First colour pic of The Beatles in colour, one of many unseen photos in Paul McCartney’s new book

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The Beatles celebrating their hit single Please Please Me with fast food and colour frames of a young Paul, John Lennon and George Harrison all feature in the new book Mike McCartney’s Early Liverpool

Sir Paul McCartney may be the world’s most iconic living pop singer, but to his brother Mike, he is simply “our kid”.

Mike says his older sibling remains grounded – despite his £800million fortune from selling more than 200 million records. He revealed that the Beatle is still a regular Day Tripper to Liverpool.

The only person snapping Macca’s secret visits is photographer Mike, whose incredible archive of shots, dating back to their childhood, features in a new book, Mike McCartney’s Early Liverpool.

Mike, 77, says: “Our kid was up two weeks ago for a private small family party. He comes up all the time.”

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Their children – Mike has six and Paul four – and grandchildren are all close.

Mike attended the 50th birthday of Paul’s daughter Stella in September, where he bumped into Noel Gallagher.

He admits his relationship with Paul, 79, could have ended up strained like Noel’s with Liam if they had decided to form a family band.

He stated: “I often think if I hadn’t broken my arm when I was 14, if I had become the drummer, we could have ended up being like the Gallagher brothers and never talking.”

Scaffold’s own group was No1 at Christmas 1968, with the song Lily The Pink.

He and Paul were great friends, and he is delighted with his photo book. One of the photos shows Paul sitting in the sun by his home in Forthlin Road and reading a newspaper from June 3, 1962.

These black-and-white photos show a young Paul gazing through the window at their childhood home, looking sad.

It also includes a photo of the band celebrating the release of their single Please Please Me, along with some fast food.

Mike: “In those days, colour film was very expensive, so it would have been a special present from Dad to get the colour film for me. It’s brilliant to see Paul, John and George together in colour for the first time.”

Mike: “In those days, colour film was very expensive, so it would have been a special present from Dad to get the colour film for me. It’s brilliant to see Paul, John and George together in colour for the first time.”

Ringo (who he calls Richie) and other actors from Help! are also featured in these photos. at Twickenham Studios in 1965. So now it’s a big Twist and Shout out to Mike.

  • Mike McCartney’s Early Liverpool, by Genesis Publi-cations, ships next month. Pre-order for £295 from MikeMcCartneyBook.com.com