Paul gets an award from RADD

Sunday, November 2, 1997
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From The Paul McCartney Encyclopedia, by Bill Harry:

Paul had appeared in the organisation’s video ‘Drive My Car’ and also secured the use of ‘Drive My Car’ for RADD without them having to pay royalties. As a result they intended to present him with their ‘Sterling Silver Founder’s Award’ at their awards dinner on 24 January 1997, but the dinner was postponed until May and then cancelled.

RADD finally caught up with Paul to present the award when he was in New York in November 1997 for the Carnegie Hall performance of Standing Stone. RADD Chairman David Niven Jr and its President Erin Meluso presented Paul with the award during the rehearsals at the Riverside Methodist Church. In addition to the award they presented him with a gift, a guitar custom-made by Line Luthier.

The week before at Carnegie Hall, RADD chairman David Niven Jr. and president Erin Meluso presented Paul with 1997’s Founder’s Award. Niven commented McCartney for his appearance and helping arrange for RADD to use “Drive My Car” for non-profit use as RADD’s anthem.

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