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Old Feb 01, 2008, 07:00 AM   #1
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Exclamation Is Sir Paul McCartney turning into Roy Orbison?


Is Sir Paul McCartney turning into Roy Orbison?

Sir Paul McCartney appeared to be turning into his old friend Roy Orbison as he went for a morning walk near his North London home today.

The 65-year-old, wearing aviator-style glasses and helmet hair, looked almost identical to the singer who died suddenly from a heart attack in 1998.

"He was and always will be one of the greats of rock 'n roll." McCartney said of the Texan whose hits include 'You Got It' and 'Crying'.

Dead ringer: McCartney, pictured in North London today, bore a striking resemblance to his old pal Roy Orbison (right)

Paul has remained friends with Orbison's widow Barbara and she was among the special guests at his concert at the Amoeba Record store in Los Angeles, California last year.

Earlier this week McCartney dismmed reports that he had a heart procedure last year as "entirely untrue."

"People are ringing and texting me saying, 'Are you OK?"' he writes in a posting on his newly redesigned Web site.

Feeling great: Sir Paul has denied reports that he had heart surgery last year

"I hadn't seen the report so I was puzzled by so many enquiries about my health. So I think it's a good time to put this rumour to rest."

The 65-year-old ex-Beatle says that during a routine medical examination over a year ago, "there was a minor irregularity which I needed to have tests for and which I have now been assured is completely fine."

Recent media reports "completely distorted the story, calling it an angioplasty, which is entirely untrue, and this is why so many friends have been concerned about my health," he writes.

Angioplasty is a procedure to check and clear clogged arteries in the heart.

"I am happy to say that I feel great and I have passed my most recent medical with flying colours."

McCartney, who is nominated for a Grammy Award for his latest album, "Memory Almost Full," says he wants to assure friends and family that he's in good health.

He adds: "I have secretly been enjoying all the sympathy I've been getting!"
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Old Feb 01, 2008, 07:34 AM   #2
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It's the Johnny Cash look, too! hee hee! Paul looks better in bright colours to me!
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Old Feb 01, 2008, 07:37 AM   #3
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Is that called "slow news day"?
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Old Feb 01, 2008, 07:37 AM   #4
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Is that called "slow news day"?
haha! No kidding! I was thinking that! It's like... they're just trying to stir up trouble! Media sucks!
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Old Feb 01, 2008, 09:07 AM   #5
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Wow...that's a bit of a stretch. I don't think Paul looks much like Roy at all. I do think that aviators are not very flattering on him. Love the coat, though.
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Old Feb 01, 2008, 09:20 AM   #6
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Oh GAWD! Are you kidding?

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Old Feb 04, 2008, 01:03 AM   #8
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Geez, talk about a slow newsday ! *

* This ranks right up there with the Paul-going-back-to-a-moptop-because-of-that-one-recent-pic-where-his-forlock-is-hanging-a--bit-over-his-forehead article a couple of weeks ago.

Actually, on that picture, Paul looks more like the 1978-1979 Roy, after his open-heart surgery (lost a lot of weight, fast !) as opposed to Roy as pictured in the article.
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um, okay. Whatever they say. I guess big sunglasses+growing yer hair out=Roy Orbison. And now we know!
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Nice picture of Paul, what a bunch of goofs and someone was paid for the far fetched story, why can't I get a job like that I'm creative!
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Old Feb 06, 2008, 09:44 AM   #11
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As a side note - if anyone watches LA Ink on TLC, Kat von D is going out with Roy Orbison's son, Orbie
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Sounds like a reporter had too much time on their hands.
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