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By Jonathan Power   January 2009

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I went to school with Paul McCartney in Liverpool nearly 50 years ago, and we have remained friends, albeit distant, ever since. I joined the school a few months after most of the boys in my class. Alan Durband, our form master, asked Paul to make me feel at home. And he did just that. It was an act of kindness I remembered long after. I knew how boys could be.

The Liverpool Institute High School for Boys was then the city’s top state grammar school, drawing some middle class but,…

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