Paul McCartney | Beatles notebook with lyrics to Hey Jude courtesy of former Hollyoaks actress Davinia Taylor


A notebook containing Sir Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for “Hey Jude” has been donated to a museum by Davinia Taylor.

The former ‘Hollyoaks’ star was given the special pillow – which belonged to former Beatles bodyguard Mal Evans – on his 21st birthday by his father Alan Murphy.

She explained: “Sotheby’s had an auction, dad was home, a few bottles of wine and started bidding against an American.

“He won. He said, ‘It’s not going to America, it’s staying in Liverpool. “

She revealed her millionaire father paid ‘something crazy like £100,000’ for the notebook, which also features doodles and poetry from all four band members including John Lennon, George Harrison and Sir Ringo Starr.

It also contains lyric excerpts from ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and more.

Now the pad – which was compiled from 1967 to 1968 – is on display at The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool.

Actress Davinia has admitted she was ‘over the moon’ to have donated the object, and the museum has insured it for £1million.

Meanwhile, 79-year-old legend Paul compared writing a song to sharing a secret with his guitar.

In the book “The Lyrics by Paul McCartney”, he explains: “There’s a lot going on there.

“We always used to say that when you sit down with your guitar to write a song, you tell it your secrets, which then becomes a song for the world.

“But then, when you’re alone, the guitar is your confidante. You rock it.

“When you step up to the piano, it’s almost like pushing the piano; they’re completely different actions.”

And the “Let It Be” hitmaker recently announced plans to tour North America by revealing the 13-date “Got Back” tour from April 28 to June 16.

He said in a statement: “I said at the end of the last tour that I would see you next time. I said I was going to come back to you. Well, I came back.”


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