For a brief moment on Thursday it appeared that Sir Paul McCartney had kissed and made up with his former publicist, Geoff Baker, whom he fired back in 2004.
The Sun ran a story by Ben Ashford about vegetarian Macca allegedly blasting McDonald’s ‘after accusing them of using his picture to flog hamburgers”.
The piece attributed the quote ‘What sort of morons do McDonald’s think Beatles fans are?’to ‘Sir Paul’s spokesman Geoff Baker”.
But this was far from true. Writing on his blog, Baker puts the record straight.
‘This is new to me and, I suspect, Paul and the excellent Stuart Bell, who actually is the spokesman that I am not.”
Sir Paul severed his ties with Baker in September 2004, claiming his behaviour had ‘not reached the professional standards’he had come to expect from him.