Paul McCartney sat down for an extended interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show last night (September 24) to promote his new children’s book, Hey Grandude, as well as talk about his remarkable career.

The interview was broken up into four videos on The Late Show‘s YouTube channel, with the first clip opening up with the audience’s very long standing ovation and touching on Sir Paul being surrounded by music in his childhood.


Clip two dives into how McCartney responds to fans knowing how his music has had an emotional effect on their lives.

Clip three is rather deep and emotional and touches on how the death of McCartney’s mother when he was a child affected his songwriting. Sir Paul also talks at length about his friendship with John Lennon and he mentions how he has dreams about him now.

Clip four covers the origins of McCartney’s new book, but he also talks about the time Jimi Hendrix infamously covered “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” just days after The Beatles released the album. It’s a story many have heard, but hearing McCartney tell the story again just makes it special.


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