When did Paul McCartney become 'Macca'?

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  1. jeff peterson

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    I've read many books about the Beatles over the years and can't recall a reference to Paul as 'Macca'. Only on fan sites and the such.
     
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    I think it's kind of like Jacko. It's a label that's been imposed on Paul.
     
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    In the early 60s ('62 approx.), all four Beatles gave each other similar nicknames. George was "Hazza," John was "Lennie," and I can't remember Ringo's. For some reason, Paul's is the only one that stuck.
     
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    I think Anthony's story is closest to the truth - hadn't heard it put that way, but I do believe the nickname's been with Paul for many decades and was used by the other Beatles. Here's a thread with other thoughts:

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/sh...ighlight=Macca

    It's DEFINITELY not equivalent to "Jacko" - that term exists solely because it rhymes with "Wacko" and is used solely as a pejorative. Nobody calls Paul "Macca" to make fun of him - it's an affectionate term used by lots of fans...
     

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