Jane Asher & Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Jane Asher
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Jane Asher and Paul McCartney were engaged for 6 months. They dated for 4 years after getting together in May 1963. They were engaged on 4th Dec 1967 but later separated on 20th Jul 1968.

On Screen Matchups

Jane Asher and Paul McCartney were in 5 on-screen matchups, notably The Beatles Anthology(1995), George Harrison: Living in the Material World(2011), The Beatles Story(1996), Beatles' Biggest Secrets(2007) and It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond(2017).

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Jane Asher is a 71 year old British Actress. Born on 5th April, 1946 in Willesden, North West London, England, she is famous for Nina in the film Mandy, fiancée of Paul McCartney in the 1960s. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Paul McCartney is a 75 year old British Musician. Born James Paul McCartney on 18th June, 1942 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK, he is famous for The Beatles. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

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Relationship Statistics

StatusDurationLength
Dating2nd May 1963 - 4th Dec 1967 4 years, 7 months
Engaged4th Dec 1967 - Jul 1968 7 months
Total May 1963 - Jul 1968 5 years, 2 months


She was 17 years old when she first met the Beatles on Thursday 18 April 1963. They were appearing on the BBC radio broadcast `Swingin` Sound` at the Royal Albert Hall. Jane went along to pose for Radio Times photographer Tony Asper who pictured her screaming in the audience. The article appeared in the 2 May 1963 edition of the Radio Times with Jane commenting, "Now these I could scream for."
Jane then approached them while they were having a snack in the Royal Court Hotel in Sloane Square, where they were staying. She mentioned to them that she had been asked to write about them in the Radio Times. They were aware of her as she`d been a guest panelist on the TV show `Juke Box Jury` and they were all charmed by her.
Brian Epstein returned to his own hotel and Ringo stayed behind to have an early night. Singer Shane Fenton, who`d also been on the concert bill that day drove John, Paul, George and Jane to journalist Chris Hutchins` flat, situated on the top floor of Kings House on the Kings Road. Initially, it was George who seemed to engage most of her attention. During the course of the next few hours Paul began to show his interest in Jane and the others left him to talk to her alone. Later he escorted her home and arranged to meet her again.
Recalling the meeting, Paul commented, "We all said `Will you marry me?` which is what we said to every girl at the time. She was a rare London bird, the sort we`d always heard about."
The romance became public when they were snapped by a photographer as they left the Prince of Wales Theatre after attending Neil Simon`s play `Never Too Late.`
Paul moved into the Asher family home at 57 Wimpole Street, a five story town house. It happened shortly after Paul had missed his last train home to Liverpool following a date with Jane and stayed the night. Margaret Asher suggested that he regard the house as his London home, thus saving on hotel bills. 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`, `What You're Doing`, `Here, There And Everywhere`, `For No One`, `All My Loving`, `She's a Woman`, `Things We Said Today` and `Oh! Darling`.
The crisis in their relationship arose from the fact that Jane had a successful career which she was determined to pursue. Paul wanted his girlfriend to dedicate herself to him in the type of relationship common between men and women in working-class Liverpool. However, Jane came from a different world and had her own strong opinions; extending her own horizons as an actress didn`t include becoming a subservient woman and sacrificing her career for `her man.` At one point she refused to answer his telephone calls, which inspired `You Won`t See Me.` Jane was appearing in `Great Expectations` at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, when he recorded the number.
He obviously tried to give messages to her through his songs and told Beatles` biographer Hunter Davies: "I knew I was selfish, it caused a few rows. Jane went off and said `OK, then, leave. I`ll find someone else.` It was shattering to be without her. That was when I wrote `I`m Looking Through You.`
Jane said, "I shan`t give up my career unless it interferes with our being together. I love Paul. I love him deeply and he feels the same. I don`t think either of us has looked at anyone else since we first met."

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Relationship Timeline

20th July, 1968 - Breakup

4th December, 1967 - Engagement

2nd May, 1963 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Name
Jane Asher
Paul McCartney
Jane Asher
Paul McCartney
Age (at start of relationship)
17
20
Height
Female
5' 6" (168 cm)
Male
5' 11" (180 cm)
Zodiac
Aries
Gemini
Occupation
Actress
Musician
Hair Color
Red
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Blue
Brown - Light
Nationality
British
British
Religion
Atheist
Roman Catholic

Onscreen Matchups

  • The Beatles Anthology The Beatles Anthology 1995
  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011
  • The Beatles Story The Beatles Story 1996
  • Beatles' Biggest Secrets Beatles' Biggest Secrets 2007
  • It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond 2017

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Posted commentsView all comments (16)

MariaJaneAug 14, 2014

Paul and Jane were doing a lovely couple, I think she was his true love. songs that she did to confirm, to the affection you lose much and although I try to retrieve Jane had enough self esteem to be valued well above the same even great love she had for Paul! that's admirable!

testing505May 31, 2012

Even though they broke up, I'm glad for all the good songs this relationship produced.

PaulinaMcCartneyPaulinaMcCartneyJun 10, 2011

Jane was the love of Paul's life... he loved her so much, even more than Linda

LiliJul 7, 2010

Jane Asher was the most gorgeous, sophisticated girl that Paul ever had! They made a divine couple and they both loved each other deeply ! Paul was immature and regreted losing her....love to see them together!

tamekaMar 13, 2010

yo a happen

tootie4me@aol.comDec 18, 2009

loved the photo of jane and paul, wish they would get back together....love is wonderful, nothing lacking, love is the prime ingredient....Geri

jane Asher and paulApr 16, 2009

paul McCartney love jane Asher and happy together happy ever after o tibe bagay cla

PriscillaSep 23, 2008

I think they should have stayed together but oh well.

AliciaAsherAug 5, 2008

Jane and Paul was just so cute together :)!! i can`t imagine that paul could do that to jane when i see pics of them, and when i look at beatles konserts Paul just don`t look like that sort of person who would do something like that! but i still think Paul is the cutest person in the world and he and Jane was a beautiful couple !! :D

little_queenieslittle_queeniesJul 23, 2008

I`m sad the way they ended their relationship, but I suppose if Paul was a womanizer sooner or later Jane would have discovered him with another girl... They were a cute couple, I always imagine if they had a baby, sure it would be so so cutie :)


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