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Old Jun 30, 2006, 08:15 AM   #1
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I've found a number of photos that were taken of Paul in the early 60's wearing glasses. Did Paul have some kind of sight defect and if so what was it?

Or was it him goffing about with a pair of Johns specs?

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Old Jun 30, 2006, 11:29 AM   #2
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i don't believe he did, then. he was just fooling around in those pictures with john's glasses. apparently that was william cambell in those pictures...haha. i heard that he does wear reading glasses now.

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Old Jun 30, 2006, 11:41 AM   #3
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I say yes



ofcorse this is william cambel :)

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Old Jun 30, 2006, 11:59 AM   #4
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I don't think he needed them in the 60s. He did later in the 80s, though. I have quite a few pics of him from that time with them.
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Old Jun 30, 2006, 01:52 PM   #5
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There's quite a few photos out there from the early 60's that had him wearing a pair of specs - I was kinda hoping that they were his and not John's he was larking about with because then it'd make a great PiD clue.
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Old Jul 01, 2006, 10:05 AM   #6
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There's quite a few photos out there from the early 60's that had him wearing a pair of specs - I was kinda hoping that they were his and not John's he was larking about with because then it'd make a great PiD clue.

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Old Jul 01, 2006, 01:03 PM   #7
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Hey, if it's feasible then go for it, that's my motto! :-P

But I just need a bit of confirmation that he did originally have to wear glasses before I can use it though.
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Old Jul 01, 2006, 05:21 PM   #8
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A friend went to see Paul at the 92nd Street Y in NYC a few years ago and said the former Beatle wore reading glasses. He was doing a poetry reading. Now, I think it's safe to say that presbyopia has prompted our lovable moptop to wear glasses.

I wonder if those Buddy Holly glasses were his - glad you asked, Harb. I have not seen too many pictures of Paul in glasses - I thought he might have been larking about, putting them on for a laugh.
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Old Jul 02, 2006, 10:54 AM   #9
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I think he was kidding around when you see him wearing them during the 60s. Although he appears pretty serious with all of those Revolver recording session pics where he has on glasses. Perhaps they were just a fashion statement then?
I've no doubt he wears reading glasses now.
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Old Jul 02, 2006, 12:33 PM   #10
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I would say contact lenses were invented by the great Da Vinci (serious) in 1508

they really started getting better and softer in 1960 but they were very exspensive (mabie cheaper for brits with their health care system????)
but Ive seen at leats 8 pics of paul with glasses and I dont think hes joking around in some of them..cool stuff
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Old Jul 02, 2006, 01:23 PM   #11
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If John could go without glasses for image's sake then surely Paul could have as well. Sorry to add fuel to the fire, but aren't there also pictures of George wearing the Buddy Holly glasses?
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Old Jul 03, 2006, 08:14 AM   #12
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I don't know that I've seen George with those kinds of glasses, but later in life he was spotted with glasses... perhaps for reading???
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Asha, if you have pictures of George in his reading glasses, we'd love to see them. If you have them, please post them in the George Picture threat at IJSAF forum. I've only seen one picture of him with glasses.

Paul, on the other hand, I think was joking around with the Buddy Holly specs. As for now, no doubt our lovable silky haired moptop wears reading glasses. And he wears them very well, no doubt!
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Is it odd that I find Paul in thick black glasses, VERY attractive?
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I say Yes that Paul mcCartney did wear glasses.
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yeah those pics of Paul with the Buddy Holly glasses confused me too! I thought he was wearing John's maybe but then i wondered why would he be wearing John's?

And cardboard, i dont think that's odd, cuz I thought John wearing the Buddy Holly glasses was really cute so why not Paul?
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.. lol some of the pictures of paul wearing glasses, were sunglasses, but then again maybe they were prescription? *shrugs*

Anyways, I dont care if he wears glasses or not, he's still hot, even at .. SIXTY FOUR!!
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It's the glasses in the studio that I'm the most interested in because they look like they being worn because of an eyesight problem rather than just larking about. I've seen that same pair on Paul in a number of photos now and I think they may have been his. Then he wore the tinted granny spectacles in 1966 but I see them as more of a fashion thing.

There must be somewhere that tells of Paul's need / lack of need for glasses because as we all know he never wore glasses after 1966 yet there are photos of him wearing them before... :-p
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I've found a number of photos that were taken of Paul in the early 60's wearing glasses. Did Paul have some kind of sight defect and if so what was it?

Or was it him goffing about with a pair of Johns specs?

Ta in advance. :-)
mabe like in high school he wear glasses and now i can see how he has to b/c his u know 64 but ya mabe in like school
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