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He added that Mr. Starkey was less keen.

All four have followed in their fathers’ footsteps and pursued musical careers. Mr. Lennon is a New York-based singer-songwriter, while Mr. Harrison fronts London rock band thenewno2.

Mr. Starkey became a drummer like his father and has played with bands including the Who and Oasis.

Mr. McCartney, who strongly resembles his father, said he had “dreamt of being better than the Beatles.”

“I’m not sure if I can do that,” he told the BBC. “If anything, I would love to be equal to the Beatles - but even that’s quite tough.”

The younger McCartney was playing a gig Tuesday in Liverpool, England, at the famous Cavern Club where the Beatles first made their name.

His two EPs have been co-produced by his father, who at 69 shows no signs of retiring and released his latest album “Kisses on the Bottom” this year.

Beach Boys to open Dodgers game ahead of tour

The Beach Boys will sing the national anthem at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ home opener next week as part of a season-long deal, the baseball club said Tuesday.

The Dodgers tie-in comes as the iconic California band prepares to start a 50th anniversary reunion tour later this month, which will include dates in Japan in August.

The Dodgers deal is to celebrate the 50th birthdays of both the band and the team’s iconic Dodger Stadium, and will include co-branded merchandise featuring the band’s 50th anniversary logo and the stadium’s 50th anniversary logo.

“It’s very special to us that we get to celebrate our 50 years alongside the Dodgers, a team we all love,” said the Beach Boys in a statement released by the Dodgers.

“Generations of fans have supported our music just as much as their Boys in Blue and we’re very happy to celebrate both LA traditions at Dodger Stadium this Opening Day.”

Dodgers executive Tommy Lasorda said the team was “so pleased to share our golden anniversary with another California icon. … Singing the national anthem any time is an honor, but especially on Opening Day.”

Mr. Lasorda said he was “looking forward to their performance” next Tuesday, which will include a song by the Beach Boys and their rendition of the national anthem on the field at Dodger stadium.

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