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Paul McCartney 70 Today!
Well, where have the years gone? Sir Paul McCartney is celebrating 70 amazing years today as he prepares to host a party in London for close friends and family. What would YOU buy someone like Sir Paul as a birthday gift? It's a shame as he was growing up and when he was saving we couldn't have sent him on of these fabulous moneypots we could have even had the name "Macca" hand painted on the back to make it really special!
Paul McCartney at 70: musician sees out his 60s with romantic getaway
Sir Paul McCartney celebrates his 70th birthday today after seeing out his 60s with a romantic Italian getaway.
By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor
7:00AM BST 18 Jun 2012
The former Beatle spent the weekend with his wife, Nancy Shevell, at the five-star Castiglion del Bosco estate in Montalcino, near Siena.
The couple flew to Rome by private jet before making their way to the estate, which features 2,500 sq-ft private villas with views across the Tuscan countryside. It is owned by Massimo Ferragamo, the fashion magnate, and the dress code is defined as “rural chic”.
A hotel employee said that the couple spent two nights at the estate, which has its own winery and organic kitchen garden.
Sir Paul and his wife are expected to spend this evening back in London where they will host a party for close friends and family.
The musician told The Daily Telegraph last week that the celebration would be low-key because “big dos aren’t really me”. When he married Miss Shevell in October last year, the reception was held in the garden of his house in St John’s Wood, north-west London.
Their choice of holiday destination was also low-profile, as villas at Castiglion del Bosco is well-hidden from the paparazzi. They cost up to £2,500 per night - small change for a couple with an estimated joint fortune of £665 million.
Mr Ferragamo bought the Montalcino estate in 2003 and began a restoration project with such attention to detail that sand for the 18-hole golf course was transported from Germany because local sand was not deemed a perfect colour match for the surroundings.
After the birthday celebrations are over, Sir Paul will return to work. He has been chosen to perform at the London 2012 opening ceremony on July 27.
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