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Paul McCartney Agrees to Play Small U.K. Pub Next Year for Charity

Image courtesy of MJ Kim/MPL Communications (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of MJ Kim/MPL Communications (via ABC News Radio)

Paul McCartney generally performs in large arenas and stadiums around the world, but he's now promised to play an intimate gig at a pub in the London suburb of Chiddingfold if a British radio personality can raise enough money for a U.K. children's charity.  Chris Evans , a morning DJ on BBC Radio 2, asked the Beatles legend during a phone interview Wednesday if he would give a 45-minute concert at his pub The Mulberry Inn on June 28, 2014, if Evans could raise 1 million pounds for the Children in Need charity .

"If I'm available, yeah, I will," said McCartney, sounding only a little hesitant.  Evans previously had gotten Gary Barlow of the popular U.K. boy band Take That to play a similarly intimate charity show at the pub earlier in 2013.

Meanwhile, Sir Paul will be visiting a newly reopened HMV store in London on Friday to sign copies of his latest album, NEW .  Admission to the event, which takes place at 3 p.m. local time, will be on a first come, first served basis.

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