Paul McCartney reveals the musicians he admires the most

The star spoke of his old bandmates during a Facebook Live conversation with Jarvis Cocker

Paul McCartney has revealed the musicians he admires the most in a new interview.

The Beatles star appeared at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts earlier today (July 25), where he was in conversation with Jarvis Cocker. The event was attended by around 450 students and was live-streamed on Facebook.

During the chat, McCartney was asked which musicians he admired the most and why. “Fellow Beatles,” he replied. “John [Lennon], who was pretty cool, and George [Harrison] and Ringo [Starr]. Having worked with John so one-on-one, I got to see his [songs] before the world. I’m a big fan.”

He added of the duo’s songwriting process: “When we worked together on something, often what would happen is that whoever would be the creator of this song would bring in the first verse and then we’d sit down and we’d take it from there. Little things he did were brilliant.”

Outside of his former bandmates, McCartney also singled out Stevie Wonder for praise, describing him as a “musical monster”.

Meanwhile, the star also revealed he is set to play a secret gig in Liverpool tomorrow (July 26). The location for the gig has yet to be revealed.

Earlier this week, he performed at an intimate show held at London’s Abbey Road Studios for a select group of fans. Beforehand, he was filmed walking across the Abbey Road zebra crossing almost 49 years to the day after The Beatles shot the cover for their 1969 album ‘Abbey Road’ there.

McCartney will release his latest studio album, ‘Egypt Station’, on September 7. Two tracks from the record – ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come On To Me’ – have already been shared.