February 8, 1971

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Beatle Paul McCartney has twice been turned away from New York’s most fashionable restaurant, Twenty ONE.

He went to lunch at the restaurant, which is frequented by Aristotle and Jackie Onassis, with his 18-months-old daughter, Alice [sic].

But the manager, Monte Seldman, turned Paul away because he was wearing sneakers – and no tie.

The same evening, Paul returned to the restaurant for dinner with his wife Linda.

He was wearing a long overcoat and he rushed upstairs to the restaurant keeping the coat on. He said he was cold.

But when the management asked him to take his coat to the cloakroom, they discovered he was wearing neither a tie nor a jacket. Once again he was asked to leave.

Paul and his family are in New York visiting his in-laws and “getting away from it all”.

From Liverpool Echo, February 8, 1971
From Liverpool Echo, February 8, 1971

Last updated on March 8, 2022

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