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Paul McCartney 'to wed at brother-in-law's home'

Paul McCartney is to marry at the home of late wife Linda's brother, it was reported yesterday.

John Eastman is also expected to be the best man at the ceremony expected to take place in East Hampton, New York, this summer, according to the New York Post.

Eastman, Linda's younger brother, is the former Beatle's lawyer and he deals with McCartney's extensive business affairs.

Sir Paul has refused to comment on speculation about the precise date and location of his marriage to Heather Mills (34).

In an interview last week he said it would be a private ceremony held this summer and that he had already chosen the best man.

"I've done all the stuff a groom is supposed to do when he gets married. You've got to, you know," he said.

June 6 has been suggested as a possible date which would fit in with his current US tour schedule, but McCartney has not confirmed it.

The couple announced their engagement in July, 2001 after Paul popped the question by handing over a diamond and sapphire ring he had bought in India.

At the time they said they would marry "some time next year" but gave no hints as to where or when.

Paul McCartney's first wife, Linda, to whom he was married for 29 years, died in April, 1998 after a long battle with cancer.

Meanwhile, two previously unheard recordings by John Lennon were sold for stg £134,000 yesterday when they went under the hammer at an auction of pop memorabilia.

A tape of the late Beatle improvising songs and telling stories to Kyoko, his six-year-old stepdaughter by Yoko Ono, fetched £75,250.

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Recorded during the summer of 1969, it features Lennon reciting nursery rhymes and telling the little girl a tale of a dwarf who lived in the garden.

A cassette of Lennon developing the melody and lyrics for She Said, She Said in 1966, later released on the Revolver album, went for £58,750. Lennon gave the tape to Tony Cox, Ono's first husband.

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