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Last month we reported that Ringo’s 1966 Mini Cooper S Radford was going across the block at Bonham’s December auction and expected to make around £100k.

The estimate was bank on the nose, with the Mini fetching £102,000 and in the process skipping from one pop era to another, with Ringo’s Mini snapped up by former Spice Girl Geri Horner (née Halliwell).

Not noted for her driving skills (the Ginger one has managed to have more than a knock or three), it’s probably as well the 1960s Mini isn’t, by modern standard, especially quick. Still, Ringo’s hatchback conversion on the Radford will come in handy for a buggy.

But it wasn’t just Ringo’s Mini at the Bonhams sale sprinkled with celebrity fairy dust, there were a few other notable former star owners on the sale list.

Paul McCartney’s Aston Martin DB5 returned to the saleroom (it was sold at auction in 2012) after a complete restoration (reportedly courtesy of Chris Evans’ ownership) and sold for £1,345,500, a big jump on the £307k it fetched in 2012.

A terrific-looking 1959 Bentley Continental Fastback owned, at one time, by both Sir Elton John and Lord Sugar fetched a disappointing £366,666, a former Elton S2 Continental Flying Spur fetched £180,700 and an ex-Chris Evans Ferrari 365 GTB/4 £470,000.


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Paul at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia 11 December, 2017

It was overwhelming’: Paul McCartney performs epic three-hour set in Sydney complete with Beatles classics as stars including Kylie Minogue praise singer’s first show in 24 years.
It’s been almost 25 years since the music legend last performed in Sydney.
But celebrities and life-long fans alike united on Monday to watch Paul perform an epic three-hour set at Qudos Bank Arena.


  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Junior’s Farm
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Letting Go
  • All My Loving
  • Let Me Roll It
  • I’ve Got a Feeling
  • My Valentine
  • Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
  • Maybe I’m Amazed
  • I’ve Just Seen a Face
  • In Spite of All the Danger
  • You Won’t See Me
  • Love Me Do
  • And I Love Her
  • Blackbird
  • Here Today
  • Queenie Eye
  • Lady Madonna
  • FourFiveSeconds
  • Eleanor Rigby

  • I Wanna Be Your Man
  • Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
  • Something
  • A Day in the Life
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • Band on the Run
  • Back in the U.S.S.R.
  • Let It Be
  • Live and Let Die
  • Hey Jude
  • Encore:
  • Yesterday
  • Birthday
  • Mull of Kintyre
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  • Helter Skelter
  • Golden Slumbers
  • Carry That Weight
  • The End

Mull Of Kintyre. With the Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band. An exclusive song for the first Sydney show in almost 25 years


Chiefly among them was Australia’s Queen of Pop Kylie Minogue, who posted a cosy Instagram photo with Paul ahead of his show.


Paul will play his last show in Sydney on Tuesday, December 12, at Homebush.



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Paul performs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, on 9 December.


01): ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
02): ‘Junior’s Farm’
03): ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’
04): ‘Jet’
05): ‘All My Loving’
06): ‘Let Me Roll It’-‘Foxy Lady’
07): ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’
08): ‘My Valentine’
09): ‘Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five’
10): ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’
11): ‘I’ve Just Seen A Face’
12): ‘In Spite Of All The Danger’
13): ‘You Won’t See Me’
14): ‘Love Me Do’
15): ‘And I Love Her’
16): ‘Blackbird’
17): ‘Here Today’
18): ‘Queenie Eye’
19): ‘New’
20): ‘Lady Madonna’
21): ‘FourFiveSeconds’
22): ‘Eleanor Rigby’
23): ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’
24): ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!’’
25): ‘Something’
26): Popurrí: ‘A Day In The Life’-‘Give Peace A Chance’
27): ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’
28): ‘Band On The Run’
29): ‘Back In The U.S.S.R.’
30): ‘Let It Be’
31): ‘Live And Let Die’
32): ‘Hey Jude’

33) ‘Yesterday’
34) ‘Get Back’
35) ‘Mull Of Kintyre’
36) ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (Reprise)
37) ‘Helter Skelter’
38)‘Golden Slumbers’-‘Carry That Weight’-‘The End’





Paul with Anthony “Ant” McPartlin and Declan “Dec” Donnelly ,backstage in Brisbane.



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Paul relished the “competitive” nature of his relationship with John Lennon. The iconic duo penned some of the most famous songs in history during their days with the Beatles, and Sir Paul has revealed how the late star’s determination to be the best helped to improve his own songwriting.

He explained: “It was quite competitive because if I wrote something he’d try and better it and then I’d try and better that, so it’s a good system.

“It means you’re going up a staircase and each time you’re trying to make it better, so if that works it can make the song very good … and in our case memorable. “That was the trick because we couldn’t put it down, we couldn’t put it on a recording like today, you just had to remember it. So that was a good restriction too, it meant if you forgot it, too bad. “So, it had to have a hook and nearly always, even if you forgot it in the evening, you’d go out for a drink and say, ‘what was that bloody song’. You’d wake up in the morning an go ‘oh yeah, I remember!’ It would just come back.”

The Beatles split in 1970, but Paul never considered quitting music altogether, admitting it remains his obsession.

He told Australia’s ABC: “It was either that or quit. And that was the decision at the time but I realised I liked music too much and if I quit, I’d still be doing it as a hobby.

“If you’re a good cook, and they suddenly say ‘Ok, you’ve won MasterChef’, it’s not like you’re going to stop cooking. “It’s something you love doing, same for me, it’s something I love. “I’m always surprised when a song comes because I started with nothing and suddenly get a little idea I’m chasing and go ‘ah, is this good?’. If you write something decent, you feel good. It’s all part of the same thing. It can be a little bit of a therapy thing to.”