Paul McCartney Reaches Out To “Adrienne From Brooklyn” 60 Years Later

It’s one of the most famous and beloved clips from the era of Beatlemania, and 60 years later Paul McCartney has finally responded to the lovestruck “Adrienne from Brooklyn.”

“I love the Beatles and I’ll always love them,” says the emotional young girl with the thick New Yawk accent in the 1964 black and white CBS News clip covering the Fab Four’s arrival in America for The Ed Sullivan Show. “Even when I’m 105 and an old grandmother I’ll love ’em. And Paul McCartney if you are listening Adrienne from Brooklyn loves you with all her heart!”

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Today, McCartney, whose photographs from the era are on display in a major exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, gave a response six decades in the making.

“Hey Adrienne, it’s Paul,” McCartney says in an Instagram video posted today. “Listen, I saw your video. I’m in Brooklyn now, I’m in New York, I finally got here. We got an exhibition, a photo exhibition. Come along and see it.” In a caption with the video, McCartney writes, “And Adrienne from Brooklyn if you are listening, Paul McCartney from Liverpool loves you too.”

The clip -and Adrienne – has long been a fan-favorite moment and a signature image of American Beatlemania. It was included in Ron Howard’s 2016 documentary Eight Days A Week – The Tour Years. There are considerable theories on the whereabouts of Adrienne, or even whether she’s still alive, but nothing close to proven.

The Brooklyn Museum photo exhibition “Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm” is open until August 18.

See McCartney’s video below, followed by a clip from Eight Days A Week and a more extensive version of the Adrienne interview from a CBS News special marking the 50th anniversary of the Sullivan appearance.

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