McCartney Was Advised To Retire At 50

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June 30, 2011 | 9:05pm EST

Sir Paul McCartney’s manager advised the rocker to retire at 50 – so the former Beatle got rid of him.
McCartney, who recently turned 69, admits he considered quitting almost 20 years ago – but decided he was still having too much fun making music.

The Maybe I’m Amazed hitmaker explains, “I was knocking 50 and he (ex-manager) said, ‘I think it’s time you retired.’ I thought, ‘I know what you mean, but I don’t really feel like it… and if I’m really enjoying this, why retire?’ So I decided against it, and got rid of him.

“I wonder what he thinks today. Perhaps that he was right.”