Jane Asher (re)source

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1964 - Dating Paul

Paul moved into the Asher family home at 57 Wimpole Street, a five story town house. He moved into the top floor where there were two rooms and a bathroom. The second room was Peter's bedroom. Jane and Claire had the two rooms below. This relationship with an upper middle-class family broadened his cultural horizons. There were stimulating discussions around the Asher family dinner table and the two of them attended musicals, classical concerts, plays and exhibitions and went on holiday together to exotic places. Paul even opened an account at Coutts, the Queen's bankers, and ordered Jane's birthday cake from Maxim's in Paris, while Jane helped Paul select his new car, a midnight-blue Aston Martin DB6. The young actress became the inspiration for a number of his songs, initially purely love songs, which changed as the relationship entered stormy patches - primarily because she refused to give up her career. 'She Loves You' was written in the music room at Wimpole Street. Songs inspired by Jane included 'And I Love Her', 'Every Little Thing', 'We Can Work It Out', 'You Won't See Me', 'I'm Looking Through You' and 'Here, There And Everywhere.' During the five year romance, Paul was not exactly faithful to Jane. When Paul was in America during February 1964 he had a relationship with actress Jill Haworth. Daily Express reporter Ivor Davis, who traveled with the Beatles on their 1964 American tour alleged that Paul was the most sexually active member of the group. He recalled Paul's affair with 16-year-old Peggy Lipton. Jane was appearing at the Bristol Old Vic as Barbara Cahoun in John Dighton's 'The Happiest Days Of Your Life', when Paul visited Bristol to see her. While there he noticed the name on a shop, 'Rigby & Evans Ltd, Wine & Spirit Shippers', which he says gave him the surname for the song 'Eleanor Rigby.'
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