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Paul McCartney so good to fans, says Mark Shaw

Paul McCartney so good to fans, says Mark Shaw

Sir Paul McCartney has been praised for the way he respects his fans, by Then Jerico frontman Mark Shaw.

The 'Big Area' singer unexpectedly bumped into the Beatles legend whilst walking in London and was amazed to see McCartney, 73, on his own happily chatting to his admirers and signing autographs in the street.

Shaw admits it was very refreshing to see a musician as famous as McCartney - who is married to Nancy Shevell - being so generous with his time especially when he doesn't need to be due to his lauded position at the top of the music world.

Speaking about his recent experience with the 'Yesterday' songwriter, the 54-year-old rock star told BANG Showbiz: "I saw Paul McCartney the other day in Soho. He was being photographed and asked for autographs by a couple of fans and he saw me and I looked at him and said, 'Looking really cool Sir Paul,' and he nodded and that was nice moment. I thought it was lovely that he still has the time to stand in the middle of the street with no security and talk to people and spend the time of day."

Shaw - who shot to fame in the 1980s with his band - aspires to always act the same to his fans.

He added: "I think that it is a very important thing to do."

Shaw is currently writing and recording new material with his Then Jerico bandmates and will be playing the Borderline in London on December 9 and tickets are still available.