McCartney thrills fan with name-change

Paul McCartney gave one of his biggest fans a thrill last night by changing the lyrics of a song at his show last night as a birthday treat.

Paul McCartney gave one of his biggest fans a thrill last night by changing the lyrics of a song at his show last night as a birthday treat.

UK radio DJ Geoff Lloyd interviewed the rock legend shortly before his Earls Court show in London and told him he had just turned 30.

So McCartney decided to change the words of Wings hit Jet to “Geoff” to mark the occasion.

Lloyd – who hosts his show with Pete Mitchell – said: “I wanted to try and get Paul to do something special for my birthday and throughout the interview suggested various tributes.

“He didn’t seem too keen when I asked if I could duet with him on Ebony and Ivory, but I did notice a twinkle in his eye when I suggested he change Jet to Geoff.

“I was honoured just to talk to Paul but to have him change a song to celebrate my birthday is unbelievable.

His pal Mitchell said: “The first Jet passed as normal but the second one was definitely Geoff. I couldn’t believe it.”

McCartney's spokesman confirmed the change: “It’s the sort of thing he does.

“Paul's Auntie Jean was in the audience so he changed a line from Let ‘Em In from ‘Auntie Gin’ to ‘Auntie Jean’.”

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