John Lennon's birthday: Paul McCartney celebrated Lennon's birthday, which is also McCartney's wedding anniversary, with his wife and a few hundred high school students.
Paul McCartney celebrated his second wedding anniversary – and John Lennon's birthday – with his wife and a few hundred high school students on Wednesday.
The 71-year-old performed at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which was opened by Tony Bennett.
McCartney told the crowd that he connected with Lennon through songwriting. "We weren't trained," he told the teenagers. "You guys have an advantage."
McCartney said, "Happy anniversary, Baby," to Nancy Shevell before going into his latest song, called "New." He said the song was inspired by his wife as the students turned to her and gushed.
The event with iHeartRadio was to celebrate McCartney's album, also called "New," out next week.
One student asked McCartney when he felt he officially made it in the music industry. McCartney said when the Beatles recorded their first single, "Love Me Do."
The students cheered, and McCartney said: "You shouldn't know about that."