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Paul McCartney hit the bottle during post-Beatles 'depression'

Sir Paul McCartney says he took solace in drink after The Beatles broke up.

The musician told Radio 4 that he was "depressed" when the iconic group parted ways in 1970.

He said he took to the bottle to self-medicate before forming Wings.

McCartney said: "I was depressed. You would be. You were breaking from your lifelong friends.

“So I took to the bevvies. I took to a wee dram. It was great at first, then suddenly I wasn’t having a good time...I wanted to get back to square one, so I ended up forming Wings.

“It was difficult to know what to do after the Beatles. How do you follow that?"

The Liverpudlian also admitted that Wings "weren’t that good".

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