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Paul Ramon

Pseudonym used by Paul McCartney

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Now we were truly professional [in 1960], we could do something we had been toying with for a long time, which was to change our names to real showbiz names. I became Paul Ramon, which I thought was suitably exotic. I remember the Scottish girls saying, ‘Is that his real name? That’s great.’ It’s French, Ramon. Ra-mon, that’s how you pronounce it. Stuart became Stuart de StaĆ«l after the painter. George became Carl Harrison after Carl Perkins (our big idol, who had written ‘Blue Suede Shoes’). John was Long John. People have since said, ‘Ah, John didn’t change his name, that was very suave.’ Let me tell you: he was Long John. There was none of that ‘he didn’t change his name’: we all changed our names.

Paul McCartney, Anthology

Paul Ramon is a pseudonym that Paul McCartney used during the 1960 tour in Scotland with Johnny Gentle & the Silver Beetles ; and also for a 1969 recording with Steve Miller, My Dark Hour.


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