Paul McCartney, one of the two surviving members of the world-famous Beatles pop band, has released his first children’s book titled, Hey Grandude

The inspiration for characterising the figure Grandude in the book stemmed from his grandchildren, one of whom called him “Grandude” one day, McCartney said in an interview with local newspaper The Times.

“The kids started calling me that for a joke and I thought, ‘Well, it is kind of funny.’ It’s a nice old thing, so I wrote some stories about the character Grandude,” he said.

McCartney, aged 77, has just completed a tour of North America.


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Musician Sir Paul McCartney reads to a class of schoolchildren at the launch of his children’s book ‘Hey Grandude !’ in central London on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)


The Beatles was a British rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960, comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The band built its reputation through turning pop music into an art form in the 1960s before they broke up in 1970. Lennon was shot dead in 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001.

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