16/04/2014

Paul with his school friend Ivan Vaughan






One of The rare photos that show Paul with his school friend Ivan Vaughan,here they are seen entering Wembley stadium to attend the FACup final between West Bromwich Albion and Everton.

Ivan was born the same day as Paul 18/6/1942,and played a major part in the history of the Beatles,he was the teenager who invited Paul to the Woolton fete, and introduced him to John that same day 06 July 1957.
His wife Jan, was a french teatcher and helped Paul with the lyrics of "Michelle".
In 1977 Ivan was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease,he died in 1993,Paul wrote a poem in his honor "Ivan"
the poem was published in Paul's book Blackbird Singing in 2001.


"Ivan"

Two doors open


On the eighteenth of June


Two babies born 


On the same day


In Liverpool


One was Ivan


The other---me


We met in adolescence


And did the deeds


They dared us do


Jive with Ive


The ace on the bass


He introduced to me


At Woolton fete


A pal or two


And so we did


A classic scholar he


A rocking roller me


As firm as friends could be


Cranlock naval


Cranlock pie


A tear is rolling


Down my eye


On the sixteenth of August


Nineteen ninety-three


One door closed 


Bye bye Ivy 





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