News - Paul Weller honours his fellow Brit Paul McCartney on his 70th anniversary

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As today, June 18th Sir Paul McCartney is celebarting his 70th anniversary, Modfather Paul Weller released a song which honours his fellow Brit member with a cover of the 1968 song "Birthday." Weller and his band lace the original with sharp keyboards and spirited horns, creating a rowdy celebration for Sir Paul.

"I wanted to do something for Paul's 70th. The man's been, and still is, an immense and enduring inspiration for me. It was him and his three friends that made me want to pick up a guitar in the first place," said Weller. "I saw him play live recently and he inspired me just as much as ever, he was brilliant. I just hope he likes our little version, a token of my and the band's love for him and his music."

"I was totally overawed by meeting him, but he was a really nice and sweet geezer. His lovely wife Linda was smashing too." He added: "My wife got Paul to make me a DVD birthday thing for me which was amazing. So I'm returning a compliment, by doing a version of 'Birthday'. Hopefully he likes it."

Paul Weller "Birthday" single:

The song is also available for download today and today only, exclusively on Amazon. McCartney will donate all of his proceeds from the single to the War Child organization.