Hair, there and everywhere! Paul McCartney's hirsute son James is the double of his famous dad as he sports a beard reminiscent of the Beatle's facial fuzz in 1970s



He once joked he sounded more like John Lennon. 

But there is no mistaking which Beatle James McCartney is the son of. 

With his long, bushy beard, the 44-year-old musician looked the image of his father Paul as he as he went shopping in London, braving the cold in sandals. 

McCartney, the brother of Mary, 52, and Stella, 50, is the only son of Sir Paul, 79, and his late wife Linda. 

He has played on some of his father’s albums as well as releasing music of his own.

A hard day’s shopping: James McCartney braves the cold in sandals yesterday while out shopping in London. Nobody recognised the famous Beatle's son as he sported a new beard

After largely shunning the limelight, even working as a waiter in Brighton, McCartney later followed in his father’s musical footsteps.

His first two-and-a-half years were spent on the road with his parents as they toured with their group Wings.

He later played guitar on Sir Paul’s records Flaming Pie and Driving Rain as well as The Light Comes From Within - a track he recorded with his mother before her death from breast cancer in 1998.

He released his debut single Available Light in 2010 before releasing his first album Me in 2013 and his second, The Blackberry Train, in 2016 – both co-produced by his father.

He previously said he had aims to be ‘better than the Beatles’.

Famous parents: Paul and Linda McCartney pictured together in 1971 outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London 

‘When I got to a certain age, I realised that I was somewhat better than other kids at school at guitar and took pride and enjoyment in that,’ he told the BBC in 2012.

‘I then dreamt of being better than The Beatles. I’m not sure if I can do that. If anything, I would love to be equal to The Beatles - but even that’s quite tough.’

He also revealed he was considering forming a group featuring the offspring of the Fab Four, including Ringo Starr’s son Jason, 54, Lennon’s youngest son Sean, 46, and George Harrison’s only son, Dhani, 43.


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