Paul McCartney says Hello silver curls, Goodbye black dye as he steps out in frigid New York

Age may have changed the color of the ex Beatles' hair, but has not stopped him from exploring his boundless musical talent. 


                            Paul McCartney says Hello silver curls, Goodbye black dye as he steps out in frigid New York

Beatles legend Paul McCartney was recently spotted strolling about in casual attire in New York City despite the frigid weather conditions, but what caught people's attention was the way Macca was wearing his hair — without any of the black dye that he's been using for quite some time.

McCartney, 76, had begun the year with a vacation on the white sand beaches of St. Barts but is now back on US shores. 

According to the Daily Mail, McCartney was layered up a black ski jacket on top of a royal blue hoodie with a black t-shirt underneath to brace himself for the 23-degrees Fahrenheit (-5-degree Celsius) weather.

McCartney was snapped braving the chilly New York weather (Source: James Devaney/GC Images)
McCartney was snapped braving the chilly New York weather (Source: James Devaney/GC Images)

For his pants, the 76-year-old went with some baggy sweats, with colorful Nike running shoes completing his relaxed and almost sporty look. He was snapped by paparazzi when he left his hotel in Manhattan.

McCartney also showed off his silver locks, staying true to his natural color having seemingly ditched the hair dye for good last September. No one still quite knows why the 76-year-old former Beatles bass guitarist and frontman, who had been coloring his hair for the longest time, suddenly decided to embrace his graying hair.

The Sun speculated that his look changed to sync with an illustrated children's book he has written called 'Hey Granddude!' It is scheduled for release in September this year, and according to publisher Penguin, it's about Grandude, "an intrepid explorer grandfather, and his four grandkids. With his magical colourful postcards, Grandude whisks his grandchildren off on incredible adventures."

"It’s a wild rollercoaster ride with a twist of magic, and a heartwarming family story, inspired by Paul’s own experiences of being a grandfather. Brought to life with funny, colourful illustrations from talented artist Kathryn Durst, this is the perfect picture book for parents, grandparents and their little explorers," the synopsis read. 

McCartney will kick off his 'Freshen Up' tour once again in March (Source: James Devaney/GC Images)
McCartney will kick off his 'Freshen Up' tour once again in March (Source: James Devaney/GC Images)

He had seemingly begun the transformation in January 2018 when he allowed a hint of gray to show through on his trademark sideburns, reported the Mail. He then appeared on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' with his hair entirely devoid of any dye and has persisted with the look since. 

Age may have changed the colour of the ex Beatles' hair, but has not stopped him from exploring his boundless musical talent. The musician spent the last part of 2018 promoting his 17th solo studio album, 'Egypt Station,' which released last September.

'Paul McCartney's 2018 Secret Gigs' was an impromptu tour of five free shows that the 76-year-old held in small private venues — three were in his hometown of Liverpool while one of the larger ones was in Vanderbilt Hall in New York City — in the lead up to the release.

McCartney will be continuing his promotion of 'Egypt Station' via his 'Freshen Up' tour which kicked off in the week following the release of the album. Having already played in cities across North America, Japan, and Europe — he last played for 17,000 at The O2 Arena in London — McCartney will kick off the tour once again in two months, spending March touring cities in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil.

Then, after a one-month break in April, the 76-year-old will resume the tour in cities across the United States. The musician will be playing in a total of 14 cities, including New Orleans and Raleigh in May, San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas in June, and San Jose and Los Angeles in July.