Paul McCartney is still alive. Today, this fact is unsurprising. The onetime Beatle is 79 years old, hale, hearty and seemingly busy as ever. Just a few weeks ago, he jammed onstage at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. But 52 years ago this month -- on November 7, 1969 -- McCartney's continued existence was worldwide news when Life magazine scored an interview with the singer at his Scottish farm and ran a report confirming that he was alive. The proof was irrefutable: a black-and-white cover photo of him with his wife, Linda, and their daughters Heather and Mary, the latter cradled in his arm.
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