Macca-mania! Sir Paul McCartney, 72, is mobbed by eager fans as he leaves Daily Show studios
By BECKY FREETH FOR MAILONLINE and ELEANOR GOWER FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 17 December 2014
He became used to what became known as Beatlemania throughout the 1960s - a fan frenzy characterised by high pitched screaming and hysteria.
And it seemed not too much had changed for Sir Paul McCartney as he left the Daily Show studios in New York City on Monday night.
The 72-year-old rocker was mobbed by fans offering him album covers to sign, with the Beatles album sleeve for 1969 LP Abbey Road a firm favourite.
Mobbed: Sir Paul McCartney was surrounded by eager fans as he left The Daily Show studios in New York on Tuesday evening
Ever generous with his time, the star took a pen and signed a multitude of autographs in rainy Manhattan with an assistant holding am umbrella over the star.
Sporting a padded black jacket, jeans and black shoes, Sir Paul chatted away to the mob who clamoured for a signature behind crowd barriers in the cold.
The star had made an appearance on The Daily Show to promote his new song Hope For the Future, which he composed for video game Destiny - the song appears on the game's end credits.
Snap happy: The rocker, who was dressed in a padded jacket and jeans, still gamely signed autographs in the rain for waiting fans
Meet and greet: The star was kind to fans who waited outside for him in the rain
According to Rolling Stone, the track was recorded in London's Abbey Road studios with a 120-piece orchestra that was conducted by Sir George Martin's son Niles.
The video accompanied for the track sees McCartney immortalised as a hologram, as he returns after 25 years out of the music business and 34 years since he reconciled with The Beatles.
The publication reports that Hope For The Future will be released a a single, but details have not yet been announced.
Paul arrived in the city two days earlier along with his 53-year-old wife Nancy who looked chic in a beige coat and leggings.
Signing away: Sir Paul gamely signed his name for fans outside the studios
Promotional trail: Paul is busy plugging his new song Hope For The Future
During his TV interview with Stewart, Sir Paul said he would be attending former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and he is 'excited' about it.
Ringo recently revealed that Paul was the one who told him about the award - The Beatles were inducted as a band back in 1988.
'It came out of the blue. I didn't expect it,' he told Rolling Stone. 'I got the call from Paul two weeks ago. He said, "This could happen. Do you want to do it?" I said, "Sure."
He added: 'It means recognition. And it means, finally, the four of us are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even though we were the biggest pop group in the land. You know that won't look funny in black and white.'
Beatlemania: Sir Paul McCartney mobbed by fans at London airport in 1966
Paul recently opened up about the heartache he felt after the death of band member John Lennon in 1980, the 34th anniversary which fell last week.
Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, Paul said : 'I was at home and I got a phone call. It was early in the morning, I was in the country and I just got a phone call and it was like... woah. I think it was like that for everyone.
'It was just so horrific, you couldn't take it in and I couldn't take it in and I just for days couldn't think that he was gone ... It was just a huge shock, then I had to tell Linda (Sir Paul's late wife) and the kids and it was very difficult... It was very difficult for everyone.'
Following her lead: Sir Paul McCartney follows his wife Nancy Shevell through JFK Airport in New York after they took a long haul flight